The first iteration of Media Under Dystopia 1.0 introduced the audience to a conversation around art, its relationship to digital culture, and the internet. Media Under Dystopia 2.0 (MUD 2.0) presents artworks created by visual artists using technology as a creative medium, exposing the audience to a tech-centered artistic practice with an interrogative methodology that deconstructs digital and technological environments.
MUD 2.0 introduces the audience to a hybrid experience on both physical and virtual platforms aiming to extend the in-person experience to the digital realm. The virtual Xart metaverse experience will be available through the XRhub.art platform. The MUD 2.0 hybrid exhibition will run from December 3, 2021, to March 3, 2022.
MUD 2.0 highlights artwork encapsulating the complexities of art in the digital age. Alba Triana, Yucef Merhi, Leo Castaneda, Jose Ignacio Hernandez, and Rodolfo Peraza offer the audience an opportunity to experience art and its intersection with technology. Alba Triana uses electromagnetism to create unpredictable choreographies of suspended needles in Entropic Ballet, reflecting the orderly chaos of natural systems. In Levels & Bosses, Leo Castaneda questions power dynamics by deconstructing the hierarchic structure in video games. Yucef Merhi raises cultural and digital awareness through technology and language in his artwork We Are Being Watched. Jose Hernandez engages spectators, as virtual reality users, in his transformative musical composition Trinity. Finally, Rodolfo Peraza, with Pilgram: Naked Link 3.0, explores the boundaries between data visualization and XR interfaces. Media Under Dystopia 2.0 is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor, and the Board of County Commissioners.