Spinning the Avatar – 1999
A ceramics/digital installation challenges the boundaries between the body and digital technology, nature and culture, the real and the artificial. The ceramic avatar turns like a spinning top within the darkened box-like space of the gallery while digital images of the off-line persona (the artist) appear spinning from wall to wall in synchronisation with the revolving action of the avatar. A flip in perception is activated as the spinning virtual avatar occupies real space while the off-line persona occupies a digital world, challenging the distinction between bodies and new technologies.
Zeros Bodies+ One: the handmade and the virtual
Galleries 1 & 2
Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Rd, Rozelle
6 to 10 August, 1998 (MVA examination exhibition)
Object Galleries, Customs House, Circular Quay
21 August to 3 October 1999