Hear artist Marian Tubbs talk about the values of data and metadata in our society today and how this has influenced the making of her art commission. Tubbs will be in conversation with journalist & writer Jessica Sier.
Jessica Sier writes and makes videos about technology, cyber security and financial markets for the Australian Financial Review and the Sydney Morning Herald. She likes (actual) disruptive technologies like bitcoin, creative ways of displaying data and contemporary art.
Saturday 7 November, 1–2pm
About Marian Tubbs:
Manifesting across Internet, video and assemblage-based installations, Marian Tubbs’ art conflates material binaries between body and object, physical and virtual, and high and low culture. Her precarious and pleasurable assemblage-based installations act to slow down accelerated modes of looking at aesthetics of powerlessness, and to critique cultural ascriptions of value. Upcoming and recent exhibitions include Pleasure and Reality, National Gallery of Victoria, 2015 Contemporary Print Culture, National Gallery of Australia, 2015; Hairy Plotter and the Polygrapher’s Tones, Toves, Copenhagen, 2015; Primavera 2014: Young Australian Artists, MCA, Sydney, 2014; Quake 2, Arcadia Missa, London, 2014. She is in on-going collaborations with SLUSH and Holly Childs. Tubbs holds a BFA (Hons) from RMIT, a MFA from UNSW Art & Design, is completing a PhD at UNSW Art & Design, and is a casual academic at UTS, PSM and UNSW Art & Design.
Image: Marian Tubbs, uhbskyoorunt, 2015, digital print on cut silk, image courtesy and © the artist