The Strange Garden Part l / Welcome to the Doll's House
Hyphen Hub will be presenting The Strange Garden Part l– Il Giardino Strano, Part l, refers to an imaginary place built on ruins of failed realities but where now a new strange garden grows.
In this garden there is a Dolls House which has been created by artist Claudia Hart inside a Mozilla Hub platform. The house will be there to be visited any time during the Maker Faire. A daily 60 minute guided tour from the 11-13 of December by the artist will be offered and with a musical performance by NY sound composer Matthew Gantt who specializes in sonic experiences for virtual spaces.
Event on digital.makerfaire.eu
Claudia Hart emerged as part of a generation of 90s intermedia artists in the “identity art” niche. She still examines issues of identity, now focusing on how technology affects cultural constructions of gender identities and issues of the body, perception, and nature collapsing into technology and then back again. Hart was an early adopter of virtual imaging, using 3D animation to make media installations and projections, then later as they were invented, other forms of VR, AR, and objects using computer-driven production machines, all based on the same computer models. At the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she developed a pedagogic program based on this concept - Experimental 3D - the first program dedicated solely to teaching simulations technologies in an art-world context. She lives in New York, is represented in the US by bitforms gallery, and is married to the Austrian media artist Kurt Hentschlager who she collaborates with for some of her sound compositions.
Hart was very early into virtual imaging, using 3D animation to make media installations and projections, then later as they were invented, other forms of VR, AR, and objects using computer-driven production machines, all adapted from the same computer models. She is considered a pioneer in this, taking a feminist position in a world without women when she started 20 years ago, inspired by the French media artists of the 60s.
Hart produces real things, not just mediated ones, meaning “mediated objects” (digitally enabled sculptures, drawings, paintings, wallpaper, conceptual crafts), and projections on painted walls, and ultimately on human bodies wearing sculptural screens of some sort. She produces bodies of work shown in galleries that then inspire performances that, for the past five years, have been shown in the experimental theater and performance context.
Asher Remy-Toledo (US/COL) is the co-founder of Hyphen Hub, a nonprofit organization that promotes and presents new live works by artists that integrate art and technology. Hyphen Hub showcases cutting edge work in a variety of formats and platforms and actively develops a global network of emerging and established multimedia artists, curators, innovators and producers of events with a strong focus on nascent technology. Asher is also the co-founder of No Longer Empty, a New York-based nonprofit group that takes over empty spaces and creates site specific installations. He is also the creator of the Arts Hub of NY Creative Tech Week. For more information please visit HyphenHub.com