The Trahern Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new media art, Upgrade! Tennessee. The exhibition includes work by Jessica Westbrook, Adam Trowbridge, Amelia Winger-Bearksin, Black and Jones, Mark Hosford, and Greg Pond and Patrick Deguira.
Upgrade! is an international, emerging network of autonomous nodes united by art, technology, and a commitment to bridging cultural divides. Its decentralized, non-hierarchical structure ensures that Upgrade! (i) operates according to local interests and their available resources; and (ii) reflects current creative engagement with cutting edge technologies. While individual nodes present new media projects, engage in informal critique, and foster dialogue and collaboration between individual artists, Upgrade! International functions as an online, global network that gathers annually in different cities to meet one another, showcase local art, and work on the agenda for the following year.
Upgrade! Tennessee is sponsored by the Space for New Media at Tennessee State University and TERMINALapsu.org at Austin Peay State University and is administered by Jodi Hays, Kell Black and Barry Jones.