Red Green Blue: A History of Australian Video Art

Curated by Matthew Perkins, ‘Red Green Blue‘ brings together works from the 1970s through to the present day, drawn from the archives, artist holdings and the Griffith University Art Collection. Presented over three episodes, each running for a month, the exhibition takes the viewer on a historical journey that is also a celebration of the ongoing dynamism and depth of Australian video art practice.

This exhibition features a video excerpt from Turbulence: an interactive museum of unnatural history, which premiered at the ACM SIGGRAPH Art Show in 1994. The work screens in Episode Three – ‘Blue: Perception and Encounter’, which runs from Tuesday 6 June to Saturday 8 July 2017 at Griffith University Art Gallery. More information on the Griffith Art Gallery site.

Turbulence exhibition at the 5th International Biennale in Nagoya – ARTEC’97

Video Excerpt

Consciência Cibernética [?]

Jon McCormack's Eden at Itáu Cultural, São Paulo, BrazilJon McCormack's Eden at Itáu Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil

An exhibition of my work, Eden, features as part of the exhibition Consciência Cibernética (Cybernetic Consciousness) at the Itaú Cultural centre in São Paulo, Brazil.

Featuring ten works by Brazilian and foreign artists using technology in art the exhibition takes an artistic look at the evolution of machines and asks whether they will be able to achieve functions previously performed only by the human brain.

In the Symposium, which took place on the first two days of the exhibition, artists who are part of the exhibition discussed their works and creation processes, contextualised with presentations by experts in the areas of artificial intelligence and quantum information theory.

The exhibition runs from Thursday 8th June until Sunday 6th August 2017.

More information on the Itaú Cultural website.

Human & Machine: The Next Great Creative Partnership

Vivid Sydney panel: Dave King, Jon McCormack, Joanna L. Batstone, Michaela Futcher and Ross Goodwin

As part of Sydney’s Vivid Ideas for 2017, Jon McCormack will be part of a presentation and discussion on the future of human-machine partnerships.

Artificial Intelligence is embedding itself in every industry across the globe. If the last ten years were about building AI to help automate analytical and process-driven tasks, the next ten will be about building AI to augment creative workers across all disciplines. The field of computational creativity, or creative AI, is growing at a rapid pace.


  • Ross Goodwin (New York, USA), artist, creative technologist, hacker, gonzo data scientist
  • Joanna L. Batstone (Melbourne, Australia),  Vice President and Lab Director, IBM Research – Australia and Chief Technology Officer, IBM Australia and New Zealand
  • Jon McCormack (Melbourne, Australia), artist and researcher in creative computing
  • Michaela Futcher (Sydney, Australia), Head of Strategy for the creative communications agency, The Royals
  • Dave King (Melbourne, Australia), CEO and Founder of Move 37, a creative AI company

More information on the Vivid Ideas website.

Meural Featured Artist

A selection of images from the Fifty Sisters series is now featured on the Meural platform. Meural is a curated digital art platform based on a custom electronic canvas that appears similar to a framed print or painting. High quality images are downloaded via a custom app, allowing images to be changed whenever you like.

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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