When: Thursday, January 17 - Sunday, March 10, 2019
Hot Spot: ARTECHHOUSE, Washington, DC
Deets: Concepts of eternity and infinity are put on display at ARTECHOUSE’s newest exhibition - Everything in Existence by internationally-acclaimed Italian artist studio fuse*. Offering new perspectives from which to observe and consider our reality, Everything in Existence draws audience into something larger than what we already know.
Over the past ten years, fuse* has worked to imagine new modes of expression at the confluence of art, science, and technological research, creating new languages to reveal our human nature and create unique experiences that give audiences a sense of common ground and participation. Everything in Existence traces a line that highlights the evolution of the studio’s practice, presenting four multimedia installations that invite audiences to experience different perceptions of reality and new perspectives that are designed to remind us that we are all part of something bigger. The works are generated by a software that processes data in real time, whether that data is derived from interaction with the viewer (“Snowfall”), from social networks (“Amygdala”), from sound (“Clepsydra”) or from the software itself (“Multiverse”). Using this generative technique, fuse* creates “living” art that constantly renews itself and changes before one’s eyes, rewarding prolonged viewing and repeat visits from the spectator. This interplay between the human hand of the artist or the participant and the invisible inner-workings of the algorithmic software, which ultimately creates the artworks, parallels the relationship between humans, in all of their vulnerability, and the mysterious, extremely vast, and incomprehensible forces that push us towards the unknown, beyond the limits of the known world.
“Everything in Existence is meant to bring people together in a new place with a new perception of reality, a different point of view and the feeling of being all part of something bigger, being part of everything that exists”, Mattia Carretti, co-founder of fuse*.
Everything in Existence is the first solo North American exhibition for the award-winning and internationally-recognized studio fuse*. Combining technological research and artistic vision, fuse* creates multimedia works that aim to inspire, push limits, and connect light, space, sound, and movement.
ABOUT THE ARTIST fuse*
Founded in 2007 by Luca Camellini and Mattia Carretti, fuse * is a group of researchers and artists involved in the creation of multimedia works and live-media performances that interlink virtual, artistic and architectural elements, exploring the limitless possibilities of emerging digital technologies, while amplifying the emotional impact of narration on the viewer. The works are created to inspire people, push back limits, and seek out new interplay between light, space, sound, and movement. fuse* has always linked its activity and development to that of the community in which it operates, supporting, promoting and developing projects aimed at spreading culture and knowledge. For this purpose, since 2016 fuse* has been co-producing the electronic music and digital arts festival called NODE in Modena, IT.
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Exhibit is not recommended for individuals with a family or personal history of epilepsy, anxiety, claustrophobia, migraines, heart conditions, a history of seizures, and/or sensitivity to flashing lights and certain sounds. Installation is highly immersive and parts of the installation use strong lighting effects as well as loud surround sound.
Participants thought to be unstable or under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be admitted.
Please note our space has reflective floors that contribute to the overall visual experience. All guests will be given foot covers to wear. Guests wearing shoes with heels will be asked to remove the shoes before putting on the foot covers. This is a mandatory procedure.
Due to the complex technology employed, the installation may require unplanned maintenance; this may result in delays for visitors or in the cancellation of a visit. If it is not possible to reschedule a delayed or cancelled visit, a full refund will be issued.
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