LaTurbo Avedon | avatar artist and curator

LaTurbo Avedon is an avatar and artist originating in virtual space. Their work emphasizes the practice of nonphysical identity and authorship. Many of the works can be described as research into dimensions, deconstructions, and the explosion of forms, exploring topics of virtual authorship and the physicality of the Internet.

Updates:

Remember Me As DLC – Presentation at ULTRAVIRUS Sydney 2018

ESTUARY – Artist Talk, Internet Age Media Barcelona, 2018

Internet Age Media Barcelona – Guest Speaker April 27, 2018!

Contact Prints – New series

Interview: The Creative Independent – On Identity and Immateriality. Conversation with Willa Köerner

First Look: Sittin’ Up In My Room, 2018

Launch of new Drip Feed – Connect and subscribe!

keen on Magazine – Curator Lindsay Howard in conversation with LaTurbo Avedon

The Economist 1843 Magazine Feature: “LaTurbo Avedon – the artist in the internet”

Mutek Festival 2017Exhibition: Subversions of Reality and Club Rothko Live Demo and Eternity Chat: Q&A


Recent Exhibitions and Events:

Myriam Bleau + LaTurbo Avedon – Eternity Be Kind
Myriam Bleau’s hybrid electronic practice integrates steady beats and half-recognizable melodies into abstract, electroacoustic atmospheres. Her creations—including her recent collaboration with virtual artist LaTurbo Avedon—investigate the spaces between objects, performers and our expectations of them as we watch their gestures and audiovisual expressions shift and flow.

VIRTUAL NORMALITY – MdbK Leipzig January 12 – April 8
Signe Pierce, Molly Soda, Leah Schrager, Refrakt, Nicole Ruggiero, Stephanie Sarley, Arvida Byström, Nakeya Brown, Juno Calypso, Izumi Miyazaki and LaTurbo Avedon.

Conversations at the Edge: The Real Fake – School of the Art Institute, Chicago  October 19.
2006–17, multiple artists, multiple countries, digital file, ca 80 min + discussion. Artist LaTurbo Avedon and curators Rachel Clarke and Claudia Hart in person.

Online All Summer – LACDA, Los Angeles. June 8 – July 1.
Travis Adenau, LaTurbo Avedon, Petra Cortright, Adam Ferriss, Keaton Fox, Nate Makuch, Eden Mitsenmacher, Ginger Q, Rick Silva, Molly Soda

TRANSFER DOWNLOAD – Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel
free warehouse-Platz 9. June 8 – August 20.
AES+F, LaTurbo Avedon, Claudia Hart, Rollin Leonard, Rosa Menkman, Lorna Mills, Harvey Moon, Eva Papamargariti, Sabrina Ratte, Rick Silva and Nicolas Sassoon, Phillip David Stearns, Daniel Temkin

The Garden of Virtual Utopias –Thomas More Square, London. July 1.
Aitana Basquiat, Andreas Nicolas Fischer, FIELD, Jonathan Monaghan, LaTurbo Avedon, Marija B Jones / MBJ Wetware, Nicole Ruggiero Matteo Zamagni (øøøø), Miri Kat, NWRMTNC

afterlife (beta), 2018

afterlife (beta) looks at processes of impending digitization, pointing out a shift in mindset that should occur as users begin to understand what it means to be embodied by more advanced forms of virtual representation. The piece— which Avedon has described as a ‘beta’ version—positions toxic masculinity in an environment released for review, in which the community can “work out bugs” in the system. This is achieved by highlighting the frightening aesthetic forms that toxic masculinity takes in cyberspace, and inviting the viewer to think critically about what they experience online. As Avedon explains, “as virtual worlds release users from a need to mirror their corporeality, it is one of our few chances to deny this dangerous formula from following men as they enter a potentially eternal state of being…it is only a matter of time before archetypes in VR avatars emerge, tropes that we have a chance to address early on, rather than perpetually deal with.” Avedon speculates a future where she might be able to make another iteration of this piece, one that recognizes alternative forms that people pursue beyond. At present, this iteration of the piece shows that this is not the case.”

-Wade Wallerstein, A Form You Can Understand