NATIONAL TAIWAN MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS,
HOT BODY, COOL TECH:
PERFORMATIVE AND CHOREOGRAPHED BODIES
IN NEW MEDIA
I co-curated an exhibition entitled "Hot Body, Cool Tech: Performative and Choreographed Bodies in New Media" with Dr. I-Wen Chang. Hot Body, Cool Tech (HBCT) investigates how performative and choreographed bodies exist in an era of new media. The unique collection of digital video, interactive displays, and multimedia works in this exhibition prompts deeper thinking around the relationship between people and new technologies, to conceptualize performance, investigate the ways technology affects our understanding of human agency when theorizing the body, and define our humanness within a growing digital world, where machines are programmed to act like humans and humans are encouraged to perform like machines. The exhibition’s objectives and goals also focus on international, multilingual, multimodal, and hybrid locus representations. The call for exhibition proposals required applications that featured over 50% non-Taiwanese artists and artists that have not been previously exhibited in Taiwan. HBCT meets these requirements and contains artists from around the world, including Spain, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Taiwan.
Additionally, for research purposes, I have been building a companion online environment for HBCT. As part of a password-protected digital portfolio, the exhibition will be viewable online indefinitely as well as in physical space for the months of September through November in 2017. In addition to thinking about the digital art items themselves, I will investigate how virtual spaces have become extensions of the self and cultural repositories/archives, not unlike museums, which are carefully curated, negotiated, and representative spaces. The show will introduce audiences to original contemporary digital art which provokes deep thinking around the role of the digital in daily life. As a collaborative project between curators, artists, and audience, HBCT deepens, fosters, and promotes the development of Taiwan and international standards for the field of digital arts. Encouraging interactive and immersive engagement through the selected art work and the companion website, the greater HBCT project offers people the chance to be more than viewers – it gives them an opportunity to participate and truly engage with the topic, the technology, and the art.
PNC 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND JOINT MEETINGS, GETTY CENTER, LOS ANGELES, CA, 2016
AWARDED FIRST PRIZE IN THE POSTER COMPETITION FOR THE DIGITAL ART EXHIBITION "HOT BODY, COOL TECH: PERFORMATIVE AND CHOREOGRAPHED BODIES IN NEW MEDIA."
COMMUNITY STANDARDS FOR 3D DATA PRESERVATION (CS3DP), WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, ST. LOUIS, MO, 2018,
POSTER PRESENTATION: “FOR POSTERITY AND PEDAGOGY: USING 3D MODELS TO PRESERVE EXHIBITIONS.”
JULY 2016 – NOVEMBER 2017