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Transient: Impermanent Painting at ARTECHOUSE
After a successful three-month stint with Life of the Neuron, ARTECHOUSE DC is already onto its next immersive exhibit. As of Jan. 17, Transient: Impermanent Painting, created in partnership with visual artist Quayola, is open to the public. Based in London, Quayola is known for creating immersive exhibits and using technology as a lens to explore the relationships between opposing forces—real and artificial, old and new. Transient is yet another attempt to do so. Described as “a duet of motorized piano and hyperreal projections,” the exhibition combines human and technological elements to show audiences the full artistic process. The exhibit consists of a series of audiovisual paintings, such as high-resolution, hyper-realistic digital brushstrokes that correspond to musical notes. Quayola hopes this experience will prompt attendees to reevaluate their conceptions about music and traditional artistic techniques. “This exhibition aims to blur the boundaries between image and sound,” Quayola says on ARTECHOUSE’s website. “Transient does not generate finite music and paintings, rather it presents the impermanence that lies behind its algorithmic potential.” Transient: Impermanent Painting will be on display daily from Jan. 17 to March 6, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at ARTECHOUSE, 1238 Maryland Ave. SW. artechouse.com/location/dc. $17–$30. Proof of vaccination required.