New Talismans + MND//BDY
Featuring: Morehshin Allahyari, Prince Harvey, Paul Hertz, Mark Klink, Stephen Dembski, Koy Suntichotinun, Rindon Johnson, Shane Mecklenburger, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Vicki Dang, Dan Nguyen, and Nitemind.
Tuesday, July 31st-September 1st, 2018
On View Tues-Sat, 12pm-7pm
325 Canal Street, NYC
Between Mercer and Greene St
ON CANAL will host DiMoDA’s third collection of curated works. New Talismans explores the experience and embodiment of computer witchcraft in the post-internet age. Each artist uses digital technologies as magick tools to create their immersive environments. Ancient genies are awakened with 3D scans, magick circles in abandoned casinos are opened, an orchestral and surreal landscape opens into infinity, and disembodied voices recite poetry deep in an ancient forest.
Mind//Body (or MND//BDY) examine existence from the basis of the simultaneity of the physical being and the digital being, adding nuance to the Cartesian idea of mind and body separation, therefore proposing a third separation: The Virtual Body.
Visitors will have access to VR headsets while being immersed in floor-to-ceiling projections, transforming the space.
DiMoDA is a pioneering virtual institution, dedicated to commissioning, preserving and exhibiting cutting edge VR artworks. Conceived in 2013 by Alfredo Salazar-Caro and William Robertson, DiMoDA has released three exhibitions, featuring 15 unique, artist-designed, VR experiences. In 2015 DiMoDA 1.0 launched with Transfer Gallery in New York, and has traveled the world since. Thousands of virtual exhibitions have been downloaded worldwide, and IRL Exhibitions have taken place in cities like New York, Miami, Chicago, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Dubai, and Bangkok among others. Salazar-Caro continues to advance the mission of DiMoDA through his museum technology track membership at NEW INC.