Immersive Exhibition and Hybrid Screening Program
“..to live means first and foremost to look, taste, feel, and smell the world around us.” (Emanuele Coccia, 2016)
With more recent enhancements of immersive and sensing technologies, our ’sensoriums‘ have intensified and become more mediated than ever before. Art and concepts (that are our “strange tools” – coined by contemporary philosopher Alva Noë (2015)) are perfect instruments to stimulate our perception. By drawing upon prior experience, cultural shifts and technological advancements, art becomes a medium that creates new and transformative experiences so crucial for reorganizing ourselves. As contemporary art historian, curator and author Caroline A Jones has put it, “what we want art to reorganize us into, also changes” (2016).
RIXC Garden’s program “Stranger Sense” is an immersive exhibition and hybrid screening program featuring new work by young and emerging artists who are at the forefront interrogating novel sensing and artistic tools.
Stranger Senses program will be physically screened on Friday, September 10, 12 PM CEST (6 PM EST), in the Bartos Theatre of the ACT program at MIT in Boston, US, and it will be available during the entire Festival.
Rasa Smite (RIXC/LV) Artists and artworks include: Kwan Q Li (HK/US). Insomniac/Amnesiac (2021) / Pohao Chi (TW/US). Plantfluencer Gazing (2021) / Weihan Jiang (CN/US). Vacuum (2021) / Weilu Ge (CN/US) and Kelon Cen (CN/US), Feed (2021) / Ieva Viksne (LV). SYNK IN (2019) / Gustavs Lociks. Digital Compost. Spectating the Groundhog Day (2019) / Christina Vinke (DE). If Plants Could Chant (2021) / Jung Eun Lee (KR/DE). Biotope (2021).