Luke Munn uses the body and code, objects and performances to activate relationships and responses. His projects have featured in the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Fold Gallery London, Causey Contemporary Brooklyn and the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, with commissions from Aotearoa Digital Arts, and TERMINAL. He is a Studio Supervisor at Whitecliffe College of Art & Design and a current PhD Candidate at Western Sydney University.
Upcoming and Recent:
- “New Confessions”, No More Potlucks journal, Montreal, Canada, January 1-31 2017
- “Infected Objects”, maps-dna-and-spam Gallery, January 1-31 2017
- “Passphrase Poem”, Umakart Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic, December 6-12 2016
- “Artistic and Machinic Agency”, Creative Practitioners Meetup, Auckland, New Zealand, October 26 2016
- “New Anxieties”, Transhuman Motivation exhibition, Kreuzberg Pavilion, Berlin, Germany, October 22 2016
- “Exhaustion Algorithm”, Art and the Future symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand, October 14 2016
- “Logistics of the Image”, Investigating Logistics programme, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, September 27 2016
Ferocious Logics: Unmaking the Algorithm – rather than beamed down from above, decision making is increasingly embedded in ubiquitous computation, governing not just who gets to fly or has a loan approved, but a much broader array of social, cultural and labor activities. This PhD project seeks to unravel these algorithms as ecologies of matter: code and data, but also interfaces and protocols, bodies and soil, minerals and architectures. Four ecologies are unpacked: Uber, Amazon Echo, Airbnb and Palantir. Alongside this theoretical strand, a practice-based strand creates new algorithmic artworks. These prototypes are objects comprised of code, rich media, and other materials presented in exhibitions or online which attempt to critique existing structures, instrumentalize errors and speculate about alternative logics.