New Talismans + MND//BDY
Featuring: Morehshin Allahyari, Prince Harvey, Paul Hertz, Mark Klink, Stephen Dembski, Koy Suntichotinun, Rindon Johnson, Shane Mecklenburger, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Vicki Dang, Dan Nguyen, and Nitemind.
ON CANAL will host DiMoDA’s third collection of curated works. New Talismans explores the experience and embodiment of computer witchcraft in the post-internet age. Each artist uses digital technologies as magick tools to create their immersive environments. Ancient genies are awakened with 3D scans, magick circles in abandoned casinos are opened, an orchestral and surreal landscape opens into infinity, and disembodied voices recite poetry deep in an ancient forest.
Mind//Body (or MND//BDY) examine existence from the basis of the simultaneity of the physical being and the digital being, adding nuance to the Cartesian idea of mind and body separation, therefore proposing a third separation: The Virtual Body.
Visitors will have access to VR headsets while being immersed in floor-to-ceiling projections, transforming the space.
DiMoDA is a pioneering virtual institution, dedicated to commissioning, preserving and exhibiting cutting edge VR artworks. Conceived in 2013 by Alfredo Salazar-Caro and William Robertson, DiMoDA has released three exhibitions, featuring 15 unique, artist-designed, VR experiences. In 2015 DiMoDA 1.0 launched with Transfer Gallery in New York, and has traveled the world since. Thousands of virtual exhibitions have been downloaded worldwide, and IRL Exhibitions have taken place in cities like New York, Miami, Chicago, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Dubai, and Bangkok among others. Salazar-Caro continues to advance the mission of DiMoDA through his museum technology track membership at NEW INC.
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About the Operator: Wallplay
Wallplay is an experiential arts & innovation network that operates & programs empty retail spaces. Founded in 2013 on the Lower East Side at 118 Orchard, with art billboards and a two-floor popup space, Wallplay pioneered a unique 50-50 business model. The company is able to provide subsidized space for at least 50% of its annual use to creative projects, social impact startups, and curators by hosting commercial projects & pop-ups that allow Wallplay to dedicate resources to original programming. In the process of becoming a certified B-Corp, Wallplay’s mission is to repurpose vacant spaces around the world and utilize them for public good. Wallplay operates these vacant spaces until landlords secure permanent tenants. Their platform, which showcases creative projects, enables property owners & brands to become patrons of culture. Wallplay provides access to leading creative entrepreneurs, startups, arts organizations, storytellers and thought leaders for experiential projects that push culture forward. For the past five years, the company has been turning storefronts into playgrounds for new ideas.
Wallplay is a member of NEW INC, the world’s first museum-led incubator. NEW INC was founded by The New Museum in 2014 and is dedicated to supporting innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship across art, design, and technology.
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