Guess what?! RealTime Arts Mag covered Bloodbath via In the Loop - take a look at Blood, Sweat, and Art.
New Media Curation (NMC) is a move towards simplifying the curation of technological artworks. From action/response works supported by floorpads, to laser or image recognition installations, to generative and augmented works, NMC can assist you in facilitating, administering, and actualizing your exhibition both nationally and internationally.
August 2012 - August 2013
Deborah Turnbull has recently been appointed to the position of Assistant Curator - Design & Technology at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. It is a 1-year, full-time appointment and will be her primary contract over 2012/13.
Current Major Project | ISEA 2013 - Resistance is futile...PHM is featuring Experimenta's Speak to me...; SymbioticA's SemiPermeable (+); and ANAT's Synapse: a selection from the last 5 years. Exhibiting 8 June - 21 August 2013. Volunteer positions available HERE.
Current Blog Activities
- Turnbull, Deborah. ISEA2013: a history behind the symposium. D*hub - Unpacking Design. Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. May 2013.
- Turnbull, Deborah. Digital Archiving: developing a critical language for experience designers and curators. Open House. Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. January 2013.
- Turnbull, Deborah. Explosion...a Sony Mavica guide to digital migration. Inside the Collection. Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. December 2012 - January 2013.
- Turnbull, Deborah. What's in the Box? D*hub - Unpacking Design. Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. December 2012.
by Deborah Turnbull on 30 NOV 2012
Rhythm & Reason
How does the role of a traditional curator intersect with that of a producer operating in a public realm? The traditional role of a curator is to collect, to archive, to preserve and to make available a specific collection to be engaged with and enjoyed by the public. With the advent of technology, this role has had to evolve to deal with what industry professionals term “born digital” materials, things like design schematics, packages of code representing artworks instead of objects, and an expectation by the public to have digital access to objects.
Two people with insights into the practice of curating digital art in public are Matthew Connell, Principle Curator at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney [PHM] and Natasha Smith, Senior Curatorial Lead, Urban Art Projects [UAP], Brisbane. Connell and I have collaborated on several projects together, predominantly Beta_space, an experimental exhibition space featuring prototype interactive artworks in the Cyberworlds Gallery of the Powerhouse. Smith and I recently collaborated on a public art project for Ausgrid, a static work to replace the Grid Gallery screen of 2009/10. Excerpts from my interviews with them are contained below: