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​Web3D Art Gallery in Brisbane and Singapore

Published on: 10-Jul-2017

​Media Art Nexus NTU Singapore premiered at The CUBE, Queensland University of Technology, (QUT) Brisbane, Australia June 5-7th 2017, for the occasion of the exhibition “Web3D Art Gallery: on|off 100101010, colliding and surrendering: chaos and freedom where art and technologies meet”. The event is curated by June Kim, Research Associate at QUT, and Tomasz Bednarz, Director of Visualisation at EPICentre (UNSW Art&Design), Team Leader in Big Data Visualisation & Analytics (CSIRO/Data61), and Ina Conradi (A/P School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University). The artworks will be travelling from Brisbane to Singapore and will be screened at the Media Art Nexus NTU Singapore (MAN NTU) in October 11-13th, 2017 for the Singapore edition of the Art Gallery.

The Cube QUT is one of the world's largest digital interactive learning and display spaces dedicated to providing an inspiring, explorative and participatory experience of QUT's Science and Engineering research. The Cube consists of 48 multi touch screens soaring across two levels. Housed in QUT's Science and Engineering Centre, The Cube is your hub for scientific and digital exploration. Collaborating with QUT researchers and drawing on knowledge and data from research areas in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)”.

The highlight of the programme was the world pre​miere of the spectacular “Noise Aquarium”, collaborative project by featured artist and Professor Victoria Vesna, UCLA Department of Design Media Arts and Director of the Art|Sci Center at the School of the Arts and California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), and Alfred Vendl and Martina Fröschl Visualization Lab Angewandte – Digital Art, University of Applied Arts Vienna. The “Nosie Aquarium” is highly interdisciplinary artist led effort with biologists, chemists, nano-toxicologists and an animator all working together towards a common goal – to raise consciousness about ocean pollutions.

In addition following artists were featured: Mateusz Marpi Marcinowski from San Francisco, Andrew Denton and Jennifer Nikolai from Auckland University of Technology, Matt Martin from Auckland University of Technology, Jenna Gavin and Yeohyun Ahn from the Communication and Art Department, Valparaiso University, Anastasia Tyurina, from the National Research University of Electronic Technology Moscow, Filip Michalski from University of Wroclaw Poland, Jed Segovia from Parsons The New School New York and Drew Flaherty from QUT, Brisbane.

The artworks and artists from Media Art Nexus NTU Singapore and School of Art, Design and Media represented in Brisbane were “The Rose” by artist Mark Chavez and Ina Conradi (A/P NTU ADM), “Face Value” by Elke Reinhuber, (Asst Prof ADM NTU) “Streak” by Al-Azmir Ibrahim (ADM Film), “The Creature” by Zhang Longfei, (ADM Film), “Flow” by Debbie Ng, (ADM Photo), and “Migration” by Madeline Ngai (ADM Vis Comm).


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Fig 1 Ms. June Kim Curator of the event at the opening reception Web 3D Art Gallery

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Fig 2. “The Noise Aquarium”, by Victoria Vesna, animation QUT The CUBE, LED 14m by 10m, 2017

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Fig. 3 “The Rose” by M. Chavez, I Conradi, animation, QUT The CUBE , 2017

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Fig 4. “Streak by Al Azmir Ibrahim, MAN NTU (Photo by Quek J.L.)

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Fig 5. “The Creature” by Zhang Longfei, MAN NTU (Photo by Quek J.L.)

 


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