Digital art defines the contemporary. The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art is dedicated to the propagation of all forms of digital art, new media, digital video art, net art, digital sculpture, interactive multimedia, and the vast panorama of hybrid forms of art and technology that constitute our moment in culture.
This month LACDA celebrates its tenth anniversary with the winners from last month’s juried competition headed by Kristin Skees, 2014 Tenth Anniversary Competition Solo Winner selected by Eve Schillo, of LACMA.
Also in attendance, The Los Angeles Art Collective (LAAC)’s installation Los Angeles Art Collective “I’m Afraid of Americans” which explores the manipulation and intimidation of the US government using surveillance technology. The public and private lives of the United States citizens are being recorded by the National Security Agency.
Returning to the LACDA also is visual light performance artist, Tiffany Trenda whose performances and installations explore the qualities of human flesh as represented in media. Trenda, becomes the digitized version of the human body and my actions are replicating that of a computer. The viewer is physically and visually immersed in the process of how the psyche evolves to relate to the screen (LCD, television, cinema, or a computer). We are not only dealing with issues of machine-implemented bodies but our identities and our human connection is through this notion of the screen. In my practice, I question the authenticity of this relationship as being a perpetual state of hyperrealism. As technological objects continually become a part of our daily lives, we relate to these devices as if they are part of our skin. This will change how we see others and ourselves with the assemblage of the human body with new technology.
LACDA Tenth Anniversary Exhibit will run from March 13th to April 6th, 2014. LACDA is located at 105 W. 4TH STREET. FMI:LACDA.COM