JAMES COUPE
art projects
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Reimagining the Image: James Coupe with Joy Buolamwini April 28, 2020 (7PM – 8PM EST) Tickets: https://www.icp.org/events/reimagining-the-image-james-coupe-with-joy-buolamwini Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event will be held online. The program will take place via Zoom. Register to receive a link to join.​ British-born, Seattle-based artist James Coupe creates artworks that examine the often unseen and […]

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General Intellect, exhibited as part of Eintritt in ein Lebewesen. Von der Sozialen Skulptur zum Plattformkapitalismus (On entering a living being. From Social Sculpture to Platform Capitalism) Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin 18 May – 16 August 2020 When Joseph Beuys coined the phrase of the “social sculpture” in the 1970s, he was not aware of the […]

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Exhibition: Exhibited at International Center of Photography , New York City, January 23 – May 17, 2020 Materials: 5-channel video monitors, computers, iPads, cameras Description: This work uses a scene from Walter Hill’s 1979 cult movie The Warriors, which involves an an encounter between an all-female gang, the Lizzies, and three members of the Warriors […]

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Exhibition: Exhibited at International Center of Photography , New York City, January 23 – May 17, 2020 Materials: 2-channel video monitors, computers, iPads, cameras Description: This work uses an excerpt from Walter Hill’s 1979 cult movie The Warriors, as the remaining Warriors embark on the final stretch of their subway journey to Coney Island, and […]

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Exhibition: Exhibited at International Center of Photography , New York City, January 23 – May 17, 2020 Materials: 3-channel video projection, computers, iPads, cameras Description: “You’re standing right now with nine delegates from 100 gangs. And there’s over 100 more. That’s 20,000 hard-core members. Forty thousand, counting affiliates, and 20,000 more, not organized but ready […]

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James Coupe Warriors International Center of Photography, New York City Jan 23rd – May 17th 2020 The International Center of Photography (ICP) will open its new integrated center on Manhattan’s Lower East Side with James Coupe: Warriors, one of four inaugural exhibitions. It will be on view at ICP at 79 Essex Street at Essex […]

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Worker cage with screen that displays a multiple-choice personality test used by Cambridge Analytica to profile Facebook users, and by various corporations to evaluate potential and current employees.

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Crowdworkers are hired to upload a one-minute video recording their activities. The only requirements are that they only upload a maximum of one video per hour, and a clock be shown on camera.

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An AI algorithm analyzes and labels photographs used in a standard human empathy test. Each photograph’s metadata generates a machine-readable CAPTCHA matrix and a related query.

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Covers of pop songs about being ignored that currently have zero plays on SoundCloud are played on a Karaoke Machine inside a soundproof room.

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Crowdworkers are hired to upload videos of themselves engaging in a spiritual practice three times per day. The box collects donations that are used to commission more videos.

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Three virtual assistants programmed to laugh at random intervals.

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The selection committee is delighted to announce the winner of the inaugural Surveillance Studies Network Arts Fund Prize, James Coupe, for his work Watchtower (A Machine for Living)

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OUT OF SIGHT 115 South Jackson Street, Seattle August 3 – 27, 2017 http://www.outofsight.space Out of Sight – a survey of contemporary art in the Pacific Northwest, returns to Seattle for its third year. Tandem to the Seattle Art Fair, Out of Sight is the largest and most diverse annual exhibition of contemporary art in […]

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Watchtower

Commission: Commissioned by FACT Created with support from DXARTS. Original tower design by Paul Aiello. Exhibition: Exhibited at FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool June 22 – October 1, 2017 Materials: Wood, monitors, computers, code Description: Watchtower is a four-storey wooden tower, modeled after the fire lookout towers found in the rural areas surrounding the artist’s […]