‘What Time Are You?’ is an experimental exhibition, which brings together games, machinima and installations in artificial time modalities. The exhibition will feature works by contemporary multimedia artists and game developers from Russia, Japan, the USA, and Canada, as well as students of HSE Art and Design School programmes in ‘Game Design and Virtual Reality’ and ‘Design and Coding’.
We all exist in the same physical time, but we perceive it differently. With the advent of new media and computer games, people have the opportunity to fill physical time with digital space, and to edit digital time to their liking: to pause it, accelerate it, or slow it down. The characters of some games do not age, and in other digital worlds building a city takes mere seconds.
The designers taking part in the exhibition are trying to rethink the concept of time. By constructing virtual time circuits and adjusting the information flow to the processing speed, we overcome the boundaries of the possible, prolonging our pleasant moments and reducing boring and empty things, by going into the future and coming back. The artists observe the mismatch of rhythms, exploring the connection and mutual influence of subjective and artificial times on each other. A walk along the gallery halls will allow the guests to change their subjective perception of time.
Curator: Katya Umnova, lecturer at the HSE Art and Design School, graphic designer, who collaborated with the state gallery on Solyanka (Moscow), the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center (Moscow), ‘Rovesnik’ Bar (Moscow), Skola (Tbilisi).
Artists: Pippin Barr, Angela Washko, Ilya Grigoriev, Zakhar Den, Andrey Ivanov, Dmitry Kavka, Chris Collins, MIT Game Lab, Ksenia Mikhailovskaya, Petri Puro, Ilya Rodin, Akihiko Taniguchi, Danila Timofeev, Katya Umnova.
The exhibition is organised with support of 2x2 TV channel, Alphatone and Rentalaudio.
Exhibition opens on December 24 at 7 pm
Exhibition dates: December 25-February 16
Place: HSE ART GALLERY, 12 Malaya Pionerskaya Ulitsa, (metro station ‘Paveletskaya’)
Opening hours: 12: 00-20: 00, Wednesday-Sunday. The gallery is closed from December 30 to January 8.
Everyone interested is welcome.