A pioneering virtual institution, DiMoDA is dedicated to commissioning, exhibiting, and preserving cutting-edge VR artworks. Founded in 2013 by Alfredo Salazar-Caro and William Robertson, it has now released three exhibitions, featuring 14 unique artist-designed VR experiences.
DiMoDA, the Digital Museum of Digital Art is premiering its 3rd exhibition in Arles this summer. A good time to look into its previous editions. DiMoDA had its 2.0 show running in 2016 and 2017. Inside the rooms of its virtual museum space lies everything you wished for : storied creatures and mind altering spaces conveying their digital incorrectness into full body experiences.
Dimoda had been conceived and developed by digital artists William Robertson and Alfredo Salazar-Caro.
Alfredo, you have created Dimoda together with William Robertson. Which makes it a museum effectively created and run by two independent individuals, as opposed to a governement or a wealthy foundation. What are the politics behind your project?
Alfredo Salazar-Caro: Our idea is to bring to the surface a new ecosystem of artists who are truly radical and pushing the boundaries of this new media. Until now, the VR space is saturated with white, male, tech heavy, San Francisco developer scene that feeds on a particular culture. With VR you can really enter inside the work and see it in full capacity as it intends to be seen.As a practising digital artist, my works exist on screen and for screens, and they don’t translate so well in a physical space like the traditional museum. So initially we created a digital museum space out of necessity for showing digital works in their intended context. With VR you can really enter inside the work and see it in full capacity as it intends to be seen. And Dimoda’s vision is to create a space where this can happen.
Learn more at www.dimoda.art