What Memes May Come

The line between art and technology has long been a blurry one, but with the increasing availability of digital models, mobile platforms, and cloud-based networks, that line is blurring faster than a "retro" Instagram filter. Local and international artists explore this intersection with aplomb, interactivity, and humor in the exhibition "Electronic Pacific." The opening reception features live tattooing (both permanent and temporary) by local tattoo artist Sam McWilliams. Tattoos are based on Samoan visual artist Vaimaila Urale's project, Typeface, which juxtaposes oft-inked tribal patterns with non-letter computer keyboard symbols. Urale is, appropriately, attending tonight's event via Skype. In the audience-participatory installation Grotte de l'Internetz, An Xiao turns popular memes and Internet images into stencils to be painted on rocks in the gallery. Lizabeth Eva Rossof screens her short documentary on Chinese painters working in replica production and the decorative painting industry. Lastly, Guillermo Galindo (gal*in_dog) plays sonic doctor in an "interactive psychoacoustic medical trial," a new therapy combining the human voice and Electronic Resonance Technology.

Thu., July 11, 6 p.m., 2013
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