Margot Bowman & Lior Ben Gai: Welcome Home at Link Cabinet

Margot Bowman & Lior Ben Gai: Welcome Home at Link Cabinet

Jun 21, 2016

The Link Art Center is proud to present Welcome Home, a work by Margot Bowman and Lior Ben Gai. The show will be online at Link Cabinet from June 22 to July 24, 2016.

Welcome Home is an interactive project that invites to build a new home, a shelter or a simple haven, that forms a new piece in Bowman’s ongoing project W.E.T. On the surface of a seascape several objects, pieces of wood, building materials as well as everyday objects, float and drift alone. Anybody can use these objects moving and assembling them into a floating cohesive domestic space to be shared then with anyone else.

The project by Margot Bowman and Lior Ben Gai can be understood as a metaphore about the present political and economical condition. In the middle of the sea – Europe’s natural borders – several objects from the past are drifting. Our task is to abandon the usual and short-sighted point of view that would lead us to consider them as single, heterogeneous objects that cannot fit and stick together. The artists invite us to accept and embrace the complexity of the life condition in the contemporary world and to transform it in a strength point. From this starting point we create a communal place that is a safe, if somewhat chaotic, shelter.
Margot Bowman is an artist and creative director telling stories using new media.
She combines her curiosity about new technology with creative thought to explore the junctions and relationships between humans and new innovations in our world and exploring the notion of the “new normal”. Her approach sees her working across moving image, web, creative direction and illustration to explore how we live today.
Lior Ben Gai is an Israeli digital artist, working in various digital mediums since 2008. His commercial work includes museum installations and exhibits, mobile games, web applications and custom interactive software. As an independent artist, he uses generative strategies and computational creativity to produce expressive software, animation and sound. He is emotionally drawn to computer generated graphics, strongly believes in project based learning and enjoys thinking about things he’s never thought about before.

Link Cabinet is a single web page hosting solo shows where artists exhibit a single, site-specific artwork. Conceived as a white and neutral exhibition space with an essential interface, Link Cabinet is a blank space that will be transformed by the works on display. After the show, the projects won’t be available on the site anymore. Link Cabinet is a project by Matteo Cremonesi for the Link Art Center.
The Link Center for the Arts of the Information Age (Link Art Center) is a no-profit organization promoting artistic research with new technologies and critical reflections on the core issues of the information age: it organizes exhibitions, events, conferences and workshops, publishes books, forges partnerships with private and institutional partners and networks with similar organizations worldwide.
The Link Art Center is proudly part of Masters & Servers. Networked Culture in the Post-Digital Age, a European adventure focused on a new generation of digital interventionism, awarded with a Creative Europe 2014 – 2020 grant. Up to August 2016, Masters & Servers will explore networked culture in the post-digital age.

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