Born Digital | Vector Festival Flagship Exhibition
Works by Adam Basanta, A.M. Darke, Joseph DeLappe, Judith Doyle, Ann Hirsch, Chris Kerich, and Lu Yang
InterAccess (950 Dupont St., Unit 1)
Exhibition runs from July 12 – August 18
7pm — 10pm
Expanding on the festival theme, Vector’s flagship exhibition features performative artist positions that explore how human connections are framed by ‘the digital’ and how they are dictated by technological apparatuses. The new and historical works presented in the exhibition include wide-ranging experiments with medium and form, and include video installation, kinetic sculpture, social media investigations, and paper-based art, among others.
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?
The full Vector Festival 2018 program can be found at vectorfestival.org.
Image: A Truly Magical Moment by Adam Basanta (2016). Courtesy of the artist.