CEPA’s Big Orbit Project Space is pleased to present no-W-here, a group of interactive multi-media works by University at Buffalo MFA candidate Bernard Aaron Dolecki. An opening reception with the artist will take place on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 8-11pm at Big Orbit.
In the installation piece Simulated Sentience 2.0, outmoded CRT televisions are stacked to form five monolithic structures devised of five unique digital interfaces, allowing visitors to interweave a digital representation of the their physical selves with others in the system. Analog sensors and cameras are utilized to harness real-time data, outputting dynamic visualizations and synthesized audio, transforming each spectator’s movements into telematic expressions. This work highlights the interplay of our transmediated selves, exposing the underlying paradox: How can technology be pulling us together while simultaneously driving us apart?
Constantly exploring disciplines, Bernard Aaron Dolecki melds hybrid media, consisting of old and new technologies, into interactive installations that offer playful audio/visual experiences. His current practice explores the interplay between hybrid-media and the transmediated self. He received his BFA from Alfred University’s Art & Design program in 2014, where he explored numerous fields including electronic media. Dolecki’s work has been exhibited in several regional galleries and was also featured in the 2015 U.S. Solar Decathlon. He’s currently an MFA candidate and instructor in the Department of Art at SUNY University at Buffalo.