15 Mar 2019

I Scared My Computer

West London’s new creative campus, White City Place presented I Scared My Computer; an exhibition curated by The WestWorks, the Royal College of Art and the RCA Students’ Union, 11 March 2019 to 15 March 2019.

Continuing to establish itself as a hub for creative and tech industries, White City Place’s I Scared My Computer presented a space for the west London arts community to question ideas of nature and culture.

Following an open call, the exhibition saw artists from the Royal College of Art reflect on the importance of continually interrogating our nature/culture constructions, be they assemblages of plants, words, hardwares or softwares. Accompanied by a publication comprised of four texts written by researchers (staff and students) from the Royal College of Art, mediums including moving image and live performance art deconstructed how questions of identity have become inextricably entangled with questions of environment.

Exhibiting artists Seungio Jeong, Anna Nazo, Adam J B Walker, Frances Young, Karen Bosy, Be Andr and Gareth Proskourine-Barnett presented works alongside contributing writers including Elizabeth Atkinson, Eleanor Dare, Eleni Ikoniadou and Kyle Zeto.

The exhibition took place during ‘Know Your Home’ week as part of the Students’ Unions’ ongoing SU Research Series whose purpose is to create opportunities for researchers to present their work and creating connections with other communities within and outside of the RCA. This year, the SU Research Series focuses on questions around Class, Sustainability and Self-Care.