With a focus on the diverse and varied ways in which media art engages with the births, deaths, pasts, and futures of the digital, Born Digital asks how translations and interjections of bodies between physical and digital spaces inform relationships with others, the machine, and the self. What might it mean to witness the birth of a new technology, or to be ‘born digital’? How does the term ‘digital native’ function in relation to this? How do artists adopt, advance, hack, or dismantle digital technologies to critically reflect on their meanings and implications? How does analogue detritus live on in the digital? What comes after the digital, how do post-humanist, post-digital, and post-Internet artistic perspectives inflect these questions?
Why I Design is an annual event hosted by The Museum Of Vancouver that invites visitors to explore and celebrate innovation in action. Dozens of designers are stationed throughout the museum to discuss their work with attendees throughout the evening. With over 20 Vancouver-based designers, Why I Design 2016 is an experience packed with innovation and intrigue.
Visual simulations of human selfhood populate the online world. They conjure an anxiety brought upon by the unsettling yet subtle otherness characteristic of digital replications. The imperative to translate identity online hinges on a deep disjuncture between the realness of the organic world and the constructedness of the virtual. This unresolvable tension fuels the insatiable impulse to perform and present one’s self – digitally.
Mediated Visions in Time and Space occurs within the unstable space of the photographic reality, exploring the transcendental, interpretive, mutable and otherworldly dimensions embedded within the filmic image.
The glitch aesthetic is referred to aphoristically as the art of technological failure. This glitch video screening was curated by Shauna Jean Doherty, Garnet Hertz, and Sara Gold.
The New Flesh is an ultra-fresh Post-Cronenbergian exploration into the absorption of the human form into 1’s and 0’s. This digital art group exhibition, presented at VIVO Media Arts Centre in affiliation with The Wrong (again) – New Digital Art Biennale, considers what flesh is through the screen of a computer.
Vaporwave Curated Video Program VIVO Media Arts Centre July 8th 2015 Program Notes: Vaporwave is an artistic style that has recently emerged as an internet art phenomenon. The form, though somewhat obscure and disparate due to its predominantly online origins, can be characterized by its trippy and ironic combination of visual references that range from…
In A Queer Time and Place Curated Video Program VIVO Media Arts Centre August 12th 2015 Program Notes: In June I had the pleasure of seeing Jack Halberstam speak at 221a. He was offering reflections on his text “In A Queer Time and Place” marking the 10th anniversary of the book’s publication. I read this text…