“End To End” New Media Art Show

This show is dedicated to the discovery of new media artists living in the US and China. Some of the selected artists have the experience of living in both countries while others have never been to the other side of the world. Nevertheless, they all use digital media as part of their artistic practice. The show includes three different sections: performance, exhibition, and screening. Open reception: Saturday, April 2nd, 2011-6:00pm-midnight

End To End

Curators:
Moyi Zhang (张默一)
Zeljka Blaksic
Elizabeth Tolson
Saturday, April 2nd, 6pm-midnightIn videos, end to end is a timeline with a beginning and an end. In maps, end to end is a distance with a departure and a terminal. In music, end to end is a piano keyboard with the most left key and the most right key. In numbers, end to end is a sequence with the first one and the last one. In communication, end to end is a conversation with a speaker and a listener. In programming, end to end is a message with a deliverer and receiver. In web server, end to end is a process with a remote controller and a piece of device. In e-commerce, end to end is a marketing service with a seller and buyer. In lifetimes, end to end is the experience with a birth and death.

In the context of contemporary life and development of technology, the interpretation of end to end could be endless. It may not be something between two extremities, but a cycle and loop without ends. This show is dedicated to the discovery of new media artists living in the US and China. Some of the selected artists have the experience of living in both countries while others have never been to the other side of the world. Nevertheless, they all use digital media as part of their artistic practice. The show includes three different sections: performance, exhibition, and screening. We consider it as a platform for debate relating to contemporary ideologies, cultural integration and the power of new media. The theme “end to end” is inspired by ideas and research related to end-to-end connectivity and network intelligence. It also refers to the idea of connecting artists from different backgrounds by showing their work together. We are able to exchange images and ideas more rapidly than ever before because of the development of new media. But we are still distanced from each other physically. As the Chinese people became familiar with western ideology and practices they began to fuse their new found knowledge with their historical heritage to put forward truly unique works of art. This show gives voice to representatives of this generation, putting the artists presented here and their works in a broader cultural context.
-Moyi Zhang

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