Special guest: DADA.nyc
On March 1st, Tech In Motion will host Demos and Drinks, a gallery-inspired networking event, at AFA Gallery in SoHo from 6:30 to 9 pm. Artists Victoria Manganiello, Julian Goldman, and Taezoo Park will be present to discuss their work, and there will be a special opening night presentation by DADA.nyc. Guests will be able to draw with DADA members in different parts of the world in a dedicated visual conversation created for the event which will be projected live at the gallery.
We will also show a selection of our most remarkable visual conversations, as well as our digital art collection on blockchain. Those forward-thinking souls that download Toshi or Cipher will be able to purchase digital art from DADA’s Creeps & Weirdos collection from their mobile phones.
We are thrilled to be joining artists Taezoo Park, and artist duo Victoria Manganiello and Julian Goldman in this show that celebrates the intersection of contemporary art and technology.
Digital Being by Taezoo Park is a series of mixed-media installations created from the detritus of broken and discarded electronic devices. Through his work, Taezoo imagines the existence of an invisible and formless creature born within the circuits of technological garbage. By displaying text, geometric forms, and planetary imagery, Taezoo’s Digital Beings come to life and interact with their enviroment and those who come in contact with them.
Computer 1.0 by Victoria Manganiello and Julian Goldman is an interactive installation in the form of large-scale woven textiles constructed with traditional yarns and clear polymer tubing. The tubing serves as a conduit for colored solutions that act as pixels in a display producing patterns and images. This installation urges viewers to closely examine their relationship with technology by way of their relationship with cloth, a coded manifestation of original computer control. In its debut exhibition, Computer 1.0 hopes to re-examine modern technology through a historical lens that dates back to the Jacquard loom of 1804 — the first computer.
We hope to be streaming a Facebook Live around 7:30 pm. If you are in New York City this Thursday, please come by!