Two Exhibitions: Digital Interdisciplinations – Prototypes, Prosthetics and Parasites and Still Life – Moving Fragments

Two exhibitions opening at Tin Sheds Gallery

Digital Interdisciplination – Prototypes, Prosthetics, Parasites and Still Life | Moving Fragments

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Exhibitions open August 9th 6-8pm

Both exhibitions run from August 10 to September 8

Tin Sheds Gallery

Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning

Sydney University

 

Digital Interdisciplination – Prototypes, Prosthetics, Parasites recognizes a transition that has occurred from our initial collective amazement with digital technology towards a more nuanced fascination with the potential for new relationships it generates. The exhibition focuses on the delicacies of these relationships – are these symbiotic, prosthetic or parasitic? What happens in a digitally enhanced responsive environment, when mutual dependencies develop on a temporal individual basis? What happens when, as Myron Kruger suggests, the interactive part becomes as much a material for designing as matter itself?

This exhibition is informed by these human concerns. Its approach to the digital (animation, advanced geometries, fabrication and interaction) springs from more messy cultural and intersocial concerns, embedding desire, memory, hunt, loss, curiosity, imagination, identity and recognition, within the works and making these emotional qualities the drivers of exhibition projects that become prototypes of interactions and interdisciplinations.

The exhibition has been curated by a team from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney; Dagmar Reinhardt, Martin Tomitsch and Marjo Niemela. Participating artists and designers include Dagmar Reinhardt, Martin Tomitsch, Marjo Niemelä, Lisa Fathalla, Melinda Wimborne, Gabriele Ulacco, Hank Haeusler, Alexander Jung, Eduardo Barata and Dirk Anderson, Rob Beson, Steven Janssen, Lian Loke, Oliver Bown and Elmar Trefz.

Still Life | Moving Fragments explores the tension between stillness and movement, using the quiet intensity of the still life painter’s gaze and the fleeting, unstable properties of the moving image. At first glance, these works present domestic scenes that are nondescript, tediously familiar. This draws upon French writer Georges Perec’s idea of the infra-ordinary – ‘the banal, the quotidian, the obvious, the common, the ordinary, the infra-ordinary’ – in domestic spaces. The works aim to bring attention to the enigmatic power of these spaces.

Louise Curham and Jo Law work extensively with moving images within the context of the screen, installation, and performance. Their works have been shown widely in Australia as well as internationally. This exhibtion brings the works of these two artists together for the first time.

For more information about either of these exhibition please contact Tin Sheds Gallery on 93513115 or via email: gallery.assistant@sydney.edu.au, tin.sheds@sydney.edu.au, or

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