Taichung will host an exhibition featuring techno artists from Taiwan and Spain who reveal concerns for blind optimism towards technology and reject it as the only certainty for the future. Running from March 9 through June 16, "Post-Digital Anthropocene" will postulate how art, not digital technology, will become more tightly connected to humanity's realistic conditions of survival.
In collaboration with Muestra De Arte Digital Audiovisual y Tecnologías Acontemporáneas (MADATAC) in Spain, the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts attempts to combine two significant contemporary thoughts. First that the term "post-digital" as art is derived from the rapidly changing relationship between mankind and digital technology, and how the era of "Anthropocene" is an epoch with massive accumulation of entropy, a world where anthropization is prevalent.
Through "Post-Digital Anthropocene," 12 invited Taiwanese and Spanish artists will present their observations on humanity and culture in the contemporary digital era. A common thread observed is the "human-nature-technology" co-existence presented via art is no longer just focused on representations created with material symbols; instead, emphasis is placed on the development of co-existence and how that process is generated.
This hybridity highlights how the individualization of humans in the everyday world has gradually become a phenomenon, a movement, and a process, where layers overlap and lead to a spatialized time.
The invited 12 artists depart from their own individual perspectives to discuss everyday conditions, exploring the many different issues surrounding themselves and the external environment. On the other hand, as viewers partake in the artworks, they are also forming relationships with the corporeal and perceptual world.
This exhibition proposes a picture on contemporary time through the somewhat interrelated evolution of natural objects, digital media, and virtual technology. It can offer the audience an impression of a multifaceted secondary space that allows the experiences of seeing, participating, and manipulating to be compared and contrasted, with images, robotic installations, and hypertext-simulated actions converted and differentiated.
Through artificial installations that represent natural objects, image installations that integrate the perceptual senses, and virtual technology that highlights the embodiment relation, a post-digital Anthropocene worldview will be presented in Taiwan.
‘Post-Digital Anthropocene — International Techno Art Exhibition’