The Sublime 3.0: Fear and Awe

On view: 1 November 2021 until 1 May 2022

Concept Creator: Gabriella Gasparini

Digital Curator: Deen Atger

VR Exhibition Curator and Producer: MiMi Lamine

The Sublime 3.0 Fear and Awe - in partnership with thewrong biennale for Agora Digital Art

Dust Concept (2021) artworks concept and creation. Redesigned by Cristina Martinez © Courtesy of Dust Concept.

Introduction

Gabriella Gasparini  |  Ed Peter Traynor  | 23 October 2021

Elusive, but powerful. Mysterious, yet pervasive. Chaotic,  and at the same time harmonious. The experience of the sublime elicits feelings of grandeur, fear, transcendence, awe and stupefaction often, all at once. 

Today, as we come to terms with ever uncertain times both existentially and technologically these overwhelming feelings culminate in a state of perpetual anxiety, disembodiment and displacement, making us both fear for our future but also wonder in anticipation. 

As the two big powers of technology and nature merge, New Media and Digital Artists have been grappling with the very same question that has troubled the minds of philosophers, artists and thinkers alike for two millennia: “What exactly is the sublime?” 

Ever-changing and capricious, the experience of the sublime continues to lurk behind the brutality of nature, the eeriness of polymorphous entities, the (dis)embodiment of our alienated digital condition or in the cyborgic nature of a technology that keeps encroaching on the natural. 

The 11 international New Media artists Agora Digital Art has brought together under this virtual dome, all re-contextualise the historical and contemporary discourses on the sublime, offering us a glimpse into the future condition of humankind. 

Artist Wes VizLinear Interpolation (2021), Lithuania  @wesviz

Artist Sandrine DeumierRealness Intimate Garden (2019), France  @sandrinedeumier

Artist Mária JúdováEverywhen (2018-2021), Slovakia  @mariajudova

Artist Valentina FerrandesVictory (2019), UK  @valentina.ferran

Artist Bolim JeonIn the Belly of a Whale (2021), UK  @bol.lim

Artist Sian FanSpore1 (2020), UK  @sianfan

Artist Sandra Araùjo aka S4RAprivacy-GrDN.info (2021), Portugal  @s.4ra

Artist Rebekah Boshan GuoBeing in a Sandstorm (2021), UK  @Kah_gkah

Artist Nicoleta Mureş Best Hug and What Isn’t There (2021), Romania  @nicomures

Artist Linda LohBeyond Agog  (2021), Australia  @__lindaloh__

Artist Dalena TranIncomplete (2021), US  @dalenaxtran

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VR Exhibition

The Sublime 3.0: Fear and Awe is also part of thewrong biennale: Pavilion 37

On view: 1 November 2021 until 1 May 2022

Embark on a journey in the pursuit of the transcendent. Shake, disrupt and re-invent with the presented women artists, who give us new meanings to the grandiose, the beauty, and the sublime.

Thank you to @Metaxu.studio for creating and designing this amazing venue in Hubs Mozilla.

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Partners

Metaxu.Studio VR venue Partner of Agora Digital Art
The Sublime 3.0 Fear and Awe - in partnership with thewrong biennale for Agora Digital Art

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Credits: the concept of the Sublime and the text wall in the exhibition were both written by Gabriella Gasparini

Who are we?

We’re Agora Digital Art, a London-based volunteer-run certified social enterprise that advocates and promotes the work of women and non-binary artists working in Digital Art.

This exhibition wouldn’t be possible without the active participation of our volunteers. Thanks a million to Deen, Alexandra, Isil, Gabriella, Eve, Elizabeth H., Cristina, Francesca, Sarah and Peter.

Selection Panel

  • Deen Atger - Volunteer Digital Curator at Agora Digital Art
  • Gabriella Gasparini - Volunteer Copywriter at Agora Digital Art
  • Francesca Miller - Volunteer Copywriter at Agora Digital Art
  • Sarah Roberts - Volunter Copywriter at Agora Digital Art
  • Young Mi Lamine - Founder of Agora Digital Art

Copywriters for The Sublime

  • Juliet Rennie - volunteer Chief Editor at Agora Digital Art
  • Işıl Ezgi Çelik is a volunteer Digital Curator at Agora Digital Art
  • Eve Goulden - Volunteer Copywriter at Agora Digital Art
  • Gabriella Gasparini - Volunteer Copywriter at Agora Digital Art
  • Elizabeth Harris - volunteer Copywriter at Agora Digital Art
  • Francesca Miller - Volunteer Copywriter at Agora Digital Art
  • Elizabeth Richardson - volunteer Digital Curator at Agora Digital Art
  • Sarah Roberts - Volunter Copywriter at Agora Digital Art
  • Young Mi Lamine - Founder of Agora Digital Art
  • Zelda Solomon is a volunteer Copywriter at Agora Digital Art

Graphic and Video Designers

  • Alexandra Butuceanu - volunteer Video Editor at Agora Digital Art
  • Cristina Martinez - Volunteer Graphic Designer at Agora Digital Art

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