Venue RMIT Project Space/Spare RoomRMIT Building 94 (level 2), 23–27 Cardigan St, Carlton
Two exhibitions opening Thursday 22 February at PROJECT SPACE / SPARE ROOM
How I Will Change
For this newly commissioned exhibition at RMIT Project Space, Just will present an installation of a new series of neon works inspired by the use of feminist hashtags in social media spaces to generate dialogue and attention about the current issue of sexual harassment and violence against women. Focussing on the placement of four key neon phrases, including How I Will Change, upon pastel painted walls, Just’s installation highlights the undercurrent of optimism and inclusion in texts which centre on sharing, solidarity and social transformation.
Kate Just will also be presenting at RMIT:ART:INTERSECT’s SPEAKER Program on Tuesday 13 March 12.30–1.30pm
Queertech.io = ART (URL,IRL)
Sandra Araújo (Portugal), Laurel Beckman (USA), Alison Bennett (AUS), Kayla Anderson (USA), Katherine Corcoran (AUS), Sabella D’Souza (AUS), Jason Danino Holt (Israel), M. Darusa Wehm (NZ), Xanthe Dobbie (AUS), Fengyi Franklin Zhu (USA), Ellen.Gif (AUS), Alex Hovet (USA), Ethan Kristy (AUS), Metaverse Makeovers (AUS), Karl Munstedt (USA), James Murray (USA), Andy Nicho Li (USA), Miriam Poletti (Italy), Queer AI (Emily Queerly Represent Me (AUS), Martinez and Ben Lerchin) (USA), J.Rosenbaum (AUS), Tara Youngborg (USA)
Curated by Alison Bennett, Travis Cox and Xanthe Dobbie
Take the leap into the queer digital realm with this extraordinary project that gathers together digital artworks by queer identifying artists from across the globe, presented by QueerTech.io and Midsumma Festival in association with Testing Grounds, ACMI and RMIT:ART:INTERSECT.
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.
See: Queertech.io RMIT:ART:INTERSECT
Wednesday 31 January to Thursday 22 March 2018
Thursday 22 February 5–7pm
RMIT Building 94 (level 2), 23–27 Cardigan St, Carlton
Image: Xanthe Dobbie, ‘2001 Fuchsia Rose’, (video still) from the series ’21st Century Greatest Hits Screensaver Pack’