How do we make sense of ourselves during these polarised times, characterised by ever shifting reality and chaos? How do we find agency in what seems like helplessness? How do we navigate what is true/the truth for us? How do we heal from ancestral wounds and shame? What is the nature of transcendence and the human consciousness? My project is a culmination of these enquiries. My work explores the materiality of encaustic wax and oil painting on brass. It attempts to bridge a synthesis with artificial intelligence and records the outcomes via my video works. Utilising complex neural network technology, I process source imagery of my immediate family and ancestors. This operates like a feedback loop, further influencing my painting process.
We acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campus is situated, the people of the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung, who have created art, made music and told their stories here for thousands of generations. We also acknowledge and extend our respect to the Traditional Owners of all lands on which our work is viewed, shared and enjoyed, and to all Elders, past, present and emerging.
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