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Virtual Wonders

Virtual Wonders
Virtual Wonders

Tuesday, August 24, 2021



Photo credit: "Solar Bodies" by Stephanie Castonguay and PRIFMA

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Free with registration

While the last few months have intensified our relationships to the virtual and changed our perceptions of digital tools and spaces, a growing desire to disconnect has also taken hold in us. That said, this difficult time has underscored some of the extraordinary opportunities afforded by virtual spaces — as they have generated new locations in which to meet and exchange ideas — whether in the private sphere, the arts, research, or activism. As the world continues to resettle into a new equilibrium, the virtual exhibition that is part of MUTEK’s 22nd edition specifically highlights attributes native to the web that make it a tool for creation and a preferred medium of dissemination.

The 24 works that comprise Virtual Wonders make no attempt to serve as substitutes for reality — instead, they amplify and extend it as they play in the liminal space between that which takes place on the screen, and that which doesn’t. The pieces probe the boundaries between the natural and the artificial, and between human and machine. Whether they feature virtual reality or artificial intelligence, the exhibition’s captivating videos, pieces, lively games, and interactive works have all been specifically designed to live on the web.

Adonia Bouchehri DEJello Anna Eyler et Nicolas Lapointe CA/QCD.o.t.T.D (Dance of the Techno-Demons) Bomi Yook KR/CADream Machine Brad Todd CA/QC3050 K Cinzia Campolese IT/QCIdle (online version) Commonolithic & Olivia Mc Gilchrist UK/QC+JM/FR/QCWorld Space V2 Ender Gallery CAEnder Gallery Minecraft Artist Residency Entangled Others DEThis Jellyfish Does Not Exist Eva Papamargariti GR/UK Jawa El Khash SY/CAHammam Libby Heaney UKFIGURES, £igur€$, go figure!? Matt DesLauriers CA/UKWayfinder Meagan Byrne CAWanisinowin|Lost Memo Akten TRThe Awesome Machinery of Nature Nicole He US ENHANCE.COMPUTER Nirma Madhoo ZAAzimuth Noah Pred CA/DEPanarchae Raphaël Moreira-Gonçalves FRM.I.T.M. Stéphanie Castonguay & PRIFMA CA/QC+ARSolar Bodies Steven Sych & Timothy Thomasson CA/QCTelephone Paintings Studio Everywhen (Brad Necyk x Jonathan Kawchuk) CAALL SKY, MIRROR OCEAN Taylor McArthur CALine of Sight Ursula J'vlyn d'Ark US/QCEcotone Wenxin Zhang CNInorganic Mysteries

Stéphanie Castonguay & PRIFMA appear as part of AMPLIFY D.A.I, an initiative of the British Council in partnership with MUTEK Montréal, MUTEK Buenos Aires, Artlab in Argentina, Oi Futuro in Brazil and Somerset House Studios in the UK. The programme is supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Instituto Nacional de la Música and Fundación Williams.

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