Computer Graphic Re-visited



Year of publication 2017
Type Exposition
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description A virtual reconstruction of one of the first exhibitions of computer-generated graphics and the first exhibition ever in the Eastern Bloc, organised in 1968 in the House of Arts by the theorist, curator and artist Jiří Valoch (*1946). The reconstruction of Valoch’s exhibition can be taken as part of the post-modern phenomenon of remembering exhibitions. At the same time, it is an experiment which belongs to the domain of digital humanities, when high-tech tools are deployed within art history research. The project is unique in employing the technology of fully immersive virtual reality, whereby we work with virtual 3D simulation in a different way than is the usual standard. We do not simulate solely movement in virtual space, but also movement in time. The locating of the exhibition reconstruction directly in the space where the COMPUTER GRAPHIC exhibition took place in 1968, in the entrance hall of the Brno House of Arts, it evokes moving back into the past, or invoking the invisible present genius loci – the virtuality of the place. The virtual exhibition Computer Graphic Re-visited was part of the international conference HaPoc 4. History and Philosophy of Computing.
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