Virtual Beings
Transfer Gallery, Los Angeles
Nov 17 - Feb 16

Faith is installed in a new two-channel edition at TRANSFER.

TRANSFER LA presents a salon exhibition in response to the emerging concept of ‘Virtual Beings’. Virtual assistants like Alexa, Siri and Cortana dwell with us in our homes, and on our mobile devices, powered by ‘Artificial Intelligence’. Virtual influencers like Lil Miquela and Hatsune Miku have millions of devoted fans, simulated by virtualization technology and social media. But what is the underlying codification that’s shaping our notion of ‘Virtual Beings’ and the social roles they are assigned? How do ‘Virtual Beings’ challenge and refigure our notions of identity in the age of simulation?

The show features LaTurbo Avedon, Stephanie Dinkins, Ryan Kuo, and Amina Ross.