Overview participating exhibitions

Data Rush
2015

Data Rush

Wendy McMurdo

Indeterminate Objects (2015)

Children who play the popular computer game Minecraft sometimes appear, according to their parents, to carry on playing the game in their sleep. Whilst playing, some children move their hands, as though they’re moving stones in the real world. Even parents who helped their children with the game told Wendy McMurdo that they had dreamt about the virtual Minecraft world. In her installation INDETERMINATE OBJECTS, McMurdo examines our evolving relation with simulation and digitally generated information. In a series of films, McMurdo combines photography with the three-dimensional techniques used to create computer game environments. It raises the question as to what the impact of immersion in data is on the establishment of identity.

Biography

Scottish-born Wendy McMurdo (Great Britain, 1962) trained as a fine art painter in Edinburgh, yet became interested in photography whilst studying at the Pratt Institute in New York. She has received various grants and prizes for her work. Her work has been included in the collections of the Fotomuseum Winterthur, The British Council, the Scottish National Galleries of Modern Art and the Centro di Fotografia in Salamanca, Spain, among others.