BY SALLY GOLDING, SPATIAL & TIM COWLISHAW
Presented by Metro Arts
Assembly Now Online is a virtual experience of Sally Golding’s recent installation, which inaugurated Metro Arts’ Gallery One at West Village, as part of Brisbane Festival 2020, on view from 3 – 27 September, 2020.
Simulating and expanding the physical installation, participants in the online version will be immersed in a work that plays with perception, interactivity and unexpected encounters – including the viewer’s own reflection captured and integrated within the artwork.
Assembly Now Online has been developed as a collaboration between Sally Golding, Spatial (Matt Spendlove) and Tim Cowlishaw.
Assembly Now uses the interface of the mirror to elaborate the psychology and technology of emergent algorithmic software, which functions as a contemporary screen filtering our emotions.
We live in an age of ubiquitous photography– selfie culture, and surveillance capitalism– facial recognition and eye tracking. Emotion analytics software used in neuro-marketing and image recognition is a blend of psychology and technology– capturing data on expression, to assume correlations in mood determined by machine learning.
A discussion between artist, Sally Golding, and writer and researcher, Kate Warren, about Assembly Now, can be read here.
30 September – 14 October 2020
Online – via ‘VIRTUAL ACCESS’ link above
To experience this work online, you must use a mobile, laptop or desktop device that has camera and audio access.
We STRONGLY recommend headphones to avoid feedback.
It is possible you will encounter other participants in our virtual space – please behave as if you were in the gallery IRL.
Please note, this work can be viewed online at any time but works best when there are multiple people in the space.
Sally Golding – Artist
Spatial – Collaborating Artist
Image courtesy of the artist.