Curated by the Made in NY Media Center's artists-in-residence Andrea Wolf and CHiKA, Paraspace is a group show that explores cyberspace and the rhetorical conditions of its existence.
"the condition of hyperspace [that] is itself insane"
– Barry Malzberg, Galaxies
Paraspace is a term created by writer Samuel R. Delaney to refer to an alternate ‘space’ existing parallel to normal or ordinary space. A linguistically intensified zone, Paraspace is both a conceptual and material realm that we can enter with the help of technology, and that is affected and affects ‘real’ space.
This exhibition explores ways in which contemporary artists use digital tools to address cyberspace, body, and nature in the post-internet era. The selected artists use animation, 3D computer graphics, video, and glitches to model virtually simulated scenes out of the detritus of internet and consumer culture.
Paraspace presents an imploded realm where the ontological status of subject and landscape is opened to question and position for redefinition.
Featuring new and pre-existing work from:
Free beer and wine will be served at the opening reception on Monday, October 5th from 6-9pm, with artists in attendance.