New Talismans + MND//BDY
September 6th - TBA
On View Tue - Sat 12 PM - 7 PM
Thursday 12PM - 9PM
325 Canal Street, New York City
Featuring: Morehshin Allahyari, Paul Hertz, Rindon Johnson,
Shane Mecklenburger, Vicki Dang, Dan Nguyen, and
site sculptures by Nitemind
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.