UNESCO Media Arts Exhibition at SXSW 2019

  • Austin Central Library - Austin, TX
  • March 2019

The UNESCO Media Arts Exhibition at SXSW, hosted within the 3,000 square foot gallery at the City of Austin Central Library, will feature installations by by artists from Austin and other UNESCO Creative Cities whose work explores the intersection of art and technology.

Exhibiting Artists:

  • Adrian Aguilera and Betelhem Makonnen (Austin)
  • Shawn Camp (Austin)
  • Dadageek: Lisa Woods, Barna Kantor and Jerome Martinez (Austin)
  • Sonya Gonzalez (Austin)
  • OSSMO: Cesar Axel Aguilar Rodriquez, Carlos Andres Zenteno Pineda and Jorge Armando Vargas Bravo (Guadalajara, Mexico)
  • Steven Parker (Austin)
  • qujOchÖ: Thomas Philipp, Davide Bevilacqua and Eva Maria Dreisiebner (Linz, Austria)
  • Scenocosme: Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt (Lyon, France)
  • Mila Sketch (Austin)

untitled (meanwhile II, web 3.0) proposes a break from the overwhelming spectacle that has become the everyday of contemporary life, continuously mediated through our ever-present screens, by glitching the habitual action of gazing out a window to create an unforeseen and expanded perception of here. A hack to the polarizing social relations incessantly mediated by our screens and the internet, untitled (meanwhile II, web 3.0) offers a new channel for unexpected encounters with our world and each other. The work engages embodied experience through presence, perception, and shifts in perspective by subverting the given relationships of near/far, macro/micro, sublime/mundane, as well as here/there. untitled (meanwhile II, web 3.0) collapses distance and time opening a new inhabitable space.

  • untitled (meanwhile II, web 3.0), 2019
  • Adrian Aguilera and Betelhem Makonnen
  • single channel video, TV monitor, shutter blinds, and wood panel