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.