Professor Everest Pipkin exhibits 20 new zines in the seven year anniversary exhibition of the School for Poetic Computation (SFPC). Founded in 2013, and located in Westbeth Artists Housing, SFPC is an artist-run school, residency and research community, exploring the intersection of code, design, hardware and theory — focusing especially on artistic intervention.
The exhibition, on view January 12 – 23, showcases a group of artworks from teachers and alumni, a group that now numbers more than 300. The exhibition also presents material from the school’s archives for the first time, with displays about pedagogy and philosophy on teaching art and computation. The exhibit specifically focuses on computation as an artistic medium — spanning visual art, systems art and poetry — as well as critical perspectives on how computation impacts different communities in dramatically uneven ways.