among the machines

Very excited to be in the final month preparing AMONG THE MACHINES for the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Hayden Fowler "New World Order" 2013.
Hayden Fowler “New World Order” 2013.

This is the gallery blurb:

AMONG THE MACHINES features works by 13 Australian and New Zealand artists who interrogate relationships between utopia, technology, nature and place. Situating the long term concerns of ecology alongside the hopefulness of utopian thought, and with a focus on the South Island of New Zealand, the works in the exhibition offer a speculative map for the future histories of media, machines and humans. For this, the second installment in a series of collaborative curatorial projects with visiting scholars, the Gallery will be working with Dr Susan Ballard, a New Zealand academic based at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

The artists are:
Susan Norrie
Daniel Crooks
Ruth Buchanan
Jae Hoon Lee
Aaron and Hannah Beehre
Hayden Fowler
Stella Brennan
Fiona Pardington
Nathan Pohio
Douglas Bagnall
Bronwyn Holloway-Smith
Ann Shelton
Ronnie Van Hout

Gathering some of the reviews and discussion:
Channel 9 (Local Dunedin TV) http://www.ch9.co.nz/content/new-multi-media-exhibition-created-dunedin
Radio NZ (National NZ Radio) http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/artsonsunday/audio/2562029/among-the-machines
Otago Daily Times (Dunedin Newspaper) review by Peter Entwhistle http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/265663/well-worth-getting-among-machines-projections
E-Flux advert http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/among-the-machines/
Otago Daily Times Profile by Charmian Smith http://www.odt.co.nz/entertainment/arts/263506/its-nature-man-and-machinery
Critic Dunedin Student newspaper http://www.critic.co.nz/culture/article/3133/among-the-machines
The Listener, NZ National news and current affairs magazine http://www.listener.co.nz/culture/art/searching-for-erewhon/

EyeContact, National online arts journal review by Frankie Strachan

http://eyecontactsite.com/2013/08/australasian-new-media