Topic: Artifice

Screen saver forest wallpaper pasted in a gallery

Erin Mitchell – Uncanny Valley

In her installation Uncanny Valley, American Multi-media artist Erin Mitchell transformed SomoS’ exhibition space into an immersive installation that physically recreated the idealized natural imagery of screensavers and desktop wallpapers. Bringing the digital into the analog realm in a literal way, Mitchell encourages us to question our relationships with personal technology and redefine our perspectives and movements within these two often competing realities.

Erin Mitchell

Erin Mitchell is a mixed-media artist based in San Francisco, who takes part in a 3-month-residency in SomoS from June-September 2017. Fascinated with the idealization of nature as illustrated by computer screensavers and desktops, Mitchell will set up an immersive installation at SomoS, called “Uncanny Valley.” Erin Mitchell Her art piece will turn the gallery […]

Tropicana 404

With “Tropicana 404,” SomoS presents a group show featuring artists that peel away the veneer of sublime tropicalia to reveal the uncanny nature of a purely symbolic paradise. By juxtaposing components of leisure, holiday, and celebration with indications of avarice and artifice these artists manage to achieve an unsettling balance of sensation and cynicism. Mimicry […]