An exploration of how digital mediums create human connections


Vulnerability: The Space Between
Young Projects Gallery
October 5th – December 29th, 2017

Empathy and compassion are vital to art and human connection. Technology has allowed us to connect with more friends and strangers, and as we do so, authenticity and personal stories have become more valuable in creating a shared sense of humanity across digital mediums. This environment allows us to more readily share personal and revelatory experiences and invite others to do the same.

Vulnerability: The Space Between featured digital pieces by various contemporary artists that explore the nature of vulnerability as it relates to human experience, technology and interaction in the modern age.

Featured installations by:

Nicky Case
Kate Hollenbach
Luxloop
Lauren McCarthy
Plus Four
Kate Parsons
Fawn Rogers







PRESS:

“To say that it’s an interesting cultural moment for an exhibition on vulnerability is putting things lightly, a fact of which Young Projects’ current show – Vulnerability: The Space Between – seems to be acutely aware.”
WhiteHot

“Alone in the darkened gallery space, surrounded by technologically mediated experiences, we are brought strangely closer to an empathic encounter than were we out in the realm of the real.”
Artillery Mag

“As with so many other art historical tropes, versions of this dynamic inquiry exist in an updated public sphere — the digital world of technology and social media. And that’s where Vulnerability: The Space Between picks up the thread and takes it to increasingly inventive, uncanny, and strangely familiar places.”
Riot Material





Vulnerability: The Space Between

With the rise of the web and social media, technology has allowed us to connect with more people than ever before. With the screen dividing our physical presence, authenticity and personal stories have become more valuable in creating a shared sense of humanity. This gives us the opportunity to understand different perspectives and create strong communities that surpass geographic boundaries. Thus, we’re more readily able to share personal stories and invite others to do the same.

This show featured digital pieces by various contemporary artists that explore the nature of vulnerability as it relates to human experience, technology and interaction in the modern age.  Each piece understands and capitalizes on modern modes of communication to connect us to deeper narratives and questions that we may not be regularly exposed to. By doing so, they challenge the notion that our ‘addiction to screens’ is separating us from connecting with each other. On the contrary, we’ve now been given more tools for expression to relate to one another by sharing significant moments that establish deeper connections, and perhaps make others feel less alone.

Vulnerability: The Space Between aims to highlight artists who use digital mediums to create a personal connection between themselves and their audience. Ranging from film to games and performance-based installations, they show us how emerging media gives us new ways to create deeply empathetic and personal experiences.

It’s when we are made vulnerable that we can more readily and deeply connect with others and bring our shared humanity to the forefront.