Features

Screen | Josh Gumiela

In Screen, Josh Gumiela uses an interactive video to reflect on the challenges immigrants have to face in pursuit of naturalization in the U.S. It contains 100 naturalization practice test questions provided by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on YouTube. The videos are loaded pseudo-randomly and streamed from YouTube in…

Point Zero | Dho Yee Chung

In Point Zero (2019), Artist Dho Yee Chung generates digital prototypes of human figures. She isolates the viewer from human skin by creating layers of screen, disassociating the human body from its digitized form. These layers suggest society uses masks to guard against digital norms. Like skin, screens are surfaces…

A Response To True Match | Kate Wiley

In the first thirty seconds of Andrea Mikysková’s True Match (2017), the viewer is rapidly confronted with imagery of our highly developed, global world. Abrupt alarms and whistling horns signal the beginning of a work day and positions social media—the stated subject of the piece—firmly within the realm of business….

Airborne Fulfillment Center Patent: US9305280B1 | Jason Isolini

Airborne Fulfillment Center is a 360-degree collage by Jason Isolini. The work is inserted in the Google Maps universe using Google Business View, a tool businesses use to bring Google Maps users from their current locations into a business. This piece is virtually published at the location of the Amazon…

Mirrored Perspectives : A Response to MBA 2k16 | Imani Shackelford

Through its digital manipulation of Spike Lee’s cut scene from the videogame NBA 2k16, Adam Sulzdorf-Liszkiewicz’s MBA 2k16 (2017) is a satirical film that explores both literal and hidden conversations of race and class. Upon first glance, the video merely depicts an interaction between ‘Freq’, a basketball player, and the owner…

Living in Between | Maryam Khaleghi Yazdi

Maryam Khaleghi Yazdi’s Living in Between (2019) represents the political, cultural, and racial barriers migrants face. Each illustration depicts an aspect of a migrant’s unpredictable future, asking viewers to experience the anxieties and uncertainties inherent to a migrant’s experience. In its original gallery form, audience members receive a lottery ticket…

100 Year Plan | Emotional.Store

100 Year Plan is an interactive live-cinema experience of a near-future online variety show by Scotty Wagner and Bailey Hikawa of the duo Emotional.Store. The piece poses an examination of the human mind in the midst of automation takeover, combining livestream performance, pre-recorded videos, songs, websites and wearables into a…

Richard Heckert | Surfing the Underground

Surfing the Underground by Richard Heckert, is not, surprisingly, digital artwork. The drawings are created with Stabilo pens on color cardboard. The result, though, is an enticing discussion on digital era culture. Each work is full of different elements and details, and every picture is visually stimulating, with noticeable influences…

when the seasons change my feelings change | Pink Box

when the seasons change, my feelings change prompts the audience to reflect on the cycle of human life through the Kubler-Ross model of grief. A collaborative effort by five designers from Virginia Commonwealth University, the immersive VR experience draws the player into a colorful and geometric environment. Through the experience,…