Exhibition runs July 11 – August 13, 2014
Welcome to Screenlandconsiders the personal dimensions of life plugged in, and the impact that the taken-for-granted structure of Internet programs and video games has on virtual expressions of identity, connection, memory, and love. Key to the selected works is their respective engagements with the vernacular of virtual life, using the language and appearance of user-generated content, working with or referencing online structures of games, video diaries, and blogs. These interventions ask us to consider what ideologically lies behind the structure of these virtual spaces, and how online programs organize our enactments and experiences of self within them.
Featuring works by Jennifer Chan, Freya Bjorg Olafson, Jon Rafman, Frances Stark, Angie Waller, and Matthew Williamson.
Welcome to Screenland is curated by Carolyn Jervis, a Master’s Candidate in the Critical and Curatorial Studies program at the University of British Columbia
The Opening Reception, will be held on Thursday, July 10th – 6 pm to 9 pm.
The show runs July 11th – August 13th, 2014 at the Satellite Gallery.
The External Critique will be held on Friday, July 11th at 3 pm, with Jenifer Papararo. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Chan, *A Total Jizzfest* (video still), 2012 digital video