Curated by Valentino Catricalà
From 24 June 2022, 10am – 4pm
MODAL gallery, SODA, New School of Digital Arts
Manchester Metropolitan University
School of Digital Arts (SODA),
14 Higher Chatham Street,
Featuring nine international artists, our inaugural exhibition celebrates game engine culture and how our relationship to images, sounds and interactivity has been transformed by technologies such as the Unity and Unreal engines.
The inaugural exhibition at Modal gallery focuses on game engine culture and the shift toward gamification as a model for understanding our lived experiences. Slippage between real life and simulated worlds has reinforced a lexicon of competition, changing our relationship to social interaction, media production, and time and space.
The game engine sits behind processes that go beyond creative production into healthcare and manufacturing, cementing its place as the central authoring tool of our time. Slip.Stream.Slip explores the tensions and contested spaces that open up when the micro politics of everyday living meet complex, simulated worlds.
Featured artists: Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Auriea Harvey, Cécile B. Evans, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Jenna Sutela, Joshua Citarella, Juan Cortés, Lu Yang, Rachel Maclean, and DIS.
Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Liminal Lands
Lu Yang, DOKU Digital Alaya
LINK: Slip.Stream.Slip (all images courtesy of SODA/MODAL)
LINK: Modal Gallery