Does your phone wake you up in the morning? Does it kiss you goodnight? How does technology comfort? Connect? Caress? Control? Boston Cyberarts is pleased to present Displays of Affection, an exhibition of work from students in the Digital + Media graduate program at the Rhode Island School of Design.
The Digital + Media program emphasizes interdisciplinary, research-driven practices in which conceptual intention determines form and media. The exhibit reflects this methodology in the wide variety of media represented. Airpocket, by Youngin Sa, questions the reductive nature of the broadcast television and the false hope it creates. The multimedia installation reveals the complex dimensional reality behind a flattened video image. Yuhe Yao’s, No Signal, considers the interface as interference. Combining video projection and cast glass Yao’s “prisms” split the material from the message; blurring the lines between sculpture, surface, and screen.
The artists in this exhibition include: Yuhe Yao, Zeyu Ren, Stewart Copeland, Youngin Sa, Yunha Lee, Natthakit Liewpairat, Yu-Ting Huang, Peter Rogers, Anna Gensler, Sultan Thahir, Lingzi Zheng, Joe Winograd, Bang Luu and Xiaohan Li.
BOSTON CYBERARTS, launched by George Fifield in 1999 with seed funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, is an umbrella for several ventures – the Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Art on the Marquee at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and the Harbor Island Welcome Center Screens in Boston’s Greenway Conservancy.
Cyberart encompasses any artistic endeavor in which computer technology is used to expand artistic possibilities – that is, where the computer’s unique capabilities are integral elements of the creative process in the same way that paint, photographic film, musical instruments, and other materials have always been used to express an artist’s vision.
Boston Cyberarts is grateful for the support of many generous individuals and institutions, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Mass Cultural Council, and administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture. Further information on Boston Cyberarts is available by visiting www.bostoncyberarts.org, calling 617.524.8495 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.