The pieces in “Nonlinear Perspectives” use new lenses to map our world, through with 3D printing, virtual reality, projection mapping, computer gaming, and interactive installation.
In 1435 the technique of linear perspective was created, conceiving the canvas as a window onto a virtual plane, and enabling the dissection our world into a rational order. This exhibition rejects this traditional, disembodied, and serial view, and offers a collection of collateral works entangled in their efforts to reflect new ways of understanding through creative use of technology. Joanie Lemercier brings a group of works exploring projections of light in space and its influence on our perception; Angela Washko’s immersive installation The Game: The Game simulates the experience of being targeted by speed seduction techniques; Hyphen-Labs’ NeuroSpeculative AfroFuturism innovates on how we will engage with black women through content in their digital future; Nora al-Badri & Jan Nikolai Nelles’ The Other Nefertiti explores issues of cultural appropriation and digital neocolonialism; Can Buyukberber’s Metafold focuses on human perception, exploring new methods for non-linear narratives, geometrical order, synergetics and emergent forms; Memo Akten’s Equilibrium shows a snapshot of a moment of harmony, amidst chaos and disorder; and DiMoDa, the Digital Museum of Digital Art, is the preeminent institution showcasing virtual reality contemporary art from eight different artists.
The exhibition opening will also host a very special performance by Moor Mother, experimental musician and one-half of the Black Quantum Futurism collective.