BY SALLY GOLDING
Presented by Brisbane Festival & Metro Arts
Assembly Now is a newly commissioned participatory installation, set to inaugurate Metro Arts’ Main Gallery at West Village, and transform it into a light and sound reactive environment.
Developed as a collaboration between Sally Golding and electronic musician and creative technologist Spatial, 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.
Visitors 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.
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.
Cultural references, including folklore and science fiction, provide a lens through which to view the impact of technical ingenuity such as dispersed screens and interactivity, which were first developed in early cinematic prototypes and are now manifested in networked culture. Emergent algorithmic software is the screen through which we filter our emotions and the narrative this creates is a mirror to understanding ourselves.
3 – 27 September 2020
10am – 4pm Monday,
10am – 7pm Tuesday – Sunday
10am – 11pm, 18 September 2020
Metro Arts @ West Village
Sally Golding – Artist
Spatial – Collaborating Artist
Image courtesy of the artist.
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