INFORMATION DECORATION – SOLO SHOW BY ROHAN WHITELEY
+ NEW LOW ON THE SIDE – SOUND PERFORMANCES BY MILES BROWN & MAT WATSON, JACK MANNIX & BEN HEPWORTH WITH DYANA GRAY
Opening night 6 – 8.30pm Tuesday 3rd April 2012
Runs from 12 – 6pm Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th April 2012 or by appointment, call 0415152067
The patterns in our environment are ideal digital information carriers…the flowered wallpaper, the humming of the air-conditioning, the fish in the aquarium, a shadow on the wall…our environment is made up of objects, but it could consist of information. Information decoration seeks to create a balance between aesthetic and informational quality in our surroundings.
The physical implications of app-based technology helps us imagine how data might manifest itself in the world of the actual. A .jpg can be a lifestyle product, apps become objects that can be held in your hand. A google image search could imbue our environment with new layers of meaning which until now have been kept behind a screen.
INFORMATION DECORATION explores the potential of integrating digital information into our environment through a media-based installation replicating some familiar actual/virtual scenarios. The installation is a continuation of work based on web platform NextNature.net in the Netherlands in 2011 and aims to sustain a dialogue around interactive technology and how we engage with digital information.
Rohan Whiteley is fascinated by empathetic products and their effect on social structures. His studies in industrial design has led him to explore shifting trends in product culture and technology and to create meaningful responses to these trends. His work investigates the potential relationships between product and user / consumer.
Rohan has completed work for Nasir Mazhar (London) and Bart Hess (Netherlands). He is currently completing a degree in Industrial Design at RMIT, Melbourne and has also studied at TU/e, Netherlands and NID, India.
Artist’s Website: citroenpicasso.blogspot.com
JACK MANNIX & BEN HEPWORTH WITH DYANA GRAY
Launching a new project yet to be named, guitar scene stars Jack Mannix (Circle Pit) and Ben Hepworth (Repairs) will be bringing a sonic surprise to the table, with Dyana Gray guest appearing. Who knows what will happen, but surely only good can come of this.
MILES BROWN & MAT WATSON
Miles Brown (Night Terrors) and Mat Watson (Other Places) sound like they might be scientists. They have lots of pieces of cosmic analog equipment that they like to plug into each other in the name of science. Perhaps they will discover the meaning of life…or something that sounds all trippy and awesome.