Wednesday, November 09, 2011

International Electronic Art in Canberra via Istanbul

Cumhuriyet Art Gallery - InteriorTracey Meziane Benson and David Broker talked about their visit to the Istanbul Biennale and ISEA Odyssey at Gorman House Art Centre, this evening.

The ISEA exhibition. and the Istanbul Biennial were held recently. Photos from the art exhibition at Cumhuriyet Art Gallery (Taksim Cumhuriyet Sanat Galerisi) were shown.

Cumhuriyet Art Gallery - planBut the interesting gallery building upstaged the art. It must be very difficult to have any exhibition in Istanbul which is not upstaged by the cityscape (like trying to display a sculpture next to Sydney harbor). The building was originally a water reservoir (cistern) built in the 1700s.

Tracey's paper "Remotely Connected Remotely Creative: Leapfrogging Digital Divide" is available:
What does locative media from remote Australian Indigenous communities look like? How does access to 3G mobile phones impact communications? What media is being created on these devices?

This paper discusses some of the strategies being used in remote Australia to leapfrog the digital divide; scoping the potential to introduce tools that encourage creative development and collaborative cultural engagement focused on skill sharing.
For more ─░stanbul, see my "Istanbul by Public Transport".

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