June-July 2021, VR exhibition, The Rise of the Care Machines
Presented by De:Formal | Curator: Wednesday Kim | Co-curator: Flavia Visconte | Assistant technician : Sophia Rigg
Alongside co-founder Vincent Cy Chen, Kim has created De:Formal, a place to showcase some of the best rising talents on the Digital Art scene. Through encouraging their contemporaries by offering monthly residencies and frequent online and offline exhibitions, De:Formal has created a space for digital artists to form an artistic online community.
Described by both founders as a ‘love letter to and an experiment in net.art, digital art, and the internet’, De:Formal strives to create an inclusive environment that gives artists the freedom to be inspired by each other in light of social distancing and the ability to experiment with New Media art.
Kim’s work has provided a sense of community when artists have needed it most. In this time of great change, De:Formal has shown that art is a reason to come together, even if it is virtually. With an understanding that a community is built on support, De:Formal not only provides a platform for artists but also helps out with facilities such as Wix accounts and choices in how they present their final work.