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Spectres of the Future curated by Shauna Jean Doherty

Victoria Delle Donne, James Rollo, Franco Arcieri, and Sook Jung

April 10, 2015 - May 2, 2015

Essay by Exhibition Essay

Spectres of the Future is a group exhibition of student works that combines analogue and digital artworks to reflect on the meaning of presence in a society saturated by technologies of representation. The physical presence of the viewer is made necessary in this exhibition to animate the works themselves, engaging in a discussion of immaterial/material and presence/absence across communication networks, magnetic fields, and digital worlds. Holograms, theremins, and, interactive projections, foreground the complexity of the physical body in a technical world, where intimate exchange is complicated by immaterial distance. Together the artists each interrogate this physical world with their ghostly imagery in order to access a more metaphysical one.

Image: Franco Arcieri, Radio Spirit/Death Channel, 2014

Presented in partnership with the Images Festival –