We’re delving more deeply into the frontiers of interactive media, showcasing artists and storytellers who’ve jumped the fences of traditional platforms. On display within the glow of the Transmedia Arcade located in downtown, visitors are welcome to stop in between films for a rupture of reality.
Located at Columbia Art League // Thursday, 5:30pm-8pm / Friday 11am-8pm / Saturday 11am-8pm / Sunday 11am-8pm
Alison Nguyen; 2019; video installation
Reimagined as an immersive installation, this rendition of the short film explores our consumption of disaster news and its cinematic parallels to advertising through found footage.
Charlotte Stoudt, Laura Wexler, Angel Manuel Soto; 2018; VR
In 1961, Betty and Barney Hill were abducted by aliens while driving to their home in Rural New Hampshire. Haunting audio recordings from their hypnotic regression therapy sessions illuminate Betty and Barney’s very different experiences of the same event.
Paisley Smith, Jam3, NFB; 2018; immersive
Foreign exchange programs promise the opportunity for students to share their culture while immersing themselves in another. This personal story of a family’s experience with loss and grief is folded into delicate paper illustrations.
THE REAL THING
Benoit Felici; 2018; VR
This virtual tour explores authenticity and imitation through three of China’s surreal neighborhoods, each designed as stunning, elaborate replicas of Venice, Paris, and London
Deniz Tortum; 2018; VR
A mysterious tree watches over a forest while humans traverse its paths, planning construction zones and searching for a lost person. As civilization slowly unravels, quiet new dynamics emerge.
SANCTUARIES OF SILENCE
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, Adam Loften; 2017; VR
As natural silence verges on extinction, acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton journeys to one of the quietest places on earth, the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park. Defining silence as the absence of modern noise, he asserts that “silence isn’t the absence of something, but the presence of everything”.