Faculty Gallery
Faculty of Art & Design (G-Building)
Caulfield Campus
Monash University

The exhibition runs from 11 – 16 December 2008.
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturday 1 – 5pm.

A catalogue of associated material is available online at my new

The artist acknowledges the support of the Faculty of Art & Design and
the Outside Studies Program (OSP) of Monash University.

Silicon Fen – the book

cover of Silicon Fen book
Silicon Fen
With texts by Iain Sinclair, Simon Willmoth, Steven Bode, Sean Cubitt and Tom Williamson
ISBN  978-1-904270-27-0

A record of a long-running visual arts project that took place at venues across the east of England between 2004 and 2007, Silicon Fen considers how landscape in general (and the East Anglian landscape in particular) has been both affected and reflected by technology.
Including documentation on works for Silicon Fen by artists Suky Best, Susan Collins, Dalziel + Scullion, Annabel Howland, Stephen Hughes and TNWK

For further information please visit the Film and Video Umbrella website

Art Forum critics’ choice

Last Chance to see Untethered, at Eyebeam; 540 West 21st Street, New York. September 25–October 25. This week it is one of Artforum’s critics’ choice.

Tethered is cyber-law expert Jonathan Zittrain’s term for objects hardwired to perform a single act; “Untethered” presents artworks by artists who unlock items from this proprietary use and redirect them toward aesthetic purposes. Organized by Eyebeam curatorial fellow Sarah Cook, the show includes Eyebeam residents and international artists who playfully transform everyday objects into participatory, otherworldly experiences through technology. The exhibition opens with Thomson & Craighead’s Unprepared Piano, 2004, a glossy… more

Slow Fields, Susan Collins and Tim Head
at Osterwalder’s Art Office, Hamburg

Opening Friday, 12. September 2008 at 7 p.m.
Duration: 13. September – 1. November 2008
Opening Hours: Tue – Fri 2 – 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m – 2 p.m

Osterwalder´s Art Office
Isestrasse 37, 20144 Hamburg, Germany
Tel. ++ 040 486109

Tim Head Dust FlowersFenlandia 25th March 2005

above left, Tim Head ‘Dust Flowers’, 2008; above right, Susan Collins ‘Fenlandia, 25th March 2005’

On Saturday 6th September 2008 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. as part of the „Rote Punkt“ Gallery Tours Osterwalders Art Office will be showing Susan Collins’ „Glenlandia“ 2 years archive, 12 hrs of moving image projection and Tim Head’s „Wildfire 2004“ Realtime Computer program and LCD Screen.)

Through their parallel working practices Tim Head and Susan Collins explore the properties of digital media in distinct and inventive ways. Susan Collins’ recent work employs transmission, networking and time as primary materials creating digital representations of landscape where each pixel represents a unit of time. Tim Head bypasses image as representation by using solely the prime physical elements of the medium to form the work.

For Tim Head, the elusive and contrary nature of the digital medium and its unsettled relationship with both ourselves and with the physical world forms the basis for recent work. Computer programs are written to generate unique events in ‘real time’ on screens, projections and inkjet prints that focus on the intrinsic properties of these digital media. The programs operate at the primary scale of the medium’s smallest visual element (the pixel or inkjet dot) by treating each element as a separate individual entity. The medium is no longer transparent but opaque.

Susan Collins‘ gradually unfolding, classically romantic landscape images are harvested and archived over the course of the year. They encode the landscape over time, with different tonal horizontal bands recording fluctuations in light and movement throughout the day and with broad bands of black depicting night-time. Stray pixels appear in the image where the moon passes through or a bird, person, car or other unidentifiable object passes in front of the webcam as the pixel is captured. The work is intended to be slow, a reflection on the ever increasing speeds we demand from the internet. Poised between the still and the moving image, the lens and the pixel, the prints explore how images can be coded and decoded using both light and time as building blocks for the work.

Slow Fields is the first time these two bodies of work will be shown together.

Summer Update – Nancy

Nancy Mauro-Flude will be showing her work and giving workshops at various places over the summer:

Paraphernalia will be shown at: GENRATECH 19-20 July at Hangar in Barcelona, FILE Hipersônica on 5th August and at The House of Natural Fiber, Indonesia. International Yogyakarta New Media Art Festival, 11-20 August.

Nancy will also be giving a 3 day workshop on ‘Bricolage: local and emergent technologies, custom built interfaces in Performance at Critical Path, Sydney, 20 – 22 August.




Curated by Richard Ducker

Private View: Friday 13th June 2008, 6-9pm
Exhibition dates: June 14th – July 13th 2008
Gallery opening hours: Friday to Sunday, 1-6pm

Tim Head, Dust Flowers © 2008

Tim Head, Dust Flowers, detail © 2008

14 Fieldgate Street
E1 1ES

Slade Degree Shows 2008 – BA, MA/MFA

This year’s website now online

BA Show
Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 May, 10am-5pm
Monday 19 – Thursday 22 May, 10am-8pm

Thursday 5 & Friday 6 June, 10am-8pm
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 June, 10am-5pm
Monday 9 – Wednesday 11 June, 10am-8pm

The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
+44 (020) 7679 2313

Vince Dziekan – Researcher in Residence Open Studio

Vince Dziekan Exhibition ResearchVince Dziekan – Researcher in Residence Open Studio
Wednesday 23rd April 2-5pm
Slade Research Centre Woburn Square, Ground Floor

Vince Dziekan is holding an Open Studio on the afternoon of 23rd April to mark the end of his research residency at the Slade. He has been working on a research project focussing on curatorial design and the implications of the digital on how exhibitions are mediated.
He will welcome visitors for informal discussion throughout the afternoon.

Vince is Senior Lecturer in Digital Imaging and Deputy Head Multimedia & Digital Arts at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia), where he is an artist/curator/writer whose practice encompasses photography, new media and curatorial projects including the recent REMOTE exhibition

SUBOTRON electric meeting : 8bit sound

Friday 11.04.08, 19:00 – 22:00 Museumsquartier / quartier21 / electric avenue / Raum D, 1070 Wien

screening 19:30h & 21:00h : 8-Bit-Generation (Documentary film von Lionel Brouet, Frankreich 2007, 26 min.)With Role Model (Sweden), Malcolm McLaren (UK), Bodenstandig 2000 (Germany), Relax Beat (France), LoBat (Belgium), The Wild Strawberries (China), Sidabitball (France), GOTO80 (Sweden), 8-Bit (USA), Computer Truck (France), Gwem (UK) u.a.

lectures 20h :
Wolfgang Kopper (Mitinitiator und Altpräsident des weltweit grössten Game Boy Music Clubs der Welt)
Game Boy Music : popkulturelle Relevanz selbst gebastelter 8-bit Musik und die Frage warum diese nicht relevant sein darf und ob diese Musik nun tot ist oder nicht und wie ein Game Boy Spiel ohne high score funktionieren kann und und und. Das alles kompakt und launig in 15 Minuten.
Markus Schrodt (Mitglied der Wiener Musikformation dot.matrix) Übersicht über die technischen Hintergründe der Micromusic und Einblick in die derzeit verwendete Software.

live sounds :


Vince Dziekan, SCEMFA researcher-in-residence

Vince Dziekan Exhibition ResearchSCEMFA is delighted to welcome Vince Dziekan as researcher in residence until early May 2008. Vince is Senior Lecturer in Digital Imaging and Deputy Head Multimedia & Digital Arts at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia), where he is an artist/curator/writer whose practice encompasses photography, new media and curatorial projects including the recent REMOTE exhibition

He is currently working on a research project that focuses on curatorial design and the implications of the digital on how exhibitions are mediated. This investigation broaches the broader issue of the relationship of art to its institutionalized spaces and forms part of his PhD research project “Without Walls: Virtuality and the Art of Exhibition”.

SUBOTRON social meetings : custom built interfaces

voice mod

SUBOTRON Fridays, March – April 16:00 – 18:00 Museumsquartier / quartier21 / electric avenue, 1070 Vienna.

MQ, quartier21 artist in residence, experimental media phenomenon sister0 will move her amphitheatrum sapientiae seternae to the Subotron shop. She will be there creating tweaking and testing her game-mods; mutant dolls & curiosa embedded with hacked gamepads. Among other things, This can be played like instruments to divine audio samples and modify vocals. Interaction demos here

Animation Day

Wednesday 5 March 2008, 11am – 3.30pm at The Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square

Dryden Goodwin screening and discuss Flight commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery and Animate! With a focus on drawing and stop frame animation. Richard Bevan and Johann Lurf show 16mm film and video work and discuss the use of customised cameras, light and duration in their work. Francesca Anfossi, Kitty Clark and William Hurt introduce their hand-made videos. Chris Cornish, Sophie Eagle and Tom Lomax discuss the use of 3D software as a drawing tool. Super 8 screenings by Ian Chan and Thomas Clark. Followed by videos by Tomoko Aoki, Martin John Callanan, Alejandro Cano, Michael Duffy, Kala Newman, Jenny Rush, Thomson & Craighead and Yang Zhu. Organised by Louisa Fairclough

One Thing and Another in 2007, a top ten from Steve Dietz

I asked Steve Dietz, Artistic Director of ZERO1 and former Walker New Media Curator if he would prepare a top ten list for our roundup. Steve is busy these days, but he managed to indulge and put together a list, if a little late. Thanks, Steve. — Ed.

I’ve never really understood Top Ten or “Best of” lists. Can’t we all just get along? Probably it’s just some kind of Walter Mondale self-loathing gene, but really, who cares if yet another person does – or doesn’t – think Matthew Barney is the greatest living vaseline artist of his generation…..>

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