While the essential aim of the Art Gallery is to provide a deeper insight into the relationships within art, science, technology, research, and societal developments, “Acting in Translation” concentrates on strong content and criticality in these works and projects, conveyed through the use of advanced technologies.
Curated by Basak Senova, “Acting in Translation” aimed to revolve around the readings, responses, and perceptions of “the act of translation” as a productive tool based on criticality. The participating artists were Paul L. Stout, Rachele Riley, Yunsil Heo, Hyunwoo Bang, Joseph Farbrook, Yoichi Ochiai, Yunsil Heo, Hyunwoo Bang, Inmi Lee, Kyle McDonald, Zohar Kfir, Sam Blanchard, Kirk Cameron, Robert Redfern, Sergio Bernales, Bo Li, Michelle Will, Hung-Ching Chang, Kelsey Farenholtz, Brandon Deaguero, Timmy Meyer, John Mooring, Ali Butt, Speculatorum Oculi, Erik Brunvand, Alon Chitayat, Jeff Ong, Emilio Vavarella, Fito Segrera, Burak Arikan, and Ed Konowal/GraphicsNet.
The Art Gallery also featured one panel and four Talks with the artists along with an afternoon networking reception.
“The 2014 Art Gallery represents no single or homogenous approach, but a diverse display of artistic strategies," said Basak Senova, SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery Chair. “Translation, as a term and as a tool, generates numerous potential fields for art production, which is why we selected it as this year’s theme and are thrilled to have these outstanding works and projects.”
The 2014 Art Gallery took place in the West Building, Exhibit Hall A at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Highlights from the SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery:
Looking Glass Time
Artist: Yoichi Ochiai
“Looking Glass Time” aims to represent social media activities and their timelines with physical clock animation, without any recording media.
The Internet SteamGauge
Artist: Ed Konowal / GraphicsNet
Internet usage is typically measured in Mb/s (Megabits per second). “The Internet SteamGauge” takes the same data and translates it to a real-world gauge.
The Evolution of Science
Artist: Rachele Riley
The Evolution of Silence addresses the scale of damage brought about by 41 years of nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site. The Web-based archive presents a non-linear map and interpretation of the area’s destruction, and an opportunity to explore this restricted desert landscape.