The team at Archive_ Space in Newtown have selected me for another exhibition, opening on the 27th of May from 6-8pm. I hope you can join me for a few drinks to celebrate.
“The world and the brain are related to each other like process and narrative: the process creates the narrative and the narrative creates the process (the brain makes the world and the world makes the brain).” Flusser, Vilém and Erik Eisel (Translator). On the End of History. 1991.
This exhibition will consider the spaces between our bodies, the environment and the everyday technologies that mediate these organic systems. The new work in this exhibition is a product of a two-month residency (July-August 2014) at the Arteles Creative Centre in Hämeenkyrö, regional Finland. During this time I engaged in research concerning the less tangible elements of New Media, following my participation in the Cloud and Molecular Aesthetics – The Third International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections of Art, Science and Culture conference in Istanbul (June 2014). While popular representations of contemporary technology see an isolated ‘clean’ aesthetic, divorced from the organic, behind the ‘fetishized object of the iPad for example, microscopic dust from dead skin cells of the factory worker are trapped inside’ (‘Smog’ – J. Parikka 2014). Indeed our contemporary environment ensures it is never fully possible to remove our bodies from technology, or technology from our bodies. This exhibition will playfully explore these themes in the following ways: Wall/Solus: two large-scale landscape photographs (wall installation) Floor/Absence: two to-scale nude figures lie face down within a field of grass. Object: a series of small soft sculptures created with a custom-printed moss design. Designed to be interactive, when pressed/hugged, these sculptures will emit a unique recorded sigh from the artist.
Arteles have published their new catalogue, I’m featured for the months of July-August. Published via ISSUU, you can find a link to the catalogue here, or view my featured pages below:
Yesterday I was lucky enough to be involved in the launch exhibition of the 504 Projects, St Leonards. This new space includes a gallery, studios and workshop area. This installation includes recent work from her residency at Arteles Creative Centre, in which the artist explored solitude and technological absence in rural Finland. The site-specific installation includes the Grace+ neon developed for her MFA graduate exhibition in 2012.
Also exhibiting in this group exhibition is:
Have a peek at their beautiful new website for more information
Today I’ve installed my new work ‘Absence’ at the Verge Public Art Festival, you can find it along Sydney University’s Eastern Avenue.
At this review I presented a selection of experimental prototype works developed for my next solo exhibition in Sydney:
Today I presented a small collection of experimental work for the end of residency group show:
Last week Dr Michael Goddard presented at the Cloud and Molecular Aesthetics conference in the beautiful Istanbul. It was a pleasure to meet other creative researchers in the field such as Jussi Parikka, Frederik De Wilde and a large host of COFA friends. If you’d like to read our presentation, please find a copy here: Networked Image talk PDF
I am delighted to be returning to Finland in the months of July and August, where I will be once again residing at Arteles. This time I will be working in collaboration with Strata Project to create a large scale installation in the Forrest at their outdoor art project site in Nokia. Stay tuned for more information and residency updates.
I’m excited to announce that I will be presenting a joint paper in Istanbul shortly with my good friend Micheal Goddard, of Salford University, Manchester. We will be speaking on the topics of the Cloud and Data Mining, where I will be presenting my findings from my most recent exhibition at Archive Space in October of last year.
When: June 26th – 28th
Where: the Pera Museum, Istanbul
Please find a copy of our abstract: here