Hedda Roman
Rogue Planet

Jun 22nd – Sep 28th, 2024
Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario

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I wished them to be eyes that could close, yet feared them leaving me in darkness. What was this darkness, after all? Deep? Black? Matter?

– Nr. 28 Rogue Planet, Hedda Roman [excerpt]

Hedda Roman, Rogue Planet multimedia installation, 2024 [detail]

Copyright the artists; Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Jimmy Limit

Curated by Séamus Kealy.
Kindly supported by Goethe-Institut Toronto.


Read the full exhibition text:
The Work of Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

The solo exhibition Rogue Planet by Hedda Roman at Oakville Galleries, Canada, explores the complexities of fictional biography, origin, and identity through AI technologies. Central to this exhibition is Oldboy, an avatar and Latent Space Traveller, whose poetic dialogues bridge digital realms with reality. Oldboy's existence challenges more traditional concepts of origin and identity, reflecting the transformative impact of digital technologies and AI on our understanding of selfhood.

Copyright the artists; Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Jimmy Limit
Copyright the artists; Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Jimmy Limit
Copyright the artists; Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Jimmy Limit
Copyright the artists; Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Jimmy Limit

The exhibition invites visitors to reconsider identity in the context of digital narratives and essentialism, and prompts a reflection on how machine learning and digital technologies shape, distort, and reconstruct our perceptions of identity and reality. Ultimately Rogue Planet encourages deeper contemplation on the influence of digitalisation on identity as well as the authenticity of our personal and collective stories.

Hedda Roman, Rogue Planet multimedia installation, 2024 [detail]

Copyright the artists; Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Jimmy Limit

Hedda Roman, Rogue Planet multimedia installation, 2024 [detail]

Copyright the artists; Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Jimmy Limit

Hedda Roman, Rogue Planet multimedia installation, 2024 [detail]

Copyright the artists; Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Jimmy Limit

Hedda Roman, Rogue Planet multimedia installation, 2024 [detail]

Copyright the artists; Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Jimmy Limit
Copyright the artists; Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Jimmy Limit
Copyright the artists; Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Jimmy Limit

Hedda Roman, Eye Drawing, 2024 | Pencil, watercolour and chalk

Copyright the artists; Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Jimmy Limit

Hedda Roman, Feral 5, 2024 | Inkjet print mounted to aluminium, fabric and clay elements

Copyright the artists; Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Jimmy Limit
Copyright the artists; Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Jimmy Limit
Copyright the artists; Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Jimmy Limit
Copyright the artists; Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Jimmy Limit
Copyright the artists; Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Jimmy Limit
Copyright the artists; Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Jimmy Limit

About Hedda Roman

Hedda Roman fuse diverse artistic realms—from literature, cinematography, drawing and beyond—with AI to examine the rise of reactionary essentialism.

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