always forever now

always forever now

Engaging Post-Empirical

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The photos above are images from the exhibition at Das Weisse Haus in Vienna. The exhibition came together rather quickly and was mounted in some spaces that needed some renovation, but we persisted, and mounted our works, and in this process found some very interesting correlations between the physical nature of our pieces.


These videos document a selection of the works shown at Das Weisse Haus.

Oribotics x Untitled, Matthew Gardiner

This video documents an unusual discovery for an artist. We often find new results in audience interactions, however we seldom or never discover new results from interactions between two art works. Adam Donovan's work Untitled uses an array of ultrasonic speakers that volume-wise are the equivalent of a jet aircraft, Oribotics uses ultrasonic sensors as range finders. So when then two works were installed in adjoining rooms, the discovery that the oribotic blooms were all bright red led to a question from Matthew to Adam: "that's an ultrasonic speaker right?". The resulting solution was to re-install the door back into jamb, and later, during the opening when the door was opened, we realised that the door was an aperture to allow more or less ultrasonic sound onto the oribots. At that point we decided that we'd show the work this way in future, and that we were interested in constructing a deeper dialogue between the two works.

Off the Hook, Rachel Hanlon

Dr Doppler, Adam Donovan

Matthew Gardiner discussing the creation and background of Oribotics

We acknowledge the Wuthaurong people on whose lands we live and work. Sovereignty was never ceded and we pay our respect to past, present, and future Aboriginal elders and community, and to their long and rich history of artmaking on this Country.