new works by TIFFANY FUNK
MAY 27-28, 2012
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 27, 4-8pm
Open Hours: Monday, May 28, noon-4pm
1913 W 17th Street, Chicago 60608
Tiffany Funk’s work explores the fallout of the proliferation of military technology in everyday life. So much of the technology we use provokes feelings of anxiety and dread despite appearing – or being marketed – to calm and protect us. Funk investigates how the violence endemic to our prosthetics – the ubiquitous software and hardware that entertains, educates, preserves and protects – reifies a power structure that feeds off wartime anxiety. This war begins at the permeable border of the body, where the ability to visualize, reconstruct, and extend ourselves is surrendered to powers that continually abstract, capitalize, and militarize.
TIFFANY FUNK is an artist based in Chicago. She makes use of diverse technological mediums in order to explore how we invent, mobilize, and navigate the troubled symbiotic relationships we share with our technological tools. She received her MFA this spring from the University of Illinois at Chicago in New Media, and is currently researching and writing her dissertation entitled The Prosthetic Aesthetic: An Art of Missing Parts.
More information about Tiffany Funk can be found at www.tiffanyannfunk.com