In the catalog (1770–25k), the Belgian-based American artist Cécile B. Evans (b. 1983) presents materials from three recent video works included in her solo exhibition Timeline for a Copy without Origin, Bielefelder Kunstverein (2016). The amalgamations of text and image appear in the form of audiovisual transcripts, with much of her material scavenged verbatim from popular culture and the user-generated web content of platforms like YouTube, Craigslist, and Reddit. Evans explores the themes of digital reproduction and transposition through existential discussions between characters such as AGNES, a bot commissioned for the Serpentine Galleries website, and PHIL, a bad copy of a very famous actor. Her work continues to explore the person-to-machine exchanges that have come to define the contemporary human condition. Evans has exhibited at Tate Liverpool (UK), Renaissance Society (Chicago), and Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, and in the collections of MoMA (New York), The Rubell Family Collection (Miami), Whitney Museum (New York), and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, among others.
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