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TEA / Super Connect - 2013 International Techno Art Exhibition
Artist(s): GROUP SHOW
Date: 10 Aug - 27 Oct 2013

“TEA/ Super Connect— 2013 International Techno Art Exhibition” includes 20 artworks from 16 countries that are created with innovative methods to convey different viewpoints for super connections. The exhibition is curated by Shu-Min Lin, whose experiences include the curatorship for the Venice Biennial Taiwan Pavilion and the Ars Electronica Festival. The key direction of “TEA/ Super Connect” is to decode the most vital feature of the era we are in. We live in a time that is closely connected to the culture of “now”: this sense of “present-ness” is observed in both online and offline domains, with the entire world tightly linked almost at all times. Digital media art is the child of the “Super Connect” union of art and technology, and its birth signifies the accumulation of various expressive modes and also special demands that fuse together knowledge and professionalism. The exhibition places emphasis on the complex and multifaceted connections between art and technology, and as matters and occurrences of different characteristics or of shared relevancies go through extreme impacts, focus is also placed on the spectacular phenomena that have emerged from the impactful unions. With the binding of the different connections, the exhibition prompts for the fusion of many incredible cultural elements. Through diverse unconventional creative approaches, a plethora of concepts derived from culture hybridity is presented in the “Super Connect” exhibition, with artworks that are designed to incite the audience’s visual sense and present various connections derived from cultural fusions, digital personas of robotic/ biomimetic art, and new hybrid breeds. The core of the exhibition is centered on the genre of techno art, and through the artists’ imaginations to investigate the super connections between material and spiritual substances and real and virtual realms. The focus of “Super Connect” is placed on the integration of different media and expressions of new artistic forms. Additionally, the crossing of art, technology, and society is also another focal point of this exhibition. With the formation of new motivations amidst conflicting forces, it explores the dissipating parameters of identity and looks into strategies and frameworks pertinent to hybrid conditions. 

Amongst the contributing artists, Ming-Wei Lee, Pei-Ying Lin, and Zan-Lun Huang are Taiwanese artists that are invited to partake in the exhibition. Through the use of music to incite different human behaviors, investigation of the psychological mind-work behind people’s linguistic abilities, or extending to biomimetic art that stirs reflective thoughts, each artwork conveys a possibility for art, technology, and society to connect and fuse together. Furthermore, through the exhibition, it is hoped that the audience could understand the most vital feature and touching point of our era. Moreover, the international contributing artists of this exhibition are also quite exceptional. Australian renowned performance artist and techno art master, Stelarc, will bring to the exhibition his Ear on Arm and the Internet Ear, and he will also personally attend the exhibition opening and share with the audience his creative concepts at the in-depth talk to be held on the next day. Italian media artist, Sonia Cillari, will also attend the exhibition opening, where she will perform onsite her artwork, As an Artist, I Need to Rest. Together with other contemporary artists from different countries, they will jointly present this world class art extravaganza.

Artists list
Stelarc (Australia), Art Orienté Objet(Marion Laval-Jeantet|Benoît Mangin)(France), 
Nicolas Ferrando (Argentina), Jeff Desom(Luxembourg), Julius von Bismarck (Germany), 
Julian Oliver(New Zealand), Sonia Cillari(Italy), Mark Bain (United States of America), 
Jitsuro Mase|Tom Nagae (Japan), Erich Berger|Peter Votava (Austria), 
Peta Clancy|Helen Pynor (Australia), Julius von Bismarck (Germany), Jun Fujiki (Japan),
Fred AbelsMirjam Langemeijer(Netherlands), Zan-Lun Huang (Taiwan)、Pei-Ying Lin (Taiwan),
Ming-Wei Lee (Taiwan), Iván Abreu (Mexico ), Lenka Klimešová (Czech Republic ), 
Dave Griffiths|Aymeric Mansoux|Marloes de Valk (United Kingdom、France、Netherlands) 

*image (left)
As An Arist, I Need to Rest, 2009-2010
Generative performance, Dimension variable
© Sonia Cillari
Courtesy of National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

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