The Memory Flows exhibition involves a range of approaches to artmaking that stream together to make an integrated but textured whole. All of the artists share certain themes and concerns — around rivers, streaming, collaborating, and encountering audiences in new ways. The exhibition venue, the Armory Gallery, is 500 sqm former explosive storehouse on the southern banks of the Parramatta River, and provides an ideal backdrop for works exploring the nature/culture nexus.
The project is an interdisciplinary collaboration: the artists come from different practices (including new media, sound, media arts and performance) but share a concern with the environment. Their approaches vary, however, and they use a range of tactics — from play and humour, to locative and mobile mediated practices, to the poetic. All of the artists are highly experienced and have been participated in major interdisciplinary media arts festivals and events.
Presented in partnership with the Centre for Media Arts Innovation, University of Technology, Sydney.
Curated by Norie Neumark, Deborah Turnbull and Sophia Kouyoumdjian.
Ian Andrews, Chris Bowman, Chris Caines, Damian Castaldi, Sherre DeLys, Clement Girault, Jacqueline Gothe, Ian Gwilt, Megan Heyward, Nigel Helyer, Neil Jenkins, Solange Kershaw, Roger Mills, Maria Miranda, Norie Neumark, Shannon O’Neill, Greg Shapley, Victor Steffensen, Jen Teo and Jessica Tyrrell.