Performance of Code: Articulate the resonances and dissonances between performing arts and computer science. Read more
The Divine Trash Strata – Ghetto Bienalle – Port au Prince.
…the clue lies there…symbols of the divine show up in our world initially at the trash stratum. – Philip K. Dick In late 2009 I went to Haiti, invited to take part in the first Ghetto Bienalle – Port au Prince. I was hosted by a community of artists called Artis Resistanz – who combine [...]
Radical Networks and the future of human machine connectivity
Radical Networks is a festival and symposium – three days of speakers, panels, workshops, and an art exhibit designed to introduce the community to DIY networking, in Partnership with EyeBeam, Hosted by ChemCreative Brooklyn, NY. See the archives of the amazing array of events which were were streamed and recorded by The Internet society. Learn [...]
Divination A modern day pirate girl tale – personal data is the new treasure chest of gold.
I am currently in post production of a new work *Divination*, the maiden voyage performance of Pyrate Queen and her crew, set sail for the duration of Dark Mofo 10–19 June 2016. This networked performance installation I was artistic director, writer and performer and the was presented by Contemporary Art Tasmania and Dark Mofo 2016. *Divination* was a live performance installation. [...]
In the wake of Brexit – Dispensing Spice into Scandinavian Space.
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. – Hamlet, Act I, Shakespeare. On the eve of the Brexit outcome I was sitting in South Hobart, hearing, listening and watching the results unfold, absorbing and reacting to the hysteria rippling through social media channels that one could refer to as the town square 2.0. Quite spent – [...]
Transnational Artistic Practices and Local Perspectives?
As the 2015/16 course leader for the MFA at the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Faculty of architecture and fine Art, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, (Kunstakademiet i Trondheim, Fakultet for arkitektur og billedkunst). I was pleased to be invited by the MFA candidates I have nurtured for the past year to write a foreword for their Graduation [...]
Exhaust – From confined space to infinite cyberspace
*Exhaust* From confined space to infinite cyberspace, thirteen artists explore a planet in crisis across a variety of platforms. Curated by Erin Sickler, Exhaust is presented with MONA and Contemporary Art Tasmania as part of MONA FOMA – 13 January – 14 February 2016. The MONA FOMA. season in Hobart plays host to many International [...]
Seeding the ground for counter culture or a court jester to the oligarchy?
I recently published a paper ‘Noli turbare circulos meos: Don’t mess with my settings‘ in Art+Media No. 8 AM Časopis za studije umetnosti i medija, broj 8, 2015 aka AM Journal of Art and Media Studies, Issue No. 8, 2015, topic of issue: Postfeminism, Transfeminism and Feminist Subjectivities Beyond Identity Politics. This is a discussion [...]
The Artist is staged : “I am Googable”, therefore, I am
There was a time in the early 2000s when wireless Internet hubs in public spaces became popular within the computer sub-cultures, arguably spawning future Anons when the aspiration was not to be ‘Googable’ but to be mercurial and faceless. In many cases, you only become aware of the name of the actual real life person [...]
Favour Economy: archive of audio favours
Coinciding with the financial year to propose value of a different kind, the inaugural 2015-16 volume of FavourEconomy has officially commenced! FavourEconomy is an archive of audio favours created by women for women who work in the arts – established by Claire Field in collaboration with curatorial colleagues, Alex Pedley and Bronwyn Tracey. The women-only [...]
Guided by an atypical faerie tale landscape.
A decade ago referring to the conundrums the Imaginaria UK’s first digital arts prize brought along with it – Ewan Morrison and Matthew Fuller on Metamute noted that “In the cultural arena, there’s nothing quite like a prize to get people’s backs up…prizes never fail to set a well rehearsed communal tirade in motion – [...]