Cloudland: Digital Art from Aotearoa New Zealand
The Substation, 45 Armenian Street, tel: (65) 6337 7535
24 July to 2 August, 11am to 8pm daily.
Etherradio Live: Experimental music from Aotearoa new Zealand
Performance by Adam Willetts and PSN Electronic (Peter Stapleton, Su Ballard, and Nathan Thompson)
Substation Theatre, 27 July 2008, 10:30pm
Cloudland is a glimpse of the diverse terrain of electronic art-making in Aotearoa, New Zealand (located across two islands at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean) where the electronic arts scene is rooted in experimentations with film and sound, and uncertain connections across oceans and ether. Each of the artworks in the exhibition imagines and interpolates place. Error and mutability creep in, relations shift and reform. The spooky infrastructural magic of electricity flows, animating mist and dancing particles, drawing real conversations from artificial mouths and stories from artworks both lumpen and ethereal.
Cloudland is curated by Su Ballard, Stella Brennan and Zita Joyce for ADA, the Aotearoa Digital Arts network, a gathering point for artists in or from Aotearoa working with digital media and technology which was formed in 2003.
Cloudland site and blog at: www.cloudland.aotearoadigitalarts.org.nz
In collaboration with:
Creative New Zealand, The Len Lye Foundation, Starkwhite Gallery, Auckland Art Gallery, Otago Polytechnic, Asia N, AUT University, Auckland University, Canterbury University, Metonymic records, The Audio Foundation