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December 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Practitioners who engage with post digital aesthetics are concerned with processes in art-making and conceptual frameworks that assume digitality rather than treat it as an exception. Its tools are ubiquitous, situated, embedded with neoslime, embracing material speculation, curious imperfection, mawkish plasticity, rather than a transhuman sterilised alien ideal of perfection.
The post digital has been discussed by artists and thinkers for almost a decade, these conversations have been abundant in the northern hemisphere. Therefore, we ask: How can Australia and its people, including the longest continuing culture on the Earth, contribute to the conversation? What nuances can we add? How do artists counter or propagate existing structures of power and materiality? And which ethical questions are raised when we consider indigenous lore in post digital space?
To begin to seek out answers to these questions about our contemporary post-digital condition artists, musicians, scholars, and activists will gather at Siteworks Brunswick. In yarning circles, performances, talks, and installations, they will explore instants of occult computing from the arcane to the present day.
Curated by Nancy Mauro-Flude (TAS) and Tom Penney (VIC)
VVitchVVavve: Post Digital Aesthetics Symposium with: Angie Abdilla (SYD/TAS), Ben Byrne (VIC), Kake Geck (VIC), Mohamed Chamas (VIC), Cramer Florian (R’DAM), Richie Cyngler (TAS), Annet Dekker (A’DAM), Denby (VIC), Ma Terie Markéta Dolejšová (PRAGUE), Jeremy Dower (VIC), Timothy Dwyer (VIC), Kimberly D’Amazing (VIC), Claire Field (Syd), Jay (VIC), Adrian Lucas-Healey (VIC),Patrick McMahon (VIC), Tom Penney (VIC), Theo Trian (LA) and others.
VVitchVVavve: is supported by RMIT School of Design and Despoina’s Critical Media Coven.