Memory and Resistence: The Work of Joseph DeLappe, 1990
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

"A mini-retrospective of the work of a media arts-pioneer. Joseph DeLappe has been working in the field of new media and politically based art for over 25 years. This exhibition highlights several key works, ranging from “dead-in-iraq”, wherein he entered an online network for a defense department-funded and very popular video game to type in the names of fallen US soldiers from the Iraq war to his most recent explorations of the cost and consequences of drone warfare, including the recent project “Killbox”, the critically acclaimed computer game. These and other works will represent a history of projects that seek to engage issues of memory and political action, to critically question our complicity, reliance and embrace of new technologies."

The exhibition featured a selection of works dating from 1997 to 2017 in a variety of media.

Memory and Resistance, 2017 SVMA photo by Robert Holmes

Mouse Mandala and other works... SVMA photo by Robert Holmes

Mouse Mandala and Thrift Drones SVMA photo by Robert Holmes

Mouse Mandala and exhibition view SVMA photo by Robert Holmes

Liberty Weeps, 2017 SVMA photo by Robert Holmes

Killbox, 2016 SVMA photo by Robert Holmes

Thrift Drones, 2016 SVMA photo by Robert Holmes

Thrift Drones 2016 SVMA photo by Robert Holmes

Rubber Stamping Station, 2014-15 SVMA photo by Robert Holmes

The 1,000 Drones, 2017 SVMA photo by Robert Holmes

The 1,000 Drones, 2017 SVMA

Volunteers preparing paper drones SVMA

The 1,000 Drones - make station SVMA

Gandhi in Second Life, 2008 SVMA photo by Robert Holmes

Gandhi in Second Life, 2008 SVMA photo by Robert Holmes

Untitled (corncob mice), 2002 SVMA photo by Robert Holmes

Joystick Ball, 2002 SVMA photo by Robert Holmes

Genesis, 2001 SVMA

Front door poster SVMA