We have received an OZCO, Creative Australia - New Art (Creative Development) grant to develop an immersive art installation, Augmented Terrain that re-imagines the relationship between nature and culture.
Working with Synergy Positioning Systems and Slovenian artist Marko Peljhan’s c-astral UAV/drone system to photograph and map landscape images.
In December 2013 we spent two weeks as artists in resident at Bundanon Art Centre, NSW. Collaborating with dancer Alison Plevey we made this video Drone Dance.
We created a new artwork for the Maldives Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale opening on October 15th at the Gervasuti Foundation, Curated by Camilla Boemio.
maldives pavilion website
Our installation, chapel of rubber has been selected as a finalist for the Blake Prize 2013. The exhibition opened at the new COFA gallery on October 17th.
view a section of the video below
In September we spent two weeks as artists in residency at the Australian Museum’s Lizard Island Research Station on the Great Barrier Reef
Sydney Underground Film Festival screened our short video epicormic in September, 2013
Our solo exhibition at Cross Art Projects in Sydney ran from May 23rd - June 30th 2013, with an opening an artist talk at the gallery on June 1st at 3pm. Four large prints and 2 videos from Incompatible Elements body of work were on show.
The exhibition was also part of ISEA2013, Sydney
We exhibited a new installation, chapel of rubber in the arts festival, Cementa, in Kandos, NSW February 1-4, 2013
lightbox image of the Kandos burnout track
Our User Unfriendly Interface CD Rom from 1996 has been resurrected and shown in DVD Dead Drop, Museum of the Moving Image, New York 2012
Here is a link to a video run through of the work
In 2012, Nature In The Dark, a project organised by La Trobe Uni and Victoria Parks & Wildlife commissioned us to create a short video, Epicormic that was screened with other artists works at Federation Square Big Screen, Melbourne 23rd November to 22nd December 2012. The project launch was at North Melbourne Town Hall 6pm 21st November.
still from Epicormic
In September 2012 we did an artist residency at Bundanon culminating in showing our work at Siteworks 2012
The Verdant Shed (projection piece at Bundanon)
Incompatible Elements at the Canberra Contemporary Art Space from Friday 25th May until Saturday 23rd June 2012
still from incompatible elements
Incompatible Elements showed in Taipei, Taiwan at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in the Wonderland exhibition of new Australian art, curated by Antoanetta Ivanova, 2012.
watch interview with starrs & cmielewski in Taipei here
Review by Janine Randerson of Incompatible Elements at the Auckland Arts Festival, NZ, March 2011.
Review by John Hurrell of Incompatible Elements at the Auckland Arts Festival, NZ, March 2011.
Interview with Josephine for Art Radar Asia about our work.
Our video and sound installation, Waterways showed in a group exhibition at the SFAC gallery in San Francisco from the 28th April, 2011.
The exhibition is called Urbanition and is a sister city project between Sydney and San Francisco. Josephine gave an artist talk with Chris Fox at the gallery in San Francisco on Friday 29th April.
Urbanition also showed at Carriageworks, Sydney in August/September, 2011.
Our media art installation, Incompatible Elements showed at at MIC | Toi Rerehiko as part of the Auckland Arts Festival in March 2011 and most recently in Seoul, Korea as part of the Sydney and Sookmyung exhibition, November 2011.
In January 2011 we spent three weeks in New Plymouth, in the Taranaki region of Aotearoa to attend SCANZ, a hui (conference) and artist residency. It was an amazing experience spending three days in the Owae Marae and meeting Dr Te Hui Rangi Waikerepuru who gave us permission to use some of the Maori text from his presentation in our works. This is a still from a video we made of the Tasman Glacier in the South Island which is retreating due to climate change. The words wai o tapu mean sacred waters.
video still: wai o tapu
In Incompatible Elements, environments and ecologies that are hanging in the balance; from the Ganges Delta to the Coorong in SA, are rendered as aerial landscapes that sweep slowly by. Embedded in these scapes are texts that emerge from the manipulation of pixels representing earth and water – and so Starrs & Cmielewski engage in kind of digital geochemistry, terraforming new waterways and barren patches of sand that tell stories in winding, cursive script.
Bec Dean, catalogue essay.
Acknowledgements: Alex Davies (sound); Australia Council for the Arts (Visual Arts Board)
We exhibited artwork in Encoded, an exhibition of Australian artists curated by Novamedia for Art Taipei 2010 in Taiwan. Josephine also gave a presentation about our work at the Art Taipei Forum.
Encoded exhibition, Art Taipei 2010
large print: and the river was dust
Our short video a.k.a. was included in Experimenta’s latest exhibition, Utopia Now at Carriageworks, Sydney in September-October 2010 and will show at MONA in Tasmania from August 5th 2011
stills from a.k.a.