Dilalica opened its new space in lovely Barcelona partly out of an aesthetic enthusiasm for digital and net art and the challenges these forms pose when shoehorned into a particular physical venue. Ours is a commercial gallery which allows (or forces) the works we show to take on an economic dimension as well. How do the scarce physical objects dealers transact around and the perfectly reproducible information artists freely share online compliment each other?

The term Bits and Atoms comes from Nicholas Negroponte’s 1995 book “Being Digital” that speculates on complimentary futures of physical matter and digital media. Four curators, Cristina Anglada (Madrid, Spain), Marialaura Ghidini (Bangalore, India), and Kelani Nichole (Los Angeles, USA) and Dilalica’s founding director Louis-Charles Tiar, will come together in the coming months to propose works from artists that engage with the duality of physical space and encoded information. Artists Yogesh Barve, Shona Kitchen, Claudia Maté, and Lorna Mills will each be proposing new works for the occasion.

The More You See, the More You Know2019

Ballpoint pen drawings plotted by a robotic arm, using software to explore drawing’s ability to create visual ambiguity. Pen on Paper Drawn by an Axidraw V3 Plotter

Other Days, Other Eyes2019

This installation references the evolution of the recording infrastructures that surround us, in order to reflect on how information is generated and transmitted. Installation with glass, cameras, and screen

Petting Zoo: Demons Begone2019

A five-channel GIF that is an expansion of her series Petting Zoo. Mills shows petting in all its manifestations: light, heavy, relaxing, and frantic. Five-channel HD video animated gif installation

A smiling, sharp, metallic portrait: a digital drawing using hard lines, loud colors, Nordic detailing and sinister gazes. Print on aluminium

I Love Cleaning2018

A child cleans glass to reveal a secret message, in this strange, sinister video piece. 

Slug Just2019

A dwarf tries to become a giant in a neonatal hospital, in this strange, sinister video piece.