Panel: Crisis Narrative of Landscape: Future Inherent
Incompatible Elements is an ongoing project that evolved during an artist residency at Performance Space, Carriageworks, Sydney in 2009. The media art installation explores ways of representing the relationship between nature and culture, embedding poetic texts into animated satellite images of global landscapes at particular risk from climate change. Starrs & Cmielewski engage in a kind of digital geochemistry, terraforming new waterways and barren patches of sand that tell stories in winding, cursive script. – excerpt from the catalogue essay for Incompatible Elements : Bec Dean, Performance Space, Sydney, 2010.
- Leon Cmielewski & Josephine Starrs are Australian artists whose video and new media works have been shown extensively in Australia and internationally. They have created numerous projects including Seeker an installation that explores issues of migration, territorial boundaries, conflict commodities and human displacement. Seeker won an Award of Distinction in Interactive Art from the 2007 Prix Ars Electronica, Austria. Cmielewski and Starrs have been invited to participate in several international residency programs including Banff, Canada 1998, Sarai, New Delhi, India, 2006 and Future Lab, Linz, Austria, 2009. Cmielewski lectures at the School of Communication Arts, University of Western Sydney, Starrs is a Senior Lecturer and Chair of Film & Digital Art at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. starrscmielewski.com
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