On January 30, Barbara LondonModerator of a large conversation about how artists have used virtual reality to create immersive artworks. Panel discussion. Real 2.0: Artists Discuss Immersive Art in the Virtual Landscape, takes place at the Pratt Manhattan Campus in conjunction with the gallery’s current exhibition, Hsin Chien Huang: The Data We Called “Home”.
Panelists Mattia Casalegno, Hsin-Chien Huang(via Zoom), Rachel RossinThe medium of VR will be questioned, asking questions like: Can art be virtualized? Does the virtual contradict reality? What’s the future of the medium?
The Data We Called Home, curated by Pratt Professor Linda Lauro-Lazin, is Hsin-Chien Huang’s first solo virtual reality exhibit in the US. Huang explores Taiwanese folklore through video, sculpture and VR. He also discusses the ethics of digital surveillance and space exploration. The exhibition also features two VR works created in collaboration by Laurie Anderson, artist.
The exhibition centers around four virtual reality journeys — “Samsara” (2021), “Bodyless” (2019), “To the Moon” (2018), and “Chalkroom” (2017) — alongside stainless steel and 3D-printed sculptures. Huang has reimagined multimedia installations that invite viewers to become immersed in otherworldly stories, forms, and spaces. These virtual realities feature porous bodies, nonlinear chronologies and environments that resemble dystopian dreamscapes.
The panel Real 2.0It will be held on January 30, at 6:30 p.m. (ET) in Room 200 at Pratt Institute, located on 144 West 14th Street. The discussion is open to all and is free of charge. advance registration is required through Eventbrite.
The Data We Called Home is on view through March 4, at Pratt Manhattan Gallery’s newly renovated ground floor space open Monday through Saturday, 11am–6pm. The admission is free and there is no need to register in advance.
Find out more about the exhibition here pratt.eduRegister now for the panel discussionOn January 30,
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