A solo exhibition of new work in XR by Carla Gannis / C.A.R.L.A. G.A.N.N.
In the XR (mixed reality) exhibition, wwwunderkammer, Brooklyn-based artist, Carla Gannis appeals to the 16th Century "cabinet of curiosities" to explore the boundaries between the real and the virtual, nature and artifice, science and science-fiction in contemporary networked culture and society. In the process, she mines the transformative potential in speculative invention, revealing the uncanny underdetermination of the world in her virtual realities, while conversely calling attention to the virtual – as culture, fantasy, and ideology, as much as technology – already at work in the everyday.
Carla Gannis is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York, who works as Industry Professor at NYU in the Integrated Digital Media Program in the Department of Technology, Culture and Society.
Gannis produces virtual and physical works that are darkly comical in their contemplation of human, earthly and cosmological conditions. Fascinated by digital semiotics and the lineage of hybrid identity, Gannis takes a horror vacui approach to her artistic practice, drawing inspiration from networked communication, art and literary history, emerging technologies and speculative fiction.
Gannis' work has appeared in exhibitions, screenings and internet projects across the globe. Recent projects include "Portraits in Landscape," Midnight Moment, Times Square Arts, NY and "Sunrise/Sunset," Whitney Museum of American Art, Artport. A regular lecturer on art, innovation and society, in March 2019 Gann is was a speaker at the SXSW Interactive Festival on the panel "Human Presence and Humor Make Us Better Storytellers."
Publications that have featured Gannis' work include The Creators Project, Wired, FastCo, Hyperallergic, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, El Pafs and The LA Times, among others. In 2015 her speculative fiction was included in DEVOURING THE GREEN:: fear of a human planet: a cyborg / eco poetry anthology, published by Jaded Ibis Press.
Opening reception: Saturday, March 14th, 6:00 – 9:00
Closing reception: Saturday, April 25th, 2:00 – 4:00
Artist talk: Tuesday, March 17th, 7:00 – 8:00
(in conversation with artist/writer, Dorothy R. Santos)
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 11:00 – 4:00, or by appointment
Address: 323 10th St., San Francisco, CA 94103
Email: [email protected]