Welcome to Screenland Opening Reception

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560 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor
Vancouver, BC
Canada

What do we go onto the Internet to experience? As televisions and computers have found their way into the privacy of our living rooms, and smart phones are now our constant companions, how these devices virtually restructure our personal, emotional, and psychic lives has become an urgent question.The mediation of everyday life though technological advancements is not new. Scholars as well as artists have long interrogated the increasing speed of life and perceived fragmentation of a selfhood that have accompanied these developments. Welcome to Screenland considers the personal dimensions of life plugged in, and the impact that the taken-for-granted structure of Internet programs and video games has on virtual expressions of identity, connection, memory, and love.

This exhibition features the works of Jennifer Chan, Freya Bjorg Olafson, Jon Rafman, Frances Stark, Angie Waller, and Matthew Williamson.