From July 18 - September 5, 2020* TAM's Dark Room will present a new video each week from NewMediaFest2020's Seven Memorials for Humanity.
*All Seven Memorials for Humanity videos will be available as a special extended recap from September 6-20.
NewMediaFest 2020 is a retrospective of video art curated from around the world during the past 20 years, taking place between 26 December 2019 and 31 December 2020 – as an event structure in an exchange between virtual and physical space in collaboration with networking partners all over the world, like the Torrance Art Museum. The Seven Memorials for Humanity, curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne draws on the conceptual structures of "social and networked media" to present a kind of multi-dimensional virtual sculpture.
Two works were presented in this virtual exhibition.
These two videos have been extracted from installations and repurposed as reflections on the 2020 “Corona crisis”. Washing takes hand washing as a perpetual loop to a level of obsessiveness. First Gaze reflects on the moment of awakening in slightly slowed motion as we gaze at ourselves and take stock during shutdown.