The SIGGRAPH 2014  Art Gallery will gather and present 14 outstanding, critical, and innovative unique works and projects, incorporating its theme, Acting in Translation. While the essential aim of the Art Gallery is to provide a deeper insight into the relationships within art, science, technology, research, and societal developments, Acting in Translation concentrates on strong content and criticality in these works and projects, conveyed through the use of advanced technologies.
Curated by Basak Senova, Acting in Translation aims to revolve around the readings, responses, and perceptions of “the act of translation” as a productive tool based on criticality. The participating artists are Paul L. Stout, Rachele Riley, Yunsil Heo, Hyunwoo Bang, Joseph Farbrook, Yoichi Ochiai, Yunsil Heo, Hyunwoo Bang, Inmi Lee, Kyle McDonald, Zohar Kfir, Sam Blanchard, Kirk Cameron, Robert Redfern, Sergio Bernales, Bo Li, Michelle Will, Hung-Ching Chang, Kelsey Farenholtz, Brandon Deaguero, Timmy Meyer, John Mooring, Ali Butt, Speculatorum Oculi, Erik Brunvand, Alon Chitayat, Jeff Ong, Emilio Vavarella, Fito Segrera, Burak Arikan, and Ed Konowal/GraphicsNet.
The Art Gallery will also feature one panel and four Talks with the artists along with an afternoon networking reception.
“The 2014 Art Gallery represents no single or homogenous approach, but a diverse display of artistic strategies,” said Basak Senova, SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery Chair. “Translation, as a term and as a tool, generates numerous potential fields for art production, which is why we selected it as this year?s theme and are thrilled to have these outstanding works and projects.”
The 2014 Art Gallery will take place in the West Building, Exhibit Hall A at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Access to this program can be purchased  for as low as $75 USD. A special opportunity for meeting with the artists will occur on Tuesday, 12 August during an afternoon reception sponsored by Leonardo/ISAST and The MIT Press.
Highlights from the SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery:
Looking Glass Time – Artist: Yoichi Ochiai – Looking Glass Time aims to represent social media activities and their timelines with physical clock animation, without any recording media.
The Internet SteamGauge – Artist: Ed Konowal / GraphicsNet – Internet usage is typically measured in Mb/s (Megabits per second). The Internet SteamGauge takes the same data and translates it to a real-world gauge.
The Evolution of Science – Artist: Rachele Riley – The Evolution of Silence addresses the scale of damage brought about by 41 years of nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site. The Web-based archive presents a non-linear map and interpretation of the area’s destruction, and an opportunity to explore this restricted desert landscape.