Inter-facing art

January 27, 2012

Inter:Facing exhibition opening night from Margaret Dolinsky on Vimeo

 

Digital artist and Indiana University Bloomington Associate Professor Margaret Dolinsky opened her exhibition Inter:facing last fall at the Grunwald Gallery. Dolinsky is widely known for creating surreal, interactive virtual reality environments that stretch one’s definitions of perception. As she puts it, “There has been a historical tradition in art towards altering perception. My work in virtual reality employs dynamic imagery to heighten awareness, promoting what I call a “perceptual shift” for the visitor. A perceptual shift is the type of cognitive event of having experienced something extra-marginal, on the boundaries of normal awareness.”

A visit to one of Dolinsky’s exhibitions is certainly no static gallery-viewing experience; there’s no avoiding interfacing with her art. Listen to Dolinsky describe her magical worlds below, and immerse yourself here.

The exhibition was supported by IU Collaborative Research and Creative Activity Funding, College Arts and Humanities Institute, Advanced Visualization Lab, and the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities.