June 26, 2014
Greetings! I have two recent announcements to share for 'The Evolution of Silence'—
This April, 'The Evolution of Silence' was selected as an Official Honoree in The 18th Annual Webby Awards in the NetArt category!
The Webby Awards is hailed as the 'Internet's highest honor' by The New York Times. Presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), it is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. With 12,000 entries received from all 50 US states and over 60 countries, the Official Honoree distinction is awarded to the top 15 percent of all work entered that exhibits remarkable achievement.
Also, 'The Evolution of Silence' will be included in the SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery this August! The exhibition will take place from August 11–14, 2014 in Vancouver, BC, and is held in conjunction with the annual 2014 SIGGRAPH Conference—an International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. (http://s2014.siggraph.org
The theme of the SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery is "Acting in Translation."
From their open call: 'Translation indicates a detached and forward movement from the source. It is also a freeing act, which paradoxically contains a burden of responsibility for the source. Therefore, this movement has limits and fine borderlines, yet it could designate "more" than the source. Translation is a call for other realities and also another way to see other realities. Translation can also blend "fact" with fiction by blurring the difference between them. In this vein, "translation" as a term could be interpreted in multiple ways on different layers of perception. While this term indicates a mechanical act, it may also refer to global and local societal developments such as resistance movements, alternative economies, information leaks, migration flows, mobility, etc.'
I am very excited to be showing in this context. This time, instead of showing it from a monitor screen, I will be projecting onto a floating screen constructed at an angle. The goal is that the landscape and map will appear as an extension of the space and the user. There will be an opening reception on Tuesday, August 12 from 2–3:30 pm and I will be giving an Artist Talk on Wednesday, August 13.
For more information on the exhibition and 2014 Art Gallery Jury, here is a link to SIGGRAPH's Art Gallery: http://s2014.siggraph.org/submitters/art-gallery-acting-translation
Thank you to everyone for all of your support! Thank you to Danniel Gaidula, my incredible Technical Consultant and Developer.