Artechouse, the nation’s first innovative digital art space with multiple locations across the United States including Washington, DC, New York and Miami, opened its 2020 Washington season with Zach Lieberman’s Future Sketches. The exhibition, invites its visitors to reconsider the world of human gesture and amplify them in different ways – making drawings come to life, imagining what the voice might look like if we could see it, and transforming peoples silhouettes into music.
The Artechouse curatorial team, led by founder Sandro Kereselidze, continues to use creativity, technology and innovation to educate and delight visitors, as well as empower the artist community looking for new ways to showcase their cutting edge projects. Their latest collaboration brings the work of Zach Lieberman to DC. Lieberman is one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People of The Year, the winner of Golden Nica from Ars Electronica, as well as the Interactive Design of the Year Award from Design Museum London He is one of the innovative artists working at the intersection of art and technology today,.
“Zach Liberman is a true pioneer of this century. With his unique ability to code and shape creative experimentation, he is a poetic scientist of art and tech. It is in Artechouse’s mission to recognize the greatest living new media artists and we are proud to collaborate and present his work to the greater public,” says Sandro Kereselidze.
Future Sketches is the first solo exhibition of Lieberman’s work in Washington D.C., with an emphasis on his eclectic style of sketching with code for creative exploration. The installations presented draw on over a decade of work and research in the field of media art, exploring how the body, voice and gesture can be transformed in expressive ways. Questioning, “How can computers help us understand what is human and unique about us?” and “What does code feel like?” The installations also pull from his years long practice of daily sketches, short poems created with code which dance along the border of design, art, magic and wonder.
“The title “Future Sketches” is derived from a letter written by Muriel Cooper, a pioneer at the intersection of design and computation, where in submitting a visual essay, she ended the text “This will stand as a sketch for the future.” – says Liberman – “The works presented here suggest different possible futures — for the intersection of computation and design, for human computer interaction and for an expressive augmented reality.”
The exhibition will include (but not be limited) to these art+technology installations:
● Body Sketches: extends the users body, creating a series of dynamic costumes that they can perform using their movement
● Reflection Studies: an interactive artwork based on a series of software explorations of how light reflects and how visitors can paint with light by using different techniques such as refraction and caustics
● Face Lab: Más Que la Cara presents a series of augmented masks — geometric forms which are inspired by and driven by the face.
TIMES & HOURS:
Future Sketchesis on view to the public from January 17th - March 1, 2020
The exhibit is open for all ages Daytime (10a.m. – 6p.m.) and Evening 21+ (6p.m.- 10:30p.m./11:30p.m.). Evening and Weekend admissions include operating bar with Artechouse’s Augmented Reality drinks which extend the artwork experience beyond visual
Single and group tickets ranging from $8-16 can be reserved in advance at www.artechouse.com.
Artechouse is located between Smithsonian and L’Enfant Plaza metro stations at 1238 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC just next door to the Mandarin Oriental hotel.