Performance of Code: Articulate the resonances and dissonances between performing arts and computer science. Read more
Commoning the Network: Feminist Methodologies
Currently in preparation for the “Commoning the Network: Feminist Methodologies” (CN:FM) project Transmediale 2015. The people involved in this presentation look at the ‘commons’, a concept that has gained attention in recent debates on online culture, expanding this to cultural production in terms of feminist commons. In its original meaning the term ‘commons’ refers to [...]
Don’t mess with my settings: Do not disturb my circles (Noli turbare circulos meos)
Recently The Deep Lab released a compilation book with reflections to digital culture, the post-Snowden Internet, and cyberfeminism. You can download it for free or buy a hard copy. This was created in a hot house event by a women art collective. The fact that the group identifies as artists is refreshing, they are critical [...]
Mirror Worlds: Transportation Islands and Cities: A collection of short stories…
The rise of mobile devices, locative media and various other related alternative mapping efforts during the nineties carried with it in its wake The Web2.0, this no doubt propelled the impetus to come together in various ways and means over vast distances, more regularly. The creative and subversive energy of these times have now dissipated, [...]
Terrestrial Radio Gardens, Bureau of word witches and Donning an Evolutionary StraitJacket
At the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, 5 ‐8 December 2014 Launceston, Tasmania, I am covening a panel ‘Hacking the Metropolis’. It features paper presentations which draw attention to the structures and sociopolitical dynamics, which govern our spaces, reflecting on how our communication channels are constructed, offering visions of, or new perspectives on, current [...]
GEOcritical & Meteor Mediums
I have been preparing an art work ‘New Game‘ for an exhibition at SAWTOOTH Gallery, that features as a part of the the AAANZ GEOcritical conference in Launceston, Tasmania (which I am also convening a panel ‘Hacking the metropolis’). For the exhibition I have adapted a ‘new’ colour palette into a digital format for a videoscape work, using the [...]
Conversations: Feminism & Art.
On 2pm Saturday 1 November 2014 I was invited to talk with Linda Dement (NSW) at Contemporary Art Tasmania in an event ‘Conversations: Feminism & Art’, which has been developed in response to a renewal of interest in feminism within contemporary art and culture broadly. The aim of the symposium is to instigate local conversation [...]
Occult computing for artists: an introduction.
Recently I was commissioned by un Magazine projects to write a paper for their eight point two issue. The launch is early december I will add a link when it is available electronically. Here is a breif abstract: Occult computing for artists: an introduction A Guest + A Host (+ 127.0.0.1 | local host) = Ghost 00 Preface The text [...]
What is a digital perm?
Miss Despoinas: Pataphysical Salon_What is a digital perm? Is a presentation of artworks alongside mechanisms towards collective enquiry. What is a digital perm? is approached as a fundamental pataphysical question concerning our evolving relationship with tools. What is a digital perm? explores and provides a perceptual hairstyle. Participation is welcome. A Pataphysical Salon leads us to speculate [...]
At the moment a pre production period is taking place for the first iteration of Pataphysical Salon at ESC in an exhibition Ministry of Hacking curated by Reni Hofmüller, co produced by the steirischer herbst festival in Graz. The leitmotif of the Ministry of Hacking is summed up by these eclectic departments: ‘Department of Trust’, ‘Department of Shadows and Waves’, ‘Department of [...]
The Intimacy of the Commandline
I feed my data into the computer…I am the data-bank…My drama has not taken place. The script was lost. – Hamletmachine Heiner Müller (1977) On a screen a cursor pulses. A mise-en-scène filled with everyday objects – desk, chair, and computer. Simultaneity of stillness, restriction and hard logic, tied with vastness, connection, the elaborate and the [...]