Fall Again, Fall Better.
Created by Jeffrey Shaw
In this interactive installation, a standing group of digitally-created 3D human figures are seen on a large TV screen. When visitors take hold of a SkyTrain handle, it causes these figures to fall; then they rise again when the handle is let go. The manner in which these figures fall is different every time so that each fall event presents a singular agregation of bodies.
Digital Futures Pureland+ and Place-HAMPI+ tours feature notable SFU artists and research from SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts in Vancouver and the School for Interactive Technology in Surrey, including the work of: Arne Eigenfeldt, Matt Gingold, Thecla Schiphorst, Philippe Pasquier, Jim Bizzocchi, Steve DiPaola, Miles Thorogood.
(SIAT Curatorial Committee: Gabriela Aceves-Sepúlveda, Kate Hennessy, Thecla Schiphorst)
Generations engages notions of materiality, embodiment, subjectivity, and memory as they are expressed in contemporary generative art practice. The works use computation to endow machines with agency for the autonomous production of outcomes that are generally outside of the control of their makers. As a play on programming iterations, life cycles, artificial intelligence, and creative possibilities, these works generate spaces for affective engagement between machine and information, subject and object, individual and avatar, and signal and noise. Landscapes, bodies, movements, sounds, and materials are transformed by their interactions with code and its generative potential.
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