LETMEIN: Ry David Bradley
herning museum of contemporary art
sep 29 2018 - mar 3 2019
Chief Curator Michael Bank-Christoffersen
HEART is proud to present the first museum exhibition with Ry David Bradley (Aus) and Jon Rafman (Can). The two artists have risen to international prominence in past years through their artistic investigations into how technology informs and changes our perception of art. While the digital screen is all pervasive in our lives today it would be a misnomer to think this is an entirely new element in our lives and dwellings. From cave paintings, to ancient mosaics to Japanese Byoby screens and the European tapestry tradition; different worlds and perspectives have always been glimpsed through a superficial representation. Those that attempt to give the viewer the impression of looking into or being in a different world, thereby create an instability between the physical and the imaginary.
Taking as it’s point of departure an affinity with the transient nature of digital dematerialisation, letmein seeks to offer a new perspective on the nature of our continuous and pervasive interaction with digital and physical medias - offering views into essentially immaterial worlds.
Working with totally woven environments combined with digital projections and AI constructed content the exhibition seeks to create one of the most immersive museum exhibitions to date. It will be like living within the screen.