The New Media Arts Exhibition 2011

What is Satellite?

The New Media Arts Exhibition
Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival

Curated by Ryan Scheidt & Jenn Grossman

In one way or another, we are all connected by social networks, wireless networks, email, the internet, or instant messaging; and a culture that is continually introduced to new technologies produces artists that swim in those waters as well. How does living in a technologically-driven society influence what artists create?

As art can now exist in a number of virtual or physical spaces simultaneously, does the concept of designated gallery space become less important?  Artists themselves can work under a virtual online persona or invent systems that will virtually “create” artwork for the artist, based on randomly chosen presets. Satellite will focus on artists that respond to living and creating new works of art with these notions in the forefront of their minds.

We are seeking time-based, site specific, and experiential installations that can exist independently throughout the festival, yet contribute to the meta-exhibition when viewed as a whole.