What can connection look like in a world where we increasingly relate to one another and the universe through digital languages?
In digital technology, when information is mistranslated or lost it can appear as a glitch. In diaspora, when cultural or oral history becomes lost, missing, or even stolen, it can be as dramatic as a glitch disrupting one’s reality. The artists in Forward Echo turn to visual storytelling to construct new realities that speak to our hyperfaceted existences, creating a new language that bridges incongruent worlds.
Through analog drawing & painting, digital image & recycled sculpture, the artists explore different visual forms to communicate that which is unspoken, untranslatable, or has not yet been said through words, sight or sound. Collectively the artists explore the packed concepts such as hybridity, ethno-techno theory, futurism, cyber-mysticism, post-gender and glitch through media and technologies old and new. Conveyed through multimedia explorations, the artists begin a conversation about the evershifting modes of connection, identity, and existence — here, digitally, and beyond the ether.