BEZOZON is an installation and virtual reality artwork by Tess Elliot, and is the inaugural exhibition at the new Vinegar Contemporary.
BEZOZON is a multimedia installation featuring a virtual reality (VR) experience within a sculptural light installation. The work is grounded in research into late capitalism’s adverse global impacts. It is intended to be a subversive new media experience, signaling caution towards the seduction of Big Tech’s services and advanced technologies. BEZOZON uses visual elements and narratives associated with Amazon.com and Plato’s The Allegory of the Cave to represent these themes.
TESS ELLIOT (b. Queens, NY, 1985) is Assistant Professor of Art, Technology, & Culture at the University of Oklahoma. She received her BFA from the Cooper Union in 2008 and her MFA from the Ohio State University in 2017. Her multidisciplinary practice involves animation, VR, sculpture, installation, and film. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at Aggregate Space Gallery in Oakland, CA, and the Ann Arbor Film Festival in Ann Arbor, MI. She has upcoming exhibitions in Toronto, ON, Tulsa, OK, Columbus, OH, and Nashville, TN.
VINEGAR is an artist-run, women-led non-profit organization that supports the creation and experience of contemporary art in Birmingham, Alabama. VINEGAR CONTEMPORARY is Vinegar’s first permanent exhibition space in which we showcase artists who are working in emerging and experimental art forms while considering intellectually rigorous and socially relevant topics. We offer this space as an opportunity to celebrate projects that elude commercialization and inspire conversation. Vinegar Contemporary is a place for artists to experiment, take risks, and challenge themselves and their audiences. Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @vinegarprojects
2020/02/21 - 2020/04/10
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