Keith Armstrong
Since 2005
Works in Rosalie Australia

BIO
KEITH ARMSTRONG has specialised for 17 years in collaborative, hybrid, new media works with an emphasis on innovative performance forms, site-specific electronic arts, networked interactive installations, alternative interfaces, public arts practices and art-science collaborations. His ongoing research focuses on how scientific and philosophical ecologies can both influence and direct the design and conception of networked, interactive media artworks. Keith's artworks have been shown and profiled extensively both in Australia and overseas and he has been the recipient of numerous grants from the public and private sectors. He was formerly an Australia Council New Media Arts Fellow, a doctoral and Postdoctoral New Media Fellow at QUT’s Creative Industries Faculty and a lead researcher at the ACID Australasian Cooperative Research Centre for Interaction Design. He is currently a part-time Senior Research Fellow (2 days pw.) at QUT and an actively practicing freelance new media artist.

Keith is a creative director, media designer and system integrator within multidisciplinary teams and is the founder and director of the interdisciplinary collective, 'Transmute'. He is also a Queensland editor for the national arts newspaper Realtime and a regularly invited peer assessor on state and national arts boards. His interdisciplinary work Intimate Transactions received an Honorary Mention in the 2005 Prix Ars Electronica and featured in the 2005 Ars Electronica Festival in Austria. It was also shown at major venues and festivals in London, Athens, Glasgow, Doncaster UK, UCSB (Santa Barbara, USA), ACMI, Artspace, Performance Space and the Brisbane Festival. It recently represented Australia at Media Art China (Synthetic Times) during the 2008 Olympics Cultural Festival and is now touring Australia with Visions of Australia support (including a showing in Mildura Arts Centre, Country Victoria) before travelling to the Elektra Festival in Montreal. Keith’s interactive installation, Shifting Intimacies, developed during a Arts Council England residency in London, was premiered at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London in March 2006. It was then premiered in late 2008 in Australia (including the Brisbane Festival and KickArts, Cairns). In 2008 his electronic artwork The Last Generation toured regional Queensland in an art-design survey show called Blurred Boundaries. His major new interactive installation work Knowmore (House of Commons) will premiere in early 2009 at the State Library of Queensland before travelling to Impact: Living in a Time of Climate Change: A Cultural Response to the UN Climate Change Summit - at the National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen and then on a EU funded tour of Finland, Iceland and Sweden. Keith is currently developing several new works and collaborating with aboriginal collective Unikuup Productions on a new interactive installation artwork, Website and GPS Tour called Sight/Site/Cite based upon ideas drawn from traditional aboriginal law and understandings of place.