QUEERTECH.IO = ART(URL, IRL);
Co-presented with the Midsumma Festival, the online collection of works will be live via the QueerTech.io web portal from 12 January 2018.
Selected works will be shown IRL throughout the Midsumma Festival in Melbourne. Venues include TESTING GROUNDS, RMIT’s SPARE ROOM gallery and LIGHTSCAPES project space.
There will be a screening of a selection of works as part of the ACMI ART + FILM program at 6.30pm Friday 2nd February 2018 that will feature a panel discussion with some of the QueerTech.io curators and artists.
Themes emerging from the 2018 selection include digitally-born queer utopias, queer re-imaginings of computer game platforms, and interactive works that extend the digital as a queer prosthesis. The project will feature over twenty artists engaged in making neural networks, augmented reality, computer games, interactive websites and video art.
QueerTech.io is an artist-run passion project by Xanthe Dobbie, Travis Cox and Alison Bennett. Members of the collective will be undertaking a residency at Testing Grounds 16-28 January where they will continue to explore the potential of #queertech artistic practices. Drop in, get involved and collaborate!
A collection of digital artworks by queer artists from around the globe exhibited online at http://QueerTech.io/ and embedded in three Australian queer arts festivals and screened on the Federation Square big screen:
- Midsumma Festival, Melbourne 15 Jan — 05 Feb 2017
- data-projections at Midsumma Horizon at Testing Grounds, 6-11pm Sat 4 Feb
- Melt Festival, Brisbane 25 Jan–05 Feb 2017
- data-projections on Turbine Walls at Brisbane Powerhouse throughout the festival
- Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, 17 Feb – 5 Mar 2017
- data-projections at Heaps Gay Mardi Gras party at The Factory Theatre 4 March
- BLINDSIDE PLAY2: a selection of QueerTech.io works curated by Xanthe Dobbie will be screened intermittently on the big screen at Federation Square throughout January, February & March 2017.
“There is a growing conversation about #queertech art practices internationally” explains Alison Bennett, one of the artists organising QueerTech.io. “We wanted to be a part of that conversation and find out more about how artists are thinking about #queertech as a creative space and an artistic strategy.”
Feel welcome to let us know about more queertech artists and projects