[ISEA2006] Paper: Rachel O’Reilly – Compasses, Meetings and Maps: Three Recent Media Works


Pacific Rim New Media Summit Paper

The article explores possible cultural approaches to new-media art aesthetics and
criticism through an in-depth appraisal of recent works by three contemporary practitioners from Asia and the Pacific: Lisa Reihana, Vernon Ah Kee and Qiu Zhijie. Particular attention is paid to the issues of place, location and cultural practice in their work, issues currently under-examined in new-media art discourse. The analysis pays close attention to the operationality of the works, the influence of pre-digital aesthetic histories and the richly locative and virtual schemas of indigenous epistemologies that serve to meaningfully expand Euro-American notions of locative media art.

  • Rachel O’Reilly, curator, video and new media, Quensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, Australia

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