Alfredo Salazar-Caro + William Robertson
FEBRUARY 12–MARCH 31 2016
The Stolbun Collection is pleased to present the Chicago debut of DiMoDA, The Digital Museum of Digital Art. DiMoDA is the preeminent virtual institution devoted to Digital/ New Media Art. Visitors to the installation may visit DiMoDA's first four virtual reality solo exhibitions from artists Claudia Hart, Tim Berresheim, Jacolby Satterwhite and Aquanet 2001. Directors/Developers Alfredo Salazar-Caro and William Robertson first conceived of the DiMoDA in 2013 and launched the institution in November 2015 for the The Wrong(again) digital art biennale as an online Pavilion and IRL Embassy at Brooklyn’s Transfer Gallery.
Visitors to The Stolbun Collection use an Oculus Rift Headset in conjunction with headphones and a game controller to access and navigate through DiMoDA. Exhibitions are accessed through portals in the museum atrium. Each artist was given complete control over their solo exhibition. A large LED-screen allows others to follow along as the visitor explores the museum.
DiMoDA is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting Digital artworks from living New Media artists, while expanding the conscious experience of viewing Digital art in a Virtual space. The DiMoDA building is intended as a home for contemporary digital art and an incubator for new ideas, as well as an architectural contribution to the Internet’s virtual landscape. http://digitalmuseumof.digital/art/
Claudia Hart works with digital trompe l’oeil. She creates virtual representations that take the form of 3D imagery integrated into photography, multi-channel animation installations, performances and sculptures using advanced production techniques. Hart’s project de-masculinizes the culture of corporate technology by inserting the irrational and the personal into the slick, overly-determined Cartesian world of digital design. Her work has been widely exhibited and collected by galleries and museums including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New Museum, Eyebeam Center for Art + Technology, and Bitforms gallery. Hart lives in Chicago where she is a tenured professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the department of Film Video, New Media and Animation.
Jacolby Satterwhite is an artist based in New York who works with Video, Performance, 3D animation, Fibers, Drawing and Printmaking. Satterwhite’s work in dance performance draws from Voguing, martial arts, and choreographer William Forsythe’s dance techniques. Satterwhite uses his mother’s schematic drawings/inventions of ordinary objects influenced by consumer culture, medicine, fashion, Surrealism, mathematics, sex, philosophy, astrology, and Matrilineal concerns. Satterwhite has shown/performed in group exhibitions including the 2014 Whitney Biennial, MoMA PS1, The Smithsonian, The Kitchen, Rush Arts Gallery, and Exit Art.
Tim Berresheim produces work by means of digital imaging. He is interested in exploring the effects of digital technologies on visual culture, living and working conditions, perceptions, and ways of knowing. His work has been in solo exhibitions including Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Kunstmuseum Celle, and Kunsthalle Gießen. Berresheim lives and works in Aachen, Germany.
Gibrann Morgado is head developer and creator of Uncurated, an initiative to build mixed reality contexts, design experiences and digital speculation. His work and collaborations have been covered in The Creators Project, Killscreen, O Fluxo Blog, Thvndermag, Fractal, Salonkritik, Metapolítica,Picnic La Tempestad, and Ibero 90.9.
Salvador Loza is a new media artist, DJ and writer. He explores distortions of reality in technology, human behavior, architecture, politics, and art history. His work has been exhibited in blogs like Cloaque.org and in countries like Canada, Italy, México, England and France. In 2014 he started a 3D net art gallery with Morgado called VNGRAVITY.
Morgado and Loza live and work in Mexico City.
Alfredo Salazar-Caro is an artist working at the intersection of Portraiture/Self-Portraiture, installation, Virtual Reality, Video and Sculpture. He explores the ways Virtual simulation can affect someone’s perceived reality through simulations of dreams/dreamscapes memories and extreme fantasies. Alfredo hopes to one-day live forever as a computer simulation. His work has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Caracas, Shiraz (Iran) and Mexico City and has been featured in publications such as Leonardo, New City, Art F City and Creators Project. He lives and works between Mexico City, New York, Chicago and the Internet.
William Robertson is a New Media artist and museum professional living and working in Chicago. He has been a key member of Chicago’s Glitch and New Media scenes as an active member creating live A/V performances and installations, an organizer co-founding Tritriangle in 2012, and as a collaborator with various artists throughout Chicago and New York. His work explores physical and psychological relationships between humans and machines in constructed environments. William currently works for the Art Institute of Chicago managing technology for curatorial departments and exhibitions.