Artists Statement: DiMoDa is proud to present its third full exhibition with two parts: Gateways and Talismans (with artwork by Morehshin Allahyari, Paul Hertz, Rindon Johnson, and Shane Mecklenburger), curated by the DiMoDA Team, and Mind/Body Dualism (with Korakrit Arunanondchai, Debbie Ding, Vicki Dang, and Bani Haykal), curated in collaboration with Nhung Walsh for Siggraph Asia 2017.
-Mind//Body Dualism examines the topic of existence as a physical being and digital being simultaneously, adding nuance to the Cartesian idea of separation of mind and body and proposing yet a 3rd separation: The virtual body.
-Gateways and Talismans explores the way in which artists use digital technologies as magic(k) tools and objects. Each artist takes different approaches to the experience of and idea of witchcraft. Summoning ancient Persian genies with 3D scans, opening magic circles in abandoned casinos, navigating an orchestral and surreal landscape and Listening to disembodied voices reciting poetry in the forest.
The Digital Museum of Digital Art (DiMoDA) is a 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 3 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 include cities like New York, Miami, Chicago, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Dubai, and Bangkok among others. To learn more and access previous exhibitions: https://dimoda.art
Artist(s): A collaborative project between Digital Museum of Digital Art (Dimoda) and SIGGRAPH Asia Art Gallery 2017, Alfredo Salazar-Caro and William Robertson (Dimoda)
Invited Guest Artists: Korakrit Arunanondchai, Debbie Ding, Vicki Dang and Bani Haykal
Participating Artists: Shane Mecklenburger, Paul Hertz, Rindon Johnson and Morehshin Allahyari
Curated by Nhung Walsh for Siggraph Asia 2017
Image Credit: DiMoDA 3.0 Poster featuring Morehshin Allahyari's "She Who Sees The Unknown: Ya'jooj Ma'jooj"