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Digital Decade 5


  • Ugly Duck 49 Tanner Street London, England, SE1 3PL United Kingdom (map)

Designcollector Network Presents Innovative Exhibition of Digital Art in London

“Digital Decade 5: Cyberia” takes place at Ugly Duck from 25-27 August 2017

47-49 Tanner Street, London, SE1 3PL


"I Never Promised You a Garden" - Interactive Installation by Melanie Courtinat

"I Never Promised You a Garden" - Interactive Installation by Melanie Courtinat

DesignCollector Network (curator, Arseny Vesnin) presents an innovative exhibition exploring the intersections digital and physical forms (“phygital”) in art as part of the annual event Digital Decade, featuring 50 emerging artists working in the field of digital art. This year’s theme of “Cyberia” encourages artists to reflect on the concept of the newborn digital-native that is changing our common value systems.

Winners of the Ello x Digital Decade Open Contest 2017

Winners of the Ello x Digital Decade Open Contest 2017

The Digital Decade collaboration and exhibition now in its fourth year, has run successfully each year since 2013. Curated by DCN and partners, the first round of Digital Decade consists of online Open Calls where selected artists are featured in the exhibition in London.
For 2017, the 5th Edition of “Digital Decade”, DCN teamed up with the leading creative platforms Ello Network and Curioos to bring 35 digital artists together engaged in creating print artworks to take a part in a London exhibition. One third of these artists made a cut from a huge shortlist selected by the prominent Jury during “Ello x Digital Decade” Open Call. Another addition to upcoming event is a new challenge made together with Sedition Art Platform that will feature the work of selected video artists. Also a number of interactive, phygital and VR artists to join the exhibition to create an immersive atmosphere.

Interactive installation based on Mass Migrations using HTC VIve controllers and no headset. Multiplayer digital mecha graffiti will be presented at Digital Decade 5

The concept of Cyberia is “the unknown territories: shaped by the digital ethnos”. This, “ethnos” refers to the generation of digital people that are changing our world, and continuing to influence our culture. As our world becomes increasingly digital, it ultimately transforms to become a ‘Cyberia’.

The exhibition takes place over three days in August, at Ugly Duck on Tanner st in London. For this new creative season Ugly Duck has chosen the theme Real/Virtual and “Digital Decade 5: Cyberia” was happy to won their venue grant earlier this year. Exhibition invites visitors and artists into a visual dialogue on geopolitical, environmental, social and even interstellar changes taking place in our world with digital art and technology. Event will feature VR, Print, Phygital and Interactive installations as well as Creative Talks from industry leaders.


25 - 27 August, Ugly Duck

47-49 Tanner Street, London, SE1 3PL

  • 25 August: 6PM - 10PM: Opening Night, Free entrance, Bar, DJ set, Artists at presence
  • 26 August: 12 - 8PM: Full Show + Creative Talks: Studio BLUP; Radim Malinic; Chris Labrooy
  • 27 August: 12 - 4PM: Closing Day

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Press release provided by Alex Cordier who has a passion for travel, contemporary art, technology and digital media.

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