FREE 2nd November Sunday 2pm at the Docklands Library Performance Space (3rd Floor) we have special guests Jesse Stevens from Cake Industries and Alex Gibson from Artbox.
ArtBox- Alex Gibson
Alex has exhibited independently in Asia and Australia, exhibitions include The Tokyo International Exhibition Center: Bigsite (2005), Next Wave Festival (2008 and 2010), and The Melbourne International Arts Festival (2008). He was nominated for a Green Room Award in the category of Outstanding Video Scenography - New Form (2007). He has also received the Stoll Trust Award (2001), Friends of the VCA Award (2003), George Hicks Prize (2004), LWL Award (2006), Orloff Family Trust Award (2006) and the Australian Postgraduate Award (2007-2008). He has lectured at the The University of Melbourne Faculty of Science (2007-2008), Education (2007-2008) and at The Victorian College of the Arts (2006-2008) on Art and Technology subjects. Alex has received residencies in Tokyo, Koenji (2005), Beijing, Red Gate Studios (2010-2011) and Blender Studios (2010-2012). He is currently working on Artbox Video Art Player (artbox.io) and making drawings for his own private collection.
Cake Industries - Jesse Stevens
Media Artists Jesse Stevens & Dean Petersen have worked under the collaborative pseudonym of Cake Industries since 2006. They are artists, tinkerers and futuristic dreamers. Their practice uses electromechanics, handmade electronics, and robotics to create anthropomorphic and autonomous objects that embrace retro-futurism. Heavily influenced by 1950s science fiction dystopia, Cake Industries’ installations, performances, and sculptural objects anachronistically portray society in order to investigate narratives, culture, reality, and future.
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