October 6, 2017–January 7, 2018
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light is the first exhibition on this groundbreaking artist and his spellbinding light compositions in more than forty years. As early as 1919, well before the advent of consumer television and video technology, Wilfred began experimenting with light as his primary artistic medium, developing the means to control and project colorful, luminous forms that have been compared to the aurora borealis—and which he referred to collectively as lumia. The exhibition features nearly half of the extant light works by Wilfred representing each phase of his career, from early at-home instruments made for individual viewers to his most ambitious public installation, Lumia Suite, Opus 158, commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1963 and recently restored in a joint conservation project by the Gallery and MoMA. Also included in the exhibition are sketches and diagrams from the artist’s archive, now in Yale University Library’s Manuscripts and Archives collection. Recognized as an innovator by artists of his time such as Jackson Pollock, László Moholy-Nagy, and Katherine Dreier, Wilfred has since disappeared from the story of American modernism. Lumia restores this avant-garde artist to his rightful place at the forefront of kinetic and light art.
Black Box features new work by international contemporary artists who are collected by major museums and routinely featured on the international art circuit. It is also an essential voice for emerging talent, representing artists who work with video, digital, new media, systems, interactive media, immersive installations, mobile communications, platforms, visualization, augmented/virtual/mixed reality, artificial intelligence, machine learning, games, social media, generative software, surveillance, biotech, and robotics.
The tightly curated program unfolds through exhibitions, screenings, projects, discussions, workshops, installations, performances, and hybrid formats. An online channel premieres and distributes festival content to audiences in Seattle and beyond.
SIFFX is a brand-new four-day festival within the Seattle International Film Festival, showcasing the most current and creative thinking in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and 360° immersion. Building on SIFF’s commitment to fostering cinematic arts and independent filmmaking, SIFFX will convene filmmakers, storytellers, activists, artists, creative technicians, and educators to explore contemporary forms of new media, exhibit new work, experiment with new tools, make connections and dig into the question: How can we shape the purpose, use, and language of an entirely new medium at this pivotal moment?
This is the electric hum of a barn in winter.
Elevator presents Corridor, a day-long festival of sound, light, and movement from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
In harmony with winter enclosure, we will serve warm drinks, small brews and roasted vegetables. Wear layers and dry shoes.
Musical performances by A Box In The Sea, Ahnnu, as_dfs, Beastnest, Black Hat, decimus, DJAO, LIMITS, Raica, Ramzi, Rene Hell, Sarah Davachi, The Esoterics, and x/o.
Art installations by Cecilia Corsano-Leopizzi, Coldbrew Collective, Louise Croff Blake, and Jinx ’75.
Dance performances by Belle Wolf, Campbell Thibo, and Coleman Pester.
More artists & performers to be announced.
Corridor runs from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on January 23, 2016 at the McKinnon building of Equinox Studios in Georgetown.
We’re packing up our brightest lasers, our boldest robots, most bada** games, and heading across the country on the 2016 STEAM Carnival Tour!
Featuring 3 days of never-before-seen tech, immersive entertainment, circus-inspired hijinks, high flying performances, art and more, STEAM Carnival is the inventor’s playground.
April 1-3, 2016
Charlotte, North Carolina
April 15-17, 2016
April 29-May 1, 2016
May 13-15, 2016
Create your own images on the interactive magnet wall as part of the Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York exhibition.
We’re pleased to announce the dates for the 12th Annual Decibel International Festival of Electronic Music, Visual Art and New Media will be September 23rd through the 27th, 2015.
Founded in 2003, Decibel Festival has become a unique platform for exposing attendees to leading-edge multimedia art from around the globe. With a focus on live performance, interactive multimedia art, state-of-the-art sound and technology based education; Decibel has solidified itself as one of the premier electronic music festivals and promotional organizations in the world. The five-day festival program averages over 25,000 attendees a year.
The Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival is a traveling showcase of the best in cinematic virtual reality. Come celebrate the pioneers of virtual reality filmmaking with an evening of artist presentations, VR demos, and engaging discussions.
Kaleidoscope has curated 20 of the most innovative VR films from around the world. These pioneering artists are inventing the language of cinematic virtual reality.
August 22 – Portland, Oregon
August 26 – Seattle, Washington
August 29 – Vancouver (Canada)
September 15 – San Francisco, California
September 23 – Los Angeles, California
September 26 – Denver, Colorado
October 1 – Montreal (Canada)
October 4 – Toronto (Canada)
October 6 – New York City
October 14 – Austin, Texas
For the final installation of Talk Contemporary, join the Seattle Art Fair and Natalie Jeremijenko in discussing her important contribution to the emerging field of socio-ecological systems (or xDesign) crucial in the Anthropocene during her talk Placing the GOLDEN SPIKE of the Anthropocene: On the Great Participatory Pollinator Project and other Adventures in BiodiverCITY. Natalie is helping us reimagine our collective relationship to natural systems through the use of attractions and ongoing participatory research spectacles to address 21st Century challenges. In this panel, she will explore strategies to redesign energy, food and transportation systems that can contribute to the common good, increase soil, aquatic and terrestrial, biodiversity and improve human and environmental health.
A Singularity explores the rapidly incorporating relationship of human intelligence and technological advent. The exhibition features 15 works presented by six Seattle Art Fair exhibitors at the Living Computer Museum. The pieces showcase technology’s impact on each artist’s practice and his or her utilization of technology as a tool and an influence. A Singularity aims to explore and further understand the interweaving of society and our inventions, seeing both our past, our present and our exponentially growing future.
Curated by Max Fishko and Madison Harmer
Participating Galleries and Artists:
Catharine Clark Gallery | Chris Doyle and John Slepian
Edward Cella Art + Architecture | George LeGrady
Harmony Murphy Gallery | Joel Holmberg, Joseph Huppert and Anthony Marcellini
Pace Gallery | Michal Rovner
Samsøn | Mark Cooper
Upfor | Jack Featherly, Brenna Murphy and MSHR