This exhibition is the result of an open call Boston Cyberarts did in the spring of 2108. We looked for work that paired art and technology in a thought provoking and visually engaging manner. Works that address, rather than use, technology on a conceptual level were also be considered. For this exhibition we received proposals from as far away as Singapore and Switzerland.
Artists include Jenny E. Balisle, Tyler Bohm, Sara Bonaventura, Keaton Fox, Bob Kephart, Pat Lay, Bang T. Luu, Nick Montfort, Hye Yeon Nam, Molly O’Donnell, Lalie S. Pascual, Daniel Alexander Smith, Yao Wang, Jeffu Warmouth, Jody Zellen.
Boston Cyberarts is pleased to present Now You See It…, our second gallery exhibition of augmented reality art. The artists in the exhibition, Joseph Farbrook, Carla Gannis, Claudia Hart, Michael Mittelman and Will Pappenheimer are all pioneers in the AR field. Having just finished our large outdoor AR exhibition, The Augmented Landscape, we wanted to follow that geo-located show up with an all image triggered gallery show.
Joseph Farbrook presents Amorphous Ball (2017), a shape-shifting red sphere that becomes all things. Carla Gannis will present The Selfie Drawings, a book of 52 digital drawings completed over 52 weeks in which Gannis performed “the self” through digital drawings and augmented reality in 2015. Claudia Hart presents a selection of works from The Flower Matrix, a new kind of liminal space – a seductive environment for viewing her immersive world, embellished by decorative elements embracing an aesthetic of the fake in which technology has replaced nature, sugary sweet and chemically toxic in equal measures. Michael Mittelman uses mixed reality to create digital Sol LeWitt-like drawings on the walls of the gallery in AR.Lewitt. And Will Pappenheimer presents Waters Rising which places the viewer in water filling the gallery slowly until we are in an distorted underwater world. A video game-based player moves and dances around the room, sword and shield in hand, and throwing light particles in every direction.
Inspired by Salem’s unique history and ecology, the eight artworks delve into issues as diverse as East-West relations, New England’s maritime connections with Russia, Japan & China, American idealism, the discord between globalism and isolationism, piracy as warfare, as well as the effects of climate change, global warming and rising waters.