Blink! at the Denver Art Museum Reveals the Human Side of Electronic Media


DENVER, CO.- In the blink of an eye, technology changes. The Denver Art Museum (DAM) celebrates this revelation in Blink! Light, Sound and the Moving Image, its first large-scale exhibition devoted entirely to electronic and time-based media. Focusing on artwork from the past 30 years, Blink! will explore how technology-based art—often considered mechanical and cold—relates to the human spirit through narrative, performance, music, humor, social and political issues, nostalgia and the purely sensory. On view March 13 through May 1, 2011, the exhibition draws primarily from the collections of the DAM and Polly and Mark Addison. “This exhibition explores the possibilities that arise when artists use non-traditional methods to express an idea,” said Jill Desmond, exhibition curator and curatorial assistant in the department of modern and contemporary art at the DAM. “Artists have taken and re-contextualized everyday t