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Alfred University alumnus to hold interactive art exhibition

BUFFALO, NY – Bernard Aaron Dolecki, a 2014 graduate of Alfred University, will host an interactive art exhibition this month at the CEPA Gallery in Buffalo.

Dolecki earned a BFA degree in art and design from Alfred University and is enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts program at the University at Buffalo. His exhibition, titled no-w-here, is his master’s thesis exhibition and will be held in the CEPA Gallery’s Big Orbit Project Space (617 Main Street, Buffalo). An opening reception will be March 16, 8-11 p.m.; the exhibition will continue March 17-18, 11-6 p.m.; March 21-23, 5-10 p.m.; and March 24-25, 11-6 p.m.

According to show organizers, no-w-here is an interactive exhibition “where visitors can come together through technology in real/analog space rather than virtual/digital interfaces of everyday life. By combining new and old hardware, (Dolecki) questions technology as a platform that brings us together while simultaneously driving us apart.”

The exhibition is comprised of multiple installations. One, titled Simulated Sentience, is made up of old consumer devices, such as video cameras, televisions and speakers. Other installations include a selfie station, a live texting wall, and an immersive system that visually juxtaposes visitors’ heartbeats with a computer’s CPU.

Click here for a link to Dolecki’s show; and here to visit his personal website.