Northern Territory

Cutting edge and interactive exhibition

The Araluen Arts Centre proudly presents People Like Us, a touring exhibition developed by UNSW Galleries and toured by Museums and Galleries of NSW.

“We are thrilled to be presenting People Like Us in the Araluen Galleries as it represents one of the most cutting-edge and interactive exhibitions to be presented at Araluen that the people of Alice Springs would not normally get the opportunity to experience,” Director of the Araluen Cultural Precinct, Dr Mark Crees said.

“The exhibition explores the interrelationship between art, technology and the human experience and it considers the capacity new media and technologies offer for humans to experiment with ideas and interpret information in the 21st century.

“The works by Australian and international practitioners, use moving image, interactive digital technologies, data visualisation, sound and music to explore connections between our inner selves, each other and our environments.”

Curator and UNSW Galleries Director, Felicity Fenner explained “People Like Us reflects our innovative use of new media, and contemporary artists have in turn embraced technology more than any previous generation of artists, as they explore evolving attitudes and articulations of the human experience.”

“These new technologies are shaping a new version of the human story, and this area is a fascinating platform for discussion on our world today.”

People Like Us encourages a unique level of audience engagement and includes works such as George Poonkhin Khut’s BrightHearts app which uses your real-time biofeed data for heart rate controlled images and sound.

Another work by Volker Kuchelmeister and Laura Fisher, Veloscape, tracks participants’ emotional responses as they take a virtual bicycle tour of Sydney inside the gallery space!

People Like Us also presents several Australian premieres of international work, including Italian artist Yuri Ancarani’s Da Vinci, an acclaimed, uncanny portrayal of a robotic surgical procedure that confounded visitors when it was displayed at the International Venice Biennale.

The exhibition will be officially opened next Friday 10 November 2017 at 6pm and will continue until 18 February, 2018.

Source: NT Government

Featured Image: Angelica Mesiti, Rapture (silent anthem), 2009. Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery.