Digital Art Month: Meet the Artists
October 9, 2020
October is Digital Art Month in Meatpacking. In partnership with CADAF (Contemporary and Digital Art Fair), Digital Art Month is the creative celebration of digital and new media art. See here for information on the program and see below for descriptions about the pieces and artists.
404.ZERO | @404.zero
Artwork: Arrival 2.0
This pure generative art duo work to cook up mind-altering experiences that require expertise in math, coding and the science of sound. By creating the mesmerizing digital matter of frighteningly porous frontiers exclusively through TouchDesigner and modular gear, they push back the limits of footage and sample-fee language that is opulent and breathtakingly singular.
Ajeeb (Pranjal Kaila) | @ajeeb
Pranjal Kaila aka Ajeeb creates interactive spatial and sensory experiences, exploring our monumental yet minute paradoxical space in the universe. His artworks make use of code & generative algorithms with his visual sensibilities, to create unique moments of reflections for the ‘users’ of his works.
Artwork: N.O.N.E 001
The visitor can change his/her perspective to a machine’s eyes and feel how the world is inside the brains of a machine. There are two points of view in the world: a human’s and a machine’s, a perspective that we do not see and doesn’t exist for us. The experience gives the viewer a chance to feel like a machine and see virtual bodies of people who are physically not there.
Artwork: Artificial Remnants – Amylococcus
This project is part of an ongoing exploration of artificial life using machine learning to generate insects as well as their names and anatomical descriptions. The intention is to celebrate the natural diversity of insectile life, not through the precise, sterile digital reproduction of it, but in the form of new specimens that are digital natives.
Laura Shepherd | @ls528
Artwork: Off-Wired Sculpture
Tap to place, and pinch to scale from palm-size to sky-scraping heights. This revolving artwork features archive digital sculptures created by in 2016 of looks from Virgil Abloh’s emerging fashion label Off-white.
Solimán López | @solimanlopez
Artwork: High Mesh
High Mesh is based on a previous artwork where the artist created a micro-community of 150+ people digitized by photogrammetry that feeds a software with artificial intelligence connecting the bodies according to their digital information, without taking into account sex, origin, social status, or religion.
Wednesday Kim | @wednesdaykimm
Artwork: Mr. Moody
Mr.Moody is a 3D guy who used to struggle to adapt to the new environment but now he is very transparent
Erik Winkowski | @erik.winkowski
Runner is an augmented reality self-portrait. During the COVID-related quarantine, Erik rediscovered his love for running as a way to feel more connected with his surroundings. Tap to place the runner in your environment and pinch to scale him up or down.
Artwork: The Escape
Step inside an alternate universe and explore a world created by a graphic design student who is passionate about 3D.
Christian Venables | @csavenables
Coming from an architectural background, Venables is passionate about making 3D accessible for everyone to inform, educate, and have fun. He recently started experimenting with sculpting/modeling in VR and, being able to create in the space around him.
Ronen Tanchum | @ronensart
Artwork: A Blind Man
“Blindness” is a series of video representations that portray various feelings in a technology-based culture. Each of the figures represents a different response to the rapid technological changes and to the total presence of technology in our life. Tap to place ‘A Blind Man’ in your environment and pinch to scale him up or down.