This two-day session brings together artists, curators, scholars, and musicians to delve into and discuss the questions posed by the virtual within contemporary art and visual culture. Although “virtual reality” might conjure associations from a dated landscape of cybernetic theory and early computer animation, “virtuality” has seemingly never been more present, both in physical space and online experience. From journalism to cinema, architecture to art, and from video games to the military industrial complex, the terms and technologies of the virtual are evolving in new and previously unimagined ways in which binaries such as the analog and the digital are no longer sufficient.
Presentations by artists Rachel de Joode, Cayetano Ferrer, Florian Meisenberg, Sondra Perry, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Susanne M. Winterling
Introductions by curators Alex Klein (ICA) and Milena Høgsberg (Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Norway)
Co-moderated by Penn History of Art PhD students Iggy Cortez, Charlotte Ickes, Marina Isgro, and Roksana Filipowska.