Galleries of Contemporary Art
CYBERCY: Exploring the Post-Internet Human Matrix

CYBERCY: Exploring the Post-Internet Human Matrix

May 5–June 24, 2017

GOCA Downtown

Finishing School with Yucef Merhi, Chris Coleman & Laleh Mehran, and Signe Pierce & Alli Coates


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Psychic Barber

A collaboration between Los Angeles -based artist collective FinishingSchool and New York based artist Yucef Merhi, is an interactive installation that, "conjures intimacy and transformation in a private setting situated in a public space." Enclosed in a glass-walled structure, hairstylists who also possess a psychic gift will cut and style participant's hair based on insights gained via the experience of a psychic reading. Originally presented as part of Side Street Projects, and then later at the Riverside Art Museum, a third installation with planned performances at GOCA moves the project into an antecedent loop of projection and performance on a national scale.

W 3F I: Colorado Springs

Denver based artists Christopher Coleman and Laleh Mehran's large scale installation is "a social movement, a philosophy, a path to responsible connectivity between our online/offline lives and to each other," complete with a project manifesto. The W3Fi installation, which has been exhibited nationally and internationally, is reimagined for each iteration, making it at once site specific and archival-a tangible model of the Internet. W3FI: Colorado Springs merges our physical place and perspective with our digital actions to help us understand how deeply our Online Self is connected to our Offline Self. Coleman and Mehran articulate the human position of standing on the threshold between IRL and digital life.

American Reflexxx

A short film directed by Alli Coates which documents Cyber-feminist performance artist Signe Pierce as she struts down a busy street in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The unscripted social experiment resulted in a "heart wrenching technicolor spectacle," a cinematic critique of gender stereotypes, mob mentality, and how suggestions can quickly become truths.

Curated by Caitlin Goebel in collaboration with GOCA Director Daisy McGowan