NEW DAWN | Tools to Touch in Times Ahead is a collaborative project bringing together 57 creatives from all over the world working in different fields of visual and performative arts, graphic design, and curatorial practices. The collaborative project explores the visual and creative potential of organic and speculative futures around one central object: the glove.
The project’s cross-disciplinary character engages and connects on different levels in the conception, production, and creation of content products, envisioning transdisciplinary scenarios where art, design, and technology meet to enable new object-related experiences to be vividly consumed.
Animation, computer-generated imagery (CGI)-enhanced photography, design, performance, video, sound design, and custom-made gloves are the result of collective thinking work, forming their own body of aesthetics that will meet and dialogue with other artistic practices and discourses in a multi-disciplinary exhibition.
The idea of fashioning the body possesses a sense of glamour that by far resides not in the mundane and limited conceptions of accessories but rather in the performative use of objects and symbols. Gloves function as a third skin and spark our imagination for ways to expand, fragment, and design the body of desire . Their use, whether in rituals, fashion, or everyday life, casts a spell that transcends sexuality and fetishism, depositing desire as part of a belief system of actant objects. The lure created by the friction of an alien skin has the power to enhance performativity , imagination, and haptic effects, gliding away from limited conceptions of technological prosthetics, commodification, and exchange value.
The skin is our frontier – NEW DAWN, another plateau.