Select a World

An exhibition of recent works by collaborative duo Simone and Max investigates the potential of the public screen as a mobilizing force to build empathy, action, and long-term responsibility. The hybridity of forms in Select a World—from satellite photographs of islands threatened by sea-level rise, to a détourned fossil fuel company logo, to a fictional video game satirizing climate change tourism—reflect the degree to which contemporary life is mediated by screens.

Drawing influence from artists such as Kelly Richardson and Cory Arcangel, and from experiences participating in the People’s Climate March, ARTCOP21, and a recent cruise-line tour of the Gulf of Alaska, Simone and Max will discuss themes of agency, complicity, and escapism as they relate to their images, objects, and audiovisual installations.

 

Simone and Max are a collaborative duo whose work investigates the potential of the public screen as a mobilizing force to build empathy, action, and long-term responsibility. From audiovisual installations to objects and software, their practice leverages a hybridity of forms reflective of the degree to which contemporary life is mediated by screens.

They have presented original work in museums, festivals, and galleries throughout the United States and abroad, including the Pérez Art Museum Miami, İstanbul Modern, CICA Museum (South Korea), ARTCOP21 (Berlin), The Luminary (St. Louis), Espacio Gallery (London) and have been featured in Vice’s The Creators Project, Amsterdam University Press, and The Huffington Post.

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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.

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