July 09, 2007
EXPERIMENTAL ART FOUNDATION presents
James Dodd and Ubermorgan.com
JAMES DODD | SPEAKEASY + UBERMORGEN.COM | WORK 1999-2007 :: 13 JULY - 18 AUGUST :: OPENING THURSDAY 6PM 12 JULY :: EXPERIMENTAL ART FOUNDATION, ADELAIDE SOUTH AUSTRALIA :: James Dodd Artist's talk: FRIDAY 17 AUGUST, 4PM ::
JAMES DODD uses images and logos from popular, sub, and outlaw culture to construct his artwork. Rock'n'roll, commercially and individually applied street cultures, and their modes, are all constants in Dodd's practice. Political comments and seemingly inane social observations come together in densely presented groups of work that offer critical analyses of Australian culture. The work explores critical examinations and applications of design and subculture inherent in non-disciplined graffiti. Speakeasy is a a major installation that has painting, sculpture, video and aural elements. The installation references the American prohibition era practice of running illegal and secretive booze establishments as an analogy for the political concept of sedition that we currently experience as Australians. Speakeasy is presented in association with 2007 SALA Festival.
James Dodd is active as an arts practitioner, co-ordinator and teacher. He has spoken as a representative of street art culture at the National Gallery of Australia and in forums in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Dodd's work appears in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Australia, the Australian National Maritime Museum, the Gold Coast City Art Gallery and many private collections. He is currently a full time Masters candidate at the University of South Australia. Dodd is repr esented by Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane. James Dodd on EAF website; also http://www.ryanrenshaw.com.au
UBERMORGEN.COM is an artist-duo created in Vienna, Austria, by Lizvlx and Hans Bernhard, a founder of etoy. Behind UBERMORGEN.COM we can find one of the most unmatchable identities - controversial and iconoclastic - of the contemporary European techno-fine-art avant-garde. Their open circuit of conceptual art, drawing, software art, pixel-painting, computer installations, net.art, sculpture and digital activism (media hacking) transforms their brand into a hybrid Gesamtkunstwerk.
UBERMORGEN.COM's work is unique not because of what they do but because of how, when, where and why they do it. The computer and the network are (ab)used to create art and combine its multiple forms. The permanent amalgamation of fact and fiction points toward an extremely expanded concept of one's working materials, that for UBERMORGEN.COM also include (international) rights, democracy and global communication (input-feedback loops). "Uberm orgen" is the German word both for "the day after tomorrow" and "super-tomorrow."
Lizvlx is a Vienna and St. Moritz based artist, designer and technologist, producing both artistic and commercial work for companies, collectors and institutions. Using technology and computers as a medium since 1994, she has exhibited her net.art works in venues like Ars Electronica (Austria), Konsthall Malmoe (Sweden), the NTT ICC Museum (Japan), ARCO (Spain) or the Lentos Kunstmuseum (Austria).
Hans Bernhard is a Vienna and St. Moritz based artist working in the fields of digital and fine art. Using technology, computers and the internet as a medium since 1994, he exhibited and performed in venues like the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Japan), Ars Electronica (Austria), Konsthall Malmoe (Sweden) and the SFMOMA (USA). Ubermorgen.com on EAF website
Ubermorgen.com is presented with the assistance of Pro Helvetica, Swiss Arts Council.
For further enquiries contact EAF Program Manager: Design & Publicity, Teri Hoskin at: info[at]eaf.asn.au or phone 08 82117505
The EAF is assisted b y the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and by the South Australian Government through Arts SA. The EAF is also supported through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.
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