VIVO Media Arts Centre
2625 Kaslo St.
Vancouver, BC
Role: Co-Curator with Erica Lapadat-Janzen and Erik Zepka

The New Flesh
Part of The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale

A group exhibition
November 14 - 16, 2018


What happens to the human body when it is reflected in the black mirror of digital space?

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With works by Organ Armani (Canada), Rollin Leonard (US), Bex Ilsey (UK), Kristel Saan (Canada), Emilio Gomariz (Spain), Olga Mikh Fedorova (Belgium), V5Mt (Poland), Erik H Zepka (Candada), Erica Lapadat-Janzen (Canada)

View the exhibition catalogue here
View photo documentation of the exhibition and opening reception here. Photography by Alison Boulier.

The New Flesh is an ultra-fresh Post-Cronenbergian exploration into the absorption of the human form into 1’s and 0’s. This digital art group exhibition, presented at VIVO Media Arts Centre in affiliation with The Wrong (again) – New Digital Art Biennale, considers what flesh is through the screen of a computer. Is it still richly visceral when it has been flattened out, objectified, brightened, collected, or swiped through lazily?

Despite what virtualist mythologies betray, the issue of embodiment is more important than ever in cyberspace – technology makes culture and geography evaporate but biologies remain. The featured artists engage with conceptualizations of these base biologies, and create visual manifestations that consider what the body has become in our technoprogressive age through sculpture, projection, digital stills, single channel video, .GIFs, and installation.

Notes:

The New Flesh is a spiritual successor to Flesh and Structure, curated by Erik Zepka and presented online at the inaugural Wrong Biennale in 2013.

The New Flesh is part of The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale, a global art event founded by David Quiles Guilló. All rights reserved.

Image by: Olga Fedorova + Organ Armani + Erica Lapadat-Janzen

Press:
The CBC
The Vancouver Sun