Light.wav 2018 (Sacramento, California)

Light.wav is a 2-day digital media art showcase fusing art and technology through light, space and sound. Both nights will have live performances, we’ll transform a medium sized space into what can be described as a “modern-day dreamscape” where attendees will find themselves immersed in a sensory experience.

Light.wav is a platform for multidisciplinary artists to explore, implement and exhibit digital tech art installations. Mediums such as projection mapping, live audio/visual performances, original experimental music, mixed media, sculpture, interactive installations are some of the exhibits, attendees could expect.

Light.wav will feature artists from the Sacramento area and beyond. Our goal of this project is to promote Sacramento as one of the fastest growing cities in Tech Arts cultivation.

MUTEK San Francisco 2018 (California)

Launching the inaugural San Francisco edition in 2018.

MUTEK is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination and development of digital creativity in sound, music, and audio-visual art.

TeatroCinema at San Jose State University (San Jose, California)

Combining digital compositions, 2S and 3D video footage, animation, and highly stylized theatrical staging and technical wizardry, Chile’s TeatroCinema ensemble offers audiences unforgettable experiences of live cinema-theatre, with works that explore the historical, cultural, and social landscapes of our shared humanity.

CAM WORLS: Petra Cortright (Los Angeles, California)

UTA Artist Space is pleased to present CAM WORLS, the first large-scale survey of Petra Cortright’s video work. Fifty of the artist’s videos, made between 2007 and 2017, will be on display, including eighteen never-before-exhibited artworks. The gallery will celebrate with an opening reception on Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 5-7PM.

Cortright’s computer-based practice pioneered a new kind of internet art. The videos in the show will trace the gradual evolution of her online presence, and a practice of perpetual modulation of over ten year of internet ephemera that mines decorative motifs from flowers to the female body. The archival impulse behind her work stresses the visual catchiness and mutability of the digital image, as well as the delicate and self-conscious act of putting oneself “online.” As an artist who “grew up on the internet,” Cortright carefully erects and investigates online trends of personhood as they appear in the culture, from the front-facing camera antics of solipsistic young girls on social media to virtual strippers.

ElevenPlay at San Jose State University (San Jose, California)

ElevenPlay takes the stage at the Hammer Theatre as part of the new ArtTech series. This Japanese dance troupe is known for their use of advanced technologies like drones, robot arms, and lasers in their performances. They have wowed America’s Got Talent audiences in 2016 and Lady Gaga fans during her 2014 artRAVE: the ARTPOP ball tour alongside visual popstar Hatsune Miku.

The dance troupe was founded in 2009 by choreographer MIIKO who hoped to bring together dancers with a unique artistic sense and boundless creativity. ElevenPlay shows their artistry in still photos, choreography videos, and stage performances.

Throughout their eight-year career, they have been praised by many entertainment and editorial publications. In 2014, Vice described ElevenPlay as a troupe that “brings the term ‘rise of the machines’ to new literal heights,” and in 2015, WIRED likened their performance to a “concert straight out of the future.”

ElevenPlay promises Hammer Theatre audiences a night that combines artistic expression and technological innovation. Come to the Hammer Theatre for this novel experience!

Daito Manabe, a media artist, and Rhizomatiks, an interaction design company, who have collaborated with artists such as Bjork, OKGo, Squarepusher, and Nosaj Thing, have provided complete technical support to this ElevenPlay tour.

LA CoMotion Public Expo Festival (Los Angeles, California)

The LA CoMotion Public Expo Festival is an immersive experience of the latest innovations that will be hitting our streets in the near future. The Expo will be open to the general public on November 18-19 and is your unique chance to watch, touch, and try out some of the most exciting inventions in the field of urban mobility – from autonomous vehicles to avant-garde bicycles.

UCLA Game Art Festival 2017 (Los Angeles, California)

Returning for its fifth year, the 2017 UCLA Game Art Festival will showcase the year’s most cutting-edge videogames and interactive arts. The Game Art Festival is presented by the UCLA Game Lab in collaboration with the Hammer Museum. The event will feature than 50 playable games, tournaments, machinima and more. Come join us in a carnival-like atmosphere with food, drinks, huge projection screens, live music and a vibrant mix of celebrated games and art!

The Engadget Experience: Alternative Realities 2017 (Los Angeles, California)

Innovations in technology present new mediums for artists and storytellers to push boundaries and make us reconsider our preconceived notions of reality.

The Engadget Experience: Alternate Realities event invites you to witness firsthand, through immersive installations, in-depth interviews, and screenings, today’s creative pioneers living at the intersection of art and technology.