Living Data

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Living Data

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This year's focus for the Living Data program is the co-creation, with William Gladstone,of Oceanic Bliss,an installation made specifically to contribute to the Ku-ring-gai Ph Art + Science Projectand, unexpectedly, to the 2016 Sur PolarArt in Antarctic program in Madrid. Ku-ring-gai Ph is initiated by Eramboo Artist Environment and curated by Susan Milne and Katherine Roberts. Sur Polar is initiated and curated by Andrea Juan.

9 December 2016 - 19 February 2017
Oceanic Bliss installation
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney.



On Thu, 15 Dec 2016
Jonathan Shaw wrote:

I loved the whole exhibition, in particular the way each grouping of artist and scientist seemed to reinforce, in quite different ways, that we are part of the world we observe, not removed but immersed - literally so in Oceanic Bliss. At least that's what I took from the moment toward the end of the video when the animated drawings of tiny aquatic life forms were superimposed over the film of the naked human - I was close to tears. (Admittedly I was fasting in preparation for a colonoscopy today so may have been unusually emotional.)

Your own words 'the pleasure of data choreography' catch beautifully the exhilaration that your work produced in me.

Thanks so much for doing this work, both of you, in these days when science is under so much attack.


On Wed, 14 Dec 2016
Penny Ryan wrote:

Hi Lisa
Jonathan and I just spent an hour at the manly gallery and were overwhelmed by the beauty and depth of the exhibition. But I especially wanted to write about your work which had such lyrical beauty while actually feeling like I was catching some of the science. The projection in the water had many layers to be drawn into and I loved the interweaving of thinking feeling movement. I also loved the use of the acrylic (must find out how you did that) and the projection onto the painting. Stunning work. Thank you for bringing this together.


On Thu, 15 Dec 2016
08:32:24 +1100 Penny Ryan wrote:

Thank you William - so good to have a sense of the life beneath and know that there are scientists spending their lives finding out more. It's such a great collaboration and I am encouraging everyone I know to go to the exhibition and talks.