TECH ART FAIR
A curated virtual exhibition of Tech Art Fair, Ontario Science Centre (Toronto), February 17-18 2018
Raul Altosaar's Liquified Realities: An Homage to a Dying Megacity is an immersive, multilayered virtual reality environment and soundscape. Liquified Realities is both disorienting and familiar, presenting a world which appears to be mixing dimensional and aesthetic planes. Altosaar's piece will be live at Tech Art Fair, co-creating a reality with each viewer.
Kirk Clyne's Fleeting Glimpses is a real-time generative artwork which drives the evolution and movement of cube components by random chance, endlessly compiling Escher-like cityscapes in a pale magenta world. Fleeting Glimpses will be live at the Tech Art Fair.
Jess Holz's "Microsculptures" series allows us to explore the world on the level of the millimeter. Plant and insect materials appear as large as landscapes and buildings in her compositions, reminding us of the similarity of life on all scales. These micrographs are created with a scanning electron microscope, and will be on display at Tech Art Fair.
"Gunpowder Archemy," a series by Dan Jay, is made from volatile chemicals. Remaining unmixed on canvas, in their fluid state these chemicals have the potential to cause explosions, speaking to the power of a material being dependent on the hands they are used by. Jay's works will be on view at Tech Art Fair.
"Lilwatan" by Jude Abu Zaineh is a series of videos which transform the surfaces of cultured bacterial petri dishes into glowing Islamic art-inspired abstract symmetries. First drawing with bacteria and then filming the results, Zaineh's pieces will be displayed at Tech Art Fair on old-style television sets, evoking a nostalgia for the past and her home country of Palestine.
Betty Zhang's Rainmaking on Mars is designed to mitigate the rigors of a Mars mission by synthesizing one thing the red planet is missing - the sound of rain. This multiplayer musical instrument plays calming tones overlaid on rain sounds in response to the user's touch. Simple yet effective, Zhang's piece makes a strong argument for a place on Earth's extraterrestrial packing list. This piece will be live at Tech Art Fair.