Friday, May 11, 2007
Today, May 11th, "Camera Toss" makes it's third appearance in a public exhibition setting. DIGIARTE 2007, the 4th installment of this annual group exhibition opens at the Plasma Club in Florence, Italy (see the profile on exibart.com). I was invited by the curator/director Lorenzo "LOGU" Guasti to contribute a few prints to the Digiarte permanent collection. There are several photographers and many digital/video/animation artists in this show, additionally many guest speaker/topic engagements and activities are scheduled during the show through May 26th (see digiarte.info for schedule and details).
DIGIARTE IV (2007 Edition) - State of the Art
Press Release (Italian, PDF)
May 11th - May 26th 2007
Plasma Club, Florence, Italy
Piazza Francesco Ferrucci 1r (50126)
+39 0550516926 (info), +39 0550516927 (fax)
Curated by: Lorenzo "LOGU" Guasti
Press Contact: press[at]digiarte.info
Full list of contributing artists to DIGIARTE 2007: Caterina Pecchioli, Influx, Ciboideale, Marco Cardini, Federico Bucalossi, Claudio Bozzatello, Paolo Carta, and photography by LostItaly, Maggie KS, Sébastien Pérez-Duarte, and Ryan Gallagher - Camera Toss.
Of the photography included, three are also flickr users: Sébastien Pérez-Duarte, Maggie KS, and myself (Ryan Gallagher).
Sébastien is known for his mathematically inspired digital transformations and panoramic projections...
Curved church, hyperbolic by Sébastien Pérez-Duarte
Maggie for many things, but particularly her compelling self portraiture...
mix tape by Maggie KS
And myself, of course, for exploring the edges of kinetic motion photography with "Camera Tossing"...
Sheets and Strikes No. 51 by Ryan Gallagher
The other exhibiting artists have some really interesting work too, so be sure to dig those links rather deeply that I posted. Much of it is viewable online.
A twist I wasn't expecting when I signed on to this show... in line with the theme of digital art, this will be the first exhibition of any of my photographs in an entirely digital world! Digiarte launched an extension of the exhibition in the popular "meta-verse", Second Life. Here's some previews of the virtual exhibitions:
So if you are in Florenza, be sure to check it out! I sure wish I was there! If by some miracle I can coax Second Life into running on this slowish laptop, perhaps I'll stop by the virtual world version of the opening. ;-)