Bienalto House is an experience design firm specialises in web analytics, user experience, and online marketing. They changed lodgings from their Spencer Street offices to a gorgeous warehouse on Riley Street in Surry Hills, hiring NMC to curate new media works to include an interactive experience for their VIP clients!
Curated for the space by | Deborah Turnbull, placed by Hurol Inan, Zafer Bilda and Matt Cummings
Artists Represented | Ian Gwilt, Chris Bowman, Steph Rajalingham, SoapBox Project
Special Thanks to | Creativity and Cognition Studios and Urban Aid @ UTS
Photography by | Aram Dulyan
This project looks at the combination of unique qualities that make a remote place like
the island of Nauru a core member of the 21st century global economy: It explores an island
in a state of environmental collapse. The music component of the Nauru Elegies reflects colonial and postcolonial issues facing the digital economy of the 21st century translated into a string quartet, composed by Paul D. Miller/DJ Spooky, while the architectural component conceptualized by Annie K. Kwon spatializes and formalizes otherwise invisible economic flows and irreversible ecological devastation.
Exhibition Venue| Blindside Gallery, Nicholas Building, Level 7, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Dates| 19 February – 6 March. Opening night February 18 6:00pm -8:00pm.
Times| 10-5 daily
Public Programme| Friday 5 March @ 8pm | Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) | Shed4 Warehouses | Docklands, Melbourne| www.moshtix.com.au
Curated by| Daine Singer (Experimenta) and Deborah Turnbull (NMC)
Photographs by| Deborah Turnbull
'The Nauru Elegies: A Portrait in Sound and Hypsographic Architecture' is a technical synthesis of a live string ensemble, projected high-definition video footage, digital animation and live internet feed. It is an orchestration of content retrieved and processed in multiple localities including research in New York City, documentation in Nauru and performed by local musicians. It is a statement of technology and media processes in the 21st century that is exponentially progressing to a more dematerialized and delocalized state.
Audio and video recordings will be taken with the most current and mobile digital technologies in addition to the exploration of medical isosurf modeling techniques appropriated in architectural form and rendering. Economic dynamics will be mapped using current open source satellite and geospatial technologies including NASA World Wind to map hypsometric and bathymetric contours. The Nauru Elegies is realized in multiple technical layers, a manifold performance that has identifiable localities held by a complex global structure.
Text contributed by Paul Miller and Annie Kwon via KWON MILLER PRODUCTIONS.
Installation photographs by: Aram Dulyan
Mini-conference photographs by: Deb Turnbull
PEGASYS is an interactive and immersive film experience created by CCS PhD candidate Sarah Moss. It is the artistic realisation of her academic enquiry into cinematic experience, participatory art, presence, and the exploration of a digital environment by way of a bio-technological input. In utilising the state of the art interactive Tobii Technology, participants navigate the 3 modes of this experience not at the touch of a button, but with a measured glance.
The evaluation process for PEGASYS studies people’s experiences of surround-sound audio and panoramic video clips displayed at Beta_space for the duration of the exhibition. The high definition video is viewed within a digital display environment in a widescreen cinematic mode. All real-time media clips are activated by means of Tobii eye-gaze control technology. By navigating either left or right the participant is able to pan 360-degrees stopping where they choose, along the riverside of a natural Australian bush paradise, Crystal Pool, embedded in the Royal National Park, Sydney. PEGASYS contains 90 minutes of digitized photorealistic content; it is an investigation into the passing of time, of place with and without people, nature, and the art of engagement.
Photographs by: Aram Dulyan
Spring and Asura.02 - Disturbance is an interactive artwork that explores the interconnectivity of the animate and the inanimate. The centerpiece to the exhibition is an interactive artwork that explores the relationship between video images of the natural world and the poem "Spring and Asura" written by Kenji Miyazawa (translated into English by Hiroaki Sato).
Using a combination of image and motion capture technology the artwork explores the movement of light and shade within the video recordings, taking into account the disturbance of the visitor in the space. This self-generating interconnected system creates an ordering and re-ordering of the poetry text resulting in shifts in time, movement and abstraction through the viewing of the work.
This artwork is the result of a long-time collaboration between Chris Bowman and Dr. Alastair Weakley, and introduces Doreen Ee to the contemporary art scene.
Curated by: Deborah Turnbull
Photography by: Aram Dulyan
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