Mediated Realities, curated by Susie Hwang

Posted 1/20/2012 @ 6:03AM

Mediated Realities is a group exhibition curated by DM student J. Susie Hwang, including work of DM students and alumni, Alicia Dolabaille, James Franco, Laura Swanson, Michael Tauschinger-Dempsey, Mikhail Mansion, Niu Miao, and Sophia Brueckner.

The work featured in this show explore the bounds of perception.  They play with the ideas of reality, our perceived notion of, and in some cases, highlights the limitations imposed upon our ways of sensing.   Various pieces allude to the ways our behaviors are mitigated by our environs, and how experiences cannot be fully conveyed through the translation of image or text.  In several video pieces, the pictures the viewer perceives are vastly fabricated, though not apparently so upon first viewing.  Technology often plays a factor in perceptual mediation, and many pieces point to this issue.  Others take a more fanciful look at phenomenology, and create playful pieces that may take on larger and sometimes thornier concepts. Works range from sculpture, time based/video, multimedia, and the interactive.

Mediated Realities opens on Friday, January 27, 2012 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Cohen Gallery in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts at Brown University, 154 Angell Street.

It will be on view through Friday, February 17, 2012.  Hours are Weds. to Fri, 11am – 4pm, and Sat. 1pm-4pm.