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QueerTech.io is a collective of Melbourne-based queer-identifying new media artists engaged in a exploring notions of #queertech creative practices. Since 2017, they have presented more than sixty screen-based digital media artworks by queer artists from around the globe at Testing Grounds, RMIT Spare Room Gallery, ACMI, Melbourne Museum & the Brisbane Powerhouse.
THE BLACK BOX EXPERIMENT 2018
OPENING THE BLACK BOX OF DIGITAL LABOUR
QueerTech.io present ‘Black Box’, a live ‘making as performance’ experiment as part of Experimenta Social for Melbourne Art Week
WHEN: 6-9pm Friday 3 August 2018
WHERE: Testing Grounds, 1 City Road, South Bank, Vic
MORE INFO: http://queertech.io/black-box/
Take the leap into the queer digital realm from the comfort of your home with this extraordinary project that gathers digital artworks by queer identifying artists from across the globe, presented by QueerTech.io and Midsumma Festival. The project can be explored online via the QueerTech.io webportal from 12 January, or you can view the work at TESTING GROUNDS (17-28 Jan) and RMIT:ART:INTERSECT (31 Jan-22 Mar). ACMI ART + FILM hosted a free screening of selected QueerTech.io work at 6.30pm Friday 2nd February 2018 that featured a panel discussion with some of the QueerTech.io curators and artists.
QueerTech.io then tours to the Brisbane Powerhouse for the MELT Festival 17-27 May 2018
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.
Brigid Hansen wrote a nice review of QueerTech.io in Unprojects http://unprojects.org.au/un-extended/reviews/queertech-io/
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 17-28 January where they will continue to explore the potential of #queertech artistic practices. Drop in, get involved and collaborate!