2012 RISD Digital + Media Biennial
OPENING: Thursday Feb 23, 7-9 pm
EXHIBITION: Through Sunday, March 11 at Sol Koffler Gallery
GALLERY HOURS: Daily 12-8 pm
Older Than Bambi brings together the diverse creative practices of the RISD Digital + Media MFA classes of 2012 and 2013. While there is no single theme that links this collection of works, which ranges across media, disciplines and scales, certain preoccupations emerge.
Many of these works challenge the viewer to pay close attention to the gaps in perception that contemporary mediated existence tends to elide. Others explore technology’s capacity to distort identity, connection and alienation, or invoke a searching nostalgia for an apocryphal pre-digital past.
Perhaps the single most unifying factor is the degree of criticality that the artists bring to their work. For RISD’s Digital + Media students, locating practice in the realm of “the digital” becomes an opportunity not to arrive at facile solutions or mere spectacle, but to question, search, critique and explore from within what increasingly makes up the stuff of our everyday lives.