D.C. is having enough of an existential crisis this January. The government is shutdown, the snow manage to shut down most other things at the beginning of this week. But, Artechouse, which was open on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, has something new and exciting and, yes, mind-altering to share. Their first exhibition in 2019, coming hot on the heels of a Miami expansion in December, is Everything in Existence, a decade spanning retrospective by the Italian visual collective fuse*, an immersive journey exploring the notion that everything (in existence) is, in fact, interconnected.
Everything in Existence is designed to remind us (and with perfect timing) that we are all part of something bigger.
The works separated into four galleries, which fuse* refers to as “living art”, are generated in real time, through data derived from interaction with the viewer (“Snowfall”), from social networks (“Amygdala”), from sound (“Clepsydra”) or from the software itself (“Multiverse”). This interplay which ultimately creates the artworks, parallels the relationship between us, the humans and the “mysterious, extremely vast, and incomprehensible forces that push us towards the unknown, beyond the limits of the known world”.
As always, it is also something you need to see to believe and even begin to understand.
Everything in Existence opens today to Artechouse subscribers, and to the public tomorrow, January 18th. More details and tickets at: https://www.dc.artechouse.com/
BONUS: Learn more about Artechouse’s backstory in this Dream Jobs feature with co-founders Sandro and Tati.
all photos: Clarissa Villondo