James Clar | Data PacketsGalería Senda, Barcelona21 Nov 2013 – 18 Jan 2014
James Clar is an American visual artist who uses technology as a medium to critique the dissociative affects of technology itself.
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The exhibition includes a series of sculptures and video installations that utilize light as the raw material, evoking the immateriality of the space through optical effects and the manipulation of new technologies.


The observation, capture, and representation of light has been a recurring theme in the history of art, but only in recent years has the use of light become available as an artistic language on its own, created through technological development and the inclusion of new formats in contemporary art.
The sculptural works of James Clar use fluorescent lights to conceptually explore the effects of new technologies and production process on the way we perceive culture and identity. Technology has allowed for new forms of communication, but each new system amplifies certain aspects while limiting others. These modulated effects alter communication and our perceptions of reality.


Instead of relying on established methods of visual communication, Clar develops his own light systems, with each form structurally supporting the conceptual theme of each individual work. These works use light as a physical extension of the pixel beyond the screen, points of light that break from the traditional flat surface of the monitor.

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Galería Senda, Barcelona
21 Nov 2013 - 18 Jan 2014