ARTFUTURA ROMA – DIGITAL CREATURES
ongoing until September 10
Ex Dogana di Roma – via dello Scalo di San Lorenzo, 10. Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 10:00 pm, Friday from 12:00 noon to 01:00 am, Saturday from 10:00 am to 01:00 am (closed on Monday). Full price ticket € 12, reduced price ticket € 9, free admission for children under the age of 12
Tel. 333 8654933 | www.artfuturaroma.it
Kinetic sculptures that create floating holographs, magnetic fields that generate dynamic fluid ferrofluid forms, immersive audiovisual experiences where you can experience unknown virtual projections. These are some of the installations presented in the ArtFutura exhibition running from April 29 to September 10, 2017, at the new exhibition spaces of the Ex-Dogana in Rome.
A digital art exhibition, curated by Montxo Algora, containing works by Paul Friedlander (UK), Esteban Diácono (Argentina), Can Buyukberber (USA), Sachiko Kodama (Japan), Chico MacMurtrie/Amorphic Robot Works (USA) and Universal Everything (UK) and the best video images of the ArtFutura festival.
Creature Digitali explores the fact that art and science move along parallel paths. And it does through the work of a group of artists that are considered esential to understand the evolution of art and creativity at the beginning of the 21st century. The crucial element in the global technological discontinuity is our humanity. Without it, everything else lacks meaning. At the beginning of this 21st century we’re all progressively mutating into “digital creatures”. Our jobs, our emotions, our friendships, our art… everything is performed more and more in the digital realm. The exhibition shows a new type of artists that test the limits of creativity using unique digital tools and disciplines as diverse as robotics, information visualization, sculpting with ferrofluids and painting with light.
Unique tools for unique shapes and expressions. These artists define a different discourse of what some call “new media”, experimenting and expanding its speculative beginnings into new bold and distinct statements.