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Recent Exhibitions

black beyond _origins
black beyond _origins black beyond June 17th, 2021

black beyond presents _origins ✨👁 a virtual, collaborative experience that serves as an ode to Black femmes, womxn, gender non-conforming and beyond.

This four-day event will begin on June 17th, 2021 leading into the Juneteenth weekend.

Each day will feature workshops, talks, performances, and a new media art exhibition in a virtual…

black beyond presents _origins ✨👁 a virtual, collaborative experience that serves as an ode to Black femmes, womxn, gender non-conforming and beyond.

This four-day event will begin on June 17th, 2021 leading into the Juneteenth weekend.

Each day will feature workshops, talks, performances, and a new media art exhibition in a virtual gallery space hosted by New Art City.

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)

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In reference to Legacy Russell's Glitch Feminism, 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 is an ode to Black femmes, womxn, gender non-conforming and beyond.

It is future through art as practice.
A liminal space of restoration.
The non-linear orbit, resisting violent erasure.

_origins asks what is preservation? Where is restoration? How do we uplift Black femmes? 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 reasserts time into virtual space to reclaim our power through conversations, workshops, art and sound rituals. Activating a site of embodied thinking, healing and world building.

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Skin Garden
Skin Garden Output Field June 16th, 2021

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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…

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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.

🗓June 16 marks the beginning of a 3-day event: one room will open each day, with a 🔴LIVE event over zoom each day. Visit outputfield.com/skingarden for more info, RSVPs, and transcripts.

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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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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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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the visual cortex

I tend to orbit hyper specific events in my life. I obsess over the memories, and on each rethinking the memory is restructured and distorted. The distortion becomes solidified and definition is added to the new imagining of the event. It begs the question, am I orbiting these events because…

I tend to orbit hyper specific events in my life. I obsess over the memories, and on each rethinking the memory is restructured and distorted. The distortion becomes solidified and definition is added to the new imagining of the event. It begs the question, am I orbiting these events because they’re inherently significant or are they significant to me because I orbit them? I am absolutely fascinated by the elaborate web of activity connecting and manipulating past, present, and future. This applies to both an individual and universal scale. In AMYGDALA, I explore and express these events and the impact they have on me. I want to share the stories I’ve held onto throughout my life, in a style that reflects the hazy, distorted, nonlinear, and precarious way that I remember them.

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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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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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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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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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Collective Digital Care
Collective Digital Care USC Media Arts + Practice IML 300 Class May 12th, 2021

Group Exhibition of USC Media Arts + Practice IML 300 Class

Curated by Qianqian Ye & Sarah Ciston
Artists: Karen Abe, Ayse Cevikel, Abby Chen, Malia Dollaga, Jennifer Lee, Angela Rong, Katie Liu, Myrah Sarwar, Jonathan Tolentino, Annaliese Tusken, Megan Yeh, Annie Zheng, Qingyu Zhu

What is collective, what is digital, what is…

Group Exhibition of USC Media Arts + Practice IML 300 Class

Curated by Qianqian Ye & Sarah Ciston
Artists: Karen Abe, Ayse Cevikel, Abby Chen, Malia Dollaga, Jennifer Lee, Angela Rong, Katie Liu, Myrah Sarwar, Jonathan Tolentino, Annaliese Tusken, Megan Yeh, Annie Zheng, Qingyu Zhu

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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Digital Autonomy
Digital Autonomy San Jose State University CADRE Media May 7th, 2021

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

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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 21st, 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…

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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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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 SCHEMATA : VORTEX

With the clubbing scene dead for over a year, reimagining the creative potential for our deserted nightlife spaces seems fitting right now. Corsica Studios, originally a hub of underground music and nightlife, has had time to withdraw and reflect, conceiving a new platform to support, entertain and enrich through art.…

With the clubbing scene dead for over a year, reimagining the creative potential for our deserted nightlife spaces seems fitting right now. Corsica Studios, originally a hub of underground music and nightlife, has had time to withdraw and reflect, conceiving a new platform to support, entertain and enrich through art.
So Schemata is born. It’s a plan. A blueprint. A vow to remember the void. The time we had nothing. The time we created something from that nothing.

Vortex, Schemata’s first show, reveals the desolate venue.
We experience the dislocated and uninhabited space of the club, with its ghostly ambience that is both familiar, yet distorted and unsettling.

Curating works from artists specialising in abstract world views and alternate realities, Vortex aims to coalesce the realms of digital art, film, performance and sound to create a memorial to nightlife and inspire optimism to move beyond.

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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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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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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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WUJI無極

Wuji無極 is a sound installation that explores the boundaries of the human body. 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 sound installation that explores the boundaries of the human body. 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 appreciating mystic patterns' beauty. Through twisting, weaving, and binding, all ropes are tied tightly to strengthen the beliefs of unity in traditional Chinese culture.

In this virtual exhibition, you will navigate through the city constructed by human forms and look up at the central tower but never have the chance to fly 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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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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Skin Garden: Walk-ins Welcome

Walk-ins Welcome is a digital tattoo showroom of tattoos incorporating digital mediums (e.g. 3D modeling, virtual reality, digital painting). The soundscape is assembled from residual sounds of a tattoo in session: plastic crinkling, ink shaking, machines whirring.

Advances in image-rendering have become interwoven into the process of tattooing, and archived…

Walk-ins Welcome is a digital tattoo showroom of tattoos incorporating digital mediums (e.g. 3D modeling, virtual reality, digital painting). The soundscape is assembled from residual sounds of a tattoo in session: plastic crinkling, ink shaking, machines whirring.

Advances in image-rendering have become interwoven into the process of tattooing, and archived onto skin. More and more, this analog art form has seen a shift towards the digital and the experimental. Walk-ins Welcome is a showcase of tattooers who have embraced this shift in their practice.

This sculpture garden features flash available for your skin, etched onto fleshy structures sculpted by Nusi Quero in collaboration with Alex Shilt. The space is encased in skeletal walls sculpted by Lady Bambs. The soundscape is a remote collaboration between Miss Sammie and Nusi Quero.

Feel free to look around, or have a seat. You may excavate new sounds in certain corners of this space.

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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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Sequence 1
Sequence 1 Night Export x The Rave Theory March 22nd, 2021

Night Export is an online arts collective focused on live performance sessions from underground acts across the world. Eluding from labeling, we seek to bring a platform to very prolific and talented individuals.

The Rave Theory is a movement, deeply ingrained in cyberpunk and posthumanism values. A way to take back…

Night Export is an online arts collective focused on live performance sessions from underground acts across the world. Eluding from labeling, we seek to bring a platform to very prolific and talented individuals.

The Rave Theory is a movement, deeply ingrained in cyberpunk and posthumanism values. A way to take back control in this age of information. To share resources and knowledge. Weaponizing the technology we have at our hands in order to build a strong community. By the people, for the people.

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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…

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.

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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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Mundo Otrus
Mundo Otrus Otrus Extraviadus March 16th, 2021

We are Otrus Extraviadus, an artistic collective from Bogotá, Colombia started by three artists. 🧿Otrus Extraviadus is a latent body in continuous implosion and expansion. we are the same unfolding and inhabiting different dimensions, that give us the possibility of multiple faces. This mythical manifesto is an action, an activity,…

We are Otrus Extraviadus, an artistic collective from Bogotá, Colombia started by three artists. 🧿Otrus Extraviadus is a latent body in continuous implosion and expansion. we are the same unfolding and inhabiting different dimensions, that give us the possibility of multiple faces. This mythical manifesto is an action, an activity, a movement and it would not be possible if it did not invoke exchange, encounter, becoming, chance and friendship. Otrus Extraviadus opens spaces to poetic and political events through the construction of networks of affection and 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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Miss Sammie's Painted Garden
Miss Sammie's Painted Garden Sammie Veeler February 25th, 2021

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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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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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CODAME JOYNT Festival
CODAME JOYNT Festival Codame Art+Tech December 12th, 2020
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luz-cor
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
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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