Skinnable Shadows – Opening Reception
Kala Gallery is proud to present Skinnable Shadows, featuring new work by 2017-2018 Kala Media Arts Fellowship artists. The exhibition includes works by Zhiwan Cheung, Lydia Greer, Sarah Klein/David Kwan, and Christoph Steger. Kala Media Arts Fellowships are awarded to a group of innovative artists working in and across video, sound, performance cinema, and installation. These artists piloted this new program, a creative residency at Kala to create multi-media projects that culminate in Kala gallery public programming. Skinnable Shadows is generously supported with audiovisual equipment from Meyer Sound.
Skinnable refers to changeable interfaces of computer software technology. The exhibition Skinnable Shadows explores how technology influences interactions with socio-politics, self-identity, and sensory systems, interwoven in contemporary society. As cultural memes quietly self-replicate, mutate, spread out and create global networks of diverse cultures especially through new technology, we become accustomed to different types of experiences, customs and appearances. These layers of culture cover our body like countless skins and cast multiple shadows behind us unifying and struggling with our existing old-selves. Artists in the exhibition examine how technology becomes a tool to create politically charged geography; how the Internet transmits intersections of truth and myth; how we experience sensations; and how we define our selves in physical and imaginary circumstances.
Date: May 10, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Kala Gallery, 2990 San Pablo, Berkeley, CA 94702