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University Galleries, William Paterson University

Exhibition Detail
The Real-Fake
300 Pompton Rd.
Wayne, NJ 07470

October 24th, 2011 - December 2nd, 2011
November 17th, 2011 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Night Flight, Rachel ClarkeRachel Clarke, Night Flight,
2011, Computer generated image
© Image courtesy of the artist
The Seasons, Claudia HartClaudia Hart, The Seasons,
2009, HD video with stereo sound, 11:07 minutes
© Image courtesy of the artist
The Frequency of Space/Time, Alex LeeAlex Lee, The Frequency of Space/Time,
2010, Video with stereo sound, 31:01 minutes
© Image courtesy of the artist
Secret Mysteries, Alex McLeodAlex McLeod, Secret Mysteries,
2010, Computer generated images
© Image courtesy of the artist
Putto 2x2x4, Michael ReesMichael Rees, Putto 2x2x4,
2011, Video, 3:50 minutes
© Michael Rees
How to Hide Your Plasma (Handheld Icon Shapeshift for Liquid Chrystal Display), Kari AltmannKari Altmann,
How to Hide Your Plasma (Handheld Icon Shapeshift for Liquid Chrystal Display),
2010, 3D Sculpture, Animation
Aliens with Extraordinary Abilities.v01B, Jose Carlos CasadoJose Carlos Casado,
Aliens with Extraordinary Abilities.v01B,
2010, HD Video with Stereo sound
Temple Kingdoms on the Other Side, Spencer HutchinsonSpencer Hutchinson,
Temple Kingdoms on the Other Side,
2010, Quick Time movie
Object of Desire, Yael KanarekYael Kanarek, Object of Desire,
2006, Net art
Homer\'s Venus De Gummy, Brian KhekBrian Khek, Homer's Venus De Gummy,
2010, HD Video with Stereo sound
TMRRW, Lenox-LenoxLenox-Lenox, TMRRW, Quick Time movie
Woods of Arcady, John RafmanJohn Rafman, Woods of Arcady,
2010, HD Video with Stereo sound
October, Lou RegeleLou Regele, October, 2008, Quick Time movie
Real Flow, Timur Si-QinTimur Si-Qin, Real Flow, 2011, Video
© Timur Si-Qin
Episode 3, YemenweedYemenweed, Episode 3,
2008, HD Video with Stereo sound
Corpus Callosum, Katrina ZimmermanKatrina Zimmerman, Corpus Callosum,
2009, Quick Time movie
Peripetics or the installation of an irreversible axis on a dynamic timeline, ZeitguisedZeitguised,
Peripetics or the installation of an irreversible axis on a dynamic timeline,
2008, HD Video with Stereo sound
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other (outside main areas)
Mon - Fri, 10am - 5pm; and select Sundays, 12 - 4pm
William Paterson University
video-art, digital


October 24 - December 2, 2011

Curated by Rachel Clarke, Claudia Hart and Michael Rees


Artist Talk with Alex McLeod:

Thursday, November 10, 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Panel Discussion with the Curators:

Thursday, November 17, 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Opening Reception:

Thursday, November 17, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

THE REAL-FAKE is an exhibition that presents the approaches employed by artists exploring artificial xyz space, the non-referenced synthetic image or object, and the specific qualities of the virtual camera that records it. Its purpose is to position 3D computer graphics in the discursive context of contemporary art. The artists in the exhibit all use 3D software to create a range of art forms, from the still image to animation, interactive works and installation. All of them self-consciously place 3D within an avant-garde lexicon. Like their predecessors, video artists who adapted TV technologies for artistic use, these artists have adopted the technology employed in 3D shooter games and feature-length Hollywood animation blockbusters, but reject entertainment industry aesthetics and content, instead applying the medium to the trajectory of art history.

Their common strategy is to isolate and define a formal language native to the virtual. These formulations are then integrated into a variety of contemporary practices emerging from the discourses of media and of representation as they have impacted on photography, experimental film, and installation-based contemporary art. Their languages arise out of the painting traditions of figuration and abstraction, and artistic movements as wide ranging as Surrealism, Constructivism and Pop Art, as well as avant-garde cinema, post-Modern image making and experimental animation.

It is rare even in the new-media art context to find artists involved in contemporary practice that are deeply invested in exploring 3D computer art. The particular burden of the artists in THE REAL-FAKE is to break away from the constraints imposed by the domination of an extremely fast-paced military/entertainment complex, beyond the commonly adopted strategy of appropriation. THE REAL-FAKE proposes the potential of 3D computer art as the post-photography medium currently emerging from the new technologies and Zeitgeist of the early 21st century.

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In conjunction with THE REAL-FAKE:

Really Fake
Curated by Chris Manzione and Michael Rees

An exhibition of augmented reality site-specific installations throughout the William Paterson University campus. For a list of participating artists and artwork locations, please visit:

Exhibitions are made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State.

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