Our engagement with the world has changed – we experience it not just corporeally but through a variety of virtual portals. We occupy different spaces, times and avatars in the virtual world and transcend our physical selves. Our relationships with art and visual culture are altered by these experiences. Increasingly, our interactions with them occur through screens and the “aura” of the original is perhaps replaced or usurped by its presentation online. In ‘Traveling without moving’, Tara Kelton continues her exploration with digital media. She examines how art works are experienced through a variety of screens and how these virtual images find a space in the physical world through their constant availability, associations, references and shared culture.
Tara Kelton’s recent exhibitions include The Last Brucennial, New York (2014), Experiments with Truth and Time, Museum of Conflict, Ahmedabad (2014), Artshop! Franklin Street Works, Stamford (2013), 5 Years of CIS, Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore (2013), OTLO, Bhavishyavani Backyard, Mumbai (2013), 5 Projects, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore (2013), Karizma (Outsourced: Un-Publish), Or-bits.com / Banner Repeater, London (2013), Her Stories, Queens Museum of Art, New York (2012), PDF Release & Party, CAGE, Brooklyn (2012), Status!Status!Status!, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn (2011), Slipstreams, Contemporary Artistic Practice and the Shaping of Time, Franklin Street Works, Stamford (2011), Vox VII, juried by Melissa Ho and Hennessy Youngman, Vox Populi, Philadelphia (2011), Voxelvision 1.0, Vox Populi, Philadelphia (2011) and Unsharp Mask, Volte, Mumbai (2010). Kelton received her MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2009. She lives and works in Bangalore.