Art Gallery: Acting in Translation

The SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery will gather and present outstanding, critical, and innovative art works and projects submitted by digital-minded artists. While the essential aim is to provide a deeper insight into the relationships within art, science, technology, research, and societal developments, the Art Gallery also encourages strong content and criticality in submitted works, conveyed through the use of advanced technologies.

The theme of the SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery is Acting in Translation. In the sea of ever-changing conditions of multiple realities, there is no single or homogenous approach, but a diversity of resisting mechanisms and artistic strategies. Therefore translation, as a term and as a tool, generates plenty of potential fields for art production in disconnected trajectories. Furthermore, these fields have the capability to cover and merge with other fields of knowledge.

Translation indicates a detached and forward movement from the source. It is also a freeing act, which paradoxically contains a burden of responsibility for the source. Therefore, this movement has limits and fine borderlines, yet it could designate “more” than the source. Translation is a call for other realities and also another way to see other realities. Translation can also blend “fact” with fiction by blurring the difference between them. In this vein, “translation” as a term could be interpreted in multiple ways on different layers of perception. While this term indicates a mechanical act, it may also refer to global and local societal developments such as resistance movements, alternative economies, information leaks, migration flows, mobility, etc.

2D and 3D artworks, interactive systems, electronically mediated augmented reality, mixed-media installations and performances, web-based art, responsive media, time-based works, works leveraging mobile technologies, works using digital communities and social media, robotics, touch-screens, wearable art, mediated music, sound, and audio artworks will be considered.

Artists are encouraged to give an Artist’s Talk and/or host a Studio Course if their work is accepted. Please indicate your interest on the Art Gallery submission form. Submitters are also encouraged to submit proposals for Talks or Art Papers that address themes related to works presented in the gallery.

A special issue of Leonardo, The Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology includes visual documentation of the works exhibited in the Art Gallery. Publication of this sixth special issue coincides with SIGGRAPH 2014.

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