SOUTH BEND – An eight-piece art exhibit at the South Bend Museum of Art explores how digital art and reliance on technology is changing our experience of the world. On display until April 3, it is inspired by the works of seven artists, titled “Enmeshed: our changing relationship with space and time in a world of digital interdependence”.
It is organized by Thomas Cornell, professor-researcher in the Department of Art, Art History and Design at the University of Notre Dame. Among the parts:
A large digital print, “Agriiborz”, created in 2009 by European artist Nick Ervinck, looks like a 3D tangle of black and gold arteries, but you get the mixed sense of a cyborg, plants and animals.
On another wall, music mixes with projected images where a series of sculptural objects blend into a verdant forest setting. Titled “Lush – Spring 2022 Campaign,” it’s from Timothy Earl Neill, a Notre Dame alumnus who now works with the University of Texas at Arlington FanLab.
And it’s only when someone approaches the 2012 creation, “resistance,” that its electric motor flaps white bird-like wings, a work by Ryan Buyssens, assistant professor of digital media and science. art at the New College of Florida.
A virtual panel discussion with several of the artists will take place at 1 p.m. on March 8; the link will be posted on southbendart.org. A public reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on April 1. Both events are free.
The SBMA is located at 120 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
For more information, call 574-235-9102 or visit southbendart.org.