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Virtual Curation Strategies
New Art City offers curators a way to design exhibition spaces that can only be imagined in physical space. With the breadth of possibilities it can be helpful to choose a strategy to approach digital-first curation. Here are a few strategies that we've found to be useful.
- Physical space often forces artists to collapse a broader piece into an artifact such as a video render, an image still, or a single audio file. New Art City allows you to extract components from larger pieces, and install them together. 3D artists can present their renders alongside some of the 3D objects that went into them. The same can be done with moving image and sound work.
- Durational works and interviews can be chopped into smaller segments which users can then explore in their own order. Short clips can link out to full videos.
- Audio is spatial, stereo, and multichannel is supported. Longer sound works can be split into navigable sound worlds both by separating individual tracks of a multitrack composition, and by cutting segments of the piece and arranging them in a space so walking crossfades between the elements.
- Images and videos can be transformed into spheres and cubes. Multimedia can be architecture!
- A smaller snapshot of a larger world. For works like games or websites which don't fit within our file format guidelines, New Art City can serve as an interactive touchpoint which leads the visitor into the full experience. Using the Expand technique, incorporate artifacts from your piece and link out to it with a URL portal.