TRANSFER DOWNLOAD / SIMULATIONS IN HYPERSPACE
Curator: Kelani Nichole
Opening Reception Friday June 15 / 5-7pm
Location: Art House | 231 Delgado St, Santa Fe, NM
Art House is pleased to present TRANSFER Download, a survey of new digital art by an international roster of contemporary artists, selected by New York-based curator Kelani Nichole in collaboration with the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation. The exhibition is showcased in an interactive display chamber called a hyperspace, an immersive projection area controlled by visitors who can select from a menu of artworks to view. TRANSFER Download brings together the latest generation of artists who engage with powerful technologies of 3D animation software, gaming engines, and algorithmic simulation. The exhibition opens in concert with the Currents New Media Festival (June 8-24), during which Art House is a participating venue.
Artists in the exhibition include AES+F (Moscow); LaTurbo Avedon (The Internet); Claudia Hart (NewYork/Chicago); Rollin Leonard (Los Angeles); Sabrina Ratte (Montreal); and Theo Triantafyllidis (Los Angeles); Rick Silva and Nicolas Sasson (Pacific Northwest); Carla Gannis (New York); Daniel Temkin (New York); Alex McLeod (Toronto); and Harvey Moon (San Francisco).
TRANSFER Download is shown within the Thoma Foundation’s digital art collection at Art House,
Santa Fe. Spanning the global history of computer art of the past fifty years, the Foundation’s collection includes some of the first algorithmic plotter drawings on paper, software-driven, generative, and custom-coded artworks, interactive works based on real-time gaming platforms, internet-based or networked art, and works that utilize LED and LCD displays. The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation recognizes the cultural and intellectual value of artworks that make use of experimental and innovative technologies.