interface || interference

interface || interference

experience filtered by smartfones

Juried by Smartphone Art Show

April 29 – May 10, 2014

The smartphone is ubiquitous in our culture. And anything that changes us the way our smartphones have, and continue to do, demands artistic attention and exposition.

Historically, artists have used tools like the Claude Glass (also referred to as a Black Mirror), Camera Lucida and Camera Obscura to help perceive the world differently through filters, reflections, superimpositions and projections of their surroundings, as a way to inform their artistic process. The Claude Glass of today is the smartphone, which goes far beyond just filtering and reflecting an artist’s perceptions but informing and transforming our experience in reality.

The artwork selected for this show explores our relationships with our smartphones…and our relationships with other humans, when the smartphone acts as our interface or interference with them. We are exposing the smartphone’s role in our experience of intimacy, perception, emptiness, comfort, vanity, connection and disconnection, whether positive or negative.

And from this point forward we wonder, how will life with smartphones be different in a year? or two?

Before, during and after the show, we strongly encourage everyone—artists, participants, observers—to help document their experience with our show using the hashtag #INTERFF. Post a photo of someone hugging Jing Niu’s plush iPhone, retweet the truths or lies you tell to Fernanda Duarte, physically tag yourself by wearing an #INTERFF button, post a Vine of Eric Raddatz in the process of creating a new piece for his #selfies series. All of the media generated by this show, using #INTERFF, will be incorporated into a future piece for the next Smartphone Art Show.

Juried by Smartphone Art Show. Featuring work by: Aaron Kutnick, Ali Halperin, Carlos Alberto Torres, Chance Murray, Eric Juth, Eric Raddatz, Fernanda Duarte, Ginnie Hench, Heather Gordon & Sydney Brown, James Fatata, Jim Adams, Jing Niu, Libby Lynn, Matt Zigler, Parasol B, Saba Barnard, Sandra Elliott, Sarah Goetz, Tiny Zombie

Be sure to visit during one of these events so that you can participate in interactive artworks with the artists themselves. And please click the event links below so that you can easily invite friends.


Opening Reception: Friday, May 2, 7 – 10 pm

Artist Talk: Thursday, May 8, 7 – 9 pm

Closing Reception: Friday, May 9, 7 – 10 pm

PROMPTS: #uglyselfie: Saturday, May 10, 7 – 9 pm


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