Nature in The Digital Age

Nature in the Digital Age will showcase artworks that offer a fresh perspective on the beauty, complexity, and fragility of nature.

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Sep 11, 2023

Nature in The Digital Age

Nature has been a source of inspiration for artists throughout the ages. An exploration of various ways in which contemporary artists interpret the natural world around them. Titled "Nature in the Digital Age", this exhibition will showcase artworks that offer afresh perspective on the beauty, complexity, and fragility of nature. The exhibition will demonstrate how artists use their creative talents to explore the relationship between humans and nature and to inspire viewers to develop a deeper appreciation for the natural world.

(Artists: Erin McGean, Anna Condo, Numbersinmotion, Jonathan McCabe, Derrick Schultz, Sonarpilot)

Artists featured in this article: Jonathan McCabe, Erin McGean, Sonarpilot

20 June - 29 July 2023, New York

Flowpi #1 by Jonathan McCabe:

Flowpi #1: In this generative artwork a compressible fluid is colored and stirred by a multi-scale Turing pattern, which generates spots and stripes of color and motion. Forms arise from the Turing Instability, and are swept away by the mixing flow.


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Jonathan McCabe is a generative artist living in Canberra, Australia.

He is inspired by the work of Alan Turing who hypothesized a process that leads to the spots and stripes seen in the natural world, including zebra and tropical fish stripes, and repeating structures like the vertebrae bones in the spine or the fingers of the hand. He is also influenced by modern theories of how the universe expanded from a tiny size into what we see today, with all its structure at multiple length scales, and how variation and selection in the natural world lead to a multiplicity of wondrous forms.

"Gaia: Future Archives" by Erin McGean:

"Gaia: Future Archives" is an immersive exploration into the symbiotic relationship between humanity, nature, and technology in the digital age. In this piece, the VR headset becomes a portal, bridging the gap between our digital existence and the timeless beauty of the natural world. Using analog collage and stop motion animation, the scenes within the VR headset shift and unfold, revealing vintage depictions of nature that act as glimpses into forgotten landscapes and the wisdom of the past. As we find ourselves increasingly entangled in the digital realm, Gaia serves as a poignant reminder of our innate connection to the Earth. It prompts us to reflect on the urgency of preserving and cherishing the natural world amidst the rapid advancements of technology. The animated GIF format further accentuates the dichotomy between the digital and the organic, merging them to spark conversations about our collective responsibility towards environmental stewardship. This artwork not only celebrates the profound beauty of nature but also poses questions about the future of our relationship with it.

Erin McGean, also known as LifeWithArt, is a Toronto-based collage artist with a background in Fine Art and Education. Her artistic journey has been shaped by a commitment to exploring the interplay between visual culture, personal identity, and the influence of past ideologies on our present and future.

"Twin Flowers #1/7" by Sonarpilot: (8)

The Twin Flowers are part of a series of semi-synthetic flowers that have been cultivated in the secret garden of Sonarpilot. They embody elements of tradition, such as artworks by Georgia O'Keeffe and Andy Warhol. At the same time, their artificial nature foreshadows an uncertain future, deeply impacted by highly disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence and bioengineering, changing all facets of our society with unprecedented speed.

Each animation comes with a slightly different soundtrack that makes a reference to the longer track that supports the “Six Flowers” by Sonarpilot. A panel that brings together all Twin Flowers in one extended composition.

Sonarpilot is the alias of Swiss electronic musician and multimedia artist, Michael Moppert.

Michael started his career as a musician and studio ownerin the 1980s, writing music, and designing soundscapes for stage, theater, and dance productions alongside the creation of experimental short films and videos.

Find the "Nature in The Digital Age" exhibition on 88 Clinton Street, 10002 New York

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