[ISEA2013] Curator Statement: Artspace Visual Arts Centre – experimental use of mechanisation

Curator Statement

This suite of projects focuses upon experimental use of mechanisation (in particular robotics) in both representational construction and in furthering the impulse for deconstruction, even destruction. Collectively the projects present both live processes and outcomes associated with robotics within contemporary practice, ranging across the construction and presentation of images and painted forms through to the erasure of architectural form and alteration of material structures. Works by: MARI VELONAKI (Sydney), PETRA GEMEINBOECK & ROB SAUNDERS (Sydney), SIMON INGRAM (Auckland).

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