The Digital Museum of Digital Art (DiMoDA) presents its third full exhibition, New Talismans, curated by DiMoDA and Mind//Body, co-curated with Nhung Walsh for Siggraph Asia 2017.
DiMoDa is proud to present its third full exhibition. Gateways and Talismans, curated by the DiMoDA Team and Mind/Body Dualism, curated in collaboration with Nhung Walsh for Siggraph Asia 2017. On exhibition we will be showcasing work by southeast Asian artists Bani Haykal, Debbie Ding, Korakrit Arunanondchai, and Vicki Dang. Also on display will be works by artists Morehshin Allahyari, Paul Hertz, Rindon Johnson, and Shane Mecklenburger, curated by DiMoDA.
Gateways and Talismans explores the way in which artists use digital technologies as magic(k) tools and objects. Each artist takes different approaches to the experience of and idea of witchcraft. Summoning ancient persian genies with 3D scans, opening magic circles in abandoned casinos, navigating an orchestral and surreal landscape and Listening to disembodied voices reciting poetry in the forest.
Mind//Body Dualism examines the topic of existence as a physical being and digital being simultaneously, adding nuance to the Cartesian idea of separation of mind and body and proposing yet a 3rd separation: The virtual body.
What is to be done? Even in a world that is better for more people than at any time in history, we find ourselves with a host of issues, challenging our optimism for the future. The specter of unchecked climate change, the unknown consequences of globally deployed artificial intelligence, the ruptured boundaries of global capitalism, the unrelenting weight of systemic oppression and inequality; these ills throw the grand narratives of linear progress and the promise of technology in doubt. How do we navigate in a semi-fluid world where the only hope for agency seems to be in probing the uncertain boundaries and bounded uncertainties themselves?
Now in its third edition, the Gray Area Festival still believes that artists are bellwethers to anticipate cultural traumas, and that integrated creative and technical practice holds a lantern illuminating paths to broader and deeper understanding of the trials and opportunities ahead. We present a group of speakers, performers, educators, and exhibitors exploring the edges of media, time, culture, design, and the environment. Held at our Grand Theater in San Francisco's Mission district, the Festival highlights Gray Area's continued pursuit of forward-looking art and technology applied toward civic, educational, entrepreneurial, aesthetic, and social practice.
Import Projects presents the European IRL debut of the Digital Museum of Digital Art, a platform developed by American artists Alfredo Salazar-Caro and William James Richard Robertson. Featuring four VR commissions for Oculus Rift by Claudia Hart, Tim Berresheim, AquaNet 2001 and Jacolby Satterwhite, the exhibition bridges real and virtual space while blurring the boundaries of our respective institutions.
DiMoDA is a preeminent virtual institution and a virtual reality exhibition platform dedicated to the distribution and promotion of New Media Art. For it’s debut, DiMoDA will be presenting works by Claudia Hart (NY/CHICAGO), Tim Berresheim (DE) Jacolby Satterwhite (NY) and a project by Aquanet 2001 (Salvador Loza and Gibran Morgado) from Mexico City.