ElectroCities III: Sharing Turtle // Evan Meaney

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Alpha House Gallery

226 Union Street

Newtown, NSW 2042

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To ease in to your Saturday morning, join us for coffee, turtle-themed yoga and a virtual workshop led by Evan Meaney. Yep, you read that right, COFFEE AND TURTLE THEMED YOGA! Oh and some incredible art...

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_______EXHIBITION noHome project by Sharing Turtle

The noHome project is a playful critique on modern technology that challenges conversations around the “Next Big Thing”. Sharing Turtle™ (sharingturtle.com) is the brainchild of art-trepreneurs Laura Hyunjhee Kim and libi rose striegl. With a thoughtful yet irreverent attitude towards the modern cyborgian state, Laura and libi interrogate the fragile balances maintaining symbiotic human-tech relationships and investigate human and computational behaviour.

Sharing Turtle™’s work has been exhibited at the Boulder Public Library in Boulder, CO, and is on permanent display at the Blow Things Up (BTU) Lab at the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. They were virtual artists in residence at Welcome to My Homepage and their project Working Alone Together™ was on display at the Museum of Human Achievement (MoHA) in Austin, TX.

_______ $5 Yoga for the turtles! BYO MAT!

9-10am

Breathe in through your nose, out through your mouth and become the best possible version of your true self at our one hour beginners’ yoga workshop ft. special turtle-type moves.

This one hour exclusive yoga class will be hosted by local Yogi Grace Huang of Green Apple Yoga. To secure your spot, donate $5 to https://australianculturalfund.org.au/projects/turtle-themed-yoga/

Half of the proceeds raised will be donated to the Sea Turtle Foundation, the remainder of the funds will go towards future Electrofringe programming.

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_______WORKSHOP by Evan Meaney

10-11am

Evan will present an artist talk on his work ‘We pass dead souls on the way to the moon’, followed by a discussion on the environmental implications surrounding net art. As a participant, you are invited to create a fictitious communications satellite and launch this into space amongst hundreds of other pieces of space garbage. Through his artwork and workshop, Evan aims to subvert the notion that web-art and web communication is sustainable and renewable. As a participant, you can expect to gain a fuller knowledge of digital waste and orbital garbage as well as older analogs like nuclear semiotics. You can also pick Evan's brain about all things digital waste, VR, game design and net.art.

________EXHIBITION ‘We pass dead souls on the way to the moon’

Evan Meaney is an artist, game designer, and developer who teaches new media practices for the School of Visual Art and Design at the University of South Carolina. Evan is additionally a collaborative researcher with the Center for Predictive Maintenance and his time-based artworks are available through the Video Data Bank in Chicago. Evan has been an artist-in-residence at the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Experimental Television Center. He is a founding member of GLI.TC/H, a super juror for IndieCade, an affiliated researcher at Oak Ridge National Lab, and a contributor to the Atlantic. His creative works have found audiences all over the world, including IFF Rotterdam, Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, Oi Futuro in Rio de Janeiro, and the U.S. Library of Congress. Currently, Evan is developing a number of personal projects while collaborating with a team of engineers on virtual reality applications for industry 4.0 deployment.

𝐸𝓁𝑒𝒸𝓉𝓇𝑜𝒞𝒾𝓉𝒾𝑒𝓈 is an online net.art Residency program connecting artists and audiences all over the world.

Electrofringe would like to acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians upon which Alpha Gallery stands. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and we pay our respects to Elders both past and present.

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