Recently Georgie took part in Art in Odd Places, New York, where her work was featured in Time Out NY, Prospectives.12 International Festival of Digital Art in Nevada and in 2013 - UCLA Game Art Festival at Hammer Museum, Gamerz Festival (FR), Miden Festival (GR), Generation i.2 - Aesthetics of the Digital in the 21st Century at Edith Russ Huas for Media Art (DE), curated and showed in NOW13:New Media Art Now and exhibited in a group show entitled Self Help at Rawson Projects Brooklyn, curated by Jocelyn Miller.
Awards and grants include the Australia Council of the Arts New Work, Artstart, Nellie Castan Award, Australian Postgraduate Award, Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Dame Joan Sutherland Fund and the Eldon and Anne Foote Trust Travel Grant.
United States of America
Art in Odd Places: Hyperdentity
5 - 14 October 8-9pm
Keep a close eye on 14th Street this week: As part of the annual Art in Odd Places Festival more than 100 artists will stage projects across the busy thoroughfare. We picked 5 of the best to watch out for:
Follow @hyperdentity to find Georgie roxby Smith's six computer generated talking portraits projected onto building walls, subway entrances and alleys along 14th st. Begging onlookers to "Like Me", "Friend Me", Tag Me" and "Follow Me", each portrait speaks to our search for public validation through social media.
Time Out New York
Employing three-dimensional computer graphics, networked spaces, live performance, installation and projection Georgia Roxby Smith explores the increasingly blurred border between materiality, reality, virtuality and fantasy in contemporary culture.
Get Hyper in New York City! Employing three-dimensional computer graphics, networked spaces, live performance, installation and projection Georgie Roxby Smith's practice explores the increasingly blurred border between materiality, reality, virtuality and fantasy in contemporary culture.
Her most recent work, Hyperdentity, has been selected for the Art in Odd Places Festival in New York this October, to be projected along the length of 14th st from East River to the Hudson over 10 nights. With some fantastic rewards and exposure available, this is your chance to get behind the new media art scene.
HYPERDENTITY – SOLO SHOW – GEORGIE ROXBY SMITH
+ NEW LOW ON THE SIDE – SOUND PERFORMANCES - ALEX CUFFE & BEN KOLAITIS - EXEC
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Opening night 6 – 8.30pm Tuesday 6th March 2012
New Low, Goodtime Studios,
746 Swanston St Carlton VIC 3053.
Enter via Lynch Lane.Runs from 12 – 6pm
Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th March 2012 or by appointment, call 0415152067
From now on humankind will have to act in two worlds at once” (Marie Louise Angerer, The Making of …Desire, Digital)
As a digital generation we seek instant gratification through constant communication across a multitude of platforms. The social networks of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other virtual worlds all provide outlets for us to reinvent the self through the screen. These networks are innately rich in social currency, and where there is social currency simultaneously there is a high value placed on identity and persona, resulting in a desire to create the perfect fantasised self. In the multilayered material space of the cyberworld our ‘avatars’ concurrently hide and reveal aspects of the inner. All it takes to disappear is a mouse click and we are left with an identity crisis of digital proportions.In Hyperdentity, the lines between identity and role-play blur as the artist constructs and melds performances in a perpetual process of cleverly editing the “I”. These multiple self-portraits can create the illusion of transcending the body, as they enter and entertain the cyber world, seeming to self-importantly existing everywhere at once. Through the use of audio-visual projected, digital and screen based media installations, Georgie employs techniques of repetition and difference to create layers of mirroring and deconstruction, ultimately rendering a visual and aural chorus on the subject of the self within a contemporary, digital context.
Georgie Roxby Smith
Georgie Roxby Smith is an Australian visual artist working across a range of disciplines exploring new pathways between virtual and physical worlds. She received a Bachelor of Media Arts from Deakin University in 2004. Her graduate studies include a Post Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts and Master of Fine Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts. In 2010, Georgie developed her multi disciplinary work ‘Reality Bytes’ at The Watermill Center Spring Residency Program in New York and presented the work at Rearview Gallery in Melbourne Australia as well as exhibiting at several local galleries and public screens. Georgie was also part of Linden Centre for Contemporary Art Innovators Program 2010 and Melbourne International Arts Festival including ‘Navigators’ 2006 (for which she received the Eldon and Anne Foote Trust Travel Grant), ‘John Cage’s Musicircus’ 2007 and, in 2008, contributed to ‘Longing Belonging Land’ on opening night and assisted artist Chris Doyle (US) with his ‘Ecstatic City’ installation. Recent awards and grants include Nellie Castan Award, Australian Postgraduate Award, Creative Research Activity Grant, Ian Potter Cultural Trust 2010, Artstart Australia Council for the Arts 2009 and Dame Joan Sutherland Fund 2009.
The digital age has bred a plethora of persona
Keep it explores the intersection between the idealised digital identities and private insecurities we project via social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and the virtual world. Keep it manifests these identities through a grotesque distortion of the artist’s self portrait avatar created in the virtual world of Second Life - challenged by real life performance video of the artist desperately trying to imitate her perfect virtual self.
When : Opening Night Friday 10 December 6 til 9
Where : window99, 99 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Until January 3
Exhibition Opening 6.00pm Friday 22 October
Michael Koro Gallery, 110 Franklin Street, Melbourne, Australia
Georgia Smith (Missouri) is 66 years old. She is a hard core Christian and occasional racist. Her grandson Tyler has just had a liver transplant. He is OK.
In July 2010, personal details of 100 million Facebook users were collected and published online in a freely downloadable file. Frequent media reports warn us of the dangers of posting open information on Facebook - yet this doesn't deter hundreds of millions of users from divulging private information on the social networking site.
Focusing on one randomly selected 'Georgia Smith', the artist delves deeply into the most private areas of her life - what is freely available to her via her Facebook profiles and the information she is able to glean from this data through public records. Playing on the common activity of Facebook stalking, voyeurism, internet privacy and digital identity - this individuals life is exposed to the public within the gallery space.
Surrounding Georgia Smith (Missouri) are 500 individual profile pictures of Georgia Smith's from across the globe. Each profile is accompanied by a snippet of information from each individual's page, “I've got big boobs”, “Favourite book : Bible”, “Ibiza is culture, Ibiza is Life”. How much does this information tell us about these individuals or the on-screen personas they are attempting to portray? Displayed in an intimate space as one may display images of their friends and loved ones, the work is at once an expos'e of the artist's subjects and a massive self portrait of the artist herself.
Counteracting the exposure of her 500 Facebook "friends" Roxby Smith ustilises the Melbourne Propaganda Window to expose her own flawed digital identity in her attempt to create the perfect online profile.