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Chance and Control: Douglas Dodds Lecture, Chester Visual Arts


Wednesday 21 August
Chance and Control: Douglas Dodds Lecture
5-6pm | £3 | Book here

Venue: The Old Library, Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2HX

For more than fifty years, artists, scientists and programmers have used computer software to create innovative artworks that explore aspects of chance and control. In this lecture Douglas Dodds will provide an overview of the history of digital art and design, highlighting artworks in the Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers exhibition and the Victoria and Albert Museum’s collection.

Douglas Dodds is a Senior Curator in the V&A’s Word and Image Department, which holds the Museum’s collections of prints, drawings, paintings, photographs and digital artworks. Douglas is the lead curator for Chance and Control, and he is also responsible for the V&A’s internationally important digital art collection. Previous exhibitions include Digital Pioneers (2009-10) and Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life (2013).

Part of Chester Visual Arts' events programme, alongside the V&A touring exhibition Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers.

Created by the V&A – touring the nation.

Primary exhibition funder the Tyrer Charitable Trust.

Thanks to exhibition funders The Westminster Foundation, and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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