Lifespans: forever and ever

Clare Brennan (Producer), Hadi Mehrpouya (Designer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Abstract

This group exhibition curated for NEoN by Weave by Abertay brings together works of gaming and design, alongside other hybrid creations that reflect on the endlessness and expansive nature of our digital lives. Cassie McQuater’s game, Black Room, explores infinite spaces and weird dreams you might have when you fall asleep at your keyboard. Hadi Mehrpouya and Robert Powell’s work, is a series of prints and a unique ‘search engine’ that invites you to identify your internet ailments such as Data Diarrhoea or Infolepsy; a Google-esque spiraling symptom-search of some invented techno-diseases.

The significant early networked game “The Endless Forest” by Tale of Tales is a meditative repose, perhaps a remedy to the neverending digital deluge, as you roam aimlessly around a beautiful landscape in the form of a deer. In this exhibition you can go from being lost in the woods, to a new state of self-awareness through the generative work of designer Marius Watz’s large scale colourful geometric wall prints. UCracking shows what happens when you break on through, and interrupt the cycle of the algorithm, fracturing and ‘cracking’ up virtual space.

Featuring Tale of Tales, Marius Watz, Hadi Mehrpouya, Robert Powell and Cassie McQuater
Original languageEnglish
PublisherNEoN Digital Arts Festival
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2018
EventLifespans: forever and ever - Wellgate Shopping Centre, Dundee, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Nov 201818 Nov 2018
https://northeastofnorth.com/event/lifespans-forever-and-ever/

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Life Span
World Wide Web
Weave
Search Engine
Designer
Keyboard
Gaming
Generative
Self-awareness
Deer
Deluge
Diarrhea
Wood

Cite this

Brennan, C. (Producer), & Mehrpouya, H. (Designer). (2018). Lifespans: forever and ever. Exhibition, NEoN Digital Arts Festival.
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