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NIEA and ISEA 2013
June 7 – July 20
In Running the City , international and Australian artists use cities such as Sydney, Rotterdam, Hong Kong and Berlin as their raw material.
Marnix de Nijs (the Netherlands), MAP Office (Hong Kong), Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba (Vietnam) and Richard Goodwin, Russell Lowe, Volker Kuchelmeister, Brad Miller and Ian McArthur (Australia) create experimental and interactive electronic art works which subvert the role of the city as a commercial hub with clear boundaries, transforming it into a site of infinite potential where real and virtual spaces collide.
Run Motherfucker Run, by Marnix de Nijs is the centrepiece
of Running the City. In this massive immersive installation, seen for the first time in the Southern hemisphere, gallery visitors must literally run in order to traverse a nocturnal, often menacing cityscape. The images you experience, both filmic and three dimensional, are determined by the choices you make. The eerie soundscape creates a tense atmosphere, begging the question “who are you running from?”
Running the City is part of the Curating Cities research project at NIEA and is curated by Felicity Fenner. It is is one of several projects COFA is proud to present as part of the official International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2013) program.
Opening: Sat, Jun 8, 4-6pm
When: Jun 7-Jul 20
Cnr Oxford Street and Greens Road
Hours: June 7-16, daily, 10am-8pm
June 17-July 20, Tues- Sat, 10am-6pm
Web: ISEA 2013