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Interfaces Monthly 032017: Release / Distribute
Thu 23 March 2017, 19:00 – 21:30 GMT
Interfaces Monthly is a regular get-together for people working at the junction of art and technology, organised by the Barbican and The Trampery. A platform for ideas and exchange, each event includes selected artwork, presentations and discussions in an informal social setting with a low-priced bar.
This event is free and open to all, but capacity is limited and registration is required. If for any reason you are unable to make it, please let us know so your ticket can be allocated to someone else.
Speakers this month:
David Gryn – Daata Editions
Xavier Sole & Mbryonic
The Sleep of Reason Still Produces Monsters is a collaboration between artist Xavier Sole and VR design studio Mbryonic, who met at Fish Island Labs. In it, the user is transported to a virtual version of the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, where they are taken through a dreamlike sequence of extraordinary events. Xavier Sole is a visual artist whose most recent work is influenced by Goya; the experience is inspired by three paintings of Goya: the Hill of San Isidro, The Pilgrimage of San Isidro, and the Great He-Goat. His practice focusses on the study of playfulness and its relation with satire and technology. This commission is the first in a planned series of experiences placed in virtual versions of real galleries, as part of Mbryonic's Appropriation project. Mbryonic's interest is connecting artists and audiences in new, engaging ways through virtual and augmented realities. The idea of the project is to explore the role of galleries of the future and interrogate how new immersive digital art can inform and be informed by the spaces they are viewed in.
Estela Oliva is a creative director, curator and producer working across art, design and new technologies. Her work is inspired by the impact of technology and the internet in human behaviour, society and our surroundings. These projects come to life in experimental formats as exhibitions, programmes, experiential events, installations, web experiments, apps or films. She has produced festivals, curated exhibitions and events around the world including Into the Wild, an exhibition for Makerversity at Somerset House and New Realities, a touring exhibition by Alpha-ville which has travelled to Mobile World Centre Barcelona and Espacio Fundacion Telefonica Lima. She has also produced events and projects for brands including Instagram, Sedition and Google.
Kai Reaver is an American architect, educator and researcher working at the intersection of architecture, digital media, landscape, and simulation. He splits his time between Planeta in New York City and the Oslo School of Architecture and Design in Norway. Planeta is a product R+D studio working on ideas and tools in the domains of virtual reality, art, architecture and connected objects. In Oslo, Kai runs a series of research courses titled Places, Objects, Tools investigating hybrid physical - digital architectural typologies and workflows.