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  • Hothouse

    Hothouse installation work at Cementa17. Hothouse brings the weather system from Mount Kinabalu, Borneo to nurture a rare and fragile orchid, the Paphiopedilum Rothschildianum, named for the family who owns the world’s banks (including the Reserve Bank of Australia). This work invites the audience to consider the relationship between weather and capital, at a time…

  • Exhibition of Laika’s Dérive London

    Laika’s Dérive toured to London as part of Furtherfield’s WWW: World Wild Web exhibition. Other artists in the exhibition included: Paula Crutchlow & Helen Varley Jamieson, Andy Deck, Mary Flanagan, Genetic Moo, Dominic Smith, and Sarah Waterson Date: Thursday 18 October – Saturday 1 December 2012 Venue: Furtherfield Gallery, McKenzie Pavilion You can view the London dog’s view here:  http://laikasderive.sarahwaterson.net Laika’s Dérive/Dog’s…

  • Animals, People – A Shared Environment: An Exhibition

    Exhibition of Sniff Data work at the 4th Biennial Australian Studies Group Conference, 2011, Griffith University, South bank Campus, Brisbane. The animal conference brought together animal theorists and scientists from a broad range of academic disciplines to examine the inter–relationships between human and non human animals. POP Gallery exhibition.

  • Laika’s Dérive Sydney

    Laika’s Dérive invites Sydney’s inner west dogs and their owners to record a walk in their local area.  This walk offers a chance for interspecies communication and a sharing of knowledge that results in a collaborative mapping of place. Each dog is kitted-out with a GPS, accelerometer and camera that automatically photographs the dog’s favourite vistas and…

  • genart_sys | a window on digital culture

    BLOODBATH documentation  exhibited in genart_sys | a window on digital culture Australia Council, 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010 20 Jan to 9 March 2011. You can also view a documentation video on the Bump projects website here.  

  • Axle Grind

    Axle Grind was part of the Bloodbath event. Axle Grind borrows the electric violence of the roller derby pack and transforms it into noise, vibration and the rock power chord. Axle Grind maps the collision data from the roller derby players to Joan Jett’s I Love Rock n’ Roll. A robotic pink electric guitar hangs in…

  • Laika’s Dérive Prototype

    Laika’s Derive is a new work that uses GPS, accelerometer data and interval timed sports photography to explore embodiment and the psychogeography of place. A sketch for this project was produced during the Kiss Club incubator residency at the Performance Space, Carriageworks, Sydney. Feb 2010.(A minisite for the project prototype can be found here) An interval…

  • 33ºsouth | 33ºsur

    33ºSouth is a three-channel audio-visual installation that juxtaposes the cities of Sydney (Australia) and Santiago (Chile) using a custom made data mapping system and database. Both cities lie on parallel 33ºSouth, and are post-colonial urban spaces with complex cultural and political histories. This project aims to set in motion a set of relationships between these…

  • trope screen capture

    trope SL literary island

    trope promotes new Australian writing within Second Life. The first iteration is on conVerge island at the following SLURL. Trope creatively intervenes in the ways that readers engage with literary texts by creating a virtual environment that is conducive to and assists the experience of reading the poetic text. The physicality of the text itself is…

  • Bloodbath Live Event: bump projects

    Bloodbath was the creative development and beta testing of a live event: . 5 artists, who work with data visualisation and or the body, each create a work that responds to live incoming data from collisions in a Sydney Roller Derby League, all-girl flat track roller derby game. Sensors attached to players send information to a…