Binary

PIC Student Exhibition


BINARY

 

Binary adjective: relating to, composed of, or involving two things.

noun: the binary system of notation

 

Our exhibition will act as an exploration of the many diferent facets of the concept of binarism,

what it is, what it isn’t and its widespread ramifications, both comforting and alienating. It’s

human nature to categorise and compartmentalise everything, generally, into binaries; this even

extends to other people, introvert/extrovert, man/woman, tall/short, rich/poor, when so many fall

in the spectrum of almost endless possibilities in between. For better of for worse, human society

functions around the idea of fitting diverse, fluid masses into rigid, quantifiable segments, ‘Binary’

will explore that instinct and its place in the often contentious realms of gender, sexuality and

body politics. It will discuss the efects binaries, both enforced and self-imposed, have on

language, race and cultural identity. Outside of the psychological, social and political, this

exhibition will explore the tangible binaries that exist within photography as a craft (eg light/dark,

positive/negative), science (eg cell division), technology, mathematics and the just as tangible

potential for false dichotomies, conscious or otherwise. Just because a binary is known and

commonly accepted does not mean that it is true or of any real value, even in fields that seem as

concrete and untouchable as science and mathematics. Binaries and the attitudes that they bring

with them, permeate every part of the human experience and this exhibition aims to deconstruct

the real from the imagined and examine why they are felt to be so integral to our society.

Exhibiting Artists:

 

ALICE CHE

CHRISTY CHUDOSKNIK

SOPH MAVRELIS

JACOB MCCORMACK

GABRIEL MENZIES

LIZ NIGRO

ROS PACH

AMANDA ROWBOTTOM

VERONICA WALSH