PULSE Art + Technology Festival opening – Photo gallery

Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts kicked off the PULSE Art + Technology Festival this week by unveiling the incredible universe of Katja Loher. Loher is a New York based artist who was originally born in Switzerland. Her work has been exhibited from Shanghai, China to St. Petersburg, Russia. Loher’s hand blown glass globes are inhabited by what she calls “videoalphabets”, virtual environments populated by choreographed dancers in costume who create abstract patterns and spell out words. In these globes she discusses topics such as the endangered species and bee colony collapse while also conveying the sensation of holding the entire world in ones hands. Through this experience people are able to realize that these sociological effects are in ones hands and therefore they are able to take action. Look out for our upcoming critique of Loher’s exhibit coming out soon.

In the meantime, check out our images of Loher’s show below and get a glimpse of the Pulse Festival opening Thursday evening in case you missed it! The festival ends on the 25th, but most of the exhibits (including Loher’s) will remain up until April 12.

 

Visitors interact with Katja Loher’s BeePlanet exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

Work from Katja Loher’s “BeePlanet” exhibit

 

The Paperdude virtual reality experience

 

Installation by Aaron Sherwood and Kiori Kawai of Purring Tiger

 

Installation by Aaron Sherwood and Kiori Kawai of Purring Tiger

 

Visitor interacting with oculus rift technology

 

Visitors interacting with Purring Tiger’s (Aaron Sherwood and Kiori Kawai) installation

 

Visitors interacting with Purring Tiger’s (Aaron Sherwood and Kiori Kawai) installation

 

Visitors interacting with an installation created by SCAD professors and students

 

Author: Michelle Guash

Michelle Guash is an Art Historian who currently works for the Telfair Museum of Art. She is originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico and has a dog named Tiny. She hopes to be a curator, collector and gallery owner one day.

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