Vuk Ćosić, Ivisible Museum of Slavery, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MUD Foundation Opens its Doors with the Exhibition Media Under Dystopia 1.0

By MUD Foundation
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Miami, FL – After two years in the making, MUD Foundation will open its doors to the Miami community on December 6, 2017 from 7PM to 9PM with an homonymous exhibition, Media Under Dystopia 1.0, curated by Rodolfo Peraza and Yuneikys Villalonga.

The Foundation’s mission is facilitating educational and artistic projects where art, the Internet, virtual reality, and data converge. Working both from its Little Havana headquarters and in collaboration with other art organizations in the City of Miami, the Foundation offers a varied program of technology-related art exhibitions and educational workshops. “Our goal is raising awareness on contemporary digital cultures and their footprint in society today through artistic and educational projects.” said Rodolfo Peraza, visual artist and founder of MUD Foundation.

The exhibition Media Under Dystopia 1.0 will serve as the kickoff of Art+Hack+Data 2018 –a more ambitious, social artistry event that encompasses a conference and a series of presentations and workshops in different organizations of Miami. International new media creators and tech-enthusiasts will come together to discuss issues on the digital environment and work with participants to find their own means of creative expression. Stay tuned for details on the Art+Hack+Data 2018.

Media Under Dystopia 1.0
December 6, 2017 to March 2, 2018
Opening Reception: December 6, 2017 from 7 to 9PM

Ingrid Burrington | Vuk Ćosić | Filio Gálvez | Vladan Joler | Ernesto Oroza | Rodolfo Peraza

Media Under Dystopia 1.0 delves on the nature of our hyper-connected society and its promise of democracy at a moment when its core foundation is at risk and issues such as Internet Neutrality are under attack. How are individuals, as well as local contexts with their specific histories and politics represented and served within the current digital landscape? How can the physical and the digital infrastructures of the Internet be mapped, and what do these new cartographies tell us about today?

As a laboratory of ideas, this exhibition showcases projects in different stages of completion, from the mere concept, to the documentation of interventions, to long-term, process-based works. These are often the result of multidisciplinary collaborations and group efforts.

Among the specific topics in question are the reach and impact of Facebook users' data collection backbone (Joler;) the aesthetics of Internet glitches as another form of perception of digital content (Gálvez;) alternative digital networks in Cuba as platforms for collective creation (Oroza;) the restoration of memory and history through digital data archives (Ćosić;) and the reflection on connectivity and control –through the collection and visualization of Internet users' metadata (Peraza;) as well as through the documentation of the Internet’s physical infrastructure that connects the US and its Guantánamo Military Base (Burrington.)

This project is co-curated by Rodolfo Peraza and Yuneikys Villalonga.

*Light refreshments will be served

MUD Foundation | 1995 SW First Street, Miami, FL 3335 | https://mud.foundation | info@mud.foundation
Visits to MUD Foundation are by appointment and free of charge.

 

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