"Asteroids at an exhibition” by Jaime De los Rios
De los Rios’s wag artwork explores some possibilities of time and space specifically designed for the WAG virtual scenario, where viewer can experience a multidimensional environment. In fact, the Widget Art Gallery is crossed by a 3D cyber-object which doesn't respond to newtonian physics. This post-object called asteroid, affects to lights and shadows as sun normally does in tangible world, transforming the WAG reality when it crosses through the space. De los Rios explores the evolution of the image-representation as happened in the renaissance era with the perspective, when a 3D-image was first realistically simulated in a painting.
Jaime de los Rios’s artistic research (mainly thru interactive installations) focuses on the intersection of systemics science, especially regarding the mechanisms, rhythms and natural patterns and collective intelligence.
Due to our needs that seem to be increasingly handheld, WAG was born on 2009! The Widget Art Gallery is a mini single art gallery room fitting into people's pocket (suitable for all mobile platforms). Every month, the WAG hosts a solo digital art exhibition related to its dynamic site-specific context. So the WAG works both as a sort of kunsthall showing temporary exhibitions and also as museum conserving all the past shows inside an online archive that creates a permanent collection.