ALEXANDRA GILLIAMS






ABOUT
    Alexandra Gilliams is a Paris-based writer, researcher, and curator who has been developing cultural projects for galleries, museums, and publications for seven years. At the moment, she is assisting curators with research for an upcoming exhibition at the Jeu de Paume museum.   

   She writes about artists who create critical works across technology, science, and society. Bylines include Spike Art MagazineCLOT, XIBT, Art Observed, and ARTPIL.

    She is currently exploring contemporary artworks that expose the extractive and exploitative practices associated with the rise of artificial intelligence technologies, as well as its influence in visual culture. She is additionally a founding member of the AI Observatory, a research group at the Sorbonne that was created by Antonio Somaini, theorist and professor of film, media, and visual culture.

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WRITING———INTERVIEWS






Mimi Ọnụọha, These Networks In Our Skin, 2021. Installation view, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. Photo: Andrew Curtis
Dismantling The House Tech Built:
Mimi Ọnụọha

If our deepest selves are increasingly exhumed through data collection, processing, and automation, the massive impacts of blackbox algorithms on work, education, romance, nutrition, political leadership, and even notions of selfhood should occasion widespread alarm. In 2017, artist and researcher Mimi Ọnụọha wrote a GitHub post reflecting on algorithmic violence, a term she coined to describe how probabilistic code aggravates structural vulnerability. Turning away from Big Tech’s dominant technological imaginary, the Brooklyn-based artist entwines low-tech source materials in digital infrastructures to yield more expansive narratives for social existence and to surface the contradictory logics at the heart of corporate utopianism.

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FEB 2024
Spike Art Magazine

Web





Pollen, 2021, Caroline Corbasson
CAROLINE CORBASSON, tracing the stars

Caroline Corbasson explores monumental questions on both micro and macroscopic scales. She collaborates with astrophysicists and neuroscientists to render technical knowledge accessible, while highlighting the beauty of what is factually known through science and the obscurity of what is unknown. After all, many of these scientists are searching for the origins of life, which arguably carries mysticism and spirituality within it. This undertaking is pursued through a solitary studio practice, but also through the physical exploration of ethereal locations largely inaccessible to the public.

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JUNE 2022
CLOT Magazine

Web





Installation Views, Towards No Earthly Pole, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, USA, 2021 Copyright the artist; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, German
Photo by Chad Redmon
You need to understand that you are lost before finding your way.

AN INTERVIEW WITH
JULIAN CHARRIÈRE

In his latest exhibition Towards No Earthly Pole at the Dallas Museum of Art, Julian Charrière confronts viewers with a new perspective of the Arctic and a heightened understanding of the present moment through its monumental glaciers.

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SEPT 2021
XIBT Magazine

Print + Web




                                       Oliver Beer portrait, 2020
Photo: John O’Rourke

Shifting Persepective

AN INTERVIEW WITH
OLIVER BEER

Oliver Beer’s installations, performances, and sculptures welcome the possibility for new perspectives. They are invitations to listen carefully to the world around us, to question and enhance our senses, and distract them from the cultural and sensorial signifiers that we have long been conditioned with.

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MAY 2021
XIBT Magazine


Print (Cover story)
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Yushi Li, The Death of Actaeon


A Feast For Tired Eyes

AN INTERVIEW WITH YUSHI LI

Yushi Li uses photography and video to stage desire and eroticism from a female, heterosexual perspective, breaking gender roles and unveiling feminine taboos. She explores these ideas across several series, rendering men passive and vulnerable from her vantage point.

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JAN 2021
XIBT Magazine

Print + Web






Jakob Kudsk Steensen, RE-ANIMATED, 2019
Courtesy of the artist
RE-ANIMATED, Installation at the 2019 Venice Biennial, Future Generations Art Prize nomination – 5 meter monolithic screen, Room-scale VR, 4k Video, Mulch, Wood

Reaching Beyond

AN INTERVIEW WITH

JAKOB KUDSK STEENSEN

By collaborating with field biologists, NGO’s, researchers, and artists across all disciplines, Jakob Kudsk Steensen creates ecological simulations that envelop the senses and elicit connectivity to an environment. They are played on VR headsets, in large scale installations, and through augmented reality on cell phones. After periods of research, he ventures into rural landscapes for months at a time, where he quite literally plunges in.

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