The Marion Nicoll Gallery (MNG) Main Space presents:
Alice Schoenberg, Ana Villanueva, Caroline Araujo, Katelyn Liakos, Olivia Kotani, Ursula Sokol, Winona Julian – Bad Visions from Cyberspace
Exhibition Runs: April 8 – 19, 2019
Reception: April 11, 2019 6 pm – 8 pm Main Mall at the Alberta University of the Arts (formerly the Alberta College of Art + Design)
Bad Visions from Cyberspace is a group show of experimental video art curated by Winona Julian. It explores contemporary issues and visual memes of everyday cyber culture. This exhibition brings together a group of emerging artists, all of whom are members of a generation where an understanding of new media is innate. These artists share a fascination with the repurposing of cultural themes and ideology. The resulting video work surveys the bizarre and intuitive relationships between ideology and modern media. Although these video works pull from many different cultural references, they emerge through the creative process as new, hybridized, but truly original entities unto themselves. The often humorous scenes parallel those disseminated online through social media and streaming services in order to tap into the collective subconscious of a digital generation. The result is an image-based critical self-awareness, that confronts, interrogates, and and explores with the audience these expressive, and enigmatic new cultural artefacts.
Winona Julian is an emerging artist based in Calgary who is completing her BFA atAlberta University of the Arts with a major in Media Arts. Her artwork functions as a parallel representation of normalized online behaviours. Through performance and video, she is able to use the same patterns that are commonly linked with social media, such as camera angles, filters, distorted effects, and the implication of an ever present audience to examine the relationship between her simulated online self and her non-simulated self.
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