SESSION: Connection in Times of IsolationOnline conversation with Alana Hunt , Kim V. Goldsmith , Dr Jessica Olivieri and Emile Zile
What role do we want technology to play in connecting our art practices to the wider world? What skills are artists working in isolated or remote parts of the world equipped with? Can issues such as digital saturation and digital inequality be overcome in order to create a more sustainable future?
Like many regional artists, Kim Goldsmith and Alana Hunt often create work in relatively isolated parts of Australia. In contrast, Jessica Olivieri and Emile Zile both practice in metropolitan areas, but have been no less impacted by the isolation imposed by lockdowns. What can these artists teach each other about isolation and digital connection, and how might this inform our thinking about where to next as arts practitioners?
Kim V. Goldsmith Working. Photo: Cameron Porteous
Lake Tyrell Workshop, SALTbody by Arts Mildura (a RAF supported project). Photo Gareth Hart
Connection in Times of Isolation
Some further reading recommendations from Emile: