I was asked at the beginning of the year to curate a show at 107 Projects in Redfern. I knew that ISEA2013 was on the near horizon in Sydney (I’m speaking at the conference, and will bore you with those details separately) and thought it would be great timing to hold a show on the ISEA2013 dates, so that a few local interactive media artists could get some exposure to all the amazing people that will be in town.
Somewhere between then and now, the exhibition has become an official part of the ISEA2013 program, with a mixture of COFA graduates and ISEA2013 artists. This has been a double-edged sword; the show has become much more complex to organise than anticipated (I’m co-producing it with ISEA2013), but ultimately an amazing opportunity. Alongside the local and interstate artists, we’ll be showing works from New Zealand and the United States, with a really great mix of nine installation and screen-based works.
The themes of this exhibition look at the systems we engage with in daily life; how these systems impact and mediate our communication with each other and the external environment. Interactive art (digital or otherwise) is well placed to explore these ideas and each of the works in If A System Fails In A Forest… address theses concept in their own unique way.
It’s going to be a great show and I’m really proud of all the works that will be a part of it. Come along and say hello at the opening on Thursday June 13th (6-9pm) or the artist talks on Sunday June 16th (12-2pm). You can find the latest info on the ISEA2013 website.
If A System Fails In A Forest…
June 13th-23rd 2013
107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern
Jenny Gillam, Eugene Hansen, Dr Kron and Daniel Shaw (NZ)
Loren Kronemyer (Perth/USA)
Ozge Samanci and Blacki Li Rudi Migliozzi (USA)
Scott Morrison (Melbourne)
Tara Cook (Melbourne)
Tega Brain (Sydney)
Tom Hetherington (Sydney)
WildPark (Peter Wildman and Yiwon Park) (Sydney)