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Bridging eschatology and ecology, “Static” is a picture postcard from a post-human digital tundra. Through five spare, computer-generated video pieces and one audio installation, artist Brandon Morse charts a bleak technosphere in the wake of an extinction-level event. Morse’s binary environments run their futile course based on the most basic command strings; these are landscapes as they are reclaimed by pure information. In Run to Ground, this resurfacing takes the form of a glacial wave of pixilation wiping across five blank LCD monitors. Morse’s most successful piece, a departure from video installation, is a wall projection called Spinnaker. The projection shows a volcanic cataclysm, a grid of cells and vertices broken and regurgitated through a plane, like an Excel spreadsheet spewed forth as magma. As far as catastrophes go, fire and ice are classics, but kilobytes will clearly do as well. The exhibition is on view from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to Saturday, April 29, at Conner Contemporary Art, 1730 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. (202) 588-8750. (Kriston Capps)

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