2016 Aesthetica Art Prize winner Rachel Ara is the V&A Research Institute’s current artist in residence. The conceptual and data artist works with mixed reality and new technologies to question the world around us. As part of the V&A’s series of Lunchtime Lectures, Ara presents The Digital Distraction, a talk on her practice, residency research and response to the data, information and systems that the museum holds.
Ara’s work is deeply rooted in issues of gender inequality and information networks, as she explains in the 2016 Future Now Anthology: “Conspiracies of silence, of hidden agendas and of their repercussions, particularly the inequalities faced by women in our culture, are the driving forces behind my work. In a world where disinformation has become normalised, I feel compelled to keep scratching at the surface.”
The talk takes place 21 November. Find out more here.
1. Images courtesy Rachel Ara.