To Notice and Remember in three exhibitions this fall: Moving Image Instanbul, CMU Weird Realities, and iDMAa iDEAS Exhibition




Moving Image and Alt Art Space Istanbul

Opening reception: Thursday, September 22, 18:00-20:00
Exhibition dates: Sept 23, 24 and 25, 2016
Opening Hours: Friday and Saturday, 13:00-21:00; Sunday 11:00-19:00

Alt Art Space hosts Moving Image Immersive Media’s special exhibition New Realities, featuring an international group of artists creating works in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), referred to together as “immersive media.” Addressing concerns such as how we perceive the world around us and what it means to choose one’s own reality, the artists in New Realities are at the forefront of a new fine art medium. As such they are collectively defining the emerging metaphors, vocabularies and ethics involved, but doing so by showing the viewer amazing new worlds or new ways to see and think about what “reality” means.

The artists in the exhibition (plus the medium of their work) include: Claudia Hart (AR), John Craig Freeman (AR), Salvador Loza & Gibrann Morgado (VR), Christopher Manzione & Seth Cluett (VR), Will Pappenheimer & Zachary Brady (AR), Rachel Rossin (VR), Jakob Kudsk Steensen (VR), and Deniz Tortum (VR). The works in the exhibition include a range of immersive technologies, from geo-located AR works to motion-sensing VR works that respond to the viewers’ body movements. Many of the works have been created or modified specifically for this exhibition, including Bomonti and AR, by John Craig Freeman which works only in the bomontiada courtyard.


WEIRD REALITIES: Head-mounted Art && Code

Carnegie Mellon University

October 6-9, 2016 on the campus and vicinity of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

WEIRD REALITY: Head-Mounted Art && Code is a symposium dedicated to exploring new and independent visions for virtual, augmented and mixed realities. We aim to showcase independent and emerging voices, creative approaches, diverse and oftentimes marginalized perspectives, and imaginative and critical positions on VR/AR/MR that depart from typical tech fantasies and other normative, corporate media. The symposium features artist talks, speed presentations, technical workshops and demonstrations, discussion panels, a participant-driven unconference, and a free-to-the-public “VR Salon” exhibition which is presented in close cooperation with the concurrent 2016 VIA Festival.


iDEAS Exhibition 2016

14th Annual International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa) conference

October 5th – Oct 8th on the campus of Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota.

iDEAS 16 is an international exhibition which explores current ideas and processes in hybrid form, digital art, design, and new media. The iDEAS exhibition coincides with the fourteenth annual International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa) conference

iDEAS is dedicated to exhibiting a wide range of both emerging and established artists to engage in lively exchange which reflects our times and helps to shape our culture. This year’s conference theme is Interface: The Digital and The Human. See “call for Papers” for more information on our theme.