ARTECHOUSE—a permanent 15,000-square-foot gallery space in Washington D.C. dedicated to showcasing pioneering ideas in the world of digital multimedia art—will host its first show entitled “XYZT: Abstract Landscapes” from June 1-Sept. 3, 2017. “XYZT: Abstract Landscapes” is a world-travelled installation by leading contemporary digital artists and multimedia choreographers Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne.
XYZT, four dimensions represented by four letters in mathematical language, are the key to open what artists Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne refer to as “imaginary territory” bordering the gap between visual and performance arts.
“These four letters are used to describe, in terms of mathematical formulism, the movement of one point in space, and to reveal an imaginary territory; a coincidence between geometry and the organic, between material and immaterial; an exhibition-tour landscaped by mathematical paradoxes, typographical illusions and by metaphors in motion. Strolling through a luxuriant digital space, being able to touch algorithims and sense matter of light are some of the manifold imaginary fields to be discovered,” said Adrien Mondot and Clair Bardainne.
The interactive show offers an exploratory physical experience through ten digital landscapes. Visitors can play, dance, and marvel at the landscape of lines, dots, and letters in this virtual playground of four dimensions: X (horizontal), Y (vertical), Z (depth), and T (time). Guests who partake in the exhibition will experience an immersive sensory encounter, walking on floors that react to footsteps, manipulating light particles within a giant digital cube and blowing into glass boxes and witnessing virtual letters that assemble and disassemble as by a touch of magic.
ARTECHOUSE founders hope the inaugural exhibit will redefine the relationship of audiences to the creative arts. With a mission to showcase, educate, and incubate, ARTECHOUSE will celebrate ingenuity and creativity, pushing the boundaries through art, music, science, and exploration.
XYZT at ARTECHOUSE will be open daily from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. with 45 minute timed-entry sessions. Tickets will go on sale online Wednesday, April 19, at 10 a.m. for ARTECHOUSE e-news subscribers and Thursday, April 20 for the public.
ARTECHOUSE is located at The Portals between Smithsonian and L’Enfant Plaza metro stations in Southwest, DC at 1238 Maryland Ave., just next door to the Mandarin Oriental hotel.