Kac, Eduardo (1962 - ) | Tesão | 1986/2-16 | Digital poem transferred to HD digital video | Eduardo Kac \ Collection of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation
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Message From our Planet: Digital Art From the Thoma Collection

October 1, 2022 - January 1, 2023
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Message from Our Planet, curated by the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Foundation, brings together 20 unique software, video, and light-technology artworks created by a diverse group of international artists working at the forefront of digital and electronic art. The exhibition proposes that media technologies―from vintage devices to cutting-edge digital algorithms―offer distinct ways for artists to communicate with future generations. Organized like a time capsule, the exhibition’s artworks reflect the artifacts and ambitions of contemporary society.  

Inspired by the interstellar time-capsule containing examples of human culture sent with NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched into outer space in 1977, the exhibition recognizes that artworks may be theoretically reconstituted from their digital code by future worlds, to witness the multivocal message by this grouping of Earth’s artists who share the human desire to be understood.

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Supporting Sponsor American Bank & Trust
Contributing Sponsor Carolyn Levine & Leonard Kallio Trust

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