DORKBOT (SYD) : AUGUST Tuesday 11th

What: “People doing strange things with electricity”.
Where: Serial Space, 33 Wellington St Chippendale.
When: Tuesday 11th August, 19:00 for 19:30 speak-off.
Cost: FREE! < Bring along drinks and nibblies if you so wish.

This month we are holding Dorkbot a little early to welcome interstate guests BioKino who are performing at Carraigeworks from the 13th to the 15th of August in their show Grind House Alley. And also to follow on with a show that opens today and runs from 11-6 every day until Sunday at Serial Space of Adam Synnott’s “Light Interrupted”.



light interrupted

Light Interrupted is a rear projected multi-touch display. Using a combination of Touch Designer and Max/MSP the screen will be displaying a muti-touch 3d painter/modeller, an RSS fed weather globe, some reactive grass and a 3d fish tank.

Since Graduating with a Bachelor of Dance Performance from the Adelaide Centre for the Arts in 2004 Adam has worked with Leigh Warren and Dancers, Chunky Move, Australian Dance Theatre, Troy Mundy, Frances D’ath, Alison Currie, Sue Healey, Barebones Collective, Amanda Phillips and Michael Parmenter.

As a New Media Artist he has worked on various projects around Australia such as Fiona Malone’s LALA Land, Alison Currie’s 42a, Healey’s As You Take Time and The Curiosities and his own work with Jason Lam includes Extirpation a reactive procedural forest installation which premiered at the This is not Art Festival in 2007 and Bone Sample a new media dance work. He is currently in development of a new dance media work with Alisdair Macindoe.

Adam has also composed sound scores for projects and companies, Leigh Warren and Dancers, Troy Mundy, Fiona Malone, Peter Sheedy. His compositions for Dance Films include Michael Carter’s Principal Role and Intimate/Dation and Paul Zivkovich’s Then Remember. He is currently in development with Lisa Griffiths and Craig Bary composing for their show “A Side to One”


Bio Kino

Dominant cinema is being challenged and the moving-image culture redefined by much contemporary digital-media art. Through digital interactivity, such current art practice expands beyond the traditional spectator-spectacle relations, often by extending creative control to the audience. Digital expansion has led an evolution in cinema. The Living Screen shares the same artistic objectives of much contemporary cine-art, to deconstruct traditional cinematic forms that impose ideological constraints and participate in the creation of a new poetics. However The Living Screen’s technical and formal strategies go beyond the digital by introducing the biological. Its screen is alive! From kino-eye to bio-kino, The Living Screen is a biologically as well as digitally expanded cinema.

The Living Screen operates via the Bio-Projector. The Bio-Projector miniaturizes the digital movie to 500 µ (microns) in size (approximately half a millimetre) and projects it onto the living micro-screen (individual biological cells). The living screens, grown from varying tissue (or cell) cultures, react, transform and eventually die, contorting the projected nano-movie and confronting the spectator with issues such as actuality and virtuality. Each living screen is symbolic and symbiotic in a different way. The properties of these screens conceptually inform the content of the projected movies[i], making direct use of cinemas heritage[ii] as a means to critically and aesthetically reflect upon the cinematic experience. By conjoining the conditions of the digital with the biological, The Living Screen manifests a paradox, a mixed reality, which extends towards a new mode of representation. This is cinematic evolution.

Guy Ben-Ary is an artist and a researcher whose work uses emerging medias and in particular biologically related technologies (tissue culture, tissue engineering, electrophysiology and optics). Ben-Ary is an artist in resident in SymbioticA – The centre of excellence in Biological Arts at the University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, since 2000. He specializes in microscopy, biological & digital imaging, tissue engineering and artistic visualization of biological data. His Main research areas are cybernetics, robotics and the interface of biological material to manmade devices. He is a member of the core SymbioticA Research Group and spend 2006 working as an artist in resident (research fellow) in the Steve Potter Laboratory, Neuro-emgineering lab, bio-medical school in the Georgia Institute of technology where along with Phil Gamblen he developed Silent Barrage that won the ARS electronic Honorary award, 2009. Guy collaborated with the Tissue Culture & Art Project for 4 years (1999 – 2003). Guy has exhibited and published nationally and internationally. Among other in MoMa NYC, Eyebeam Gallary NYC, Exit Art NYC, ARS Electronica, ACMI, ACP Sydney, First Moscow Biennale, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art and more…

Tanja Visosevic [aka. Madam TV, tanyavision, tanya V & Citizen TV] is an interdisciplinary artist, film critic/theorist and educator. Her art projects employ the technologies and strategies of moving image, performance and bio-art to explore the cultural and philosophical terrains that consume her.
Much of her obsessions deal with the Life and Death Instincts, Identity Politics and the side effects of New Technologies. Often these themes surface in the guise of the Uncanny or other unworldly realms of Paranormal Phenomena where the imagination can undergo a transcendental experience.

S H O W + T E L L

We invite people to bring along projects they are working on or any other cool things to show in a free-for-all at the end of the night. This is a great time to talk to people about things that are coming up, events and what not. Bring in something you have found, something you have broken and show us what you’ve got!

See you later accumulators.

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