With no doubts "digital art" and everything around establishing a new era in our cultural history right here, right now. With our personal annual collaboration The Digital Decade we raise the bar for ourselves and artists involved, and next year we are going to hit the Digital Experience more than ever. Meanwhile we look at the magicians working in digital art industry, using spaces as canvases and light as a tool. Enjoy our selection of best installations went this year around the globe.
"Meredith Marsone's (formerly Collins) paintings and drawings explore questions of heritage and identity. At times there is a tension in her works that reference her Pakeha and Māori heritage, ta moko or floral designs delicately adorn faces of her subjects. Heritage as well as the continuity of one's lineage are depicted in Meredith's works which often feature her with her daughters."
In Spring 2016 Quayola presented solo exhibition Laocoön at One Canada Square in London. The exhibition was a continuation of the artist’s ongoing research into iconography, whereby he abstracts classical sculptures using digital rendering and production techniques. In so doing, Quayola creates new spaces in which relationships between classical and contemporary art forms and themes can be re-thought.
If you follow us already you may know that we run awesome digital art collaboration each spring for the last few years with the resulting exhibitions at OFFF festivals or so. This year together with Youth WorldWide we took a great challenge and moved our cause to London as a standalone group show to happen just in a matter of few days!
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There is No Planet B
4-7 July, London
On July 4th, Digital Decade’s annual art collaboration kicks off at the Underdog Gallery in London. This year’s exhibit, “There is No Planet B”, features the work of international digital artists who address the economic, social, political, and environmental problems we face by imagining a world without them.
Using their talent for photo manipulation and glitch art - the purposeful corruption of data within a digital file to create distorted yet aesthetic effects - 25 invited artists and 2 winners of The Open Call contest come together to “Imagine there’s no… climate change, human aggression, war”, and more.
What happens when you mix the ultimate fun souls with award winning designers and a rapper? BOOM! A massive explosion of creativity shooting right at you. Watch OFFF Barcelona 2016 Main Titles by Merlin Crossingham and Gavin Strange with Aardman Animations
Tran Nguyen (Instagram) is an award-winning illustrator and gallery artist. Born in Vietnam and raised in the States, she is fascinated with creating visuals that can be used as a psycho-therapeutic support vehicle, exploring the mind's landscape. Her paintings are created with a soft, delicate quality using coloured pencil and acrylic on paper.
Go inside and beyond Dalí’s painting Archeological Reminiscence of Millet’s Angelus and explore the world of the surrealist master like never before. Experience Dreams of Dalí in the special exhibit Disney & Dalí: Architects of the Imagination at The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, or at dreamsofdali.org
"I surrendered myself to a brief fantasy during which I imagined sculptures of the two figures in millet’s ‘angelus’ carved out of the highest rocks…" Salvador Dali
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"Every day we are surrounded by data generated by our presence in environments saturated with digital technologies and touch screens. Glitch Textiles, a textile design label originated by Brooklyn-based graphic artist Phillip David Stearns, showcases a stunning set of functional, colourful artworks that bridge the gap between woven textiles and digital art, all designed and inspired by algorithms.
The project explores the histories of woven image making and modern digital technologies, transcoding the computer glitches into stunning garments and functional fabrics. Phillip, whose significant projects include a series of experiments on imaging making and the digital realms, tries to create a dialogue about the influence of digital technologies/material and how they will affect how we live our lives in the future."
via People of Print
The year 2015 was on the cutting edge of the art and technology and the next year is definitely going to be following this path. A lot of art installations of 2015 we dedicated to the view, the user and the only beholder of the criticism. There is no better critic than a feedback from an audience. Below we posted the best of interactive project shown to public in various locations during the year
“Over 2,000 delicate LEDs fill the Olympus Photography Playground in artist collective Neon Golden’s SWARM, the lights’ soft, electric emissions buzzing through the 850-cubed-foot space in Vienna. Engineered with a combination of Arduino, Cinema 4D, Raspberry Pi, and Processing, the audiovisual installation reacts to movement, placing its visitors inside a colorful, carefully coded 3D environment.” http://vimeo.com/119266974
Leading digital artist Joshua Davis, the veteran of the OFFF festival was back to Barcelona's 15th year of the festival with the epic new work “The Deepest of Space“. http://vimeo.com/124447271
NONOTAK studio is the collaboration between the illustrator Noemi Schipfer and the architect musician Takami Nakamoto. They work on light and sound installations, creating an ethereal, immersive and dreamlike environment meant to envelope the viewer, capitalizing on Takami Nakamoto’s approach of space & sound, and Noemi Schipfer’s experience in kinetic visual. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wJtVwvMxjE
In 20 Steps by Drift, an installation about the movement of flight presented as a part of group installation “Glasstress 2015 Gotika” in Venice Biennale 2015 as part of an exhibition by the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg Exhibition http://vimeo.com/128608936
The Lyon Museum of Fine Arts asked artist Arnaud Pottier to bring sculptures, including Laurent Honore Marqueste’s Perseus Slaying Medusa, James Pradier’s Odalisque, and Barrias’ Les Premières Funérailles, to life. His method was pretty simple: He used projection mapping, which can turn anything—including statues—into a display. http://vimeo.com/131201461
Antrum Spatio-Graphical Interactive Installation looks like a grotto of the membrane, the surface of which is inhabited by strange creatures. It’s complex structure causes association with living creatures, space objects and architectural constructions. In this frontier word pure mathematical abstractions are mixed with natural shapes, resulting in formation of new entities. Viewers can push the membrane and try to contact with them. Project realised by Russians: Tatiana Plakhova (more) and mathrioshka.ru of Eduard Haiman & Vadim Smakhtin http://vimeo.com/130972302 http://vimeo.com/130454184
One of the best electronic light and projection mapping studios in the world (yes, literally), Russians – TUNDRA and SilaSveta collaborated together to produce an EPICENTER immersive installation to celebrate 7th Anniversary of ARMA17 in Moscow “Each group created an installation that places the viewer in the “epicenter of borderless creativity.” Tundra’s piece, Halo, creates eerie scenes such as a lightning storm and a fire, playing with space and criss-crossing beams of light. A figure weaves in and out of the beams, getting closer and closer but ultimately disappearing into the darkness. The soundtrack consists of choral music overlaid with what sounds like either rain or a scorching forest.” says The Creators Project http://vimeo.com/143827409
“Los Angeles based Turkish artist Refik Anadol wants us to slow down and make technology into something we consciously see and feel..His most recent installation, titled the “Infinity Room” at Zorlu Performing Art Center in Turkey, is a trippy, black and white installation that uses audio and visual stimulation to alter one’s sense of the room. For this, he installed a cinema screen, onto which 3D kinetic animation based on algorithms was projected. It is part of his ongoing project titled, “Temporary Immersive Environment Experiments,” which takes the idea of immersion. Immersion into virtual reality is a perception of being physically present in a non-physical world.” via Hi-Fructose http://vimeo.com/141749628
Cambridge’s King’s College Chapel unites the old and the new, the spiritual and scientific – literally so with the “Dear World… Yours, Cambridge” projection. This project by Miguel Chevalier set up in “immersive projection” in the chapel that showed images relating to the many fields of the University of Cambridge, from literature to astrophysics. http://vimeo.com/143870160
“Virtual Depictions:San Francisco” is a public art project by media artist Refik Anadol consist of series of parametric data sculptures that tell the story of the city and people around us within a unique artistic approach for 350 Mission’s media wall in collaboration with Kilroy Realty Corporation / John Kilroy and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Architects. http://vimeo.com/147304811
Stay tuned for the Official Top 2015. Enjoy the previews here
By a good tradition we share London Fireworks on 1st of January. Enjoy your 2016!