After Dan Graham @ ISEA 2019 – Gwangju, South Korea

So I just got back from ISEA 2019 in Gwangju, South Korea where I presented a paper titled “After Dan Graham: An Archaeological Approach to Virtual Reality Art.”

The Q&A portion of my presentation at ISEA 2019. That’s Beryl Graham (!) standing next to me. She wrote “Rethinking Curating: Art after New Media.”

ISEA is such an amazing conference. I met a ton of curators, artists, scholars and media art enthusiasts. It was really inspiring to be surrounded by so many people who are passionate about media art.

I saw many paper presentations, participated in round-table discussions and sat in on panel presentations featuring many scholars and artists whose work I have admired for some time.

Alongside the scholarly portion of the conference was a massive media art exhibition featuring the work of over 65 artists, artist collectives, and media art studios. And, if that wasn’t enough, every night featured media art performances.

All of this took place in the truly amazing Asia Culture Center, Korea’s largest cultural center. It is a sprawling, beautifully modern complex with multiple performance, screening, and exhibition areas, a research hub, a children’s museum, and a library and archive.

So thanks to ISEA 2019 for inviting me to present my work on After Dan Graham at this amazing conference and I look forward to attending next year’s conference in Montreal!