Steve Turner is pleased to present Voice of God, a solo exhibition by Ryder Ripps consisting of a quadraphonic soundscape that combines actual social media comments alongside Miserere, Gregorio Allegri’s Renaissance choral masterwork.
According to Ripps, the work gives voice to comment threads otherwise buried in social media’s relentless conversation. “Internet comments, like prayers, operate outside the rules of time and space, existing in personal solitude and yet, remaining within a grand ether, into God’s zone.”
Ryder Ripps is a New York based artist and designer who is known for creating provocative work within and about the internet. In 2009, he created the internet’s premiere art social network, dump.fm. He has exhibited at PS1, Steve Turner, Red Bull Studios, The New Museum and Postmasters Gallery and has collaborated with Ryan Trecartin, Kanye West, M.I.A. and Natalie Kovacs. This is his second solo exhibition at Steve Turner.