ARIADNE is an experimental sacred music and new media art duo whose work explores the intersection of mysticism, dream analysis and the failure of digital systems through a synthesis of music performance, digital and interactive art, poetry and dramatic experience. Much of ARIADNE’s work consists of interactive audio/visual performances, which employ custom built hardware and software, real-time 3D animation, and machine learning to create immersive and captivating experiences. ARIADNE’s span of work includes feature-length audio/visual albums, web-based virtual reality, and a/v installations.

ARIADNE’s work has been presented nationally at Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival, Colorado; Made in NY Media Center by IFP, Brooklyn; CURRENTS New Media Festival, Sante Fe; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge; Elastic Arts, Chicago; Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis; Big Pictures Los Angeles; Feverhead, Columbus; Knockdown Center, Queens; Harvestworks, New York; Reverse Gallery, New York; IDIO Gallery, Brooklyn; Superchief Gallery, Brooklyn; Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh; DFBRL8R Performance Art Gallery, Chicago; Gallery 788, Baltimore; among others. ARIADNE has been invited to lecture and perform as Visiting Artists at School of the Art Institute of Chicago; University of Utah College of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City; University of Denver – Emergent Digital Practices; Prichard Art Gallery – University of Idaho.

ARIADNE is comprised of Christine Papania and Benjamin Forest.