A subscription-based streaming platform and in-person screening programme, Watch and Chill 2.0 is organised by The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Korea in partnership with Sharjah Art Foundation and ArkDes, the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design. The project allows audiences worldwide to freely access a selection of moving-image artworks from the collection of these three major international institutions, while offering local audiences the opportunity to view a range of rarely seen media-based artworks on site.
Its second edition, titled Streaming Senses, includes 22 artworks, with six selected by the Foundation, which respond to the relationship between technology and human perception, venturing beyond the screen to evoke various forms of synesthesia. The presentation speaks to what ‘sensing’ might mean in the digital era through four sub-themes: ‘Optical Tactility,’ ‘Calibrated Projection,’ ‘Trance, Cross, Move’ and ‘Bits of the Spirit.’
Artists taking part in this presentation include:
ASMRctica, Kim Ayoung, BARE, Ali Cherri, Lee Eunhee, Ahamd Ghoussein, Yeom Ji Hye, Sylbee Kim, An Jungju & Jun Sojung, Yuri Pattison, Basma al-Sharif, Wang & Söderström, Jenna Sutela, Maha Maamoun, Simone C Niquille, Sharif Waked, Andreas Wannerstedt and Kim Woonghyun.
The works began streaming on the Watch and Chill 2.0 website from 10 June 2022, with subtitles in Korean, English and Arabic; a new work is released each week. For more details on how to subscribe to the streaming platform for free, please visit here.
The on-site presentation in Sharjah will take place from 2 September to 11 December 2022, and will supplement and expand upon the online selection. From large-scale projections to one-person pods, from consecutive screening to individual installations, the gallery presentation will propose several ways of seeing and experiencing moving images.
Originally inspired by the surge in digital interactions during the pandemic, Watch and Chill: Streaming Art to Your Homes in 2021 was launched by the MMCA, Korea as a three-year project. The first edition was organised in collaboration with M+, Hong Kong, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila and MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai.
Organised by National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, in partnership with Sharjah Art Foundation and ArkDes, the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design