Daniel Green (2009 – 2010)
Daniel Green is an artist, performer and curator who dabbles in music for the sake of diversity. Since completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at the University of Western Sydney in 2005, Daniel has been actively involved in emerging arts practice in New South Wales, serving on the board of directors at Firstdraft in Sydney’s Surry Hills between 2006 – 2007, undertaken the role of Electrofringe’s Volunteers Coordinator in 2007 and 2008, and in the same year he co-curated (with Michael Prior) Electroprojections, Electrofringe’s annual open-call screening program.
In addition to presenting his own work in varying forms at Electrofringe between 2003 – 2008, he has exhibited widely across Australia and internationally in spaces such as Bus (Melbourne), Platform (Melbourne), Serial Space (Sydney), MOP (Sydney), Mori Gallery (Sydney) and festivals such as Transmediale (Berlin) and Next Wave (Melbourne). In 2008 he also curated an exhibition of new work by emerging artists, It’s all been done before, and an accompanying series of performances, The day the music died, both at Firstdraft Gallery.
Daniel’s work investigates contemporary entertainment culture and in particular the role of the individual within that culture. Predominately working within video and performance, to date his achievements include singing Pulp’s Common People in a cardboard box, making a Playstation 2 play itself, becoming Townsville’s second-best air guitarist and annoying a lot of Linkin Park fans.
Estee Wah (2010 – 2011)
Estee Wah is a communicator, dabbler in technologies, and a maker of things.
She loves technology in all its forms, particularly when it’s used to make people’s lives better or more interesting. To this end, she recently spent 2 years in New York at the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) where they gave her a masters degree in geekery. While at ITP she programmed for live performance, did a lot of physical computing, designed and built interactive works, became obsessed with user-experience design and museums, and generally played with technology a lot.
Other incarnations of self have included Performance Studies and Media tutor at UNSW, Production Assistant, and the last House Manager at The Performance Space.
She eats ice-cream and is easily amused.
Cara-Ann Simpson (2011 – 2012)
Cara-Ann Simpson (www.caraannsimpson.com) is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus on sound, space and the participant. She graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (First Class Honours) at the University of Southern Queensland in 2008, and received the University of Southern Queensland Faculty of Art – Visual Arts medal in 2007 as well as the Hobday and Hingston Bursary from the Queensland Art Gallery.
A self-confessed nerd, Cara-Ann writes conference papers in her spare time with collaborator Eva Cheng (research engineer, RMIT) about incorporating and inventing new technologies in interactive art. She has had a number of solo exhibitions, sound releases and been involved in numerous performances and group shows within Australia, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates. In 2010, Cara-Ann was the recipient of an ArtStart grant (Australia Council for the Arts) for professional development, and a Young Artists’ grant (City of Melbourne) for an interactive sound installation.
She believes in experimentation and pushing limitations.