As part of the ongoing collaboration with the School of Digital Arts (SODA) at Manchester Metropolitan University, we recently attended the opening of the new SODA faculty and its new art space MODAL Gallery, curated by Valentino Catricalá, one of our Hyphen Hub community members. Out of the nine artists selected by the curator, two artists were part of our Hyphen Hub community, Jakob Steensen with his work Liminal Lands and also Juan Cortés with his work On Vegetal Politics, in which Hyphen Hub also served as the producer of this particular work. The exhibition celebrates game engine culture, and how interactivity has been transformed by technologies such as the Unity and Unreal engine software.
Valentino Catricalà, Curator of Modal, said:
“Modal is a unique project, not only because this is a new gallery looking at the future, but because it aims to invent the future. Modal is the new exhibition space of SODA, a space that unites exhibiting with producing and educating. This is evident in the first exhibition based on one of the most contemporary topics, game engine culture.”