Enhanced Vision – Digital Video is an online exhibition of the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Art Community. The show highlights new works by video artists exploring socially important issues who use digital methods to enhance their practice. Launched in the spring of 2015, the works in this exhibition have gone on to win prizes and be featured in other important competitions.
Kathy Rae Huffman, the curator of the exhibition, chaired a special session of the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community at SIGGRAPH 2015 to explore the conceptual and technical contributions of these exceptional video works. Several of the participating artists were present, contributing insight into the creative workarounds of software applications that extended their vision.
Exhibition committee members, who served as peer reviewers, offered their insights into the innovative impact of the works. These presentations are particularly interesting in how the frame the practices of digital art in the often overlooked non-profit world of social commentary.
Curator Kathy Rae Huffman edited the thoughtful commentaries of these reviewers, and has compiled them into an essay that is now online. Included in this compilation are insights on: How media illuminates contemporary attitudes toward women (Nancy Buchanan); The Digitized, Fragmented Body (Elizabeth Leister); Chance processes, meaning, and the non-nihilistic (Amy Alexander) and Re-envisioning the meaning of Contemporary Spaces with Digital Video (Astra Price).