October 9, 2021 | Impact Art AT Showcase: In Search of Truth

October 9, 2021 from 10 AM PDT / 7 PM CEST


Join us for presentations by seven Bay Area-based artists participating in Impact Art AT, a month-long, online creative exchange that utilizes community-driven digital and new media art projects to explore and address the social challenge, “In Search of Truth.”

Each presentation will be followed by feedback from panelists Vanessa Chang, Rashin Fahandej, and Dasha Ortenberg.

Over the past month, participating artists worked with Patrícia J. Reis to unravel and augment the way we perceive truth using feminist hacking strategies as a methodological entry point. This perspective revealed how social change is a result of the human desire to pursue the so-called “truth.”

The diverse works in this showcase are works-in-progress, statements, and essays on how truth is perceived differently within distinct contexts and points of view. A common theme that arises is the wish to unravel the truth in solidarity and by enveloping otherness — whether that is through the self-other or collective-other.

The new media forms embedded in the diverse artistic projects were selected intentionally by the artists, with deep community-driven awareness, recognizing the impact of the proliferation of technology on human and non-human lives and bodies.

Participating artists: Stephanie Andrews, Jenny E. Balisle, Sharmi Basu, Erik Contreras, Marlys Mandaville, Avital Meshi, and Parul Wadhwa.

Read more about Impact Art AT:

Triptych of participating artists in action at documentation day for Impact Art AT.
Participating artists in action at documentation day for Impact Art AT.
Impact Art AT (2021) is a public diplomacy initiative designed and implemented by ZERO1 and the Open Austria Art + Tech Lab, funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport, and produced in partnership with Ars Electronica.

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