The next edition of Telematic Cafe is here – and will form a part of Geelong After Dark, 6pm to 10pm, Friday 6 May 2016. Addressing this year’s festival theme – “air” – Telematic Café draws on the nature of air as it signifies immateriality and space, and is titled Telematic Café: On Air. “Telematic communication models” are therefore relating to the capacity of constructing new spaces, highlighting the merge of separate worlds and modes of materiality and providing expanded/new areas for communication, experience and existence.
In the framework of Geelong’s own Night Arts festival – Telematic Cafe will open up for the night to temporarily occupy and transform two very different but close locations to create site(s) that will make the art experience a tangible /physical activity which – metaphorically – compares to the process of having a coffee within the social environment of cafe.
Telematic Cafe: On Air is composed to offer four projects across two locations.
LOCATION 1: BEAVS BAR (Little Malop street, Geelong). This people’s favourite eclectic lounge bar will host:
Kazuhiro Goshima (JP). SHADOWLAND. Through a poetic narrative this stereoscopic (3D) film explores the creation of 3D vision with DSLR camera. The work brought the artist the Award of Distinction at Ars Electronica 2014.
Radio Whispers (Bhagavad-Gita) with THE PULSE 94.7FM (community radio) and Geelong Amateur Radio Club. A collaboration on radio waves and a chance to explore the construction of radio as the apparatus of communication – from live production and broadcast to listening.
LOCATION 2: VACANT SHOP (Cnr Little Malop Street and James Street). This rustic place will focus on the creation of new realities featuring two artist projects:
Stephanie Andrews, John McCormick, Jordan Vincent and Deakin Motion.Lab. DUET. Exploring the newest technologies, this virtual reality experience brings you into communication relationships, via movement, with your artificially intelligent partner.
Michael Morgan. SYMBIOTIC ILLUSION. A monumental installation reflecting the material qualities – solid, liquid, to air-like and a statement of the metaphor about illusionary nature of coexistence and the contradiction contained in human-related conflicts.
Telematic Cafe: On Air is curated by Marita Batna.
Top Image: Michael Morgan. Symbiotic Illusion (detail), 2016.