ART(ISTS) ON THE VERGE 9
 
ARTIST PANEL DISCUSSION: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 | 3 – 5 PM
OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 | 5 – 7 PM 
 
Developed and produced by Northern Lights.mn, AOV9 is an intensive, mentor-based fellowship program for five Minnesota-based, emerging artists working experimentally at the intersection of art, technology, and digital culture.
 
In keeping with RAC’s move to show more interdisciplinary approaches to visual art and culture, we are excited to bring this cutting edge art and technology group to Rochester audiences. In this exhibition art does not sit on the walls but is activated by the viewer. Across all five installations, each one is interactive, immersive, and requires the viewer to engage in order to function as an artwork. The range of technology deployed in the artworks is truly comprehensive, from one artwork which has 20 iPads, to another enabled by motion sensors, and one using immersive VR machines. One artwork even uses a heat-seeking camera with a camouflage quilt for viewers to disappear within.
 
Art(ists) on the Verge is an annual exhibition and program that mentors artists to introduce more technology into their art practice in order to foster greater engagement and viewer participation in their work. It is produced by Northern Lights.mn and codirected by Piotr Szychalski and Steve Dietz. RAC and Northern Lights are very excited to share this innovative work with Southeastern Minnesota.
 
“In many ways, we are all on the verge—of the next breakthrough, of the next calamity, of the next tweet. But these installations, for all their futuristic components, are an invitation to stop and experience the present moment, bodily: through sight, sound, smell, and touch.” – Russ White, AOV9 Catalogue

The Art(ists) on the Verge fellowship for emerging artists is supported by the Jerome Foundation.


More info about the art installations and the artists below:

Hop aboard Smarter City 2 by Ziyang Wu, a phantasmagoric interactive video installation of a future 洛杉京 Los Jing (LA–Beijing) subway stop, and meet a cast of outlandish straphangers. The data behind their shiny exteriors reveal the multitude of ways that the virtual world and data increasingly influence human consciousness.


Smarter City 2 - AR Interaction


Smarter City 2 - Light box for AR Interaction


Smarter City 2 - AR Interaction


Smarter City 2 - AR Interaction


Smarter City 2 - Interactive video installation












Catalogue of Ziyang Wu at Rochester Art Center