Open to Public
99 Sudbury St, Toronto, ON M6J 3S7
Monday, April 20th @ 6-11 PM
The emergent nature of new media art practice presents challenges when introducing this type of work to a larger public. In META, we takes on these challenges, breaking through artistic, cultural and technological boundaries. Audiences are invited to perceive new media art in a way that inspires ideas, questions, and revelations about contemporary culture, technology and our future.
This year, the curatorial team has developed a conceptual framework that they believe embodies the experience of new media art. META Thirdspace exhibits selected artworks that include digital or computational components integrated in their process or final product. Thirdspace explores the experience of the body being immersed in this hypothetical space when interacting with the digital artworks. The intersection of objects, information and space invites artists and audiences to question their occupancy of physical and virtual environments in the gallery, and evaluate the impacts of technologies on our post-postmodern society.
Thirdspace signifies the invisible aesthetic of new media artwork that invites audiences into experiential hybrid environments. The amalgamation of physical objects, narrated information and inhabited space mediates the experience through integrated technologies. Blurring the lines between our physical and virtual existences, occupancy of the Third Space impacts our awareness of the surrounding effects on our body and mind, in time and space. Thirdspace is intangible, ephemeral, immersive and transcendental.
Curator & Exhibition Designer