What to see at the Seattle Art Fair, from dystopian tech to the outer reaches of the solar system

The Art Newspaper, August 4, 2018

Another special project that drew crowds at the preview was Probably Chelsea, a work made by the American artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Chelsea Manning and presented with New York's Fridman Gallery. The work comprises a series of algorithmically generated 3-D printed portraits suspended from the ceiling at various heights that show how the gene code can be interpreted as data. The artist “originally had a project where she was taking DNA samples from chewed gum and then linking the chewed DNA samples to a facial recognition software, generating various faces”, Thompson says. Visitors can also see a model for Trevor Paglen's Orbital Reflector, the artist's forthcoming project with the Nevada Museum of Art, a non-functioning satellite made from Mylar that the artist will launch into orbit this autumn.