Mary Flanagan has exhibited internationally at venues such as The Guggenheim New York, Tate Britain, Museu de Arte, Arquitectura e Tecnologia Lisbon, the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing, NeMe Arts Center, Cyprus, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Spain, Museum of Fine Arts Cologne, and the 2002 Whitney Biennial of […]


[TOPOESIS] Software, computational poems, pen on archival watercolor paper11″ x 15″27.94cm x 38.1cm2019 [TOPOESIS] is a computational poetry work that uses letterforms as material, texture and subject within artificially generated landscapes. The software generates hill and mountain structures with which a poem cycles, gradually replacing the words in the poem with pollutants and other language […]


Video [] 2 channel videodimensions variable2009 [] is an exploration of the South Korean city of Songdo, a planned international metropolis developed by corporations (Gale International, with a technological infrastructure by technology companies). The city is designed to be perfect: plans call for the elimination of social ills, care-free living, and happiness for all citizens—in […]


[theHouse] Software, text, digital poetrydimensions variable2006 [theHouse] is a digital poetry piece which takes the form of computer based, spatialized organism world. Through the process of enacting texts within, alongside, and outside of the text of computational code, this autobiographical work is regulated by the computational process of the sin wave. Here, the text is […]

[Habituation Cage]

[Habituation Cage] Performance, locked roomDimensions variable2003 [habituation cage] was a 24 hour, site specific performative experiment organized and masterminded by Sara Diamond of Code Zebra and enacted at the Dutch Electronic Arts Festival in Rotterdam, March 2003. I was locked in the paraSITE structure for 24 hours with Tom Donaldson, another inventor. In our time […]


Video [phage] Software, hard drivesDimensions variable2000 [phage] is an application that scans the user’s hard drive and randomly selects images, snippets of text, sounds and other content to create a continually shifting visual spatialization of the user’s information. Dredging through countless images, sound files, cached web files, and emails, the program creates a living visual […]