Updated: Jun 14
The Culture & Museums International Tech Forum is held annually in the city of Málaga in Spain to explore new technological and innovative solutions in the field of culture.
#CMMalaga23 - Shaping culture through tech - will be held at the Trade Fair and Congress Center of Málaga (Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga) on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th June 2023. Included will be a symposium, technical conferences, workshops, talks and round tables. It will also include an exhibition zone featuring technology companies with innovative proposals that serve the sector.
I am very happy to share that I have been invited to collaborate with the company XR&C who will be exhibiting at the forum.
Rock&Change has designed an art gallery that will be presented to the public via virtual reality headsets.
Displayed in the gallery will be an exhibition of a collection of my iPhone artworks, titled “Etérea”.
“Etérea" is a presentation of iPhone artworks by Linda Hollier. Linda’s refined sensibility toward the energetic content that fills space allows her to capture the delicate transparency of the energy resonating from her subjects.
From the dance between the figures and the environment surrounding them, an ethereal atmosphere pours out from Linda’s works. They do not speak of material mass but of exquisite intangibility.
It is within the intangibility that her work evolves and matures. Entering the ethereal dimension offered by virtual reality has given space to the the continuation of her philosophical research ‘stillness in movement’.
Populys is not merely another environment in the metaverse. It is a functioning city, filled with content and with a very active community. Upon visiting, one can discover the city and its inhabitants.
There are a wide range of activities to choose from in Populys. Listening to good music by attending a concert, visiting a disco or a cinema, going to the events arena, observing a news set in action or watching podcasts being recorded, are only a few of the possibilities on offer.
There is also an art gallery with changing exhibitions, and I happy to share that I have been invited to have a solo exhibition in this gallery starting 10 April 2023. The exhibition will run for one month.
The exhibition is titled “Pathways”.
Having traveled along the paths of mindfulness, the corridors of cyberspace and the hallways of augmented reality, I have recently entered the virtual spaces of the metaverse. The exhibition brings to light my continuous research and expression of new possibilities.
Populys can be found in Spatial and can be accessed via PC, phone or a Virtual Reality headset. Spatial is free and Populys can be entered via this link.
Upon entering, exit the reception room, follow the path up the steps and past the water. Coming down the steps at the other end, turn left to find the art gallery.
Hope to see you there!
Having known each other online for some years, I had the privilege of meeting Giulia Baita in person at the opening of the “The Beauty Myth” exhibition at the Copernicus Gallery in Milan in May 2019.
It was an exciting day. Not only did we meet guests attending the opening but we also participated in a live mobile art workshop that Giulia had organized for that afternoon.
Giulia lives in Cagliari, the capital city of the Italian island Sardinia. In March 2017 she founded the MAG MobileArtGroup on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to promote Mobile Art as a new form of contemporary art.
I am sure that all the artists who are with me in this group will agree with me when I say how grateful I am for her passion and enthusiasm as well as her dedication to the artists she comes in contact with on a daily basis.
She has organized a number of exhibitions and as an artist who has been selected to participate, I can commend the organization and professionalism that accompany these events.