Starts:
Jun
04
2010
Exhibition:

Byte

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POSTED BY: Georgie Roxby Smith | Mon May 31st, 2010 4:16 a.m.

Byte is the second instalment of a performative installation developed in residency at the Watermill Center, New York in April 2010. her Watermill Center residency, Roxby Smith collaborated with new media and theater artists from New York and New Zealand to develop interdisciplinary creation that incorporated visual arts practice, installation, new media art, video art, theater and performance, bringing them together in one "event."

Roxby Smith's recent creations have explored new possibilities of virtual reality media in contemporary art practice. In Byte, she extracts and re-injects her Second Life avatar into physical space so that her work exists on a kaleidoscope of planes: "in world," within a body of physical sculptures, as ephemeral projections in space; and as recreated performances by both humans and avatars. The effect is that of a hall of mirrors, in which viewers occupy multiple realities at once. In fact, through Second Life, audiences will be able access the virtual installation component of the final work not only in person at RearView, but from their own homes. A live stream of this installation will be made available to the original Watermill audience, flipping the two realities of their heads and allowing Melbourne the privileged view.

OPENS FRIDAY 4TH JUNE 6PM
SHOW RUNS TO THE 26TH JUNE
GALLERY HOURS 12 - 6PM WED-SAT
REARVIEW
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R∃AR VI∃W gallery
is at the rear of
244 Smith Street.
COLLINGWOOD.MELBOURNE.AUSTRALIA.

Link:
http://rearviewgallery.blogspot.com/