Paper-Thin is a new exhibition platform for artists working in the threshold between the material and virtual. By clicking ENTER on the banner above, you can see, hear, and interact with virtual art installations.
Every month an artist contributes an installation to Paper-Thin. After six installations, additional architecture is constructed for new work. Paper-Thin is not a gallery, and it does not document work that exists in physical reality. These virtual installations will remain indefinitely accessible as both object and archive.
Paper-Thin presents an opportunity to artists working outside of the traditional gallery system. Art which is otherwise impossible becomes possible. Rather than translating virtual art to physical form, Paper-Thin accesses the virtual on its own terms.
Alan Resnick is a visual artist, comedian, and filmmaker based in Baltimore, Maryland.
Since 2009 he has been a member of the arts, music, and comedy collective Wham City. He has shown work, performed, and toured internationally. He is obsessed with his own face. He is small. He treats his computer like a person. He co-created the Adult Swim specials Unedited Footage of A Bear and Live Forever As You Are Now With Alan Resnick.
Hunter Jonakin is a multimedia artist and educator who lives in Minneapolis, MN. He teaches at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the University of Minnesota.
He has shown at MOCA Tucson, Zadok Gallery in Miami, and at the Governor's Island Art Fair in New York City. His work has been featured on the Creators Project (Vice), Italian public television, and BoingBoing, and in the Atlantic, the Huffington Post, Animal NYC, and Vanity Fair Italia, to name a few.
His most recent shows were at Xpo Gallery in Paris and the KW Institute of Art in Berlin.
Daniel G. Baird + Haseeb Ahmed
Daniel G. Baird considers ideas endemic to Western society of culture and technology, often subverting ideas of technological progress with juxtapositions of their primitive translations.
Haseeb Ahmed is a research-based artist. Originally from the US, he now lives and works in Brussels and Zurich. He produces objects, site-specific installations, and writes for various publications. He is a member of the Size Matters artistic research group at the Zurich University of the Arts. In collaboration with Daniel, Haseeb works on the project Has the World Already Been Made?, iterations of which have been shown at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Elizabeth Foundation, and the Leeds College of Art Museum. He is a founding member of the group Platypus Affiliated Society that publishes a monthly review on the history of the radical Left.
Rachael Archibald has established herself firmly within the global digital arts community since completing a Bachelor of Fine Art from Queensland College of Art. Although living and working in Brisbane, Australia, the majority of her work has been exhibited both overseas and online. Her foray into the online art community was in the 2014 New Digital Art Biennale – The Wrong, held at various online locations across the web. From this, she gained increasing attention and opportunities throughout the year with printed fabric works shown in Venice for a group show, Venturi Effect, videos in Bristol for Bending Light and another shown on office shelves simultaneously in New York and Dresden for Official Office. This year her artwork flew high in the form of a flag, alongside 15 other notable digital artists’ in Berlin for Long Distance Gallery at the Transmediale Festival. Her practice involves playing with the conventions of artistic categories and conforming them into an all-inclusive art form through the use of digital technologies.
Devoted initially to special effects for feature films, Arcier has worked on numerous projects with prestigious directors including Roman Polanski and Alain Resnais. His experience has allowed him to gain a deep understanding of digital tools – in particular 3D graphics– which are essential for the birth of his projects. He regularly does commissioned works that use computer graphics such as the 2012 album cover, Cruel Summer, for Kanye West. Along with commercial work, he develops plastic and reflective works that meticulously dissect the specificities of the new medium of 3D computer graphics. Initially working only on films, Arcier now develops increasingly ambitious projects in print media, sculpture, and installation, such as the series, Nostalgia for Nature. His artwork has been featured in numerous festivals including Elektra, Videoformes, and Némo, as well as the galleries Magda Danysz, Plateforme. He has shown at art venues including New Media Art Center of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Le Cube, Okayama Art Center, Palais de Tokyo, and he has participated in the contemporary art fairs Slick and Show off.
Andy Lomas is a digital artist, mathematician and Emmy award-winning supervisor of computer generated effects. He has had work exhibited in over 50 joint and solo exhibitions, including SIGGRAPH, the Japan Media Arts Festival, the Ars Electronica Festival, the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art and the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo. He has work in the D'Arcy Thompson Art Fund Collection, and was selected by Saatchi Online to contribute to a special exhibition in the Zoo Art Fair at the Royal Academy of Arts.
In 2014, Cellular Forms won The Lumen Prize Gold Award, as well as the Best Artwork Award from the A-Eye exhibition at AISB-50, and an Honorary Mention from the jury at the Ars Electronica Festival.
His production credits include Walking With Dinosaurs, Matrix: Revolutions, Matrix: Reloaded, Over the Hedge, The Tale of Despereaux, Avatar. He received Emmys for his work on The Odyssey (1997) and Alice in Wonderland (1999).
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