Resolution: (Im)Possible Conversations
October 5 - October 23
This virtual exhibition causes viewers to reach into their imaginations, as video and digital Artists Dahye Kim and Minne Atairu explore the relationship between art, daily life, space, and technology, evoking questions of “what if...?” What if we exchange, share, and imagine together, despite social-distancing?
While isolated within the confine of our home, Dahye Kim explores the relationship between art, daily life, space, and technology, evoking the question “what if” we exchange, share, and imagine together, despite social distancing? This show is entirely digital and the virtual space takes place, associated with the viewer’s imagination.
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These bronze masks are prototypes created by Òmònògba AI — a machine learning model I’m training on artworks looted from Benin Kingdom during the punitive expedition in 1897. Before the punitive expedition, bronze-casting and all forms of cultural production were run by the Oba (King). However, the invasion and its aftermath, specifically, the dethronement of the ruling Oba Ovonramwen led to a disruption in the cultural industry—there was no cultural production for 17 years (1897-1914). Òmònògba AI is my attempt to fill the 17 year gap.