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MCLA Gallery 51

Exhibition Detail
We Are the Music Makers
51 Main Street
North Adams, MA 01247

July 28th, 2011 - August 21st, 2011
July 28th, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Alien Vessel, Erin KoErin Ko, Alien Vessel, July 2011
© erin ko 2011, all rights reserved
United States
open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
sculpture, traditional, figurative, pop, installation, interactive-art digital, collage mixed-media

A body of work that fuses traditional art making techniques with a variety of technologies, most notably QR codes and Augmented Reality (AR).

As visitors walk around with their devices, they become part of the show.

Those viewing with smart phones perform the familiar ritual of engaging in mediated reality.

Those without smart phones may be confused by, apathetic to, or tempted to join in the behavior of those with devices.

Despite this uncertain dynamic, "scanning" the traditional way (with one's eyes) is instrumental in viewing this work.

Through a variety of tech-infused mediums, Ko fuses ideas and imagery ranging from ancient traditions and mythologies to the very modern and familiar. In this way she endeavors to present simultaneously satirical and straightforward ways of looking at contemporary culture's state of being.

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