Re/pair

Re/pair is a pop-up exhibition contemplating the feelings of anxiety all humans have about feeling unanswered in an interactive world. Addressing this angst with interactive technology (in this case, creative robotics) allows for dialogue in, response to, and reflection on potential communication between humans and machines.

As the 3rd in a series of interventions spanning emerging and established practitioners, Deborah proposes to engage in an audience-centred inquiry into prototyping interactive artworks comprised of robotic elements. This will culminate in an exhibition and performance where audience members can feed back on the artworks to inform the next iteration.

Deborah Turnbull Tillman is a curator specialising in design, technology and new media. Her first curatorial project was Beta_space, an experimental gallery at the Powerhouse Museum focused on the audience’s role in interactive art. This fueled her interest in how technology augments traditional art practice and how the audience is becoming a necessary material for technology based art.  She then joined the curatorial team at the Powerhouse Museum as Assistant Curator – Design & Technology, where she curated exhibitions such as ISEA2013, designTECH, Good Design and Game Masters. More at…www.newmediacuration.com

Tricia Flanagan – Dr. Flanagan’s work has, at its foundation, a systems thinking approach. Her practice includes site-specific sculpture, social sculpture, sculptural installation, wearables and performance installation and is published in numerous books and journals. More at…http://www.crl.niea.unsw.edu.au/people/dr-patricia-flanagan/

Petra Gemeinboeck & Rob Saunders – Rob & Petra’s work explores the ambiguities and vulnerabilities in our relationships with machines, making tangible the desires and politics involved. Her experimental research program in the area of creative robotics focuses on machine agency, autonomy and performativity. His primary research interest is the development of computational models of creativity.  More at…http://www.crl.niea.unsw.edu.au/people/petra-gemeinboeck/ and http://sydney.edu.au/architecture/about/people/profiles/rob.saunders.php

Rochelle Hayley – Rochelle Haley is an artist and researcher working with experimental drawing, movement and spatial performance practice. More at…http://www.crl.niea.unsw.edu.au/people/dr-rochelle-haley/

Wade Marynowsky – Marynowsky specialises in experimental and emerging art forms, including robotics, immersive and interactive installation, performance, music and video. More at…http://marynowsky.net/cv.html

Mari Velonaki – Professor Mari Velonaki has worked as an artist and researcher in the field of interactive installation art since 1995. Mari has created interactive installations that incorporate movement, speech, touch, breath, electrostatic charge, artificial vision and robotics. More at…http://www.crl.niea.unsw.edu.au/people/mari-velonaki/

Exhibition Information| The Black Box Theatre | UNSW Art & Design| 6-10 November 2017