Text by CLOT Magazine
Founded in 2016 by the artists Maria Almena, Oliver Gingrich and Aphra Shemza, Art in Flux is committed to furthering the development of the media arts community in the UK.
Art in Flux presents Art in Flux: Reclaimed, a new virtual exhibition that will be premiered at a live online event hosted by National Gallery X alongside a panel discussion with co-founders Olive Gingrich, Maria Almena and Aphra Shemza and other curators such as Helen Starr and Ashokkumar Mistry, with a focus on platform cultivation, art communities and the reclaiming of spaces for underrepresented groups.
Artists include Natasha Trotman, Enrique Agudo, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Camille Baker, and London-based experiential powerhouse Kimatica Studio. The latter will premier a 360-degree video media performance, Transcendence VR, which explores how the combination of live performance art and interactive technologies can induce altered states of consciousness.
Transcendence is born from a reflection on the evolution of society and the way it’s been facing a serious ‘narrative collapse’. What we have lost more than lives during the pandemic is hope, narrative and connection.
This will be the first time Transcendence has been represented in a virtual medium, and it wants to “reclaim” a space within the arts to talk about these transcendental ideas, which the artists Kimatica believe will play an essential role in the evolution of our society.
The exhibition runs from 30 March 2021 – 30 April 2021, with the National Gallery X launch and panel discussion on 30 March, 6.30-8 pm.