Ania Catherine and Dejha Ti

'On View'

SCAD Museum of Art presents the first museum exhibition of performance installation artists Ania Catherine and Dejha Ti in a new commission that will foreground their collaborative practice. In their work, the artists bring together environments, bodies and creative technology to design immersive experiences that draw audiences into their idiosyncratic worlds.

Ania Catherine and Dehja Ti exhibition image for SCAD define art
Ania Catherine and Dejha Ti, "Ext," 2018. Courtesy of the artists. Photograph by Bex Gunther.

"On View" grapples with and comments on the complicated relationship between art, images and consumerist culture. The experience of art has been altered by audience’s incessant image-making and social media’s co-optation of installation art, with some attending not to see what is on view, but instead to see themselves on view. The performance installation incorporates this phenomenon into the creation of the work itself — "On View" is intentionally incomplete without audience-as-subject. The multilayer engagement incorporates an audience-reactive kinetic environment and a series of performances in the space for the duration of the exhibition.

Drawing from their experience working in various public environments, the artists explore our complex relationships with technology, social media and representation.

This exhibition is part of SCAD deFINE ART 2019, held Feb. 26–28 at university locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia.

About the artists

Portrait of artists Ania Catherine and Dejha Ti

Ania Catherine is an artist and choreographer based in Los Angeles, California. Her work merges movement, film and performance art and has been shown internationally at the British Film Institute; Art Basel Hong Kong; Peacock Theatre, London, England; Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, California; Agora Collective, Berlin, Germany; Forum des images, Paris, France; Dansmuseet, Stockholm, Sweden; International Meeting on Screendance, Valencia, Spain, among others. She holds a master's degree from the London School of Economics, and through the use of human bodies, explores the intersections of performance and her academic research in gender, sexuality, representation and politics. In addition to her personal practice, she works internationally performing, choreographing, speaking, directing and teaching.

Dejha Ti is a Los Angeles-based immersive experience designer with no allegiance to any single medium. Her work is human-centric, integrating environments, bodies and creative technology. She speaks from senses to senses, enveloping the audience-participant not only in the physical environment, but also emotionally, psychologically and in her "imaginary." She has developed experiences with partners like Adidas, BET, Hulu, LA Art Show, LACMA Art Basel, Pepsi, Thinx and WeWork.

Credits

“On View” is curated by Storm Janse van Rensburg, head curator of SCAD exhibitions.

Museum Admission

The exhibition is free for all museum members, and SCAD students, faculty and staff with a valid SCAD Card. Open to the public with the cost of museum admission.

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