Paula Gaetano Adi (Associate Professor, Experimental & Foundation Studies) was appointed Art Gallery Chair for SIGGRAPH 2017, the 44th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.
During her appointment Gaetano Adi curated, Unsettled Artifacts: Technological Speculations from Latin America, the first exhibition in SIGGRAPH’s history in featuring works from Latin American artists and designers.
Unsettled Artifacts emphasizes the poetics of technological speculation and examines technological artifacts as agents that frame the ways we act in the world, as well as the ways we think about the world. It explores artistic practices produced beyond the traditional centers of industrial and technological development in order to illuminate new social narratives and new images of the possible.
The gallery presents 15 artists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, and México using a very disparate array of digital technologies and computational media: from bioart and robotics, to software simulation and VR; from performance and screen-based work, to sound installations and 3D printed sculptures.
The exhibition will be accompanied with a special issue of Leonardo, The Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology (MIT Press).
Unsettled Artifacts: Technological Speculations from Latin America was on view during the 2017 Conference in Los Angeles, Jul 30 – Aug 3.