Ryan Cherewaty is a media artist from Toronto Canada currently based in Rotterdam. His works have been shown in such places as IFFR (Rotterdam), Sterischer Herbst (Graz), Interaccess (Toronto), EYE Filmmuseum (Amsterdam) and TENT (Rotterdam). He graduated cum laude from the Piet Zwart Institute (Rotterdam) with a Master in Lens-based Media.
The zone between dream and reality is continuously closing with the arrival of the latest technology developments. It is precisely in that twilight zone that forms the starting point in the work of Ryan Cherewaty. He links techniques such as Artificial Intelligence and virtual reality to age-old mythological stories and rituals. By focusing on the elusive consciousness of humans and the contradiction between body and mind, Cherewaty wonders whether our use of today's digital technology resembles the mystifying role of (old) religions.
Text by Esther Darley