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Claudia Hart: The Flower Matrix

The Flower Matrix from Claudia Hart represents a new kind of liminal space, a mixed-reality architecture embellished by decorative elements embracing an aesthetic of the fake in which technology has replaced nature. The work is presented at Wallplay’s VR “speakeasy” in the basement of Gallery 151 as part of the TRANSFER VR Commission.... READ MORE...

Eloquent Pixels. Interview with Games for the Many

Games for the Many is a British nine Labour-supporting game designers, developers, activists, musicians team designing video game to support Labour Party political agenda. During 2017 UK General Elections they produced CorbynRun, a game to make young people get close to politics that has been a huge hit.... READ MORE...

Life Time. Biological Clocks of the Universe

Our own perspective on existence-in-time is determined by self-awareness, by memories and plans for the future— but to what extent does it constitute an objective measure? This is what MU is investigating with the exhibition Life Time, that presents the winners of the Bio Art & Design Award 2017 alongside related works of nine more bio artists and designers.... READ MORE...

Curating the HyperPavilion. Interview with Philippe Riss-Schmidt

Part of the 57th Venice Biennale, HyperPavilion presented a variety of site-specific projects, in which artists questioned both the consequences after the arrival of the digital, and the ongoing merging process between physical and virtual worlds. After the closing Donata Marletta reached the curator Philippe Riss-Schmidt to talk about this experience.... READ MORE...

The Handbook of Visual Culture

The Handbook of Visual Culture is now available in paperback format, edited by Bloomsbury Publishing. It includes several contributions by scholars and professionals challenging the vitality and complexity of visual culture research with a cross-disciplinary approach and a special interest in cyber and digital culture.... READ MORE...

Tatiana Bilbao featured in new Time-Space-Existence video

Produced by PLANE—SITE and funded by the ECC, the new short video from the Time-Space-Existence series features Tatiana Bilbao, the acclaimed Mexican architect whose work is as varied as it is influential: from botanical gardens filled with art to neo-Brutalist social housing making spaces and places by people for people.... READ MORE...

The world is a pattern. Interview with Nicolas Sassoon

GIFs have been accepted and adopted by new users who rely on animated pictures thanks to their planned pervasiveness in their digital communication habits. The practice of Nicolas Sassoon, a French artist who makes art with GIFs since 2011, suggests creative strategies to exploit the features of this format in order to make works that couldn't be made with any other medium.... READ MORE...
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