Notes can take many forms. At school we’re expected to take them; we scribble them as friendly reminders so we don’t forget to put the bins out; and they endlessly accumulate on our phones.
They become our informal records and observations; a strategy for staying on top of things; and a tool for understanding. They are also a starting point, a space to plan and to collect knowledge before taking action.
Exploring themes of food, futures and biodiversity, Digital Notes looked at note making as a method, practice, and process, through work that, like notes, are brief but that demand attention, or to be noticed.
Made up of artists selected from an open call at the beginning of 2021, this programme brought together different collections of ideas, observations and marks, ranging from the informal and personal, to the generous and surreal.
Drawing on Extreme Views, each art work questioned different systems, behaviours and relationships; from redefining borders and exploring personal connections to the land, to how technology mediates our experiences, and the significance/ insignificance of a dried grape.
Through a series of webpages, live events and interventions, Digital Notes shared work/research from Sebastián Calfuqueo, Amanda Gatti + Gustiele Fistaról, James Scott, and Ashley Yuqi Zhang + Hua Zhang; along with notes from Digital Artist-Curator, Sophie Lindsey.
By intervening, elaborating and exploring the value of being in process, this programme aimed to contemplate how we make, adapt and share our ideas in pursuit of understanding.
Sebastián Calfuqueo – Mapu Kufüll, an animated story that focuses on the cosmological perspective of the Mapuche people in relation to mushroom picking.
Amanda Gatti + Gustiele Fistaról – Fronteiras: Território de Rupturas, a collaborative research project that investigates borders and how they relate to the body.
James Scott – raisin_things, an ongoing project centred around an interactive website that investigates all things raisin…
Ashley Yuqi Zhang + Hua Zhang – Drawing with wind, a collaborative project exploring the intersection between human, nature and technology through bringing together a robotic drawing board, live weather data and abstract drawing.
5 April – Exhibitions go live!
8 April, 7pm – Shorts Screening, 3 short video works by Amanda Gatti + Gustiele Fistaról, Ashley Yuqi Zhang + Hua Zhang, and Sebastián Calfuqueo
14 April – Raisin Mindfulness on Instagram live, as part of James Scott’s raisin_things
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