Penelope Umbrico, “Table (image of file screenshots of documentation of work in progress)”, 2018

BRIC is pleased to present Penelope Umbrico: MONUMENT, an exhibition that explores the monolithic state of current technologies in relation to their obsolescence. This major installation, composed of a massive wall of broken LCD TVs along with other works, references the idea that all technologies—including even the most common consumer electronics we use at home and in the workplace—are in effect “black boxes” whose contents are largely incomprehensible to the end user.

Umbrico aims to demystify the black box device and to engage the public in creative modes of transforming and visualizing the electronic detritus that accumulates in our homes and in landfills. This includes hosting “Residency Hours” in which visitors can bring in their old devices, disassemble them, and rearrange the inside components, which they can then photograph and share on social media.

MONUMENT is on view from November 29, 2018 through January 20, 2019, at BRIC House, home to Downtown Brooklyn’s largest contemporary art gallery. An opening reception will take place Wednesday, November 28 from 7–9 pm, and is free and open to the public.

BRIC is located at 647 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 am–6 pm; Sunday, 12–6 pm; closed Mondays. Admission is FREE.

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