Copperfield, London present Oracles and Algorithms, with works by Rebeca Romero and Maria Joranko.
Both Romero and Joranko reconfigure historical objects from non-western civilisations. Their works draw attention to the artifice of knowledge-construction, specifically that of the fabrication of historical narratives by self serving empires. They infiltrate and subvert those long-held narratives, yet do not seek to repeat those mistakes by imposing a strict alternative. Rather, their artworks urge us to remain open to hearing the myriad voices and processes of knowledge-creation, and to accept the scepticism that all ‘knowledge’ may simply be a form of superstition. Main image (  The Other Side: Algorithm as Ritual in Artificial Intelligence, Browne, Swift, April 2018)
Maria Joranko explores in her own terms the mysticism of knowledge-creation and the potentials for making a new future, based on the inclusion of narratives from other eras and cultures. Latinx/American artist, Joranko aims to re-energise us with a newly found connection to our history, our selves, and to what she sees as the true container of all consciousness: Earth.
Peruvian born, Romero’s practice explores the connections between technology and an often imposed Western vision of history, drawing on pre-Columbian cultures. In her newest work, using 3D scans of artefacts from the Chavin civilisation – a pre-Inca culture which flourished from 900 to 200 BCE – Romero raises questions about the production and exchange of knowledge, by combining pre-Columbian objects with new technologies. Reshaped and reborn, these objects have travelled through time and space, past and future, reality and dream.
Oracles and Algorithms
Rebeca Romero, Maria Joranko
Wednesday 9 Nov
18:00 – 20:30
6 Copperfield Street
London SE1 0EP
The exhibition runs Wed – Sat, 12 – 6 pm until 28 January 2023