What constitutes data, anyway? Data (information) and the collection of data (narratives surrounding information) can be interpreted emotionally, psychologically, expansively.
By pairing abstraction and 'informative' display, my drawings, animations, sound work and installations put forth my fictional interpretation of this information and the processes that produce it. It is as much an intellectual process as an emotional one. Inventing the slow, abstract narratives that surround these technologies allows for the transformation of this data from something scientific into something visceral, suggestive and open-ended.
Leah Beeferman was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She received a BA from Brown University in 2004 and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010. She is currently a resident in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Workspace Program.
Her work has been exhibited widely, at venues including the Insiders Biennale in Bordeaux, France; the Options 2009 Biennial in Washington, DC; the Queens Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, OH; Space 1026 in Philadelphia, PA, and WORK Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. She recently put on a multi-channel animation, sound and star-projector show at a local planetarium in Richmond, Virginia.