Pics from Listening Art show

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These are a few pics from Listening Art. The instagram captions don’t seem to want to embed, so in order they are:

  1. My comically sound-centric audiovisual documentation rig
  2. I’m here to listen
  3. Sound, proof
  4. Over hear
  5. Memory walk

Documentation rig. More mic, less camera.

A photo posted by Camille Robinson (@kermeel) on Feb 5, 2015 at 3:53pm PST

“I’m here to listen”

A photo posted by Camille Robinson (@kermeel) on Feb 2, 2015 at 4:50pm PST

“Sound, proof”

A photo posted by Camille Robinson (@kermeel) on Feb 2, 2015 at 4:48pm PST

“Over hear”

A photo posted by Camille Robinson (@kermeel) on Feb 2, 2015 at 4:51pm PST

“Memory walk”

A photo posted by Camille Robinson (@kermeel) on Feb 2, 2015 at 4:49pm PST

Anyone who’s checking back in here after a while may have noticed a couple of changes. Firstly I updated the look a month or two ago, I felt it needed a bit of a spruce and it seems a bit clearer and lighter now. Secondly I’ve recently integrated my social media stuff into the site a bit more, so there’s now a proliferation of “share” buttons and such. I’ve even set up a Twitter account; welcome to 2007 Camille. I have no idea what I’ll do with it yet but I’m sure it’ll come in handy.

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The Automated Art Project

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This was a project I worked on in the first half of 2009 with fellow students from the VCA, including people from the Music, Film & TV and Art schools. The brief for the project was as follows:

To investigate the idea of automation in art/music/performance practice, ways to do this could include…

Look back with a historical perspective to the futurists, investigate their ideas.
Investigate one’s own practice for examples of automation, look for opportunities for automation in one’s own practice.
Design and build machines that make Art and/or music. Manipulate an artist or performer to create works. Is who makes the art as important or more important than the art itself?
Automate yourself out of existence – design/build a machine that replicates your creative process exactly.
Make yourself into an automaton – make art using a strict pre-defined set of rules/principles, outside which you cannot stray.

We began to explore these pathways in a number of discussions and practical creative exercises which culminated in an exhibition/installation in the VCA Art School building. Evidently from the brief there’s a lot of scope for continued work and a lot more could be done in this area than we could cover in a part-time project over one semester. A project I’ll be coming back to in the future…

see the online documentation of this project at Collaborative Commons

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