Transitional Objects, CalArts 2021 Center for Integrated Media and Art & Technology Graduate Exhibition

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May 4-16, 2021 by appointment

The Center for Integrated Media at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and The JACCC George J. Doizaki Gallery at the Japanese American Community Cultural Center (JACCC) present: Transitional Objects: The 2021 Center for Integrated Media and the Art and Technology Graduate Exhibition

Transitional Objects, at the JACCC George J. Doizaki Gallery, is a collection of work that engages in the interplay between technological turbulence and accelerated becoming. These 16 artists from CalArts have demonstrated incredible resilience during their recent moments of personal isolation, and social constriction. In spite of the abrupt temporal disruptions to their lives, they have persevered by making extraordinary work that interrogates the complexities of our 21st century with all its challenges and contradictions. Together, their work functions as a collective oracle, a virtual device that imagines future possibilities. However, this articulation does not predict a simple future, rather, it provokes an array of complexity by initiating critical discussions of identity, gender, surveillance, trauma, memory, and time. They are tentacular investigations of automation, machine learning, sound, image and space–multimodal markings of the many voices and diverse personas that constitute our networked yet fractured world. 

Artists: Fía Benitez, Caleb Craig, Jing Dong, Brin Gordon, Brian Griffith, Tatum Howey, Zachary Kenefick, Sunny Kim, Ziyin Li, Dongpu Ling, Dylan Marx, Shan Ni, Matthew Pagoaga, Autumn Rogers, Kensaku Shinohara, and Gary Zhang 

The exhibition will be open to the public by appointment. Please email for more information.

About The Center for Integrated Media -

The Center for Integrated Media is an interdisciplinary, peer-to-peer, project-based learning environment for qualified graduate students wanting to explore and critique: performance, electronics, interactive systems, immersion, non-linear narrative and the Internet as part of their creative and critical practice. The goal of the Center for Integrated Media is to promote creative  experimentation and risk taking through the research and production of  art and technology. It is a place for connecting with colleagues from the various schools within CalArts, enabling the  development of a common creative vocabulary that moves beyond established disciplinary boundaries.

About The Japanese American Community Cultural Center (JACCC) -

Founded in 1971, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center is one of the largest ethnic arts and cultural centers of its kind in the United States.

A hub for Japanese and Japanese American arts and culture and a community gathering place for the diverse voices it inspires—Japanese American Cultural & Community Center connects traditional and contemporary; community participants and creative professionals; Southern California and the world beyond.

The JACCC George J. Doizaki Gallery at the Japanese American Community Cultural Center (JACCC) | 244 South San Pedro Street Los Angeles, CA 90012