Mana BSMT New Media Program presents:

Flatland: A Journey of Many Dimensions

Curated by BSMT Director Grace Franck

Downtown Miami
32–54 SE 1st St
December 6–10, 2017

Public Exhibition Hours 
Wed, Dec 6–Sun, Dec 10

After Hours (DJs & Performances)
Fri, Dec 8–Sat, Dec 9

James Clar
Alex Czetwertynski
Lisa Park
Bradley Bowers
Matthias Brown (Traceloops)
Sam Cannon
Pablo Gnecco
Hayden Zezula (Zolloc)

Sarah Rothberg
Andrew Thomas Huang
Billie Pate
Jakob Kudsk Steensen
Freeka Tet
Dave & Gabe
Thoka Maer
Harald Haraldsson
Cody Ranaldo

The BSMT New Media Program (NMP) presents Flatland, a group exhibition of seventeen artists exploring new technologies. Spanning five storefronts of Downtown Miami, which have been transformed into five conceptual levels—Dissociation, Liminality, Other Worlds, Resurface, and Flatland—the exhibition leads one on a cognitive journey of many dimensions. Using machine vision, biometric sensors, anamorphic 3D projection mapping, VR, AR, and more, the works in the show invite one to dissociate momentarily from ordinary waking consciousness, and explore the worlds of seventeen artists who imagine new perspectives of “reality.” Fear not, for the journey ends back where one started, in a world we shall call Flatland.

Inspired by Flatland (1886), the novella by Edwin Abbott about a two-dimensional square whose mind is opened to a new, three-dimensional plane, Flatland the exhibition draws parallels with our own short-sided notion of reality, and allows one to virtually experience alternate dimensions.

Flatland Journey

Storefront 1: Dissociation
Detachment from our perceptual experience; deviation from ordinary waking consciousness

Storefront 2: Liminality
In-between state; transitional period of ambiguity or disorientation

Storefront 3: Other Worlds
A virtual exploration of other dimensions, the multiverse; all is possible and imaginable

Storefront 4: Resurface
Return from the virtual world to the physical plane

Storefront 5: Flatland
Back to our perceived reality; a simulated experience

Opening Reception & Party
Thursday, December 7

Featuring special performances by Freeka Tet, Otto Von Schirach and DJ sets by Peter Fonda & Gooddroid (Loveless Records/Catwalk), curated by Christine Renee

Press Release

Andrew Thomas Huang, Flesh Nest (still), 2017
Pablo Gnecco, Orbitals, 2017
Lisa Park, Eunoia, 2013