Slip.Stream.Slip: Resistance and velocity in game engine culture

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.”

Open to the public from 24 Jun, Slip.Stream.Slip: Resistance and Velocity in Game Engine Culture is the inaugural exhibition at the innovative new space from MMU’s School of Digital Arts. Celebrating the ways in which revolutionary technologies from engines like Unreal and Unity have shaped our relationships with images, sounds and interactivity, the exhibition collates the diverse work of international artists – five of whom we’ve picked out as creators to check out.