The Weekly Stripe – 16.04.21
Continuing on from last week's post, in which we explored shifting trends within the world of art, our latest Weekly Stripe focuses on the ever-increasing role technology plays in contemporary art and design.
A recent partnership between Hyundai Motor and Rhizome of the New Museum aims to showcase leading digital art globally. Their debut exhibition World on a Wire drew attention to simulation technology and questioned the distinction between reality and representation within a hybrid environment online and in Hyundai Motor studio in Beijing.
TeamLab, an artist collective formed in Japan, refers to themselves as “Ultra-technologists” and specialises in creating immersive art experiences. The upcoming exhibition TeamLab Reconnect collaborates with TikTok and pushes the boundary of visual arts to a holistic sensational journey with a sauna experience.
Cyborg artist Moon Ribas challenges the perception of human senses. She feels the vibration of the earthquake through a sensor in her body to inspire her choreography practice. Colour-blind artist Neil Harbisson, on the other hand, uses technology to “hear” colours.
Remembering one of the most provocative fashion shows, Alexander McQueen’s collection No.13 in 1999, the runway showcased how humans work with robots to create a performance art piece.