STELARC AT THE EAF
PLACE: Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
DATES: 1 – 30 June
The Experimental Art Foundation will exhibit a selection of iconic body-tech performance from artist Stelarc’s most recent works including Blender, Walking Head, and Extra Ear: Ear on Arm. Extra Ear is a surgically constructed left ear inserted into the artist’s left arm. When the lengthy procedure is completed the ear, along with a transmitter inside Stelarc’s mouth willform a headset that is able to receive and transmit Bluetooth signals (speak and hear). For more information about the exhibition contact EAF or visit the website.
Western Exhibitions presents The Paul Nudd Curatorial Experience, showcasing three artists who captivate Paul Nudd’s fevered imagination: Arlene TextaQueen from Australia, Jason Villegas from Texas and Aaron Wrinkle from California, with an opening reception on Saturday, June 2, from 6 to 9pm.
Arlene TextaQueen’s “Textadnudes”, life-sized felt-tip marker drawings of nude women in the natural environments, overturn the voyeuristic and aesthetically detached tradition of The Nude, conveying an intimate exchange between artist and subject. Initially conceived as drawings for a Manga-esque soft-porn website, TextaQueen depicts female (and very rarely, male) friends in intimate spaces such as bedrooms and baths. Their unique character shows through their chosen attire and environs, such as a puppy suit or as a walrus riding queen, whether drinking champagne in the toilet or as two tangled nudes on a tandem bicycle. Arlene TextaQueen has exhibited widely in Australia, including the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and the Mori Gallery in Sydney and has been an artist-in-residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in NYC. TextaQueen received her BFA from the University of Western Australia, Perth.
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The exhibition is in cooperation with the 5 days off festival www.5daysoff.nl and features works by Australian artists, David Haines & Joyce Hinterding as well as Erich Berger, Usman Haque & Rob Davis, Informationlab (Ursula Lavrencic & Auke Touwslager), Olga Kisseleva, Brandon LaBelle & James Watts, Semiconductor and Theodore Watson.
The artists investigate the invisible world of sound waves and frequencies and electromagnetic fields. In all cases they touch on issues concerning the radiation that is ever-present, but imperceptible to our senses. They make use of technologies that are present around us, but invisible, and by playing with electromagnetic waves and different frequencies their works surprise us with an abundance of information and possibilities.
When: 2 June to 14 July
Where: Netherlands Media Art Institute, Montevideo / Time Based Arts,
Keizersgracht 264 1016 EV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Information: www.montevideo.nl and www.5daysoff.nl
T: +31 (0)20 6237101
Are you a socially aware film-maker? Do you want excellent exposure? The best entries will be screened alongside internationally renowned features at the RMIT Capitol Theatre in November. Over $5000 worth of awards and prizes are also up for grabs. We are looking for evocative and memorable features, documentaries and shorts that address one or more of the following themes; right to livelihood, right to life, liberty & security and human rights in Australia. The HRAFF has been established to create awareness of human rights in the broader community & foster a stronger human rights culture in Australia.
Closing date: 31 August
Screening: November 2007
Returning to ACMI with an exciting, intriguing, inspiring, sometimes controversial, thoroughly comprehensive collection of animation. The best, new animation in the world will be brought to Melbourne audiences with over 300 films presented in a series of amazing programs and satellite events.
In addition there are two firsts for the 2007 festival – a second Australian Panorama created in response to the influx of fantastic Australian films received by MIAF this year, and the introduction of a Teen Program, enabling under 18s to view an edgy and ‘of the moment’ program created specifically for their age group.
When: 19-24 June
Where: Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Federation Square