8-10 December 2020
UNSW Media Futures Hub
Anne Scott Wilson, Shelley Hannigan, Cameron Bishop
'X' Marks the Spot
Seeing Not Looking
‘X' Marks the Spot and Seeing Not Looking are art works that explore tensions between Artificial and Human Intelligence. Using an inverted game technology, in which the performers become active participants ‘seen’ by an automated drone camera, power relationships rise to the surface over time. Problems inherent in the notion of AI thought of as communicative, are challenged, raising questions about what is it to be human when measured or surveill-ed by drone technology. By presenting video excerpts of both works I would like to talk to these problems through an analysis of the artistic decisions made in each work and what is revealed through practice led research.
Dr Anne Wilson is a senior Lecturer in Deakin University’s School of Communication and Creative Arts. She is an artist, curator and her initial research into the dichotomous relationship between movement and meaning, the years of strenuous practice and endurance relative to the brief moments of glory in performance extends into the impact of Artificial Intelligence on how and why we move, its effect on the imagination and identity. She is a member of the research group VACANT Geelong.
Dr Shelley Hannigan is a Senior Lecturer in Deakin University’s School of Education. She is a visual artist and arts educator. Her research explores the value of art in:artistic practice, creativity, wellbeing and education. Methodologies she engages are mostly: arts-practice-based research, Arts-based education research (ABER), narrative inquiry, autoethnography and duoethnography. She also conducts research in interdisciplinary education including art-science and STEAM. Her publications are in high quality Q1 international journals, conference proceedings and books.
Dr Cameron Bishop is an Associate Professor in Art and Performance in the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University. He is an artist, writer and curator who has exhibited (often collaboratively with Bishop and Reis) widely for 20 years and published extensively on the subjects of public art and protest, institutional critique, and our relationship to new and old technologies. He has curated a number of public art projects including Treatment, Six Moments in Kingston, VACANTGeelong and Sounding Histories.
'X' Marks the Spot and Seeing Not Looking will screen on Wednesday 11am (AEDT) as part of the Drone Arts Screening Session