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Dec 6, 2018–Dec 10, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Jon Paden: Dadum


December 3–7, 2018, 12–4 p.m.
Reception: December 7, 6–8 p.m.
Performance Space 306, Visual Arts Facility, UC San Diego

An exhibition by MFA candidate Jon Paden, Dadum investigates new ways of recreating memories using digital tools. Exploring re-creations of those lost, object reminiscences, and how these structures translate into digital becomings. The exhibition memorializes the artists deceased father and makes an attempt to bring Paden’s memory of him into a shareable somatic gesture. The works look toward conversations on data, particularly as we grow ever-tethered to our digital self. Exploring how the next-gen interface with this digital self is becoming immersive. Paden’s research here at UCSD has focused on ways data is handled and the role immersion will play in our growing social digital self. In Dadum, Paden showcases many of these strategies, highlighting the growth of common place tools that utilize 3d digital and spatial construction of data bodies. Paden is putting on display the aesthetic and material output of these new translational mediums.

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Dec 3, 2018–Dec 7, 2018
12:00 pm–4:00 pm
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VAF 306 Performance Space, Visual Arts Facility

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Visual Arts

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Concerts, Performances and Exhibitions

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