For her most ambitious solo exhibition to date, artist Kara Chin will transform Humber Street Gallery into a ‘blue screen’ studio, where sculptures resemble props from a CGI* movie set.
Taking inspiration from the sets of Hollywood’s live action films, such as Disney’s live action film sets, which combine computer generated characters with real actors, Chin is interested in exploring the boundaries between the natural and the artificial worlds that we are increasingly moving between.
Working across sculpture, moving image and animation, the artist has had a long standing interest in artificial intelligence and the way that humans and machine interact, and for this exhibition of new works, Chin will be combining the sophisticated technology of open source CGI imagery and voice sampling with more rudimentary collections of domestic objects to create intriguing and often humorous artworks.
Humber Street Gallery is a contemporary art space nestled in the heart of the city’s Fruit Market cultural quarter. Housed in a former fruit warehouse, the gallery will showcase the best in contemporary visual arts from the shocking to the sublime. The gallery seeks to generate debate, push boundaries, encourage new ways of thinking and inspire with a packed programme designed to appeal to those both familiar and not so familiar with the arts.