SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery:
Acting in Translation


July 31, 2014

SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and
Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques

10–14 August 2014

Vancouver Convention Centre
Vancouver, BC

The SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery gathers and presents 14 outstanding, critical, innovative and  unique works and projects, incorporating the theme, Acting in Translation.

While the essential aim of the Art Gallery is to provide a deeper insight into the relationships within art, science, technology, research, and societal developments, Acting in Translation concentrates on strong content and criticality in these works and projects, conveyed through the use of advanced technologies. 

Translation, as a term and as a tool, generates plenty of potential disconnected trajectories for art production. These fields have the ability to cover and merge with other fields of knowledge, including global and local societal developments such as resistance movements, alternative economies, information leaks, migration flows, and mobility—all processed by the works in the Art Gallery. 

Curated by Basak Senova, Acting in Translation aims to revolve around the readings, responses, and perceptions of ‘the act of translation’ as a productive tool based on criticality. The participating artists are Paul L. Stout, Rachele Riley, Yunsil Heo, Hyunwoo Bang, Joseph Farbrook, Yoichi Ochiai, Yunsil Heo, Hyunwoo Bang, Inmi Lee, Kyle McDonald, Zohar Kfir, Sam Blanchard, Kirk Cameron, Robert Redfern, Sergio Bernales, Bo Li, Michelle Will, Hung-Ching Chang, Kelsey Farenholtz, Brandon Deaguero, Timmy Meyer, John Mooring, Ali Butt, Speculatorum Oculi, Erik Brunvand, Alon Chitayat, Jeff Ong, Emilio Vavarella, Fito Segrera, Burak Arikan, and Ed Konowal/GraphicsNet. 

The Art Gallery also will feature a panel and three talk sessions with the artists along with an afternoon networking reception, sponsored by Leonardo/ISAST and The MIT Press.

Leonardo, Art Papers, and Art Gallery reception
Tuesday, 12 August, 1–2pm
Art Gallery, West Building, Exhibit Hall A, Vancouver Convention Centre

Art Gallery panel
Tuesday, 12 August, 1–2pm
West Building, Rooms 116-117, Vancouver Convention Centre

On SIGGRAPH Art Gallery
Sue Gollifer, University of Brighton, Director ISEA International, SIGGRAPH Art Gallery Chair 2014; Mona Kasra, SIGGRAPH Conference Chair 2016, University of Texas – Dallas, SIGGRAPH Art Gallery Chair 2011;  Burak Arikan, founder of Graph Commons; and Basak Senova, Koc University and SIGGRAPH Art Gallery Chair 2014

Art Gallery talks
West Building, Rooms 116–117, Vancouver Convention Centre
Moderated by Basak Senova, SIGGRAPH Art Gallery Chair 2014 

Art Gallery talk session 1
Wednesday, 13 August, 10:45am–12:15pm

“Points of View” by Zohar Kfir
“Subway Stories” by Alon Chitayat Animishmish Studio/ITP and Jeff Ong ITP, New York University
“The Evolution of Silence” by Rachele Riley

Art Gallery talk session 2
Wednesday, 13 August, 2–3:30pm

“Can digital art have the same emotional impact and historical significance as masterworks in painting, drawing, and sculpture?” by Joseph Farbrook, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
“Mother” by Inmi Lee, Kutztown University

Art Gallery Talk session 3
Thursday, 14 August, 10:45am–12:15pm

“On Everyware” by Hyunwoo Bang and Yunsil Heo/Everyware
“Technological Error, Power and Metamorphosis” by Emilio Vavarella
“From Virtual to Reality” by Ed Konowal/GraphicsNet

The SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery also collaborates with Emily Carr University of Art + Design, ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Committee (DAC), ISEA International and ISEA 2015 on social activities.

The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques is an interdisciplinary community interested in research, technology, and applications in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Members include researchers, developers, and users from the technical, academic, business, and art communities. ACM SIGGRAPH enriches the computer graphics and interactive techniques community year-round through its conferences, global network of professional and student chapters, publications, and educational activities.

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