Kristin McWharter

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An immortal cheerleader watching time go by. This real time custom software by Kristin McWharter simulates local time as it contemplates the competitive spirits that surround us.
Dimensions: 2.5 x 6.5 x 3.5"
Materials: Android device with custom cheer software

Kristin McWharter
(Old Irving Park)

Kristin McWharter (b. 1990) uses performance and play to interrogate the relationship between competition and intimacy. Her work critically fuses folk games and experimental technologies to playfully speculate upon alternative forms of social behavior. Inspired by 20th century sports narrative, collective decision making, and technology as a contemporary spiritual authority, her work blurs the boundaries of intimacy and hype culture to challenge viewer's relationships to affection and competitive drive. Her work has been exhibited at The Hammer Museum, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center, Ars Electronica, Museo Altillo Beni, and FILE Festival. McWharter received her MFA from UCLA in Design Media Arts and is currently an Assistant Professor in Art & Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.