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Neometa, or neometamodernism, is the new art concept and the way of working with reality divided between zero and one: novelty and aspiration, present and future, digital and multimedia, question and answer, man and machine.

ABOUT NEOMETA

neo - /νέοζ/, prefixoid – from ancient Greek new, recent; used to form adjectives and nouns that denote modern or upgraded versions of existing entities.

meta - (μέτα), preposition and prefix – from ancient Greek after, next; used in complex words to indicate change or alteration; in epistemology, prefix uses as one that adds a connotation about (its own category).


Neometa, or neometamodernism, is the new art concept and the way of working with reality divided between zero and one: novelty and aspiration, present and future, digital and multimedia, question and answer, man and machine.

This creative method was developed by multimedia artist and new media creator Julia Shutkevych. It derives from the binary numeral system, the synergy of humaneness and technogenic as the new approach to artist's interaction with the world.

In a world where awaiting for technological singularity became a new Doomsday Clock, Neometa invites us to look at machines as the cruel instrument to explore ourselves, or sometimes even as cocreators that became the part of our culture.

By summarizing the whole experience of human interactions with machines – from Schickard's calculating clock to the first programmable computer ENIAC and quantum computers of the future – artists of the new era find themselves at the cultural superposition connecting human and technological entities.

Julia Shutkevych, an author of the neometamodernism concept, uses transgressive art techniques to achieve the harmonious coexistence of these two categories. She also combines and reconciles all art practices – painting, graphics, video art, architecture, literature, sculpture, etc. – to invite others to participate in discussion on our existence in a constantly changing entourage.