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Recent Exhibitions

Proxyverse
Proxyverse SJSU Digital Medeia Art BFA Fall 2021 December 6th, 2021

CADRE Media Lab is pleased to announce Proxyverse, a virtual exhibition hosted in New Art City featuring a diversity of works ranging in mediums from 3D modeling, Unity, and more. While each artwork possesses its own individuality, all stand united through the shared experience of recovery as the world slowly…

CADRE Media Lab is pleased to announce Proxyverse, a virtual exhibition hosted in New Art City featuring a diversity of works ranging in mediums from 3D modeling, Unity, and more. While each artwork possesses its own individuality, all stand united through the shared experience of recovery as the world slowly but steadily overcomes the vicissitudes of social isolation. This curation of works serves as a reflection of each students’ imagination at work in juxtaposition to the outside world that was forced to remain stagnant against its will.

Proxyverse epitomizes the spirits of the artists which remain uninhibited and aflame despite life’s restrictions. Unbothered by the limits of reality, the artworks find solace in Proxyverse, where physical presence is unnecessary for interaction. This new world thereby becomes the virtual proxy of which each artist is individually represented. Come forth and take a step into this new experience of technological wonder.

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01.unrar.me
01.unrar.me unrar.me November 30th, 2021

Can we blend our individual futures?
Has this always been happening?
What are you looking at?

THIS EVENT IS 2G+ - You must be vaccinated or recovered AND have a negative test from the day of the event!

Join us 02.12.21 IRL @ sameheads, Richardstrasse 10, 12043

2100 - 2200 Neutralised - XXXX…

Can we blend our individual futures?
Has this always been happening?
What are you looking at?

THIS EVENT IS 2G+ - You must be vaccinated or recovered AND have a negative test from the day of the event!

Join us 02.12.21 IRL @ sameheads, Richardstrasse 10, 12043

2100 - 2200 Neutralised - XXXX
2200 - 0000 personalbrand - https://soundcloud.com/personalbrand
0000 - 0200 Bloomfeld - https://soundcloud.com/bloomfeld
0200 - 0400 Softmatter - https://soundcloud.com/soft-matter

€6 on the door
21h - 04h
ᴏᴘᴇɴ ᴜᴘ ᴀɴᴅ ꜱᴇᴇ 👀

https://t.me/unrarme

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Enrique Lobo
Enrique Lobo The Cave Gallery November 10th, 2021

Enrique Lobo (1958) is a Venezuelan artist who dances between the figurative and abstract art. With a degree in Architecture from the University of Los Andes in Mérida-Venezuela (1985). Studied printmaking at L’Espace Croix-Baragnon in Toulouse-France (1991-1994).

He works in different artistic expressions: painting, drawing and engraving. Lobo has participated in…

Enrique Lobo (1958) is a Venezuelan artist who dances between the figurative and abstract art. With a degree in Architecture from the University of Los Andes in Mérida-Venezuela (1985). Studied printmaking at L’Espace Croix-Baragnon in Toulouse-France (1991-1994).

He works in different artistic expressions: painting, drawing and engraving. Lobo has participated in about 230 collective exhibitions and more than 30 individuals, not only in galleries but also in cultural centers, museums, and art fairs, located in 17 countries. Enrique Lobo has received awards in Venezuela, Colombia and France, in the category of painting, drawing, and graphics.

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Edition 365
Edition 365 1854 and British Journal of Photography November 9th, 2021

View the NFT Collection on OpenSea

From 1854 and British Journal of Photography in collaboration with New Art City, welcome to Edition365: a portrait of the year that changed everything. pandemic swept the world in March 2020, all of humanity have shared – and documented – an extraordinary…

View the NFT Collection on OpenSea

From 1854 and British Journal of Photography in collaboration with New Art City, welcome to Edition365: a portrait of the year that changed everything. pandemic swept the world in March 2020, all of humanity have shared – and documented – an extraordinary experience. History has unfurled in front of our eyes; cracks in our systems have been magnified, and across oceans and borders, ways of thinking, acting and existing remain in flux.

Uniting the voices of renowned photographers, emerging artists and everyday people alike, Edition365 is a vast and immersive digital exhibition. All of the work was created between 11 March 2020, when the World Health Organisation officially announced a global pandemic, and 10 March 2021: 365 days, captured in 365 artworks, by a vast and dynamic array of creators from around the world.

Traversing tales of love, loss, hope, solid

Since the coronavirusarity – humankind’s collective will to resist, persist and rebuild – the exhibition is among the most ambitious New Art City has ever attempted: a once-in-a-century photography collection, conceived to stand as a historical reference for decades to come.

Edition365 has been curated and produced by Sammie Veeler, Don Hanson and Héloise Winstone. Thank you to the exhibition teams, the judges of the award, artists and partners for bringing the show to life.

Exclusively on OpenSea, each individual work will be available to own as an NFT, alongside the full exhibited collection.

Find out more about the NFT sale at https://art3.io

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My mother was a computer
My mother was a computer Pavilion 87 @ The Wrong Biennale n°5 November 5th, 2021

“My Mother Was a Computer,” titled after Katherine Hayles' seminal text, is organized as part of the 5th Wrong Biennale. Presented online on New Art City, a virtual exhibition platform for digital art, “My Mother Was a Computer,” presents eight works from emerging talents working with computer-generated visuals and sounds.…

“My Mother Was a Computer,” titled after Katherine Hayles' seminal text, is organized as part of the 5th Wrong Biennale. Presented online on New Art City, a virtual exhibition platform for digital art, “My Mother Was a Computer,” presents eight works from emerging talents working with computer-generated visuals and sounds. The exhibition showcases a wide range of mediums, including websites, sculptures, performances, and videos. While still being tied to the physical world, “My Mother Was a Computer” explores the ways in which a virtual place functions as a new form of situated knowledge and lived experience. Focusing on the translation of embodied feelings from the physical world into the digital, this space gives rise to a constellation of networked behavior.

The artists featured in “My Mother Was a Computer” experiment with the aesthetics of real-time affective experiences. Each work traces the process of figuring emotional values within the simulated space. They outline technology’s capacity to reconfigure human perception and relationships in fabricated realities. The movements of a performer wearing sensors are used to generate sound; an identity becomes an image, an image becomes a text; feelings of horror and grief are transformed into computational codes. “My Mother Was a Computer” reflects on new media’s popular antagonisms between the real and the virtual, the organic and the artificial.

The exhibition space guides participants vertically, down into a psychological space rendered visible by the digital landscape. Electric blue nets divide the levels in this vertical exhibition, reminding the viewer that each work belongs within the matrix, originating from the mother of computing: the loom. Reorienting our primordial lateral movement in digital spaces, each exhibit is organised thematically and fixed in their own individual enclaves. The objects are autonomous, but converse through their attachment and dependence on the virtual. The translucent fog within the space compels viewers to press in as close as possible to each exhibit, no longer constrained by materiality or the dynamics of a black box gallery space to interface with art. Channeling the promise of computing through aesthetic forms, “My Mother Was a Computer” shows how human perception can be bent, broken, and reconstituted through virtual pressure and contact.

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Orbiting the Glitch: L̶̟͋õ̷̯b̶̪̒b̸̕ͅỵ̷́
Orbiting the Glitch: L̶̟͋õ̷̯b̶̪̒b̸̕ͅỵ̷́ glitch.cool & Rafailia Thiraiou November 5th, 2021

Orbiting the Glitch began as an idea in an era of instability and fragility. In this chaos, the path of failure sometimes appears as the only visible one.
As Samuel Beckett said, “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”
The exhibition is inspired by what it means…

Orbiting the Glitch began as an idea in an era of instability and fragility. In this chaos, the path of failure sometimes appears as the only visible one.
As Samuel Beckett said, “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”
The exhibition is inspired by what it means to be an error and by what it means to embrace an error. With the curiosity about how this can be liberating and how it can inform and create new artistic practices, we join forces with the glitch.cool collective to produce an exhibition that explores the glitch aesthetic through music, visual, interactive and generative new media art.

Orbiting the Glitch aims to showcase the work of the collective and how they have evolved over time. The collective is built on and expanded by community-shared knowledge and skills. The glitch.cool discord server has become a hub of audio-visual creatives and for that reason the exhibition aims to acknowledge those members by inviting them to participate with their work.

Taking a step further; after publishing an open call and inviting artists, we discovered collaboration around the word which expands our community and introduces creatives who embrace the error in different ways.

The exhibition consists of the work of forty two artists who orbit the glitch through a variety of mediums and reasons. All of them contribute to the discussion of how technology and art intersect. Where can we find the errors in that intersection and how can we use them to either understand burgeoning fields of technology or simply enjoy the creative process and result?

Consider what failure means and what people believe it means. There are disruptions to what we think of as normal. These disruptions lead to various places. They leave room for reconsidering and critically engaging with channels of communication, interaction, and perception. Sound disruption, lost signals, half finished sentences, looking for the line to come back. All of these glitches have the potential to cause anger and discomfort. But what if we accept them? Isn’t this accepting a new reality where everything is broken?

We accept these errors. These errors have the power to create new possibilities.

Much of the spirit of this exhibition is based on Legacy Russell’s Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto.

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Wysing Polyphonic: Under Ether
Wysing Polyphonic: Under Ether Wysing Arts Centre November 5th, 2021

This is the third ritual of Wysing Polyphonic: Under Ether, programmed by Anne Duffau (A—-Z).

Wysing Arts Centre, and Clo Page, Digital Producer, have reworked recordings from the 4th September event into an immersive online experience.

The AR environment leads viewers into another dimension, encompassing sounds and videos from artists, musicians and…

This is the third ritual of Wysing Polyphonic: Under Ether, programmed by Anne Duffau (A—-Z).

Wysing Arts Centre, and Clo Page, Digital Producer, have reworked recordings from the 4th September event into an immersive online experience.

The AR environment leads viewers into another dimension, encompassing sounds and videos from artists, musicians and writers, including: CAMPerVAN (Samuel Douek, Zoë Marden, Fiontán Moran, Youcef Hadjazi), Ignota: MJ Harding & Nisha Ramayya, Juliet Jacques, Marissa Malik & Yeshe Bahamon-Beesley, and YaYa Bones.

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experience near death experience
experience near death experience room69 November 1st, 2021

𝖊𝖝𝖕𝖊𝖗𝖎𝖊𝖓𝖈𝖊 𝖓𝖊𝖆𝖗 𝖉𝖊𝖆𝖙𝖍 𝖊𝖝𝖕𝖊𝖗𝖎𝖊𝖓𝖈𝖊
𝔰𝔱𝔞𝔠𝔨 𝔬𝔳𝔢𝔯𝔣𝔩𝔬𝔴

Is the first part of a 3 level show of the room69 collective for this years Wrong biennale. In addition to the collectives members they invited several international digital artists to accompany them in experiencing virtual extremes.

Under the topic of overstimulation and oversimulation the digital…

𝖊𝖝𝖕𝖊𝖗𝖎𝖊𝖓𝖈𝖊 𝖓𝖊𝖆𝖗 𝖉𝖊𝖆𝖙𝖍 𝖊𝖝𝖕𝖊𝖗𝖎𝖊𝖓𝖈𝖊
𝔰𝔱𝔞𝔠𝔨 𝔬𝔳𝔢𝔯𝔣𝔩𝔬𝔴

Is the first part of a 3 level show of the room69 collective for this years Wrong biennale. In addition to the collectives members they invited several international digital artists to accompany them in experiencing virtual extremes.

Under the topic of overstimulation and oversimulation the digital show hosted in New Art City creates a paradoxical situation and oscillates between the highs and lows of our virtual worlds.
On one hand dealing with being exposed to a perpetual stream of information and image online and addressing the problems that come with it - like cognitive and mental incapability to endure the data flood - the works itself are adding fuel to the flames and making issues even more obvious.
On the other hand there is our desire for eternity, breaking up physical boundaries. Embracing the simulation, dematerialize and eventually transcend through our virtual avatars into utopia.
By putting these concepts next to each other the contrast gets even more exaggerated ending up in a digital near death experience that gives a perception of what might be there to come.

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𝔞𝔯𝔱𝔦𝔰𝔱𝔰:

Anna-Lena Schlamp
Eliška Jahelková
Emily Mulenga
Caro Eibl
Adriana Miyagusuku and Pecval
Cristian Anutoiu
Gaia Del Santo
Martina Menegon
Lukas Dworschak
CyberCesspool
Bogdan Matei
Koko Bello
Maximilian Prag
Johannes Hartmann
Hannah Neckel
Alexandru Stefan Cartus
Sofia Atanackovic
Wednesday Kim
Andreas Palfinger
Alma Bektas, Björn Heerßen, Marlon Nicolaisen, Paul Grosse & Fin Glaser
Roman & Ernst
Julian Lee-Harather
Anna Mutschlechner-Dean
Anahita AsadiFar
Balint Budai, Daphne Xanthopoulou
Manny Orozco

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𝔳𝔦𝔯𝔱𝔲𝔞𝔩 𝔞𝔯𝔠𝔥𝔦𝔱𝔢𝔠𝔱𝔲𝔯𝔢:
Cristian Anutoiu
Lukas Dworschak

𝔠𝔲𝔯𝔞𝔱𝔦𝔬𝔫:
Cristian Anutoiu
Maximilian Prag
Hannah Neckel
Lukas Dworschak

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A Cooperative Enterprise pavilion
A Cooperative Enterprise pavilion curated by Anne Murray October 31st, 2021

This pavilion is one of many in this year's The Wrong Biennale. I invite you to check the link https://thewrong.org/ to explore the many other pavilions online as well as embassies, which include live exhibition spaces. I am very grateful to the biennale organizers as well as to the New…

This pavilion is one of many in this year's The Wrong Biennale. I invite you to check the link https://thewrong.org/ to explore the many other pavilions online as well as embassies, which include live exhibition spaces. I am very grateful to the biennale organizers as well as to the New Art City organizers for providing this opportunity for myself and the other artists to share our work. The works here may be experienced as if one is a phantom viewing the objects from the outside as well as passing through their walls to interior spaces, which include video, image, and sound, surrounding and enveloping the viewer who crosses over to the mysterious inside of the cubes and spheres. As newly embodied forms, over the four months of the biennale, the works will transform, multiply, and interact differently from one week to the next. These options are unique to New Art City, bringing new life to the works as they shapeshift from moving image into virtual boxes, spheres, and panels. Because New Art City allows for collaborators to work together on a pavilion, I expect that new connections between the artists will form and that unexpected results will ensue stemming from the spontaneity of logging in and playing within the pavilion with other artists who enter into the space. We will also include livestreamed performances, zoom talks, and workshops as the biennale progresses.

This virtual exhibition becomes a cooperative enterprise, both a utopia of collaboration and an artistic company.

Concept: Over the last few years I have become aware of artists who are working both in social practice, where the audience also participates in the works in a collaborative sense, as well as artist collectives and duos, who are both working with each other and with the public. I am inspired to create this pavilion to demonstrate the realities of thinking, creating, perceiving and acting upon ideas that are bounced back and forth between individuals as synapses, sparking a more expansive understanding of the world and creating diverse and deep pathways beyond the scope of previous dimensions, patterns of information, and experience in our global communities. These artists’ works are based in research, while living within a realm where science and art exchange and reciprocate, endeavor and pursue, respond and erupt in breakthrough moments erecting new foundations for future achievements and explorations. The selected artists are not only exchanging, researching, and working with each other as well as the public, they are also searching out connections, exchanges, and perceptions with the nonhuman, both organic and inorganic, as well as in the existence and placement of new dimensions and spaces, questioning time and space itself. Through the questions and research approaches themselves, they open the range of possibilities of connection and knowledge building expanding our human proprioception to the other, whatever that might be.

The artists, which I have brought together here, represent various interpretations and aspects of collaboration exploring themes of surveillance and the building of new communication systems, satellite vision from near to far, interpretation and reaction inspired by one and responded to by all- the one becoming many, engaging the very rocks and animals in our environment to take part in art production as well as battling with the collective voice of our identity. These complex interactions are generative forces, which form and inform new systems, patterns, and pathways, as the ancient acquaducts conducted water, their works form the conduits for the flow of knowledges.

Anne Murray, Curator and Artist

Anne Murray is an artist, writer, and curator. Her work explores human and other, language and absence, identifying new pathways to connect, while imagining herself as both an octopus and a stone. This research manifests in various media including poetry, video, installation, performance, photography, social practice, and art criticism. Educated with a BFA from Parsons School of Design in Paris, MFA and MS in Art History from Pratt Institute in New York, and M.Ed. from The College of New Jersey Global Studies Program, Mallorca, she now lives in Budapest. Her video work Exquisite Exodus was included in Cf as part of the Research Pavilion curated by Jeanette Doyle at the Venice Biennale in 2017 and at La Biennale Méditerranéenne d’Art Contemporain d’Oran, Algeria. She has exhibited in Europe, Asia, and the United States.
www.annemurrayartist.com

The Aesthetics Group is a research group affiliated with The Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM) at the Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin). The group includes researchers and practitioners from a variety of different backgrounds including philosophy, visual art, digital media, theater, and performance. Since 2011, the group has collaboratively engaged with aesthetic theory, practice, and policy to develop new critical positions in aesthetics and related fields. The group collaboratively writes texts around which performances are enacted. This form of ‘pedagogical performance’ serves to explore the potential of performance as a mode of inquiry and as a vehicle for mobilizing philosophic and artistic concepts. The outcomes of this process including live performance and collective writing allow the dissemination of research across different registers.
www.aestheticsgroup.net

BridA/Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica is a collective made up of Venice Academy of Fine Arts graduates Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango, and Jurij Pavlica which was formed in 1996 during their university years. The group, which produces artwork across a wide spectrum of contemporary artistic practices, exhibits both locally and internationally, and has participated in numerous international residency programs, workshops, and seminars. It has been invited several times to curate the Pixxelpoint Festival in Nova Gorica and they run their own festival R.o.R. Festival of contemporary artistic practices in Šempas. BridA’s works have been purchased for multiple international contemporary art collections. In 2015 it received the highest award of the Municipality of Nova Gorica, i.e. the France Bevk Prize, in honour of 20 years of successful activity, and in 2018 it was the recipient of the international Tesla Award, conferred by the Museum of Transitory Art in Ljubljana. It received the Iaspis scholarship awarded by the Swedish Ministry of Culture, and a Culture Bridges grant, awarded by the British Council with the support of EU funds.
BridA’s artistic production spans a broad field of interdisciplinary art practices. The artists leverage innovative technological and scientific approaches that create revolutionary new ways of understanding contemporary art. Their interactive projects actively involve the public in the artistic process, and through the years the public has become the main protagonist of their artistic projects.
www.brida-kud.si

The duo Krolikowski Art- Alexander Krolikowski and Alexandra Krolikowska- is the Bonnie and Clyde in the world of art, who don’t separate even in bed. Their interest turns around such subjects as psychological and political aspects of human relationships, utopian thinking, future scenarios, and the definition of belief and truth in the post-irony era. These subjects are raised by the duo through analog photography and video, installation, new media, and performance.
Art-works of the duo is what contemporary philosophy describes as the metamodernist art, ironic and naive, romantic, and conceptual at the same time. Also, the duo has research in contemporary visual arts, especially photography, and writes and lectures critical articles devoted to the newest philosophy and contemporary art.
www.krolikowski.art

Laura Dubourjal (1994) is a French visual artist and fashion designer who uses auto-fictional choreographies as a layout for creating interactive audio-visual and spatial installations. She is currently based between Amsterdam and Paris.
She received a BA in Arts and Design from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (NL) in 2018, and is currently participating in the Art Praxis programme at Dutch Art Institute (NL). She often draws references from classical theatre techniques by excavating fragments and examples of emotional memory, behavioural landscapes and visual fabulations. Her work has been exhibited in venues and events such as Oude Kerk in 2015, Amsterdam Fashion Week in 2018, Eight Cubic Meters Gallery in 2020, Kunstcapel Amsterdam in 2019, and KunstRAI Art Fair 2019. www.lauradubourjal.com

Holly Crawford has used text performance, painting, drawing, installation, sound, video, sculpture to grapple with gender, race, and societal concerns for four decades. Installations and performances include: If I’m, who are you?...; Critical Conversations in a Limo (and books); May I have your autograph?; Open Adoption for Art; 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird; Offerings; The Dinner Party; The Road: The Century Freeway; Orphans; Water! Water$ Water?; Voice Over; In the Waiting Room, Your Past, Present and Future; and Art Alchemy and the Gift. Her projects have been seen and heard from California to the Tate, Venice to Berlin and Athens to Australia. Her books include, Attached to the Mouse, and catalogue essay, “Disney and Pop” in Once Upon a Time Walt Disney Studio, Artistic Bedfellows, ed., and 7 Days, My Art Life, ed. She is art historian. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Essex in Art History and Theory, BA (Economics, started in the Art Department), MA (Economics) and MS (Behavioral Science) are from UCLA. She taught in the Art Department at UCLA and at SVA. She founded and Directs AC Institute, in NYC, for experimental art and books. http://art-poetry.info/

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ESSENCE/ABSENCE
ESSENCE/ABSENCE Matteo Campulla October 31st, 2021

Pavilion 10 @ The Wrong Biennale n°5
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Luis Carlos Rodríguez, Maria Korporal, Ian Gibbins, Eija Temisevä, Linda Loh, Enzo Cillo, Benna Gaean Maris, Neo Christopher Chung, Zander Porter & Juan Pablo Cámara, Jérémy Griffaud, Susanne Layla Petersen, Sara Bonaventura, Tassia Mila, Santasil Mallik, Jean-Michel Rolland, Guli Silberstein, Szabina Péter and…

Pavilion 10 @ The Wrong Biennale n°5
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Luis Carlos Rodríguez, Maria Korporal, Ian Gibbins, Eija Temisevä, Linda Loh, Enzo Cillo, Benna Gaean Maris, Neo Christopher Chung, Zander Porter & Juan Pablo Cámara, Jérémy Griffaud, Susanne Layla Petersen, Sara Bonaventura, Tassia Mila, Santasil Mallik, Jean-Michel Rolland, Guli Silberstein, Szabina Péter and Kristóf János Bodnár (blanche the vidiot), Rachelle Beaudoin, Albert Merino, Muriel Paraboni, Judit Navratil, Raluca Ioana Milescu, Filippo Giulio, Jen Valender, Jean-Marie Guyaux, Marie-Eve Levasseur, Matteo Campulla
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In a world where "being" often coincides with our online presence, reality itself becomes a "break" from our virtual life.
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The pavilion intends to deepen the binary opposition between essence and absence, starting from the Hegelian concept "The truth of being is the essence" (die Wahrheit des Seins ist das Wesen). Being and nothingness, according to Hegel, really coexist in the becoming which is a continuous passage of the two opposites. Taking up the Spinozian conception according to which "every determination is a negation" (Omnis determinatio est negatio) every characteristic that being assumes occurs with a negation with respect to the totality.

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CRYPTO ROOTS (a Sónar+D metaverse)
CRYPTO ROOTS (a Sónar+D metaverse) Albert Barqué-Duran for Sónar+D 2021 October 28th, 2021

“CRYPTO ROOTS” is a contemplative metaverse, inspired by the iconic aesthetics of Sónar+D. This virtual exhibition on Crypto Art explores core values lying at the very roots of New Media Art: environmental impact and experimental formats. Designed and curated by Albert Barqué-Duran.

Artist Lineup:
· Memo Akten
· Anna Carreras
· Sougwen Chung…

“CRYPTO ROOTS” is a contemplative metaverse, inspired by the iconic aesthetics of Sónar+D. This virtual exhibition on Crypto Art explores core values lying at the very roots of New Media Art: environmental impact and experimental formats. Designed and curated by Albert Barqué-Duran.

Artist Lineup:
· Memo Akten
· Anna Carreras
· Sougwen Chung
· Entangled Others
· Diane Drubay
· Varvara & Mar
· Holly Herndon
· Mario Klingemann
· Joanie Lemercier
· Solimán Lopez
· Daito Manabe

Music by: Ana Quiroga

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CREDITS:

Designed and curated by:
Albert Barqué-Duran

Produced by:
Sónar+D

Tech Partner:
New Art City

Acknowledgments:
Antònia Folguera

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MA Textile Design Graduate Show 2021
MA Textile Design Graduate Show 2021 UAL: Chelsea College of Art & Design October 28th, 2021

Welcome to the MA Textile Design Graduation Show 2021!

MA Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art, London focusses on sustainable and socially responsible design. Throughout the time at Chelsea College of Art, the current graduates were constantly inspired to explore, challenge, contextualise and test their creative approaches to responsible design…

Welcome to the MA Textile Design Graduation Show 2021!

MA Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art, London focusses on sustainable and socially responsible design. Throughout the time at Chelsea College of Art, the current graduates were constantly inspired to explore, challenge, contextualise and test their creative approaches to responsible design thinking.

The MATD cohort of 2020/21 placed themselves at the heart of debates around environmental and societal issues and the changing roles and responsibilities of the designer in relation to upcoming and relevant issues.

They defined their roles as future designers according to different strands and became specialists in areas such as:
- Cultural Heritage
- Circular Design
- Crafting Technologies
- Craftivism
- Health & Wellbeing

Convince yourself about the positive impact and future thinking of the graduates of 20/21 who will shape the future of the industry through their critical research and textile design approach.

This is the Welcome Room. Walk though any of the rotating cubes to transport to one of the other rooms in the exhibition. You may also press the 'Esc' keyboard button at any time to select one of the rooms listed below.

Congratulations to the Graduates of 2020/21!

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Flowers For Moody People
Flowers For Moody People House of .F.F.M.P. October 27th, 2021

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SHOWING NOW

A Poem For The Masses

This is a companion installation which sits alongside The Masses which has been selected to be part of the British Journal of Photography Edition365 Exhibition.

Another evolving installation, new voices and BTS will keep popping up so don't forget to take another peek again…

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SHOWING NOW

A Poem For The Masses

This is a companion installation which sits alongside The Masses which has been selected to be part of the British Journal of Photography Edition365 Exhibition.

Another evolving installation, new voices and BTS will keep popping up so don't forget to take another peek again soon!

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.F.F.M.P. is a artist-run digital exhibition space.

Open Call = Always Open

Please send submissions to info@flowersformoodypeople.com

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black beyond _origins
black beyond _origins black beyond October 22nd, 2021

black beyond presents _origins ✨👁 a virtual, collaborative experience reimagining #blackfemmefutures

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 22, 2021 – In the midst of both Juneteenth and Pride 2021, black beyond _origins launched on June 17, 2021 as an XR experience and new media art exhibition reimagining black femme futures. The exhibition…

black beyond presents _origins ✨👁 a virtual, collaborative experience reimagining #blackfemmefutures

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 22, 2021 – In the midst of both Juneteenth and Pride 2021, black beyond _origins launched on June 17, 2021 as an XR experience and new media art exhibition reimagining black femme futures. The exhibition showcases work by Zainab Aliyu, Vitoria Cribb, Mika Gadsden, Asha Hassan Nooli, JAZSALYN, Kiara Kalinda, Amirah, Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Mputu, Maliyamungu Muhande, Olivia M. Ross, Terri Wright and Akeema Zane, and was accompanied by a series of virtual activations, talks, and performances by Kennedi Carter, Marcella Zigbuo, JOJO ABOT, Ahya Simone, Danielle Braithwaite-Shirley, kamra of Activation Residency and more.

Now _origins in reprise opens on October 22nd, 2021 and will showcase the work of it’s 12 original artists. The exhibition features an installment of recorded performances and artist talks with Brooklyn-based DJ TYGAPAW, organizer and herbalist Yves B Golden, founder of the Charleston Activist Network Mika Gadsden and The Heaux History Project on New Art City's 3D game environment platform. The reprise and re-opening of _origins will also offer the sale of a set of limited edition prints and graphic apparel designed by black beyond.

_origins is a prelude to black beyond's upcoming exhibition _assembly, alchemy, ascension at the Kellen Gallery in Parsons School of Design for February 2022.

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_origins serves an ode to black femmes, women, gender non-conforming individuals and beyond. It is a projection of our more ideal futures through art as community and practice. A liminal space of restoration. Envisioning a non-linear orbit, resisting violent erasure.
In reference to Legacy Russell's Glitch Feminism, failure (or glitch) can be a potent site for survival, transformation, and growth. Through _origins we exercise our right to survive, “we choose to stay alive, against all odds, because our lives matter. We choose to support one another in living, as an act of world-building.”

_origins asks what is preservation? Where is restoration? How do we uplift black femmes and queer individuals alike? How do we find collective healing amidst the apocalypse? How do we reimagine mythologies to redefine our state of being? An alternate reality to reclaim our sacred energy? Where is the black femme paradise?

_origins reorganizes time within the virtual space to reclaim our power through conversations, workshops, art, and sound rituals. Activating portals of embodied thinking, healing, and world-building. We explore themes such as ancestral knowledge and memory, black trans power, birthing doulaship, and erotic radical resitance within the digital realm of _origins.

black beyond _origins is organized in partnership with New Art City (@newart.city), Olamina Faction at Parsons School of Design, The New School USS (@tns_uss), Decoding Stigma (@decodingstigma) and Beverly's NYC (@beverlysnyc) Pique Records, Murmur, and Shipping Media.

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Gray Area Festival 2021: Worlding Protocol

Join us for our annual survey of culture through the lens of creative practice with artist presentations, conversations, workshops, and an exhibition — now freely accessible online around the world.

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Phygital Evolutions
Phygital Evolutions SLSA 2021 Arts Lounge October 2nd, 2021

Phygital Evolutions - Works by Bogna Konior, Tony Yanick, Peter Nelson, & Yvette Granata.

Across terrestrial life and machinic environments, the processes of energy transfer, conflict, and extinction drive the evolution of both species and signals. While phylogenetics studies the evolutionary history of a particular species or group, tracing the…

Phygital Evolutions - Works by Bogna Konior, Tony Yanick, Peter Nelson, & Yvette Granata.

Across terrestrial life and machinic environments, the processes of energy transfer, conflict, and extinction drive the evolution of both species and signals. While phylogenetics studies the evolutionary history of a particular species or group, tracing the lines of descent and inter-species relationships among groups of organisms, this event thinks through various forms of ‘phylo-digital evolutions’, or Phygital Evolution, as the evolutionary histories of terrestrial life within a digital environment. Works in the program wander through the branches of the entropic processes of cyberculture as a dark forest theory, look to the potentials of generative adversarial tree networks, and mine the digital history of phytoestrogenic reproductive conflict. Rather than ‘cybernetics’ - or the equillibrium feedback systems of human dreams - we pose a ‘natureculture’ of the digital as an environmental contingency and as a theoretical mode (for generative forms of theory, media art, and digital archives), based in internet conflict, extinctions, adversarial networks, and digital abortions.

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Quantum Random Transmutation
Quantum Random Transmutation VPC + Alexia Charoud September 29th, 2021

Your phone buzzes on the counter, interrupting your morning ritual. It is not a number you have saved in your phone but it is local, and you have been looking for a job, so you think it may be a gig. The world is ending, of course, but for some…

Your phone buzzes on the counter, interrupting your morning ritual. It is not a number you have saved in your phone but it is local, and you have been looking for a job, so you think it may be a gig. The world is ending, of course, but for some reason you still need to pay rent in the meantime...

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Leymusoom Digital Shrine
Leymusoom Digital Shrine Heesoo Leymusoom Kwon September 21st, 2021

In 2017 I initiated an autobiographical feminist religion, Leymusoom, as an ever-evolving exploration of my family histories and feminist liberation. Through this, I produced 3D animated videos and interactive games of real and imagined worlds, populated by avatars of my female ancestors, living in 3D environments from actual locations or…

In 2017 I initiated an autobiographical feminist religion, Leymusoom, as an ever-evolving exploration of my family histories and feminist liberation. Through this, I produced 3D animated videos and interactive games of real and imagined worlds, populated by avatars of my female ancestors, living in 3D environments from actual locations or spaces from my life and family history.

Leymusoom Digital Shrine is an interactive digital archive of me and my family’s memories which become portals for hyperspace travel, inviting the viewers to explore the history of Leymusoom and the utopian world that I am envisioning. It reincarnates my female ancestors’ lives and Leymusoom communal spaces without constraints of time and space.

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kat pod
kat pod kat sung September 13th, 2021

Welcome to the Kat Pod! Enter here to experience my artwork from recent years--enjoy the view ♡ 〜(꒪꒳꒪;)〜

Email me at katrinaasung@gmail.com or send me a DM on Instagram at @kat___bot !!

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SEEMAWORLD
SEEMAWORLD Seema Mattu / SEEMAWORLD September 10th, 2021

Seema Mattu is a fluid Valmiki artist, whose practice is framed as a theme park - known as SEEMAWORLD.

SEEMAWORLD is an immersive, multi-channel realm. It's comprised of the mimicry of multiple facilities and services - which act as portals to a specific aspect of SEEMAWORLD.

Through the welding of both 2D…

Seema Mattu is a fluid Valmiki artist, whose practice is framed as a theme park - known as SEEMAWORLD.

SEEMAWORLD is an immersive, multi-channel realm. It's comprised of the mimicry of multiple facilities and services - which act as portals to a specific aspect of SEEMAWORLD.

Through the welding of both 2D and 3D mixed-media, themes explored include: the system of caste, queer sorcery and gender taxonomy.

Within the imagined spaces of SEEMAWORLD, sit multiple mixed-media narratives - all framed against systems of caste, race, sex and gender.

Floating in pink and blue virtual space, is the 3D model of the uterus: Youterus. This symbol of rebirth is a vascular, interactive map through which the interlocking narratives of this world can be explored.

Follow the paths of Youterus, and chart your way through SEEMAWORLD. Click! And the stories within Youterus emerge: expansive, generative and multi-channel.

You'll also find archival, personal and academic materials which give insight into the development of SEEMAWORLD as a practice and Youterus as a hub.

AND FINALLY:

**RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL SOUTH ASIAN SUBJECT MATTER ARE HEAVILY REFERENCED INSIDE: PLEASE TAKE YOUR SHOES OFF BEFORE ENTERING**

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The Identity Factory
The Identity Factory San José Museum of Art August 5th, 2021

This is not a game. This is real life.

Your behaviors in this space are being monitored and recorded. The work you do will create the collective meaning of this experience.

You are constructing an identity by making choices out of finite sets of categories. You will then document your…

This is not a game. This is real life.

Your behaviors in this space are being monitored and recorded. The work you do will create the collective meaning of this experience.

You are constructing an identity by making choices out of finite sets of categories. You will then document your experience and share it in a feed with the other workers.

What is captured when you move through online spaces? Who is watching, and what do they extract from you?

How much of the identity you create is really yours?

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NFS NSFW NFT
NFS NSFW NFT NEW INC and Rhizome's Art & Code track July 21st, 2021

An exhibition produced by members of NEW INC and Rhizome’s Art & Code track. We’re showing, hosting, and minting — all, to explore the critical poetics of this particular not-for-sale, not-safe-for-work, and non-fungible-token moment.

We created four community gardens with specific themes, landscapes, and art critters from AI video and invisible…

An exhibition produced by members of NEW INC and Rhizome’s Art & Code track. We’re showing, hosting, and minting — all, to explore the critical poetics of this particular not-for-sale, not-safe-for-work, and non-fungible-token moment.

We created four community gardens with specific themes, landscapes, and art critters from AI video and invisible audio to hyperlinks and livestreams. Each ecosystem is skinned with digital debris from the vectoralists (to borrow from McKenzie Wark). We’ve built on, under, and all-around their topology. Holding space. Getting lost. Keeping company.

The main garden illustrates this dissonance between community and big tech, where the landscape literally documents the making of NFS NSFW NFT: rivers flowing with our Slack threads, mountains skinned with our email, audio from our Zoom calls scattered everywhere, along with essays from Lindsay Howard and Zach Kaplan.

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Landscapes
Landscapes KHK Kassel: Newmedia, Games & Animation July 14th, 2021

It is the year 2021 and the analogue age is over; the digital world is encroaching on our meatspace. As I slowly find my way around cyberspace, I finally arrive at a place that looks oddly familiar. The Landscapes open up before me and I suddenly know where I need…

It is the year 2021 and the analogue age is over; the digital world is encroaching on our meatspace. As I slowly find my way around cyberspace, I finally arrive at a place that looks oddly familiar. The Landscapes open up before me and I suddenly know where I need to be. The classes of New Media, Games, Animation and Basisklasse Viskom are thriving in this new world, living together in one huge city, connected through portals.

Landscapes is the result of the workshop "landscapes.club" of the Kunst Hochschule Kassel Sommer Semester 2021, supervised by professor Auriea Harvey and artistic researcher Rosa Menkman.

Landscape space created by Jan-Hendrik Gebbe

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Corsica Schemata 2.0 - IDENT now closed to public

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Schemata 2.0 - IDENT

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[Content Warning: This show contains themes which may make some people feel uncomfortable]

In Schemata’s 2nd show we question Identity.

Progressing from Vortex, where we spontaneously generated from the void,
IDENT our next show looks at us creating our platform with…

NOW CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Schemata 2.0 - IDENT

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[Content Warning: This show contains themes which may make some people feel uncomfortable]

In Schemata’s 2nd show we question Identity.

Progressing from Vortex, where we spontaneously generated from the void,
IDENT our next show looks at us creating our platform with intent - evolving and forming our identity.
What are we? What do we want to be? How do we move beyond?
We’ve invited artists that we feel have a deep interest in personal and social identity and human physicality and it’s bounds, to bring works that they feel interpret identity within their own personal realm.
Working with artists from many spheres of the alternative, we present a show that is as mixed up as it is definitive. Deliberately obscure and contrasting, we embrace all art forms and mediums, as we attempt to represent a cross-section of Self-Identity.

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For the best viewing experience we suggest you close unused software, take your viewing slowly and savour the wonderful soundscape as you travel. Any hitches, hit re-load!

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Gray Area Showcase Summer 2021
Gray Area Showcase Summer 2021 Gray Area July 8th, 2021

Join us for the opening of the latest Gray Area Artist Showcase!
For the first time, Gray Area will be presenting the Artist Showcase as a hybrid experience, inviting the audience to interact with the artists' newest works both online in the virtual gallery, and onsite at the Grand Theater.…

Join us for the opening of the latest Gray Area Artist Showcase!
For the first time, Gray Area will be presenting the Artist Showcase as a hybrid experience, inviting the audience to interact with the artists' newest works both online in the virtual gallery, and onsite at the Grand Theater.

On July 8, we'll celebrate the virtual Gray Area Artist Showcase opening, which will premiere artworks critically exploring machine learning, glitch, and digital ontology. Works range from a 3D environmental interactive music video, to hyperobject photogrammetry, to teaching a machine to breathe.

Hosted online via a networked virtual gallery, the exhibition features works from our Incubator members and Creative Code Immersive students from around the world, and engages with our global audience while exploring new ways of experiencing art in digital spaces.

Don't miss the newest works from fresh talent in the Gray Area Artist Showcase, our biannual exhibition of artwork fostered within our Artist Incubator and Creative Code Immersive education program, and stay tuned for our onsite opening this Summer!

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Agog-alyptic
Agog-alyptic Linda Loh July 6th, 2021

Agog-alyptic is an experimental work derived from the virtual reality project “Agog”, 2021. That work is an exploratory experience in a sublime space with luminous and color-saturated structures towering above and around, with various perceptual phenomena and sound to explore and encounter. [See short introduction video and VR links…

Agog-alyptic is an experimental work derived from the virtual reality project “Agog”, 2021. That work is an exploratory experience in a sublime space with luminous and color-saturated structures towering above and around, with various perceptual phenomena and sound to explore and encounter. [See short introduction video and VR links https://lindaloh.com/portfolio/virtual-reality-experience-agog/].

This work has morphed into a maximal “horror vacui” version of Agog, with a moody atmosphere and tighter space and scale. It takes on a life of its own, inviting exploration up and down levels, underworlds, midworlds and aerial spaces, traversing the terrain, passing through surfaces into the interior of luminous forms. In the outer spaces, residual structures appear, as if abandoned in a desert.

Like Agog, there is no narrative or defined route. Flying around up high, down low or diagonally, encountering a variety of forms and sounds, expect to lose orientation in these non-ordinary fantastical spaces.

Visual art and sound: Linda Loh.
Sound is best with headphones.

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 Notes for The Future Monument
Notes for The Future Monument UAL LCC BAP 2021 June 25th, 2021

Notes for the future monument, 2021 brings together practitioners working on the LCC UAL Photography program.

The exhibition is split into four thematic spaces; the room titles relating to urgencies identified through theoretical and practical concerns of student work. ‘Notes for the future monument’ is accompanied by a substantial theoretical…

Notes for the future monument, 2021 brings together practitioners working on the LCC UAL Photography program.

The exhibition is split into four thematic spaces; the room titles relating to urgencies identified through theoretical and practical concerns of student work. ‘Notes for the future monument’ is accompanied by a substantial theoretical text –a copy of which is available for you to download from this room. Within the pages you can read sixteen long form essays produced during the program which also act to expand upon themes and concerns dealt with through practice.

What is remarkable about these texts and the visual work produced in the exhibition is not solely that it was created in the midst of a global pandemic. It is rather because practitioners in the show not only point towards current states of emergency, but offer new understandings, positions and hope toward urgent global and local issues.

The room entitled, Picturing New Practices, is filled with student voices. In this space you can listen to how work is conceived, produced and conceptualised. Foregrounded in this space is the passion and playfulness with which ideas are engaged with - whatever the specificity of the concern.

Acknowledgements

Curation of the show was facilitated by guest practitioners Tom Milnes, Anna Nazo, Krasimira Butseva and Max Colson. We also had a dedicated team of co-curators - Bart Seng Wen Long, Maria Blaga, Anna Janberga, Alexandra Wansell, Lai Lam Fave, Juliusz Grabianski, Anna Komitska, Ruiqi Li, Danielle Anderson and Shane Sutherland – who have been working tirelessly to bring the show to life.

The publication Notes for the future monument was facilitated by Paul Tebb, designed by Jake Richardson and written by members of the BAP3 Cohort.

A special thank-you is reserved for the Third Year Tutors – Beverley Carruthers, Sheyi Bankale, Paul Tebbs, Tom Hunter, Lee Mackinnon, Krasimira Butseva, Atsuhide Ito, Ileana-Lucia Selejan, Derek Wiafe, Tom Seymour, Sophy Rickett, Lalu Delbracio, Yuxin Jiang, Felicity Hammond, Max Colson, Adrian Wood as well as the visiting speakers who have contributed to the program this year

To the technicians -Wendy Ennis, Daniel Salmon, Mary Jennings, Cora James, Burkhard Vogeler, Adrian Wood
D Wiafe, Niamh Sutton, Adam Razvi, Anya Gorkova, Phoebe Somerfield - who are the backbone of the program, and without whose commitment to the student's work would not be made - we salute you.

For further info about the course
https://www.arts.ac.uk/subjects/photography/undergraduate/ba-hons-photography-lcc

Please also visit the UAL Showcase – to see all the other work being produced at UAL
https://www.arts.ac.uk/students/ual-graduate-showcase

Peter Ainsworth
CL Photography LCC UAL

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Frameworld
Frameworld CODAME ART+TECH June 24th, 2021

FRAMEWORLD establishes a focus on the discourses around creating a multiplicity of locality, understanding of the new international and transcultural solidarity in the times of extreme precarity. It centers around the idea of hybrid embodiments while engaging with the continuity between digital and physical.

Works in the exhibition leverage the potential…

FRAMEWORLD establishes a focus on the discourses around creating a multiplicity of locality, understanding of the new international and transcultural solidarity in the times of extreme precarity. It centers around the idea of hybrid embodiments while engaging with the continuity between digital and physical.

Works in the exhibition leverage the potential of website specificity while critically engaging with the present, embracing the notions of urgency, and proposing alternative approaches to current disruptions and reflecting on what interconnectedness and new modes of collectivity look like now.

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The Mind Pit
The Mind Pit ill peach June 21st, 2021

Welcome to the Mind Pit. The insides of ill peach. This is the afterlife of the band's newest release, “GUM”. Move around, fly through and try clicking different objects to reveal more. For best performance optimization please explore using Chrome.

Creative Direction by @PortraitXO, 3D build by Imaginaria

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Skin Garden
Skin Garden Output Field June 18th, 2021

Output Field presents Skin Garden, a collection of 3-dimensional musings in flesh presented in three rooms: Walk-ins Welcome, Bodies Unhinge, and Reconsider Flesh.

This exhibition is about bodies: changing bodies, moving bodies, bodies from a distance, any body, our bodies, no body, Queer bodies, post-traumatic bodies...¹ Skin Garden is a…

Output Field presents Skin Garden, a collection of 3-dimensional musings in flesh presented in three rooms: Walk-ins Welcome, Bodies Unhinge, and Reconsider Flesh.

This exhibition is about bodies: changing bodies, moving bodies, bodies from a distance, any body, our bodies, no body, Queer bodies, post-traumatic bodies...¹ Skin Garden is a collection of artworks discussing bodies: through movement, space, sound, self, and fellow bodies. Skin Garden is body language.

The three rooms inside present audiovisual reflections on our physical vessels, as they relate to trauma, language, queerness, tradition, and multiplicity.

This is a fundraiser. For its debut showcase, Output Field is raising $5,000 for the transdisciplinary body of artists featured in Skin Garden. To support them and future output, please donate.

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Landscapes with the Fall of Icarus

Working between the digital arts and materiality Nacoca Ko questions how we operate as a link between technology and nature.

Digital art in the form of photography, sculpture, and video installation explore how we find our footing at the cliff of acceleration.

What worlds do we build, when the future…

Working between the digital arts and materiality Nacoca Ko questions how we operate as a link between technology and nature.

Digital art in the form of photography, sculpture, and video installation explore how we find our footing at the cliff of acceleration.

What worlds do we build, when the future is in the past, and we navigate through lost horizons? Through this distortion in a time of social distancing, she relates her personal reality from external landscapes into the landscape of the Internet and the anxious landscape of her own mind.

As a kind of footnote, in the tradition of Breughel the Elder’s painting, “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus,” the hero that romanticises progress drowns unnoticed in the waves of Deep Time.

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The two exhibitions, the physical at Andata Ritorno and the virtual at Newart.city inform each other, one a "white cube" that is also nested into its virtual counterpart, a sphere. Exploring through the gallery, passing into the art works, you arrive at inceptive intersections, GIF video, poetry, and text, crossing the timelines and manifestations of this project.

sound by Yann Longchamp and Nacoca Ko

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Digital Autonomy
Digital Autonomy San Jose State University CADRE Media May 26th, 2021

The CADRE Media Lab at San Jose State University presents the BFA exhibition for the class of Spring 2021.

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i kiss : Greet your Great friends!
i kiss : Greet your Great friends! HIVCD bfa PW3 Sihyeon Lee May 26th, 2021

«i Kiss: Greet Your Great Friends» is based on Jacques Derrida’s subversive thoughts, exploring the ways to deconstruct the unilateral relationship of human beings with animals and make a new connection.
Factory farming system that emerged after the Industrial Revolution, that is, artificial reproduction and slaughter, reckless hunting and the…

«i Kiss: Greet Your Great Friends» is based on Jacques Derrida’s subversive thoughts, exploring the ways to deconstruct the unilateral relationship of human beings with animals and make a new connection.
Factory farming system that emerged after the Industrial Revolution, that is, artificial reproduction and slaughter, reckless hunting and the destruction of ecosystems due to forest development, now clearly turn up ominous symptom. Natural disasters, the disappearance of seasons, and the climate crisis have evoked many discourses surrounding life and animals, and repeated creation and conflicts. Environment groups have emerged, and the controversial concept - animal rights emerged. However, in today's society, which is deeply intertwined with capital and science, such movement is too weak, so development and destruction are accelerating towards socio Entropy.
What attempts can we make to disassemble deeply intertwined and firmly entrenched mechanical capitalism in society? We can find something for this in the text «L'animal que donc je suis (à suivre)» published by Derrida.
Derrida rethinks the whole meaning of suffer for animal others through philosophical deconstruction, and suggests reviewing the whole recognition system through problems of suffering common to humans and animals instead of language, the framework of human intellect. He evoked the absolute passivity of suffering, and summoned the fundamental feelings of compassion not only for animals but also for life as a whole, including humans. And what we're given in the end would be a question of the relationship between animals and humans.
This exhibition re-translates the paradigm of animals, which has been defined in human language, adopting by Derrida's suggestion. Starting in this point, we might be able to find a clue to genuine coexistence, not only for human beings. We review the relationships within the neoliberal worldview where humans and animals are mixed, examine how they existed, destroy the paradigm, and reconnect animals and me through visual experience.
First, in section , we re-construct animals presence and their connection with surroundings in their natural states. Focusing on animals as creatures living finite lives, we examine the interrelationships of the numerous societies and actors surrounding them.
Next, section deconstruct the fauna connected with people as the object of affection. With the recent sharp expand in the pet industry, high knowledge and obligations of animals as caregivers or protectors tend to be required. On the other hand, we look at the newly emerging animal fauna called “Companion animals”.
In the last section , we will examine the images of symbolic animals that have become separate from their natural context and take new characters. Animals have been positioned as divine beings, or abstract symbols since humankind society was built. The deified animal has been separated from its intrinsic position, get immortal life, and has been misunderstood or worshiped. We will figure out how these aspects of animals relate to human culture and also how these things are affecting real animals.
«i Kiss: Greet Your Great Friends» imagines these heterogeneous networks of animals-human beings with eight artists who show outstanding insight about animals and explores the possibility of new - sustainable - relationships and coexistence of the world that will arrive. Through various media and themes such as painting, digital painting, video, sound, and branding design, we deconstruct the connection between humans and animals and expect to shift the perception structure.

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Free the Pixels Pure Abstract
Free the Pixels Pure Abstract Curation & Exhibit Design by DC Spensley May 21st, 2021

Free the Pixels (FTP) is a Facebook group created in 2014 by Lloyd Newell and Joelle Duval with over 16,000 members dedicated to sharing pixels with each other. Here’s a quote from the welcome statement: “This is a liberated zone for open source digital art. No copyrights or any restrictions…

Free the Pixels (FTP) is a Facebook group created in 2014 by Lloyd Newell and Joelle Duval with over 16,000 members dedicated to sharing pixels with each other. Here’s a quote from the welcome statement: “This is a liberated zone for open source digital art. No copyrights or any restrictions on use are allowed. Anything posted here may be used by anyone to create new open source digital art. “

The Pure Abstract FTP exhibition is a continuation of the efforts of artist and independent curator DC Spensley to foreground the FTP artist community and celebrate this unique and important effort. Art that can be contributed by anyone and remixed by anyone makes this group significant, and represents the highest ideals of art making in my opinion and is one of the reasons this community flourishes and has gone through many phases. Artists come and go all the time and the work posted is always fresh and a source of wonder unencumbered by commerce or academic concerns.

The choice to create a show centered around non-representational abstraction is a starting point, an experiment, a discussion about what abstraction is, and the myriad understandings of what digital abstraction can be. My work, and the work of the admins has been deliberately left out of this show as a demonstration of propriety.

If this show goes well, there will be subsequent shows with different themes, other discussions, and more wonderful, thoughtful, generous FTP artists. Thank you for viewing Pure Abstract FTP, and to the following Artists who are featured in the exhibition: Paul Anslow, Δαυιδ Άτλας, Burnie Elfhonderd, Marco Martinez Farias, Bob Georgeson, Dave Hogg, NlixilN, Mark Klink, Jesús Lastra Martínez, Carmen Racovitza, Miguelangelo Rosario, Jakob Stolte, and audio contributor August Tea Rager. Thanks to Don Hanson and his team for sharing New Art City with our community, Lloyd Newell and Joelle Duval, Admins of FTP for their hard work, and ALL 26 artists who offered their amazing work for consideration!

DC Spensley – May 2021

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Forest of Things
Forest of Things by Manuel Tozzi May 19th, 2021

Forest of Things is an audiovisual fairytale by Manuel Tozzi from 2021. For the online exhibition the work is staged in a computer-generated multiplayer environment.

With the sound of birds and water flowing by, the forest of things pretends to be an ecological system rather than uncovering its technological nature.…

Forest of Things is an audiovisual fairytale by Manuel Tozzi from 2021. For the online exhibition the work is staged in a computer-generated multiplayer environment.

With the sound of birds and water flowing by, the forest of things pretends to be an ecological system rather than uncovering its technological nature. Only one wooden fence, the boundary between the wild forest and the domesticated fields, disturbs the illusion. As it starts moving autonomously, it stops performing its programmed functions. Suddenly it reveals a letter of the alphabet, a hint of its algorithmic system. Because the letter x is used to signify the unknown, the underlying motives in the forest emerge.

As the visitors wander through the space they encounter four characters, who have secluded themselves in the secureness of the thicket. Awakened from their delusions by the miraculous transformation of the fence, they begin to share their concerns about the simulation of nature and the ever-leaking barricades of culture.

Built by Manuel Tozzi & Anton Krümpelmann
Music by Moritz Scharf

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"Keep her East"
"Keep her East" emily jane scott May 14th, 2021

@emily.jane.scott

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Collective Digital Care
Collective Digital Care USC Media Arts + Practice IML400 Class May 12th, 2021

Group Exhibition of USC Media Arts + Practice IML400 Class

Curated by Qianqian Ye
Artists: Daisy Bell, Jay Borgwardt, Katie Chan, Jacob Pettis, Mahira Raihan, Asha Rao, Emma Sykes

What is collective, what is digital, what is care in reconfigured spaces? How can we use code to express and embrace, revolt and rest?…

Group Exhibition of USC Media Arts + Practice IML400 Class

Curated by Qianqian Ye
Artists: Daisy Bell, Jay Borgwardt, Katie Chan, Jacob Pettis, Mahira Raihan, Asha Rao, Emma Sykes

What is collective, what is digital, what is care in reconfigured spaces? How can we use code to express and embrace, revolt and rest?

This exhibition invites visitors to experience the web-driven artworks and artistic research of coders and collaborators in Media Arts + Practice’s IML 300 and 400, as we investigated hypernarratives and networked justice (300), cybernetic gardens and other-worldbuilding (400). Along the way, we reconsidered technical approaches to multi-user experiences; interactivity; software libraries; and the aesthetics, protocols, and languages of the web itself.

Collective Digital Care gathers our strength, gathers us together, gathers the digital harvest of code seeds and data packets planted at the start of an uncertain, unprecedented year. It is a record of time spent together and apart, time spent adapting and nurturing, time spent tending and weeding, time spent learning and imagining the kind of interconnected networks we want to hold us together as we emerge, reconfigure, bloom.

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sedation_with_me
sedation_with_me Mauricio Orantes April 23rd, 2021

"Sedation_with_me" solitary experience.
Mauricio Orantes
April 2021 - ∞

Sedation_with_me is a critique and captured experience on technological trust and dependency. In short form, experience curation by our own doing, manifests in avatar guides, manipulating fulfillment through artificial experiences, connections, creations. The dependency reinforced isolation become sedative environments, devoid of tactile…

"Sedation_with_me" solitary experience.
Mauricio Orantes
April 2021 - ∞

Sedation_with_me is a critique and captured experience on technological trust and dependency. In short form, experience curation by our own doing, manifests in avatar guides, manipulating fulfillment through artificial experiences, connections, creations. The dependency reinforced isolation become sedative environments, devoid of tactile experience and fulfillment.

This exhibit and digital experience were inspired during the global pandemic quarantine. 2020/21

Orantes curated the works in captured moment form, as a memory bank, inconsiderate of linear time. The pieces frame technological ubiquity and breakdown relationship between informing body and informed technology.

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ANTI-META
ANTI-META Ryerson New Media Thesis Exhibition April 22nd, 2021

Art practice, consumption and discourse are ritual. This year, in renouncing the act of traditional presentation, our show is actively anti-ritual. We are questioning every aspect of the conventional gallery experience and embracing the strange relationship between fluidity and permanence that exists within digital space. Through conceptual and multi-dimensional landscape…

Art practice, consumption and discourse are ritual. This year, in renouncing the act of traditional presentation, our show is actively anti-ritual. We are questioning every aspect of the conventional gallery experience and embracing the strange relationship between fluidity and permanence that exists within digital space. Through conceptual and multi-dimensional landscape design, we encourage you to explore this digital space as physical space. The abstractions of shape and time are a direct representation of the artist’s adaptability, called upon this year in their creative process. As inherent storytellers, New Media artists have the capacity to create work that simultaneously serves as inner healing and outward commentary. Each artwork discloses its narrative after thoughtful interaction, calling you to assess your own habits of digital meaning-making. These intimate experiences are shrouded by the environment to communicate that this artwork does not thrive in exposure, but rather desires to be handled with care and intent. The exploratory nature of this world, paired with the vulnerable tendencies of these artworks, will lead you to self-actualize as either an intruder or a participant.

The body of work exhibited in Anti-Meta is born of flexibility and resilience. May it be Laroche’s AHAB or Pearce’s Confession Forty Thousand, the artist has abandoned the simple act of self-expression in favour of a far more challenging output - transparency. Displayed in a microcosm of artistic and self growth, these works share the ability to remain unguarded narratives of their identity, despite fear of criticism or shame. Works such as Holliyuk and Mirroring Hong Kong seek a similar transparency, but outside of oneself, directing the conversation to a global perspective on humanity. Whether bound to linear time or free from consciousness, these artworks indulge in rebellion, ponder trauma, and celebrate diversity. Anti-Meta champions non-ritual art making and aims to provide a proverbial landscape for New Medians to exist upon while sharing their inquiries of self-perception with the world, using a wide variety of materials, and in pursuit of art as an extension of self.

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The Release無量

Imagine one day, we will all upload our consciousness to the cloud and abandon physical bodies.....
We live as virtual beings, and we all die physically. What object/thing shall we bring together with us? What is considered monumental in the material world? What are our sacred offerings to the virtual world…

Imagine one day, we will all upload our consciousness to the cloud and abandon physical bodies.....
We live as virtual beings, and we all die physically. What object/thing shall we bring together with us? What is considered monumental in the material world? What are our sacred offerings to the virtual world and future life?

The Release無量 is an art project inspired by human traditions regarding death. Whether the human spirit is attached to the material world is the main concept of this project. In many cultures, people bury or burn their favorite objects such as treasure, photos, books, clothes with their bodies after they pass away. Where the souls go or whether they rely on material matters in their next journey is unknown, we still consider funerary objects and offerings to the dead indispensable. Spiritually, sacred offerings serve as tickets to a new paradise or remind those deceased to remember their roots and legacy. For those souls who wander in our place rather than enter the spiritual realm, we sometimes burn papercrafts like paper money, paper-made iPhones, which might relieve those lost souls.

A ceremony held for redeeming souls from regrets and reliving those alive's sorrows will also be hosted by priests/priestesses, who will unite people and guide them to pray for good together. After the ceremony, souls are considered to be released finally from pain and suffers, physically and mentally.

In this exhibition, I invited people to reflect on their lives and bring sacred offerings to the virtual world. They also make a wish, pray for their future virtual version selves. Their offerings to the virtual world are being transformed into 3D files and remixed into a brainwave generative art.

人類的精神是否依附於物質生活,是本作品探討的目標。至今我仍然會感到疑惑,如果我們將要意識上傳,作為純粹虛擬如同程式碼的存在,為什麼有人還會想要攜帶物質一起前往虛擬世界呢? 我理想中的虛擬世界,是無邊無量的,連同感官和氣味都能被模擬出來的,是一個開闊的場域,等待我盡情遨遊探索,然而對於許多人而言,意識上傳就如同死亡一樣,是既新奇卻又讓人感到恐懼的。死後的自己會剩下什麼,還能保有多少的自我? 那些愛恨情仇會消失嗎? 因此,有人選擇攜帶家人的照片、有人選擇攜帶自己的寵物,有人選擇攜帶能代表緣分和回憶的物件。如同死後需要陪葬品一般,在最後的旅途時,能夠帶給我們慰藉的,到底是甚麼? 能夠安心讓人前往新的世界的,到底是什麼?

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detritus
detritus Shreya Neogi April 15th, 2021

Waste is defined as unwanted and unusable objects. The litter, the garbage, the objects live in our environment. We are trained to ignore them. The old chips from 2008, my dad’s old PhD paperwork, the couch on Wilshire, and everything in the garage.
In our fast paced world, we rarely think…

Waste is defined as unwanted and unusable objects. The litter, the garbage, the objects live in our environment. We are trained to ignore them. The old chips from 2008, my dad’s old PhD paperwork, the couch on Wilshire, and everything in the garage.
In our fast paced world, we rarely think about the waste we consume and produce. It seems to just disappear. But it doesn't. It stays on our planet forever. detritus is a dimension solely for the objects that have no use to us.
Train yourself to recognize, appreciate, and notice “trash.” Think about the history of these objects - who has touched them, why did they use them, what did they use them for.

WASD/ARROW to move, use MOUSE for best experience, SPACE to jump :)

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Tangibles: Research Week Exhibition
Tangibles: Research Week Exhibition UT Austin Art: Halls & Walls Gallery April 12th, 2021

Welcome to the Halls & Walls virtual 2021 Research Week Exhibition.

Marking a little over a year since the world went virtual, this exhibition showcases the human desire for tangibility.

This virtual exhibition was designed by students Celine Lassus, Angela Ruiz Pereda, and Anthony Westmoreland.

Special thanks to professor Kristin Lucas…

Welcome to the Halls & Walls virtual 2021 Research Week Exhibition.

Marking a little over a year since the world went virtual, this exhibition showcases the human desire for tangibility.

This virtual exhibition was designed by students Celine Lassus, Angela Ruiz Pereda, and Anthony Westmoreland.

Special thanks to professor Kristin Lucas for establishing our relationship to New Art City for Research Week.

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Wafaa Bilal: Canto III
Wafaa Bilal: Canto III Natalie and James Thompson Gallery April 6th, 2021

Curated by Alena Sauzade

How can a despot's unrealized monument be used as a vessel for the voices and history of a once oppressed people? What does it take to overcome the destruction of dictatorship and create a narrative of resilience and celebration?

A satellite launch, historical archive, and an expanded conversation…

Curated by Alena Sauzade

How can a despot's unrealized monument be used as a vessel for the voices and history of a once oppressed people? What does it take to overcome the destruction of dictatorship and create a narrative of resilience and celebration?

A satellite launch, historical archive, and an expanded conversation on the after effects of dictatorship come together in Canto III, a virtual exhibition by internationally renowned artist Wafaa Bilal. The work is an anti-monument that parodies a 1990’s proposal by Saddam Hussein’s followers to launch a golden bust of the despot into orbit. Canto III is a parody of monumentality that considers both the hubris and absurdity of the notion that a leader can and should be remembered forever, and the idea that the toppling of a monument can erase past trauma and create a new era.

Produced as part of Wafaa Bilal’s virtual artist residency at the Natalie and James Thompson Gallery at San Jose State University, this exhibition presents project documentation, prototypes, and designs for a 2U cube satellite which will be launched into orbit in 2022. Using a combination of off the shelf components as well as custom built imaging technology, we hope to ensure mission success while pushing the boundaries of what is possible with space based imaging technology.

A special thank you to Professor Andrew Blanton and students in Art 210: Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar in Digital Media L: Camila Avina-Garcia, Mengshi Chen, Aaron Arthur Chin, Edward Ham, Imelda Josie Lepe, Jessica Prakash, Asra Siddiqui, Kyra Sycip, Kiki Wu, Xiao Wu; to New Art City founder Don Hanson; to Dr. Nada Shabout, Regent Professor of Art History at the University of North Texas; and to Joel Slayton, Professor Emeritus at San Jose State University and Founding Director of the CADRE Laboratory for New Media for their help with this exhibition.

Sponsored by the Natalie and James Thompson Gallery and supported by an Artistic Excellence Programming Grant from the College of Humanities and the Arts at San Jose State University.

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3 Minutes to Midnight
3 Minutes to Midnight Sophie Rogers and De:Formal April 1st, 2021

3 Minutes to Midnight is a digital installation of research and work in progress made during the residency with De:Formal.

The space with New Art City is populated with research, conversations, world-building plans, sketches and image ideas.

3 Minutes to Midnight will be an interactive game which takes its starting…

3 Minutes to Midnight is a digital installation of research and work in progress made during the residency with De:Formal.

The space with New Art City is populated with research, conversations, world-building plans, sketches and image ideas.

3 Minutes to Midnight will be an interactive game which takes its starting point at the moment in 2007, when climate change was added as a factor affecting the Doomsday Clock. The Doomsday Clock was introduced in 1947 by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists and is a metaphorical, non-linear clock which represents scientists’ estimation of how close we are to global catastrophe. In 2007, the Bulletin expanded the clock to include climate change as one of the greatest man-made threats to humankind. At that point, the time jumped to 3 minutes to midnight.

The project will inhabit this temporality, the time of impending apocalypse, a time in fairy-tales associated with the breaking of a spell and a time that relates to our age commonly referred to as the Anthropocene; a time of great urgency and consequence. Research into Haraway’s articulation of the Chthulucene has informed the work along with a more focussed interrogation of multi-species survival with a particular focus on fungal networks and interspecies communication.

From April onwards, I will be developing the game with Lucy Wheeler and delivering game development workshops to young people facilitated by Jazmin Morris.

You are encouraged to go above, below, through, in-between and underneath...

~~ Sound by Le Module ~~

The project is supported by Arts Council England

Thanks to benny 🍄

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eat me
eat me Alice Yuan Zhang March 26th, 2021

What’s your digital diet like these days?

It's okay to be here. Compost your virtual traumas in this soft and liminal digestive sequence...

A cocoon beyond quarantine downs and scrolling spirals, 'eat me' treats weary cyborgs to a process of antiviral remedials, body protocols, hyphal rewebbings, and viscous mental furniture.…

What’s your digital diet like these days?

It's okay to be here. Compost your virtual traumas in this soft and liminal digestive sequence...

A cocoon beyond quarantine downs and scrolling spirals, 'eat me' treats weary cyborgs to a process of antiviral remedials, body protocols, hyphal rewebbings, and viscous mental furniture.

Load into slow, somatic intelligence.

Feel better soon.

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︴Sound design by Alexander Babbitt
︴Technical support from Benny Lichtner

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EP. 1: METAVERSE
EP. 1: METAVERSE SOUND OBSESSED March 26th, 2021

Welcome to our first group show.

SOUND OBSESSED features hybrid artists obsessed with sound: musicians working at the intersection of art, sound, science and emerging technologies.  Artists explore new audio creation methods with fields such as robotics, data science, artificial intelligence, AR/VR/XR, and other new media.  Our featured artists approach creativity…

Welcome to our first group show.

SOUND OBSESSED features hybrid artists obsessed with sound: musicians working at the intersection of art, sound, science and emerging technologies.  Artists explore new audio creation methods with fields such as robotics, data science, artificial intelligence, AR/VR/XR, and other new media.  Our featured artists approach creativity with a strong focus on research and experimentation with new techniques while critiquing social implications and human-machine interactions.   

What does it mean to be human in today’s data-driven society?

This is our first virtual exhibition featuring:

Albert Barqué-Duran
allapop
Camila Roriz
Dadabots
DeafBeef
Gadi Sassoon
Hexorcismos
Kloxii
Marc Marzenit
Portrait XO
Reeps One
Robert M Thomas
Sam Potter
Tabitha Swanson
The Glad Scientist
Tony Cruise
Violet Forest (Violeta López)

Space designed and curated by Portrait XO

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Where We Go From Here

"Where We Go From Here" is an exhibition of three multi-disciplinary literary technology works by Delta_Ark. (1.) The Beacon was a temporary architectural pavilion set up at Occupy Wall St. (2.) The Dream Catcher was a series of projections set up a squat in Olneyville, RI. And (3.) The Light…

"Where We Go From Here" is an exhibition of three multi-disciplinary literary technology works by Delta_Ark. (1.) The Beacon was a temporary architectural pavilion set up at Occupy Wall St. (2.) The Dream Catcher was a series of projections set up a squat in Olneyville, RI. And (3.) The Light Atlas was a sequence of projections across San Francisco, in collaboration with the Anti Eviction Mapping Project. All three works examine income inequality, eviction/displacement and technology/media. All three works render testimony and data into poems, projections and text art.

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Tropical Meridional Fiction

Tropical Meridional Fiction is about a fiction of Brazilian identity. Through the individual perspectives of the artists, themes that concern its complexities are strained, across territorial factors, individual subjective experiences and digital responses to questions that arise from these conditions. Working with these specific and diverse realities we seek to…

Tropical Meridional Fiction is about a fiction of Brazilian identity. Through the individual perspectives of the artists, themes that concern its complexities are strained, across territorial factors, individual subjective experiences and digital responses to questions that arise from these conditions. Working with these specific and diverse realities we seek to attempt to search the poetic possibilities inside the impossibilities of this national fiction.

Tropical Meridional Fiction é sobre uma ficção da identidade brasileira. Através das perspectivas individuais dos artistas, os temas que dizem respeito às complexidades dessa identidade são tensionados, a partir de fatores territoriais, experiências subjetivas individuais e respostas digitais a questões que surgem dessas condições. Trabalhando com essas realidades específicas e diversas, procuramos buscar as possibilidades poéticas dentro das impossibilidades dessa ficção nacional.

Henrique Fagundes
Oendu de Mendonça
Juno Rain
Mauricio Igor
Henrique Montagne

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CITY OF DREAMS
CITY OF DREAMS Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley March 25th, 2021

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley is an artist working predominantly in digital media to communicate the experiences of being a Black Trans person. Their practice focuses on recording the lives of Black Trans people, intertwining lived experience with fiction to imaginatively retell Trans stories. Spurred on by a desire to record the "History…

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley is an artist working predominantly in digital media to communicate the experiences of being a Black Trans person. Their practice focuses on recording the lives of Black Trans people, intertwining lived experience with fiction to imaginatively retell Trans stories. Spurred on by a desire to record the "History of Trans people both living and past" their work can often be seen as a Trans archive where Black Trans people are stored for the future. Throughout history, Black queer and Trans people have been erased from the archives. Because of this it is necessary not only to archive our existence, but also the many creative narratives we have used and continue to use to share our experiences.

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Tape Mixtures
Tape Mixtures Hernando Fereira & Jonah Rabb March 24th, 2021

Inspired by Hye Jean Chung’s Media Heterotopias (2018), Tape Mixtures emphasizes transnational collaboration and spectral labor underlying DJ mixes.

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Wuji無極

Wuji無極 is a virtual sound installation that explores the boundaries of human bodies. In Wuji, human figures are intertwined, the identities are eliminated, and the personal boundaries for those bodies are blurring. The distorted and entangled visual connects my childhood memory of playing with Chinese knots. Before creating written characters…

Wuji無極 is a virtual sound installation that explores the boundaries of human bodies. In Wuji, human figures are intertwined, the identities are eliminated, and the personal boundaries for those bodies are blurring. The distorted and entangled visual connects my childhood memory of playing with Chinese knots. Before creating written characters and languages, ancient Chinese use knots to communicate and record histories. After thousands of years of iterations, today, the Chinese knot is no longer a tool for preserving history but a decoration that inherits the spirit of unity. Through twisting, weaving, and binding, all ropes are tied tightly to strengthen the beliefs of unity in traditional Chinese culture.
In Wuji無極, the viewer will travel through the city constructed by human forms and look up at the central tower but never have the chance to reach the sky, like ancestors who built the tower of Babel but fail due to god's punishment. Nowadays, differences and barriers among people have been extended to national, racial, and gender issues. In Wuji, a more united world can be imagined. When the physical forms and differences between individuals no longer limit us, a pure existence that presents the concept the infinity is emerging.

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Looking Out // Looking Over

Pulled between places and pulled between people. A document of my mum's formative years living between Sierra Leone, Lebanon, and England.

Of loss. Of longing. Of belonging.

My knowledge and understanding of these places I've never visited are informed by the personal words and histories of my mum and the detached…

Pulled between places and pulled between people. A document of my mum's formative years living between Sierra Leone, Lebanon, and England.

Of loss. Of longing. Of belonging.

My knowledge and understanding of these places I've never visited are informed by the personal words and histories of my mum and the detached observations of Google maps and image searches.

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antiphon

ANTIPHON is a networked, interactive, real-time, audiovisual performance environment exploring the conceptual framing of Antiphonal music. The instruments are networked and act as volumetric sound sculptures built to be performed live. They are controllable via remote server creating a networked, highly accurate, audiovisual representation distributed across all participant's web browsers.

ANTIPHON is a networked, interactive, real-time, audiovisual performance environment exploring the conceptual framing of Antiphonal music. The instruments are networked and act as volumetric sound sculptures built to be performed live. They are controllable via remote server creating a networked, highly accurate, audiovisual representation distributed across all participant's web browsers.

The infrastructure and networking components of the show were built with the help of Sebastian Batali and Aditi Raja.

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Other Skies: Exoplanetary Dust
Other Skies: Exoplanetary Dust SciArt Initiative & CLOT Magazine March 20th, 2021

“Exoplanetary Dust”
Curated by CLOT Magazine & SciArt Initiative
as part of the "OTHER SKIES" festival in collaboration with Multiverse Concert Series

“Man has gone out to explore other worlds and other civilizations without having explored his own labyrinth of dark passages and secret chambers, and without finding what lies behind doorways that…

“Exoplanetary Dust”
Curated by CLOT Magazine & SciArt Initiative
as part of the "OTHER SKIES" festival in collaboration with Multiverse Concert Series

“Man has gone out to explore other worlds and other civilizations without having explored his own labyrinth of dark passages and secret chambers, and without finding what lies behind doorways that he himself has sealed.” -Stanislav Lem, Solaris

In 1984 astronomers observed the first planetary disk of dust and gas around the star Beta Pictoris, providing a tantalizing glimpse of the potential for exoplanet discovery. And now? Over 4,000 exoplanets have been discovered; we are fortunate to find ourselves in a fertile universe of celestial bodies. The implications of these findings are being explored with fervor by scientists and artists alike.

Recent scientific advancements—combined with our insatiable curiosity to probe the unknown—have rekindled our SciFi imaginations in the quest for the extraterrestrial. But what are the philosophical implications of these revelations? As these discoveries permeate popular culture, artists, thinkers, and scientists reflect and interpret their relevance. Can we envision new horizons for humanity away from imperialist and colonial perspectives? What undiscovered life forms will we encounter? Can we imagine what it would be like to live beneath other skies?

This exhibition was created as part of the day-long festival "OTHER SKIES: An Exoplanetary Festival," created by Multiverse Concert Series, CLOT Magazine, and SciArt Initiative in partnership with Integral Steps. Learn more about this festival at otherskies.org.

"OTHER SKIES" and the accompanying exhibition was made possible in part with the support of the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in Washington DC, and the Boston Mayor's Arts and Culture COVID-19 Grant.

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on and on and on and on and on

In March of 2020, myself along with millions of other were laid off due to Covid-19. My addiction to social media became hopeless, I stopped resisting the scroll. In May of 2020 George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis Police igniting a wave of national protest the scope of which hasn't…

In March of 2020, myself along with millions of other were laid off due to Covid-19. My addiction to social media became hopeless, I stopped resisting the scroll. In May of 2020 George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis Police igniting a wave of national protest the scope of which hasn't been seen since the marches for civil rights in the 1960s. Though millions passionately threw themselves into demonstration after demonstration, what was produced in the short term seemed to be little more than endless marching, endless livestreams, endless infographics, endless scroll.

Music by Jake Turpin

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synthethicket

***PLEASE NOTE: THIS ROOM FEATURES WORK THAT USE FLASHING LIGHTS, IF YOU HAVE PHOTOSENSITIVITY, PLEASE BE WARNED***

Synthethicket, or synthetic thicket, is a collection of the video art I’ve been producing from the end of 2020 to the beginning of 2021. I use a combination of analog modular video synthesis, camera…

***PLEASE NOTE: THIS ROOM FEATURES WORK THAT USE FLASHING LIGHTS, IF YOU HAVE PHOTOSENSITIVITY, PLEASE BE WARNED***

Synthethicket, or synthetic thicket, is a collection of the video art I’ve been producing from the end of 2020 to the beginning of 2021. I use a combination of analog modular video synthesis, camera feedback, video mixer feedback, and footage, both found and made by me. These experiments in video art explore the relationship of iteration, patterns, colors, and movement using unconventional technology, some of which I designed. I worked with artist Erin Daley who designed the 3D models that adorn the room, creating a forest of video art and disfigured tree-like objects. This room serves as a peek into the experiments and exercises in creating a new artistic practice that I have been pursuing for the last few years.

Please note, not all the artwork loads at once, get close to and point your cursor at an object to begin it loading. I invite you to walk around and even inside the art to get a full, immersive experience. Pressing the space bar consecutive times will allow you to float, get a new perspective from above.

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Beneath the Neural Waves 1.2
Beneath the Neural Waves 1.2 Sofia Crespo x Entangled Others March 17th, 2021

This project explores biodiversity through an attempt at creating (digitally) an aquatic ecosystem as a means of attempting to engage with the very abstract concept of relationship. Rather than merely presenting an aquatic, generative world, this project allows the viewer to explore the ecosystem as a virtual avatar that isn't…

This project explores biodiversity through an attempt at creating (digitally) an aquatic ecosystem as a means of attempting to engage with the very abstract concept of relationship. Rather than merely presenting an aquatic, generative world, this project allows the viewer to explore the ecosystem as a virtual avatar that isn't entirely neutral in their presence.

In the virtual exhibition specimens of corals from beneath the neural waves are arranged in phylogenetic trees that display their speculative evolution. Around them generated fish swim by, careful where you tread, however, you might just scare them if you get too close!

Thanks to Jack Julian (@_julianjack on instagram) for the aquatic soundtrack!

Special thanks to Joel Simon.

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Otrus Extraviadus NFT Gallery
Otrus Extraviadus NFT Gallery Otrus Extraviadus March 16th, 2021

✧Otrus Extraviadus, is a latent body in continuous implosion and expansion, opens spaces to poetic and political events through the construction of networks of affection, online-offline experiments.

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New Art City Festival 2021

March 26, 2021 is the one year anniversary of New Art City's domain registration. A prototype grew into a tool, and a tool grew into a community. Since then, more than 40,000 people in 125 countries have visited galleries on New Art City. As an organization we are proud to…

March 26, 2021 is the one year anniversary of New Art City's domain registration. A prototype grew into a tool, and a tool grew into a community. Since then, more than 40,000 people in 125 countries have visited galleries on New Art City. As an organization we are proud to display artists who show in museums on the same level as art students, and to show born-digital artifacts alongside works of traditional media.

With the New Art City Festival we are celebrating our community and all that they have created by shining a spotlight on the artists pushing the boundaries of what is possible with our toolkit. It is free to attend and new exhibitions will open each day of the festival. Everything launching in this festival goes beyond anything we have shown before, and we are so excited to share the creative potential of this new digital format with many more artists around the world.

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REJECTED! 2021
REJECTED! 2021 uclaartsmemes March 12th, 2021

Welcome to the Virtual Homepage of REJECTED! DMA. Here you can find portals to the Static site, the REJECTED! DMA gallery, and the Fine Arts REJECTED! exhibition. Just walk through them and you'll be teleported to the selected location~

Made by Kat Sung and Natalee Decker

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FORMAT International Photography Festival
FORMAT International Photography Festival Featuring 160 Projects & over 9,000 artists from 90+ Countries March 11th, 2021

FORMAT in collaboration with New Art City are delighted to present this year’s international photography festival online in this purpose-built multi-player virtual gallery space.

The exhibitions split across 20 galleries includes over 160 international artists and a selection of the 40,000 images submitted from over 90 countries from the #massisolationFORMAT archive…

FORMAT in collaboration with New Art City are delighted to present this year’s international photography festival online in this purpose-built multi-player virtual gallery space.

The exhibitions split across 20 galleries includes over 160 international artists and a selection of the 40,000 images submitted from over 90 countries from the #massisolationFORMAT archive created during the Covid-19 pandemic.

FORMAT21 was made possible thanks to support from the Art Fund Respond and Reimagine Programme.

For more information about FORMAT International Photography Festival visit https://formatfestival.com/

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Miss Sammie's Painted Garden
Miss Sammie's Painted Garden Sammie Veeler February 25th, 2021

Tap your space bar 3 times when you enter for good luck ✨

I'm Sammie Veeler and I help run New Art City. This is my home room and it's painted by my dear friend Jurrell Lewis. His paintings texture the architecture in which they are displayed. They're also the album…

Tap your space bar 3 times when you enter for good luck ✨

I'm Sammie Veeler and I help run New Art City. This is my home room and it's painted by my dear friend Jurrell Lewis. His paintings texture the architecture in which they are displayed. They're also the album covers for the two albums you're walking through: Lee's Memory Palace and Columbarium.

The ferns and palms at the entrance link to a few of my other rooms and other works I have online. Follow the tree through the flower pot galleries to hear the music. Walking straight through the center lets you hear both albums at once, one song at a time. In the middle and between songs, they overlap.

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The Return
The Return mangangs February 21st, 2021

“The business of creating a limited, docile, scientifically conditioned human animal, completely adjusted to a purely technological environment, has kept pace with the rapid transformation of that environment itself: partly this has been effected, as already noted, by re-enforcing conformity with tangible rewards, partly by denying any real opportunities for…

“The business of creating a limited, docile, scientifically conditioned human animal, completely adjusted to a purely technological environment, has kept pace with the rapid transformation of that environment itself: partly this has been effected, as already noted, by re-enforcing conformity with tangible rewards, partly by denying any real opportunities for choices outside the range of the megatechnic system. American children, who, on statistical evidence, spend from three to six hours a day absorbing the contents of television, whose nursery songs are advertisements, and whose sense of reality is blunted by a world dominated by daily intercourse with Superman, Batman, and their monstrous relatives, will be able only by heroic effort to disengage themselves from this system sufficiently to recover some measure of autonomy. The megamachine has them under its remote control, conditioned to its stereotypes, far more effectively than the most authoritative parent.”

experiments.withgoogle.com/coastline-paradox

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Unbounded Unleashed Unforgiving_INTRO
Unbounded Unleashed Unforgiving_INTRO Curated by Mel Clemmons and Liss LaFleur February 9th, 2021
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The BLOB of Im/Possible Images
The BLOB of Im/Possible Images Rosa Menkman February 1st, 2021

Imagine you could obtain an 'impossible' image of any object or phenomenon that you think is important, with no limits on spatial, temporal, energy, signal/noise or cost resolutions. What image would you create? (the answer can be a hypothetical image of course!)

This was the question I asked every scientist I…

Imagine you could obtain an 'impossible' image of any object or phenomenon that you think is important, with no limits on spatial, temporal, energy, signal/noise or cost resolutions. What image would you create? (the answer can be a hypothetical image of course!)

This was the question I asked every scientist I spoke to during my Arts at CERN/Collide Barcelona residency. In the BLOB I am presenting some of the insights this research has opened up to me.

The BLOB (Binary Large OBject) gives a home to the collection of Im/Possible images that all together illustrate the concept of the impossible image and the relationships between affordance, resolution and compromise.

As different Axes of Affordance (X,Y,Z and α) cut the BLOB, they define what is possible to resolve, and what images are compromised, or in other words, will never be rendered. While normally these compromised images would never find their way to our eyes, the hypothetical realms of the BLOB offer pasture to these impossible renders.

Via the open call you can submit your own Im/Possible image. These images might be considered for implementation and exhibition.

The BLOB of Im/Possible Images is made in commission for Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel (HEK)

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Alchemical
Alchemical Casey Reas & Jan St. Werner, presented by bitforms gallery January 8th, 2021
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tangible data
tangible data baron lanteigne December 22nd, 2020

Tangible Data explores and infiltrates an online community that develops a “virtual” art market for a cryptocurrency-hungry public. A series of animated loops—created and monetized by the artist to suit the demands and consumption of this community—provide a basis for the larger project, which extends across several web platforms.

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Lumen Prize 2020
Lumen Prize 2020 Presented by Leonardo December 3rd, 2020

Lumen Prize 2020 award winners are presented in partnership with Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST)

Featuring work by Liliana Farber, Julieta Gil, Søren Krag, Elyne Legarnisson, Christian Loclair, Tupac Martir, Casey Reas, Richard Vijgen and Liu Wa.

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luz-cor Ana Alice November 30th, 2020
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Principia Discordia by Felt Zine for SuperRare

Given the chaos of 2020 we believe that the Principia Discordia is helpful in understanding our current situation.

The title is based on the parody religion text published in the 1960s. The Principia Discordia, if read literally, encourages the worship of the Greek godess Eris, known in Latin as Discordia, the…

Given the chaos of 2020 we believe that the Principia Discordia is helpful in understanding our current situation.

The title is based on the parody religion text published in the 1960s. The Principia Discordia, if read literally, encourages the worship of the Greek godess Eris, known in Latin as Discordia, the godess of disorder... The Principia Discordia holds three core principles: the Aneristic (order), theee Eristic (disorder), and the notion that both are mere illusions. Due to these principles, a Discordian believes there is no distinction between order and disorder, since the are both man-made conceptual divisions of the pure element of chaos. An argument presented by the text is that it is only by rejecting these principles that you can truly perceive reality as it is, chaos.

Organized by Mark Sabb of Felt Zine

Artists include @ExitSimulation, @Trippyogi, @Wonderkatzi, @nickeays, @pirate_sheep, @baronlanteigne, @frenetikvoid, @vngc, @stanleysunday, @flufflord & Original art by felt zine, including @markdigitalhd, @jawndiego, @_boyheart_, & @luisdejavier

Special Thanks to: Blim, Colgate, Jeremy (Trippyogi),, Izzy (VNGNC), Baron, and An for all of your help with making this exhibition a reality.

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Pele and Plastiglomerate | Bioplastic Skins
Pele and Plastiglomerate | Bioplastic Skins Tiare Ribeaux for Misava Exhibition October 20th, 2020
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Transcode
Transcode Unrequited Leisure September 18th, 2020
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SJSU MFA Collective Exhibition
SJSU MFA Collective Exhibition SJSU MFAs September 15th, 2020

The SJSU MFA Art Collective consists of 18 interdisciplinary-skilled artists working in digital media art, photography, pictorial and spatial art. The exhibition is presented in an online virtual format, facilitating a simulated-cohesive experience of different artworks and to encourage the viewer to "walk through" the virtual space.

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data-as-symbolic-form-exchange http://hypertransfer-protocol July 18th, 2020
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Gray Area Showcase Spring 2020
Gray Area Showcase Spring 2020 Gray Area Incubator & Immersive Artists June 25th, 2020
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Pivot Point
Pivot Point SJSU Digital Media Art BFAs May 22nd, 2020
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