Reality Shift

2020 MACAA Online Exhibition
Juried by Brielle Jenkins

How many worlds do we inhabit? Just one? Or do we flow between many? What of the digital and the physical? Humans and avatars? We’ve grown accustomed to a life of dual realities. A life where we supplement our physical routines, our handshakes and coffee dates, with a secondary digital state of being. That state gives us maps for our outings, news for small talk, even DM’s for connection. But what becomes of those realities when their roles are switched? When a pandemic sweeps across humanity, leaving isolation and a twisted sense of reality in its wake? When the physical sphere ceases to function, and digital existence becomes the new primary system? We talk through tweets instead of about them. Stare into lenses instead of eyes. We still live. Still bounce between worlds. Now though, in reoriented, reprioritized bodies. 

Best In ShowWes Kline & Janelle Rebel

Student AwardKelly Clare

ArtistsJasmine Beul, Everything is Collective, Kayla Suzanne Holdgreve, Holland Hopson, Leekyung Kang, Zachary Koch, Shanna Merola, Jennifer Printz, Maggie Schmiegelow, Robert StanleyEmily Joy Zeller

Robert Stanley
Tie-ins (ed. 50), 2020

Archival computer print

Holland Hopson
A Work of Art for Every Entry in Index—Subjects—Library of Congress (Screenshot. 2019
Digital interactive media
dimensions variable

(click to interact)

Jennifer Printz
Require or Demand It, 2020

Graphite, colored pencil, and Epson Ultrachrome inks

on Antique Paper

Kelly Clare
a net can __ anything into a room, 2020
digital video

Shanna Merola
Untitled_2 from the series Nuclear Winter, 2020
Analogue photo collage with digital capture

Wes Kline & Janelle Rebel
Humid Trance Distance, 2020
2K digital video

Zachary Koch
the one that got away, 2018
3D modelling, digital video

Maggie Schmiegelow
Evidence of Tending, 2020

Digital video

Emily Joy Zeller
French Horn, Ocarina, Cicada, Monarch, Cabbage Butterfly, Jellyfish, Switch, Comic Book, 2019
Video animation from GAN generated images

Jasmine Beul
Surreal Aerial, 2020

Photograph of ceramic and MDF sculptures

Everything is Collective

 Empty Pink PPE, 2018

digital image

Leekyung Kang
Ecstasy of the Surface, 2019
single channel video

Kayla Suzanne Holdgreve
Preserved Flowers, 
Archive Study No. 8, 1970-2020

Vinyl substrate

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