Media Art: Ecology from Digital Art


 

October 1 - October 25

B.O.D. Cultural Centre. Caracas. Venezuela

Through to 25 October, the work of six international and four Venezuelan artists will be on show in the B.O.D. Cultural Centre of Caracas to raise people’s awareness – creatively – about the changes taking place in the environment by means of concepts that combine art and technology.

Visitors can admire the work of the six Latin American artists who won the competition: Brunno Viana (Brazil), Claudia González (Chile), Francisco Navarrete (Chile), Ricardo Dal Farra (Argentina), Julio Velasco (Colombia) and Patricia Domínguez (Chile), who were selected by a panel of experts made up of representatives of the two institutions that organized the competition. The show also includes the works of four Venezuelan artists whose work also echoes the theme of the project: Nan González, Antonio Briceño, Muu Blanco and Iván Candeo, curated by Félix Suazo.

The winning monographs were featured in an e-book entitled Ecology from Digital Art published by Fundación Telefónica Movistar and the University of Caldas between 2014 and 2015, which can be downloaded free of charge at our publications site.

The works presented by the artists offer a creative approach to the natural and urban environments, characterized by the deferred presentation of places and events that take on a virtual presence in the space of the work. These are known as teletopic practices –from the Greek tele (from or at a distance) and topos (place)– which operate between the documental register of existing situations (some of them remote) and the invention of new locations, generally simulated and ephemeral.