For Real
Maastricht / Hasselt
01 oct — 31 oct 2010

28 UTOPIAN PROJECTIONS
IN PUBLIC SPACE

Our contemporary living environment is increasingly permeated with visual stimuli. Film, television, advertising and games present in various media a plethora of fictional, realistic or imaginative-appearing (3D) animations and interactive visual stories. Stories in which existing and fictional realities run into one another. This raises questions about how our perception of the actual reality is influenced by the constant stream of images, in which boundaries between reality and virtuality increasingly blur the artificial and the authentic. To what extent is it still possible to ascribe meaningful definitions to a visual culture in which the distinction between reality and fiction seems to disappear? And what role does public art have in creating meaningful links between physical, imaginary and mental spaces? Read more…

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