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The Evolution of Silence (Version 2)

Rachele Riley
Event Date(s)
12:00 PM EST
Thursday, November 8
V/S/W Lounge

The Evolution of Silence (Version 2) takes a poetic, expressive, and non-hierarchical approach to imaging, meaning, and structure. The video is generated through code (Processing), and explores the dynamics of conflict and its relationship to memory and place. Featuring the mannequins used at the Nevada Test Site, the video explores our shifting perspectives on war and points to the human toll of conflict.

*This piece is a FREE durational video installation and will be ongoing during the festival at the V/S/W Lounge whenever is open and shows aren’t running! No ticket required.


Rachele Riley is a visual artist, designer, and educator, currently living and working in Greensboro, NC. Her multimedia work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and recently recognized by The Webby Awards (2014), the AIGA Philadelphia Design Awards (2017), and Communication Arts Magazine (2018). Her work often involves a field- and archival-research component, and has received support through grants from the DigitalGlobe Foundation, USA Projects Open Match Fund, and faculty research funding. She earned her MFA in Design/Visual Communication from Virginia Commonwealth University (2005). Rachele is Assistant Professor in New Media and Design at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Special thanks to Casey Reas and Matt Hedt.