SIGGRAPH 2019 to Bring Immersive Art Exhibit to Downtown Los Angeles

One-week Engagement to Showcase 12 Works From 5 Countries, 6 U.S.
States

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ACMSIGGRAPH?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#ACMSIGGRAPHlt;/agt;–For one week only, experience immersive art from across the globe this
summer during the SIGGRAPH 2019 conference. The SIGGRAPH
2019 Art Gallery
exhibit will run 28 July–1 August at the Los
Angeles Convention Center. Known for its diverse, global, and innovative
community, the event is a melting pot for researchers, artists, and
technologists, among other professionals.


In its 46-year history, the SIGGRAPH conference has consistently offered
a space to inspire the next generation of creators, inclusive of gender,
race, ability, and beyond. The Art Gallery is a big part of that, and
exists as a space where artists bring their vision to life through
advanced technology. After being exclusively curated for the last five
years, the program returned to its jury roots for SIGGRAPH 2019.

A theme of “Proliferating Possibilities: Speculative Futures in Art and
Design” permeates
through each chosen work
as submitting artists were asked to
contemplate, “What solutions might we need to thrive in a future full of
promise and unknowns?”

“The SIGGRAPH Art Gallery has always existed as a space that showcases
compelling artistic vision alongside technological innovation,” said
SIGGRAPH 2019 Art Gallery Chair Brittany Ransom. “I am thrilled to bring
an experience to downtown Los Angeles that both industry professionals
and locals can enjoy — even if for just one week. I am also especially
proud to have artist representation from Japan, Hong Kong, South Africa,
the United Kingdom, and the United States.”

Highlights from the 2019 Art Gallery include:

TransVision:
Exploring the States of the Visual Field in the Age of Extreme
Augmentation

Artists: Jiabao Li, Honghao Deng,
and Panagiotis Michalatos, Harvard University

Through three
extreme ideal types of perceptual machines, TransVision questions the
habitual ways we interpret the visual world intervened by digital media:
Hyper-sensitive vision (speculation on social media’s amplification
effect and our filtered communication landscape); hyper-focused vision
(an analogue version of searching behavior on the internet); and
hyper-commoditized vision (monetized vision with omnipresent
advertisement).

Noise
Aquarium

Artists: Victoria Vesna, UCLA; Martina
Fröschl and Alfred Vendl, University of Applied Arts Vienna; and, Glenn
Bristol, United Motion Labs

The interactive installation
presents an aquarium full of plankton in an idyllic immersive experience
which presents selected plankton organisms as huge as they are important
for our ecosystem. The interaction deals metaphorically with the problem
all humans face: Our needs versus the restricted resources of Earth.
Find your balance.

RuShi
(2018)

Artist: John Wong, John Wong Art
“Big
Data is the new superstition now!” Wong’s work is about prediction,
fate, and superstition, questioning what we really need at the age of
AI. The audience will only see the flow of colors. It goes back to the
basic. Without the interpretation of the storyteller, I want the
audience to see only the beauty of balance.

The gallery is open to the Full Conference Platinum, Full Conference,
Business Symposium, Select Conference, and Experiences registration
levels. Learn more about the event and register here: s2019.SIGGRAPH.org/register.
To read about each selected work in-depth, look for a special SIGGRAPH
edition of The MIT Press’ Leonardo
online on 26 July 2019.

About ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH 2019

ACM,
the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world’s largest
educational and scientific computing society, uniting educators,
researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and
address the field’s challenges. ACM
SIGGRAPH
 is a special interest group within ACM that serves as an
interdisciplinary community where researchers, artists, and
technologists collide to progress applications in computer graphics and
interactive techniques. The SIGGRAPH conference is the world’s leading
annual interdisciplinary educational experience for inspiring
transformative advancements across the disciplines of computer graphics
and interactive techniques. SIGGRAPH
2019
, the 46th annual conference hosted by ACM SIGGRAPH, will take
place from 28 July–1 August at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Contacts

Media Contact:
Emily Drake
Media Relations Manager
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1.312.673.4758
[email protected]

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