Wild Media Exhibition

What does it mean to engage in art processes inspired by nonhuman or living systems? Or embedded directly in such systems? And are new technologies changing the ways in which we interact (or don’t) with such systems? What does it mean to be able to artificially grow life? To hear underwater? To track weather systems? To translate the voices of other species?

The Wild Media Exhibition features artists from around the world whose work engages in some way with more-than-human life and living systems, inclusive of flora, fauna, fungi, biomes, cells, or their lab-grown or artificial alternatives. We are also interested in artists whose work engages with agential flows of information, energy, and matter that keep life going, such as processes of water, geology, climate, or weather. The exhibition features art that uses digital processes to experiment in media art and its often-hybrid forms including but not limited to digital visual art, digital photography, digital video, digital design, digital sound, Internet (net) art, 3-D printing and/or fabrication, electronic literature, transmedia narrative, interactive or multimedia installation, mobile computing, VR/AR, and works influenced by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). The WILD MEDIA exhibition coincides with the annual International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa) conference on the campus of Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota, from June 27-30, 2024.

The exhibition, curated by Alinta Krauth, and features works Jaewook Lee, Hazel Smith, Will Luers, Roger Dean, Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, Serge Bouchardon, Frederick Maheux, Mez Breeze, Polina Enuvesta, Tracey Benson, Michele Barker, Anna Munster, Luna Mrozik Gawler, Linda Loh, Sophie Hilbert, Krista Leigh Steinke, Sherman Finch, Margareta Klose, Donna Davis, Grayson Cooke, Lilia Li-Mi-Yan, Katherina Sadovsky, Dora Siafla, Jean-Michel Rolland, Jasmine Gutbrod, Thomas Marcusson, Eman Al-Zubeidi, bill hill, and Leah Barclay. The show was juried by Kay Hannahan, Dr. Anne Karhio, Dr. Kellie O’Dempsey, and Dr. Jane (truna) Turner; with local support and creative direction by Roger Boulay and Patrick Lichty. Special thanks to Jason Nelson and the Center for Digital Narrative for their assistance with 2023 virtual exhibition. The exhibition is made possible through the support of iDMAa, the WSU Foundation, Creative Digital Media (WSU), and the Mass Communication Program (WSU).

The exhibition will take place in WSU’s Laird-Norton Building, 125 W 5th St, Winona, MN 55987 (map).

June 27: Noon-5:00 pm.
June 28: Noon-5:00 pm.
June 29: Noon-5:00 pm, Opening Reception 7:30-9:30 pm.
June 30: Noon-5:00 pm.

To schedule a tour of the space, please contact dheckman@winona.edu.