Electronic Pacific

Electronic Pacific
SOMArts Cultural Center
San Francisco
"Electronic Pacific, a group visual art exhibition that investigates the liminal spaces of language translation, digital communication as a visual art medium, and trans-oceanic cultural exchange". "Samoan visual artist Vaimaila Urale traces family and cultural roots in the production of new media artwork. “Typeface,” a tattoo project, utilizes the history of traditional tattoo iconography to create all new text-based Polynesian inspired tattoos transposed into digital interactive artwork. Urale will design a set of real tattoos both permanent and temporary to be administered by acclaimed Tattoo Artist Sam McWilliams during the gallery opening." Recipients were pre-selected and signed up ahead of time for their tattoos. A temporary tattoo permit was obtained from San Francisco’s Public Health Department.

Curated by Justin Hoover

© Sam McWilliams 2024