The “Body Politics of Data” exhibition will showcase my practice as a researcher and artist exploring the importance of data in relation to our bodies in a time where the value of data is rising in tandem with the demand for individuals to provide such data. From online companies, tech corporations, healthcare services, and governments – your data is wanted! The relevance of reconsidering how bodies are structuring their data or being structured by data are increasingly important as the social, financial and political value is accumulating in a way that often benefits governments and corporations rather than individuals, in turn creating new forms of social and personal risk. Terms such as big data and artificial intelligence are commonly conceptualised and crafted as ‘body-less’ technical processes, which I challenge through my practice and research by literally bringing them back into view.
The show featureS my work informed by concepts of maintenance and care, as well as collaborative projects examining maternity data in the UK by The Body Recovery Unit with Loes Bogers, and experiments with Autonomous Tech Fetish and Cliff Hammett, where we explored artistic formats to make questions of data, privacy and value a collective concern.
“Body Politics of Data” by Alexandra Jønsson
Private view: Friday 24 January 2020 5-8pm
Dates: 25 January – 7 February
London Gallery West, University at Westminster Watford Road, Northwick Park Roundabout, Harrow HA1 3TP
Booking of guided tour: ajonssonstudio [at] gmail.com
More Info about the gallery: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/visit-us/london-gallery-west