City inhabitants and urban dwellers will be offered a chance to cast a fresh eye on their surroundings this April. plot_point_position is an exciting digital art exhibition which opened on April 9 and runs through April 29 at the Moving Image Centre (MIC) Toi Rerehiko gallery in Auckland.
The survey show, hosted by Media Design School, features typography, computer programming, photography, 3D Animation and other innovative pieces from emerging New Zealand digital artists.
As well as work from tutors, course leaders and advanced students at the school, the exhibition will also feature collaborations with Swiss post-industrial design institute, Hyperwerk.
plot_point_position curator Logan Bradley says the show is a chance for citizens of the concrete jungle to look at their environment from different viewpoints.
"This show is a chance for people to explore themes around the urban environment - looking at things that are obvious but then also taking that, manipulating and perhaps even dismantling it to create something new and unexpected. All the pieces featured push people to think in a non-linear way about creativity and how it relates to urbanisation."
Media Design School CEO Frances Valintine says the show is an opportunity for tutors and students at the school to show off their talents to the larger artistic community.
"We are challenging views about the traditional role of educational institutes such as Media Design School, and showing them that we are the incubator for the next generation of digital artists who will truly bring New Zealand to the world stage," says Valintine. "It's not just about equipping students with the necessary skills to get a foot in the industry, but also making sure that there is constant open dialogue between the school's tutors and students with other artists within the creative space."