Ars Electronica Festival 2021, Chicago Garden

Where We Emerge


Curated by Mariana Mejía

The whole world experienced the struggles of life in confinement and how it boosted our relationship with the digital world. This collective experience marked a watershed in the way we experience life. Where We Emerge is a pop-up exhibition in which students of the Art & Technology Studies department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago reflect on this change in our society. Through installations, media work and 3D sculptures, the exhibition responds to this close relationship that has emerged with the digital world and how we deal with it while questioning its benefits and shortfalls. It is an invitation to think about our faculty to take action and claim our right to participate in shaping the world we want for our future.

The LeRoy Neiman Center at SAIC hosted the physical Where We Emerge exhibition for three weeks. The online exhibition can be visited on the official Ars Electronica website here: Where We Emerge Online Exhibition.