Being in conversation with artists who produce work digitally can be an enthralling experience. They are creatives who are able to conjure, shape and unveil digital space. They allow us through their perspective and craft to access different realities which lay mostly unexplored inside our tech. These are people who open windows into one of the great unknowns of our time, the Internet. With the same genius and passion, one might imagine Michael Angelo laying down beneath the roof of the Sixtine Chapel; today we see artists all over the world engaging digitally, each on the brink of a new masterpiece.
The Plot stands as an expanding space that immerses the viewer in artistic experiences through performances, video and VR. In the past year the gallerists have curated/hosted a series of works which contrast with the expectations of a digital experience a viewer might have. This juxtaposing nature extends outside the boundaries of our screens also evading time, the gallery can be seen in its present iteration as well as pasts episodes and seasons of the space.
In the gallery the overarching themes of intimacy alongside what Alex puts as “home-made nature” help to conciliate the space in the viewer’s mind and experience art in homemade comfort.
The creation of venues such as The Plot serves as a confirmation that a digital space project can succeed and become a platform for art. Whoever as a curator, when considering digital art and its exhibition one becomes aware of limitations in place for this to happen; mainly due to how the internet has developed as a platform. The Plot achieves involving the viewer into a digital curated space, they have hosted artworks that originate outside of Net’s context. Being able to import physical work into a digital space creates this sense of tangibility and ground Digital experiences.