Dual examines how digital technologies affect the creation of alter egos and the avatar culture.
Inspired by Nottingham Playhouse's production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, a play built around double and mistaken identities, we present Dual.
The idea of multiple identities has become common place in modern life as digital technologies now allow for the creation of alter egos that give rise to new online cultures. Dual showcases artists who explore the crossovers between the virtual and physical worlds we inhabit with pieces that offer portals into virtual realms, telematic film sets, game systems and interactive environments. Their works begin to question the use of modern digital devices and how they enable us transform and interact within these hybrid spaces.
Featuring Michael Takeo Magruder, Brendan Oliver, Kim Stewart, Paul Sermon & Charlotte Gould