Concurrent with the New Media Caucus panel Space: The New Frontier at the National CAA 2009, “@” is an exhibition that examines space and site.
With simultaneous locations in Los Angeles and Second Life (SL), “@”challenges artists to consider place & placelessness from within the context of networked culture.
The physical gallery space will be replicated within SL, featuring an actual window between the virtual and real worlds to observe and be observed.
The exhibition space will feature a floor-to-ceiling projection and a streaming video camera. This wall will serve as the interface between the Real Life (RL) in the gallery and its replication in Second Life.
The intent for “@” is to exploit the philosophically rich mirroring between RL and SL, as well as the paradoxical condition of being the observer and observed.
CALL FOR WORKS:
Three aspects to the show will be curated separately but are expected to connect conceptually:
1) installation in RL: a heterotopic space - "other space" or "alt space"- that contains the projection from SL and that can be modeled in SL. The artist is not responsible for creating the SL model.
2) video screenings: works concerning space and place vis-à-vis RL and SL. These works will be screened in an adjacent space in RL and streamed in SL
3) works based in SL that may cross RL boundaries. Objects and performances originating in SL that consider and make use of the synergistic interplay of RL/SL localities. Work may exist in either or both spaces.
Exhibition site: Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, and Seventh Eye in Second Life.
Installation will take place at the end of February
- Works may be in any medium. ( submissions must be web links)
- Physical works MAY be reproduced in the SL space.
- Please consider the exhibition context and propose new and existing works that fit this hybrid space.
- Links to high compression downloadable quicktime are recommended, suggested length is 3-5 minutes.
- The gallery is approximately 20' x 60' (detailed diagram available upon request)
Deadline: January 26
Please send proposals or documentation links to: