Hybrids at the Onassis Cultural Center

Fifty Sisters by Jon McCormack at Hybrids, Athens, Greece

Fifty Sisters / Jon McCormack (AUS)
Credit: Andreas Simopoulos, Courtesy of Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens

The “Hybrids” exhibition co-produced by Ars Electronica is running from November 7 2016, until January 15, 2017 at the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens. It focuses attention on new forms of artistic expression that interconnect disparate genres and thereby cut across the boundary between art and technology.

The exhibition includes a selection of images from Fifty Sisters.

Ars Electronica Linz @ Onassis Cultural Centre Athens
Opening: November 7, 2016, Onassis Cultural Centre, 2, Galaxia & Evrydamantos st. 117 45 Athens, Greece
Exhibition run: November 8, 2016 to January 15, 2017
Participating artists: Morehshin Allahyari (IR), Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT), James Bridle (UK), Paolo Cirio (IT), Gilberto Esparza (MX), Exonemo (JP), Anastasis Germanidis (GR), Marinos Koutsomichalis (GR), Manu Luksch (AT), Lauren McCarthy (US) and Kyle McDonald (US), Jon McCormack (AUS), Julian Oliver (NZ) and Danja Vasiliev (RU), Afroditi Psarra (GR) and Marilena Georgantzi, Saša Spačal (SI) with Anil Podgornik (SI) and Mirjan Švagelj (SI), Lucie Strecker (DE) and Klaus Spiess (AT), Alex Verhaest (BE)
Curators: Manuela Naveau, Christos Carras, Prodromos Tsiavos

Here are some images from the exhibition on flickr. Click on a thumbnail to enlarge.

Social Soul / Lauren McCarthy (US), Kyle McDonald (US)Social Soul / Lauren McCarthy (US), Kyle McDonald (US)Body Paint / exonemo (JP)Fifty Sisters / Jon McCormack (AUS)Autophotosynthetic Plants / Gilberto Esparza (MX)Myconnect / Saša Spačal (SI), Mirjan Švagelj (SI), Anil Podgornik (SI)Autophotosynthetic Plants / Gilberto Esparza (MX)Impression of Hybrid ExhibitionThird Quarterly Report / Manu Luksch (AT)Loophole for All / Paolo Cirio (IT/US)Inhibition / Marinos Koutsomichalis (GR)Inhibition / Marinos Koutsomichalis (GR)A Ship Adrift / James Bridle (UK)Autophotosynthetic Plants / Gilberto Esparza (MX)Temps Mort / Idle Times / Alex Verhaest (BE)Myconnect / Saša Spačal (SI), Mirjan Švagelj (SI), Anil Podgornik (SI)Hare’s Blood + / Klaus Spiess (AT), Lucie Strecker (DE)Third Quarterly Report / Manu Luksch (AT)Social Soul / Lauren McCarthy (US), Kyle McDonald (US)Memory Overlay / Afroditi Psarra (GR), Marilena Georgantzi (GR)Hybrid Exhibition Press ConferenceHybrid Exhibition Press ConferenceHybrid Exhibition Press ConferenceHybrid Exhibition Press ConferenceRandomly Generated Social Interactions / Anastasis Germanidis (GR)Inhibition / Marinos Koutsomichalis (GR)Memory Overlay / Afroditi Psarra (GR), Marilena Georgantzi (GR)Hare’s Blood + / Klaus Spiess (AT), Lucie Strecker (DE)Material Speculation: ISIS / Moreshin Allahyari (IR)A Ship Adrift / James Bridle (UK)Third Quarterly Report / Manu Luksch (AT)Social Soul / Lauren McCarthy (US), Kyle McDonald (US)ShadowgramPlantas Autofotosintéticasartificial-plantNewstweek / Julian Oliver, Danja VasilievTemps Mort / Idle Times / Alex Verhaest (BE)Body Paint / exonemo (JP)Myconnect / Saša Spačal (SI), Mirjan Švagelj (SI), Anil Podgornik (SI)Loophole for All / Paolo Cirio (IT/US)

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Lumen Prize

Jon McCormack receiving the Lumen Prize for Still Image (Photo: Sue Gollifer)

Jon McCormack receiving the Lumen Prize for Fifty Sisters in London (Photo: Sue Gollifer)

The 2016 Lumen Prize award ceremony was held at Hackney House, London on the 29th September. I was awarded the Lumen Prize Still Image Award for Fifty Sisters. It was a great honour to receive this award amongst so many great digital artists. You can see a full list of award winners on the Lumen Prize web site.

I also presented a short talk about the work at the Digital Arts Seminar that was held before the awards gala.

The winners announcement and gala also included an exhibition of  shortlisted artists’ works and there will be a global tour of the winning works, including exhibitions in Cardiff, Shanghai, New York and Berlin over 2016 – 2017.

The Lumen Prize 2016 Still Image Award Winner

Materia Prima

Fifty Sisters by Jon McCormack at the exhibition Materia Prima, LABoral, Barcelona, Spain

Materia prima presents outstanding work at the nexus of art and science but it is also a showcase for the notoriously curious and as such the whole exhibition space serves as an inspiring laboratory environment which in a literal way has a set of visitor labs as its central core. This hybrid form of presentation is a clear commitment to the didactic and inspirational potential of art and science and an expression of our wholehearted believe in the impact that art and science can unfold beyond their own territories and in the power and creative energy which can be derived from the collaboration of art and science.

Materia Prima, Experiments on digital art & science was an Exhibition project at LABoral in Barcelona, Spain that featured Fifty Sisters.

The exhibition ran from November 12th 2015 through to May 8th 2016. Read More

Fieldwork: artist encounters

fieldwork flyer

Curated by Gary Warner, this exhibition featured Colourfield and a quivering marginalia (with Gary Warner).

SCA Galleries
Building 29, Sydney College of the Arts
University of Sydney

7-30 July 2016

The project features works in diverse mediums derived from encounters by the artists in Russia, China, Indonesia, Japan, far north Queensland, southern Tasmania, Western Australian desert country, Origma Bird Sanctuary, the frontline of protest action against fossil fuel depradation in New South Wales, metaphysical inner space and the placeless space of immaterial code…

A limited edition catalogue accompanies the exhibition and will be available for purchase on the night.

More details at the exhibition website.
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Fifty Sisters – digital exhibition

Fifty Sisters - Hargrave-Andrew Library

A software-based version of Fifty Sisters is now showing at the Hargrave-Andrew Library, Monash University, Clayton (map). In this version of the work, the computer acts as editor, selecting and framing several closeup shots of each sister, before finally displaying the full image. A new image is presented every 20 minutes or so.

The exhibition runs from 2 July 2015 until the end of September. More information on the library web site. Here’s an article in the Monash news.