As part of the exhibition "Future Shock: (Re)Visions of Tomorrow", the Roswell Museum is hosting a series of talks with some artists participating in the show. These "Tomorrow Talks" will focus on the artists' works in the exhibition as well as overarching themes.
On Tuesday October 4, 2022, Aaron Wilder, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Roswell Museum, will moderate a discussion with artists Rhonda Holberton and Alfredo Salazar-Caro.
Based in Oakland, California, artist Rhonda Holberton creates multimedia installations often combining digital and interactive technologies with groundbreaking research and traditional art production methods. Having received a BFA from California College of the Arts and an MFA from Stanford University, Holberton is Assistant Professor of Digital Media in the Department of Art & Art History at San José State University. The combination of her early life experience growing up on the outskirts of Washington, DC and her recent experience working and teaching near Silicon Valley have dramatically impacted her perception of and critical engagement with technology.
Artist Alfredo Salazar-Caro is the co-founder and Creative Director of the Digital Museum of Digital Art (DiMoDA), a virtual reality (VR) institution and exhibition venue at the forefront of the development of extended reality (XR) art. In his art practice, Salazar-Caro’s interdisciplinary works utilize multiple overlapping mediums, including augmented reality (AR), documentary, installation, portraiture, sculpture, video, and VR. He has exhibited his work internationally and has dedicated much of the last decade toward an evolving experimental documentary project simulating experiences of immigrants seeking to cross the border between Mexico and the United States. Salazar-Caro situates his living and working somewhere between Mexico City, New York City, and the internet. As a Mexican immigrant himself, Salazar-Caro has lawfully lived and worked in the US.