Josh Kline (USA)

White Bay Power Station

Josh Kline’s art questions how emergent technologies are being used to change human life in the 21st century. He often utilises the technologies, practices, and forms he scrutinises—digitisation, data collection, image manipulation, 3D-printing, advertising, productivity-enhancing substances—aiming them back at themselves. Some of his most well-known videos use early deepfake software to speculate on the meaning of truth in a time of post-truth propaganda. At its core, Kline’s practice is focused on work and class, exploring how today’s most urgent social and political issues—climate change, automation, and the weakening of democracy—impact the labour force.