MEDIA RELEASE: MIDSUMMA FESTIVAL

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Online portal:     http://queertech.io/  15 January – 15 March 2017
Event:                 Midsumma Horizons Sat 4 Feb 6 – 11pm at Testing Grounds

A collection of digital artworks by queer artists from around the globe will be exhibited online at http://QueerTech.io/ from 15 January as part of the Midsumma Festival in Melbourne. The QueerTech.io project is both an online internet art exhibition and an IRL installation of data-projections that will feature in Midsumma Horizon at Testing Grounds 6-11pm Saturday 4 February.

“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.”

Highlights of the exhibition include:


The Fourth Wall, a 360 video by Russian virtual reality artist Denis Semionov set inside a psychiatrist’s consulting room.


Aitu Vogue Ball, a video dance work by New Zealander Pati Solomona Tyrell, a member of the incredible FAF SWAG artist collective of performance and video artists.

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QueerQuest
, “a queer-as-fuck, point-and-clit adventure game” by Mo Cohen in the USA.


Infinite Surface, a collaboration between UK artists Jonathan Armour and Richard Sawdon Smith, in which a “micro-drone” is sent deep inside Richard’s HIV+ body, seeking out the virus in vain.


Not Today Satan, a digital collage loop based on the central panel from Hans Memling’s Last Judgement (c. late 1460s) by Melbourne based Xanthe Dobbie.

Highlights from the exhibition include:

QueerTech.io will be embedded at three Australian queer arts festivals in early 2017: the Midsumma Festival in Melbourne, the Melt Queer Arts Festival in Brisbane and the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras. The project has been organised by the QueerTech.io artist collective Alison Bennett, Travis Cox, Xanthe Dobbie & Mark Payne.

See it online at http://QueerTech.io/

 

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Media contact: Alison Bennett 0407 853 596 abennett@deakin.edu.au

Images Dropbox: https://goo.gl/bD9Tnj