The Stevens Institute of Technology Visual Arts and Technology senior class is proud to present Press Play, a unique art exhibition on May 5th, 2017. The exhibition will feature work from Patrick Van Duyne, Jacqueline Farzan and Joshua Phillips, Christopher Robinson, and Joe Strokusz.
Held at hob'art, an artist cooperative gallery in Hoboken, Press Play will feature four works in varied mediums with a common thread of utilizing digital elements for creative expression. The exhibition will feature works that include an interactive card game with augmented reality enhancements, a cooperative video game experience, a digital animated short, and a docu-vlog. Each work explores the act of play—both literal and figurative— in varying contexts. By combining a diverse array of techniques, the works in the exhibition explore the potential for artistic expression within new (or innovative) technologies.
Van Duyne’s 8-Bit Heroes, for example, is a competitive card game with augmented reality elements that enrich the game experience and immerses players in a fantasy, lore-filled world. The result is a competitive, strategic gaming experience enriched by augmented reality technology.
Farzan and Phillips’ Noor (made in collaboration with Natalie Barillaro and Stanley Mikuta) is a cooperative, narrative-centric video game which unfolds in an other-worldly setting. Players are cast in the role of one of two unique characters and must work together to experience and discover the stunning world around them.
Robinson’s The Greatest Tomato is a digital animated short that utilizes new motion-capture technology and experimental software. His story follows a prideful grandfather and his eager grandson in a folksy narrative that incorporates science fiction elements.
Strokusz’s A Day in the Life is a docu-vlog film that explores the artist’s experience as a Vlogger and the resulting process of self-discovery that emerges from such creative experiences. The work explores and reflects upon the voluminous archive of vlog footage created by Strokusz.
Press Play will run for one night only on May 5th, from 5-8 p.m. The artists will be present at the exhibition.