Digital Arts Salon: Recursive Value
Join Oolite Arts and Digital Arts Fellow Kelani Nichole for the launch of a new salon series at the intersection of art and technology. “Recursive Value,” will include both live demos by artists and a group discussion on intimacy and creativity in the era of AI.
During the event, artist Leo Casteñada will live play his “Levels and Bosses” video game, which creates a transmedia world that dissolves the boundaries between the analog and the digital.
In addition, the salon will feature Moises Sanabria’s project A124, which is a 24/7 streaming network of AI-generated programming, and the work of artists Cynthia Cruz and Fabiola Larios.
About the Speakers
Leo Castañeda is a multi-media artist and experimental game designer living in Miami. Fusing gaming, painting, virtual reality, drawing, and interactive sculpture, Castañeda’s work probes how the language and structures of video games intersect with the world at large.
Castañeda received his BFA from Cooper Union in 2010 and MFA at Hunter College in 2014. In 2019 the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum commissioned Castañeda to create a video animation. He is also a recipient of South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual/Media Artists Fellowship, Locust Projects Wavemaker Grant, and Oolite Arts Ellies Creator Award.
Venezuelan-born, Miami-based Moises Sanabria is an interdisciplinary artist whose work extends dialectics of machine philosophy alongside trends in memetics and branding through the context of networked social-media life. Sanabria founded the new artificial intelligence media channel AI24 Live.
Previously, he was anactive member and co-founder of the digital art collective ART404 (Artnotfound) from 2011. He has exhibited at Transmediale 2k+12, Hause Der Kulturen Der Welt (Berlin 2023), Institute of Contemporary Art Miami (2015), Bikini Wax Gallery Mexico City, (2020) has participated in international group exhibitions.
Fabiola Larios is a Mexican Interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Miami Beach. Her work explores the intersection of technology, identity, and representation in the digital age. Through machine learning, AI, net art, obsolescence programming, and e-waste, she seeks to challenge our understanding of the self and the impact of social media and the internet on our lives.
Larios co-founded the new artificial intelligence media channel AI24 Live. Selected group exhibitions include Fundación Foto Colectania “Face Control” (Spain 2021), PANKE Gallery “Planetary Atoll: Connecting Latin-American Dots“ (Berlin 2022), Centro Cultural Los Pinos “Creacion en Movimiento” (Mexico 2022). Larios received the Jovenes Creadores 2021 grant in the category of New Technologies, Hause Der Kulturen Der Welt (Berlin 2023).
Cynthia Cruz is a Miami-based multi-media artist working mostly in painting and digital media. Drawing from her experience as an artist of Dominican descent and her fascination with technology, Cruz creates fictional environments and characters using patterns and imagery influenced by animism, folklore, and science fiction. Her work has been featured at Thames-Side Studios Gallery (2019), ACME Project Space (2014), David Castillo Gallery (2018) at Art Basel Miami Beach; Fredric Snitzer Gallery (2018), Bass Museum of Art (2015), among others.
She is a recipient of Knight Foundation’s New Work Award (2022), ACME/Goldsmiths MFA Studio Award (2014) and was shortlisted for the Griffin Art Prize (2016).
Sat, May 13, 2023
7 – 9 p.m.
7297 NW 2nd Ave
Miami FL 33138