30 October to 3 December 2017


Sara Ludy’s Deep Pond is the newest animation from the series Clouds that pushes the constraints of software defaults to evoke natural phenomena. Through extensive layering of amorphous movement, Deep Pond emerges as a cosmic field swimming with artificial lifeforms. Without the use of outside source material, these animations are generated from within their native program as intuitive manifestations. Clouds reflects the desire to explore computer systems in order to find a personal connection with machines.

Sara Ludy’s practice investigates the confluence of the physical and virtual. Her works include websites, animation, video, sculpture, and audio-visual performance. Traversing the online virtual world Second Life, Ludy photographs domestic interiors, landscapes, and other scenes that are iconographically familiar, yet feel otherworldly. Alongside this practice, she three-dimensionally renders architectural forms and sculptures, each one imbued with the mysticism of the digital uncanny: a space between what is known and unknown, within reach but just out of grasp.

Previous exhibitions of Ludy’s work include the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago; Berkeley Art Museum, California; Honor Fraser, Los Angeles; bitforms gallery, New York; Postmasters Gallery, New York; Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York; Interstate Projects, Brooklyn; Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, New York; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; Western Front, Vancouver; Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Carroll Fletcher, London; Espace Verney-Carron, Lyon; and C-Space, Beijing.


Curated by Lucie McIntosh.

Deep Pond, 2017, 4K Animation, 10:00 TRT seamless loop.

Image courtesy of the artist.