TAIGA Creative Space
Curated by Leah Stuhltrager (USA-Germany)
Photography Anton Khlabov
Through the Digital Evolution era, New Media artists used the technology available to make images to be viewed on a screen. From projections to television, computers, devices, applications, and games — generations of creatives have manipulated, innovated, probed, and progressed the Tech industry tools they utilize to create and present art.
Erasing the boundaries that until now separated the parallel fields of Art :: Tech, New Media artists are transitioning from being users of available technology to makers of thenext generation of innovation. The division of Art :: Tech has been broken through, and artists’ visions of what is technologically possible in the present is shaping our perspective future. Vive la Digital REvolution.
The CYFEST 10 DIGITAL MEDIA PROGRAM is a curated selection of short-format video works by established and emerging artists from cities where public screenings areto be held. Curated by Leah Stuhltrager, the program spans forms of screen-based art including animated gifs, net art, virtual reality, stop-motion, performance art, gaming, digital collage, and technology based innovation in film.
About the curator
Gallerist, curator. Born in 1975 in New York, USA. In 1998 Stuhltrager opened one of the first galleries in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (New York, USA). In 2012 she founded The WYE (Berlin, Germany) to work with creative technology pioneers including Seedcamp, BOB/Tech Crunch Europe, The Berlin Film Society, The Reader Awards, Photo Berlin, Hardware Berlin, Made in NYC Media Center, NPR, Retune, among others. She has curated programming for Cyfest festival (St. Petersburg, Russia), SOFA (Bogotá Colombia), and Convergence (London, UK). Career highlights include projects at Lincoln Center (New York, USA), Coachella (Indio, USA), E-Halle (Basel, Switzerland), the Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), and the Oriental Pearl Tower (Shanghai, China). Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.