iArt: Image, Ideology and Technology in the Age of Personal Media



iArt: Image, Ideology and Technology in the Age of Personal Media
When | Friday 9 March, 1pm
Location | College of Fine Arts, UNSW





iPods, mobile phones and MySpace are all devices and environments that privilege personalised and intimate relations with media. Increasingly, our understanding of media has turned away from the ‘mass’ and the ideology of manipulation toward customisation and the self as a media node. How has this drift toward the ubiquitous media-savvy individual changed the climate and scope for media arts? This symposium brings together prominent media theorists and artists including:


Munich International Film Festival director Andreas Ströhl.

Brazilian artist Tania Fraga.

Darren Tofts, Melbourne-based academic and author of Interzone: Media Arts in Australia.

Artspace exhibitors Leon Cmielewski & Josephine Starrs and Maria Miranda & Norie Neumark.


Speakers will re-examine relations between image, politics, ideology and technology and address the renewed importance of these issues within the contemporary mediascape of iArt.


Convened by Blair French & Anna Munster. Presented by Artspace, the Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics and the School of Art History and Art Education at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW and in association with the Experimental Arts Foundation and Adelaide Film Festival.