Reese Bowes

A real-time generative artwork that takes images of autocrats and supposed dictators, pseudo-philosophers, evangelical and fundamentalist pastors… and dissolves them and their perceived and malformed powers.

The intent?

To bestow a punishment for those individuals who will never see it.

*Every word seen alongside an image in the piece is chosen randomly, and from a list of words that are direct synonyms or synonyms of synonyms for the word irrelevant.

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IRRELEVANT was showcased as a part of the Out of Sight exhibit at Bumbershoot, 2023, in Seattle.

Out of Sight will showcase the works of over 80 artists in painting, photography, video, sculpture, new media, and installation.

The curatorial team is thrilled to bring together a broadly multidisciplinary group of artists from across the Pacific Northwest to Out of Sight as part of Bumbershoot. They focus primarily on artists from non-dominant cultures, whose practices span media and form, and many whom have not previously been part of Out of Sight. Exhibiting within the charged grounds of the 1962 World’s Fair, these artists actively make space for shifting constellations of meaning in their work, offering counter-cosmologies, and inquiries that move away from the totalizing arguments made through exhibitions.

Full 2023 Out of Sight Lineup Adetola Abatan, Alla Goniodsky, Amanda Morgan / The Seattle Project, Anastasia Babenko, Anh Nguyen, Anida Yoeu Ali, Anthony Hudson/Carla Rossi, ariella tai, Berette S Macaulay, Bogosi Sekhukhuni, CHARI, Christine Miller, Corrie Befort, Dez’Mon Omega Fair, Ella Ray, Erica Meryl Thomas, Fernanda D’Agostino, Francesca Lohmann, Humaira Abid, jade wong, James Reed, Jeffrey Heiman, Jia Jia, Jo Cosme, Julia Freeman, Kalimah Abioto (Dr. Woodchopper), Kamari Bright, Katy Stone, Kelly Bjork, Laura Hart Newlon, Leon Finley, Leslie Vigeant, Maria Zamora, Mary Ann Peters, Maura Campbell-Shun, maximiliano, Mel Carter, Melanie Stevens, Molly Alloy, Neely Goniodsky, Patricia Vázquez Gómez, Reese Bowes , K̲aachgóon Rochelle Smallwood, Roger Peet, Romina Del Castillo, Romson Regarde Bustillo, Rubin Quarcoopome, Sa’rah Farahat, Satpreet Kahlon, Schona Christie, Sharyll Burroughs, [sic][redacted] Alan Page, Stefan Gonzales, Stephanie Simek, Susanō Surface, Tannaz Farsi, Taravat Talepasand, Timothy White Eagle, Travis Johnson

More information about the festival can be found at

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