MIC Toi Rerehiko presents
MIC Toi Rerehiko will be displaying an impressive array of works from a leading
line up of contemporary digital art practitioners in Australasia as well as
renowned Canadian artist David Rokeby. MIRROR STATES is an international group
exhibition by guest curators Kathy Cleland and Lizzie Muller that offers a
sophisticated and deeply seductive examination of the intimate and often uncanny
interplay between interactive technologies and human subjectivity. Mirror States
draws together art and technology to combine these two powerful systems of
reflection and projection. The exhibition presents digital and interactive
artworks that offer arresting glimpses of the self and intriguing interactions
with digital others.
The exhibition brings together some of the leading artists working in digital
media in Australia and New Zealand and demonstrates the strength and diversity of
contemporary digital art practice in Australasia.
The exhibition will include Sean Kerr (New Zealand), George Khut (Australia),
John Tonkin (Australia) and Mari Velonaki (with David Rye and Steve Scheding)
(Australia). Joining the Australasian line-up is renowned Canadian artist David
Rokeby, whose artworks and writing have been an inspiration for this exhibition,
and an influence on many of the artists in the show. This is the first time that
Rokeby’s seminal work, 'Very Nervous System' has been seen in New Zealand.
*In association with MIRROR STATES is a one day symposium 'Reflection and
Projection'. The Symposium coincides with the formation of CoLab, a new
transdisciplinary research and development centre led by collaborative partners
AUT University and MIC Toi Rerehiko. CoLab aims to become a national centre of
excellence in the development and use of new technologies for creativity,
communication and innovation. This symposium will engage with critical aspects of
art and technology projects and will feature artists, researchers and curators
involved in both CoLab and the Mirror States exhibition.
MIC Toi Rerehiko, 321 Karangahape Rd, City
May 16 – 28 June
Gallery Opening Hours:
Tue - Fri, 10am – 6pm
Sat, 11am - 4pm
REFLECTION AND PROJECTION
Lecture Theatre WE240, (Rear of E Block)
St Paul Street, AUT, City Campus.
Saturday 17 May
10.00 am 6.00 pm
For more information contact
Nicole Edwards, nicole(a)mic.org.nz or +64 9 379 9922