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Week of May 26, 2024

EXHIBITION: "Dimensions of Digitzation" at ISOVIST

April 4, 2024 to September 30, 2024  |  12:00am

The “Dimensions of Digitization” exhibition launches the ISOVIST gallery at the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM) at Yale.

In geometry, the isovist is the total space you can see from any point where you are standing. The choice of where to stand, and where to look, is part of your process as a body in space.

Process is also inherent to the prints, weaves, and permutations to explore in “Dimensions of Digitization.”

Like much of the work produced and presented at CCAM, these processes often involve collaborations across time, media, and cultures:

Iskra Velitchkova’s experience of reading Stanisław Lem’s novel Solaris. Dmitri Cherniak’s generative afterimages of pioneering predecessor László Moholy-Nagy. The threads, digital and physical, woven between Anna Lucia and the quilters of Gee’s Bend. Marcel Schwittlick’s drawings with light, based on years and years of gestural recordings.

The algorithmic undergirding of much of the work in the gallery is itself an inherent part of the process, generating unique artworks that are part of a larger whole.

Process is something we might not see, but that we can sense with our full bodies in space, in relationship to the work.

We invite you to do both from your personal isovist in the gallery.

Curated by Dana Karwas, CCAM Director and Critic, Yale School of Architecture & Ben Simon, CCAM Computer Art Fellow

Pictured: Iskra Velitchkova, “ToSolaris #72,” 2022, pigment print on metal

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