Bonnie and Alex – Artifice x Interface

“Come here and touch this!”

Bonnie Cowan

Bonnie Cowan and Alex Stevenson debriefs about their recent co-curated event – Artifice and Interface –

“to bring artists together and expose them to each other as well”

Alex Stevenson

we also talk about:

  • ping pong balls
  • artifice
  • interface
  • robots
  • VR
  • Twisted Elements Dance group
  • interactivity
  • Hamlet and funeral plans
  • having a crying corner at a party
  • the artifice of performance
  • art process and internal revelation
  • seedless grapes as the height of artificiality
  • the flow of an event

Artists from the evening: Flowerboy, Twisted Element, DarkCinema, Carla Zimbler, David Finnigan, Mikaela Atallah, Sam Marques, Maddie Chippendale, Camilla Turnbull, Emily Crocker, Henry Holder, Ella Byrne, Eloise McCrea-Steele and Kristone Capistrano

links to the curators:

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Matt Cornell is based in the Asia-Pacific region and grew up in Darwin, on Larrakia land. He works through dance, choreography, sound, photography, and discussion to question the arbitrary configuration of systems, and is passionate about overcoming cognitive bias... to ask better questions… to dissolve malignant social narratives.

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