The Learning Machine
February 9 – April 8, 2011
Monday through Friday 9 – 5
Wolk Gallery, MIT School of Architecture + Planning
Building 7, Room 338, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Mass.
Opening Reception February 9, 5:30 – 7:00 pm Performance to follow: Learning and Playing
The Urbonas Studio developed The Learning Machine as a method to explore the symbolic relationship between women and the state, taking women’s voices as expressions of the psychological impact of the Cold War on multiple generations. Drawing on psychiatry, The Learning Machine reveals the particular contribution and articulation of women’s voices in popular culture and develops its own archival strategies in order to narrate experiences and attitudes that differ radically from media portrayals.
Urbonas Studio is the collaborative practice of Nomeda Urbonas and ACT faculty Gediminas Urbonas.