Digital Humanism:

A Selection if Works From The NEW INC 2018-‘19 Cohort

Co-Presented by Hyphen Hub

August 15th - August 25th, 2019

7 days a week, 11am–7pm

Thursday late night, 11am–9pm

323 Canal Street, New York City

NEW INC Cohort 2018-2019: ____________

Featuring: Janet Biggs, Mattia Casalegno, Andrew Demirjian, Chester Dols, Rad Mora, Damjan Pita, Catalina Tuca, and Little Giant Wolf

Co-presented by Asher Remy-Toledo

Wallplay is pleased to bring together eight artists, co-presented by Asher Remy-Toledo of Hyphen Hub. The group of artists and Hyphen Hub represent a subset of the New Museum’s NEW INC 2018-2019 cohort. This broad showcase aims to open a window into the talented minds that make up NEW INC’s vibrant and multifaceted community. NEW INC is dedicated to fostering “new art and new ideas”. Therefore, each included work engages with innovative technologies, bringing attention to both present and future realities just beyond the horizon.

Each artists’ work in some way explores evolving forms of social consciousness through dialogues in technological development. This illustrates the rewiring of minds in a process of exaptation, in order to adapt to new forms of seeing, feeling, and expressing. These themes are re-evaluated incessantly as the boundaries of new media expand. And ultimately, Remy-Toledo himself is interested in psychological motivations that lie in between each exhibited work, such as the “fear of missing out” (FOMO) when the process of adaptation is simply not fast enough.

 

For example, works like Little Giant Wolf’s EmbraceVR take visitors to a hyper-real world where the lack of genuine connection threatens the existence of humanity. Utilizing emerging wearable technology, the piece encourages participants to amplify connectedness in the real world. Rad Mora’s MOOD//LOOP animations explore the notion of visual ASMR, with a focus on human gestures.

 

Other works by artist Chester Dols, an incoming member of the program, explore the connection of human-machine, the obsession with other planets and planetary landscapes. These works question how a future that takes into account how “the other” has been excluded, not only from the past and present but from the future. 

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