Material Conditions

2022 theWrong Biennale

co-curators: Andrew W. Smith + Marisa Parham

exhibit creative project

Material Conditions is an exhibition of speculative design projects, curated by and the Immersive Realities Lab for the Humanities, for The Wrong Biennale nÂș5. Participants first submitted environmental and storytelling prompts that were incorporated into a collaboratively designed prompt generator. The prompt generator then became the basis for the pieces included in the exhibition. The ten projects that make up the exhibit come from an international collection of artists, creative technologists, scholars, and makers deeply engaged with materiality, ecology, and storytelling. Each project introduces us to imagined futures and alternate realities through a variety of mediums and material forms that invite us to think differently about our relationship with the natural world and each other.