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Visual Art

Hayal Pozanti

Sep 14, 2017—Feb 25, 2018
Diker Gallery Café and Natman Room, Peter Jay Sharp Building
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Peter Jay Sharp Building
Dorothy W. Levitt Lobby: 8am—11pm daily
Natman Room: 8am—6pm daily
Diker Gallery Café: 2:30—6pm Mondays and during BAMcafé hours (see calendar at for details)

BAM Fisher
12—5pm daily with extended hours before evening performances in the Fishman Space


This group exhibition, Loss For Words, spans multiple spaces across BAM’s campus and examines the shift from a culture that communicates with text-based language to one where the image is the dominant tool of communication.

Hayal Pozanti's work is informed by her ongoing exploration of cyborg anthropology, a framework for understanding the effects of technology on human beings and culture. Visually, Pozanti's work relies on an invented alphabet of 31 shapes she calls Instant Paradise. Each unit in this lexicon has been assigned a number and a letter from the English alphabet, allowing her to ”translate” information through a personalized encryption system. By mining and curating information, Pozanti acknowledges the fragmentation of information in echo chambers as well as the impasse of verifying digital content. The numbers she has chosen for this exhibition reflect the challenges humanity faces in the Anthropocene, and reinforces the importance of scientific data in overcoming them.

Leadership support for BAM Visual Art provided by Agnes Gund and Toby Devan Lewis