Naomi Oliver is a multi-disciplinary artist based in the Blue Mountains, Australia. Through digital video, animation, sound, and performance art, Oliver examines the 'glitch' in both digital and non-digital environments.
In 'Selected Errors', Oliver has used databending techniques (altering images and video coding information in computer programs not intended to work with visuals e.g. Word Pad) to ‘break’ files. Through a laborious trial and error process, Naomi corrupts image files just enough to transform them visually, while retaining the information needed for the file to remain useable.
"Growing up with VHS and audio cassette tapes, I learned at an early age to embrace the fragility and failings of taped image and sound. Inspiration and innovation comes from being limited by resources, and from a young age I sought out experimental ways to push these and other everyday lo-fi mediums (toy video cameras, walkie talkies picking up truckie conversations, experimenting with different computer programs to see how far they could be pushed - or used in a manner not intended - such as sound pieces produced by exporting Microsoft Word files as audio.
In this era of promoting advanced, smooth technology, I enjoy it when something goes wrong (especially unintentionally). Visual and audio glitches show us the human, fallible side of technology. I find it endearing and often funny, but mostly I see it as accidental random art. I collect ‘real’ glitches I come across, in computer games, on digital television, YouTube, train station information boards, shop signs and more." - Naomi Oliver
Submissions for our 2019 exhibition program are now open! Head to the Submissions tab to apply.
By modifying assets from the driving game BeamNg.drive, Sydney based artist Brenton Alexander Smith presents a world populated by crashed cars moving through a virtual space. Their movements have a vaguely human and/or animal quality to them, yet they can also appear like new creatures with their own unique behaviours.
One Million Views by Sydney-based artist Tiyan Baker examines the emotional transactions between three Australian YouTube celebrities and their fans.
An exhibition of historical botanical illustrations, photographs, samples and studies from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's open access image collection.
Model/Modal combines painting, drawing, photography, and 3D modelling in a way that attempts to navigate the self as bodiless, existing increasingly in the margins of physical reality and non-physical (cyber) spaces. The images center around two central identifying themes, that of a veil and that of transparency.
From travel photographs of a grandmother’s adventures, to vintage magazine cut-outs and botanical illustration, the artists in Fleeting Moment use both analogue and digital assemblage to explore moments of material, environmental and societal change.
This is an exhibition of recent work and works in progress by Lilium Burrow.
Closed on Monday is an online interactive 3D space that hosts monthly exhibitions. An experimental project between artist/curator Lilium Burrow and interactive designer Xavier Burrow, COM was designed as a grungy, abandoned cyber warehouse-turned-gallery. COM is an expansion on the gallery/ARI model as a dynamic space that is globally accessible and always open (even on a Monday in Sydney).
Walk or fly around the space from anywhere and at any time.
COM accepts submissions all year round.
If you have an idea that can't be realised in the physical world, we want to hear it!
Our exhibitions change monthly, are free, and will be curated by us.
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