Landscape and Computer-Generated Imagery
Panel Discussion and Screening
14 November 2019
In conjunction with an exhibition at local artist-run initiative Kuiper Projects—Topographic Resolutions II—the IMA and Kuiper present a panel discussion and screening that considers the relationship between landscape and computer-generated imagery, both in contemporary art and wider culture.
Join a conversation between curator Kyle Weise and artists Baden Pailthorpe and Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox who will discuss their relationships to digital depictions of landscape and its entanglement with militarism, a theme also found across the late filmmaker Harun Farocki’s practice.
After the discussion see a screening of one of Farocki’s final films, Parallel I-IV (2012-14, 45 mins). The film incorporates found footage including that from video games The Legend of Zelda and Grand Theft Auto V to comment on the genre of computer animation and the history of style in computer graphics.
This program is an extension of the group exhibition, Topographic Resolutions II on display at Kuiper Projects 15–30 November. The exhibition includes moving image work by Corinna Berndt, Trent Crawford, Tristan Jalleh, and Sara Ludy.
Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox is a Brisbane-based visual artist and researcher. She is currently an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Communication and Arts, University of Queensland. Her creative practice and research critically engages with ideas of existential risk posed by emerging technologies, developments in contemporary militarised drone technology, persistent surveillance, and increasingly autonomous systems.
Harun Farocki (1944-2014) was born in German-annexed Czechoslovakia. From 1966 to 1968 he attended the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB). In addition to teaching posts in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Manila, Munich, and Stuttgart, he was a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Farocki made close to 120 films, including feature films, essay films, and documentaries.
Baden Pailthorpe is an artist who works with emerging and experimental technologies. He is the Convenor of Hybrid Art Practice at the ANU School of Art & Design, Canberra. His artistic practice interrogates the relationship between aesthetics and power, interrogating the politics of technological and economic structures across Sport, Finance, and the Military-Industrial Complex. His work has recently been shown at the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2014); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); the Triennale di Milano, Milan (2016); Sullivan+Strumpf (2017); and UTS Art, Sydney (2017). He is represented by Sullivan + Strumpf.