Posts Tagged ‘CD-ROM’

Art in the Electronic Landscape

Monday, July 22nd, 1996

Vol 16 nos 2&3 1996

Double issue issued with Artlink's CD Rom Sequinz – a survey of electronic art in Australia (Mac users only). The issue examines multimedia and education, frontiers and challenges, the future and audience interaction. Cutting edge issue, opening up many of the ongoing debates about the impact of the digital world on traditional artistic modes of expression.


Burning the Interface

Monday, July 22nd, 1996

The thesis describes the development during the 1990s of visual artists' utilisation of computer-based interactive multimedia and the production internationally, with a focus on Australian artists, of artworks on the CD-ROM media format. 
Earlier parts of the author's research led to the exhibition, 'Burning the Interface < International Artists' CD-ROM>', which he co-curated, opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, in 1996, before touring to Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide.
The thesis surveys the range of practice by artists working with digital media and the opportunities for exhibition in the public spaces of museums, galleries and the street, and advances scenarios for correcting the laxity of response by the exhibiting institutions to the vigour with which Australian artists represented their work and ideas at this time in national and international forums. 
Four published artists' work on CDROM are analysed in detail, and a concluding chapter about 'interactive multimedia' and its usefulness as an art medium to the artist introduces the studio practice component of this MFA submission. This takes the form of a prototype 'experimental' version of an interactive multimedia work on CD-ROM, ('Strangers on the Land') a copy of which is contained in a pocket at the rear of the bound version.