November 1st, 7:30-10pm
Hosted at Arts Mission Oak Cliff, a series of video vignettes, Suspense by Tramaine Townsend depicts figures that are human in shape, yet something different. Much like our own, their glowing eyes provide windows into their psyches: they have emotions, which viewers can visually sense but do not truly understand. The figures are seen only as their digital selves, disconnected from a real form. Like when scrolling through Instagram or Facebook, in the end, it is up to us, the viewers, to decide how the shadowy figures might feel; however, we are left to assumptions and judgements gathered from the screen instead of real life.
This artwork is part of the week-long program of AURORA 2018. Both immersive and engaging, the main AURORA event is an expansive art event that transforms downtown Dallas into an open-air, urban playground of new media art with installations on an unprecedented scale and will take place on November 3rd from 7pm to 2am. Featuring work by both local and international artists, visitors have the opportunity to see a familiar urban environment transformed into an interactive site for some of the world’s most innovative contemporary art.
For more information, visit AURORA's website.