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Rebecca Allen: Sync(Emerge(Consciousness))

10 Nov 2018 – 3 Feb 2019

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Mon-Sat 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sun 12 noon - 5:00pm

QUAD

Derby
England, United Kingdom

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This solo exhibition of new and existing work by the American artist and 'digital art pioneer' Rebecca Allen includes a new Virtual Reality (VR) commission for QUAD.

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Nearly 30 years ago Allen predicted our futuristic culture, writing in 1989 “…not only will people build highly detailed artificial worlds in the computer, but they will also create complex characters with “human-like” behaviour that will “live” in these artificial environments.  These new worlds will be experienced by the viewer through high resolution displays and the viewer will be able to interact with these synthetic characters.”
At the heart of Allen’s complex artworks are give and take interactions by the viewer when inside the artist’s, responsive, visionary and uncanny Virtual Reality worlds.  There are few other experiences that replicate the embrace of Allen’s unique language; a language half-way between gesture and thought.

The exhibition at QUAD features recent VR artworks 'Inside' and 'Tangle of Mind and Matter' as well as a selection of works drawn from her astounding career, including the interactive large screen installation 'Bush Soul (#3)' and the video 'Musique Non Stop' that the artist made for electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk.

Curated by Helen Starr, The Mechatronic Library and Peter Bonnell, Senior Curator, QUAD.

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Curators

Helen Starr

Peter Bonnell

Exhibiting artists

Rebecca Allen

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