𝐸𝓁𝑒𝒸𝓉𝓇𝑜𝒞𝒾𝓉𝒾𝑒𝓈 is an online net.art Residency program connecting artists and audiences all over the world. We hosted our third instalment at Alpha Gallery, Newtown on the 21st of September 2019. We exhibited work by US based artists Evan Meaney and Sharing Turtle, alongside their exhibitions, Evan Meaney hosted a digital waste workshop and Sharing Turtle curated a yoga class.
_______EXHIBITION and YOGA CLASS
noHome project by Sharing Turtle
The noHome project is a playful critique on modern technology that challenges conversations around the “Next Big Thing”. Sharing Turtle™ (sharingturtle.com) is the brainchild of art-trepreneurs Laura Hyunjhee Kim and libi rose striegl. With a thoughtful yet irreverent attitude towards the modern cyborgian state, Laura and libi interrogate the fragile balances maintaining symbiotic human-tech relationships and investigate human and computational behavior.
Sharing Turtle™’s work has been exhibited at the Boulder Public Library in Boulder, CO, and is on permanent display at the Blow Things Up (BTU) Lab at the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. They were virtual artists in residence at Welcome to My Homepage and their project Working Alone Together™ was on display at the Museum of Human Achievement (MoHA) in Austin, TX.
_______EXHIBITION and WORKSHOP by Evan Meaney
Evan presented an artist talk on his work ‘We pass dead souls on the way to the moon’, followed by a discussion on the environmental implications surrounding net art. Participants were invited to create a fictitious communications satellite and launch this into space amongst hundreds of other pieces of space garbage.
Through his artwork and workshop, Evan aims to subvert the notion that web-art and web communication is sustainable and renewable. Workshop participants gained a fuller knowledge of digital waste and orbital garbage as well as older analogs like nuclear semiotics.