The Portals and #hererealnow

  • 9 June 2013
  • Bong Ramilo

Leading Australian media artists are exploring the limits of fast internet in The Portals, a public art exhibit which opens at Nan Giese Gallery on 8 June and at the Chan Contemporary Art Space on 12 June as part of the 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2013). ISEA2013 will showcase the best media artworks and future-focused ideas from Australia and around the world from 7 to 16 June at venues across central and outer Sydney, and Darwin. The five artworks in The Portals rely on the physics of high speed broadband to link two geographically distant sites in real time: the Chan Contemporary Art Space and Nan Giese Gallery in Darwin as well as a public screen at Chatswood’s The Concourse in Sydney. The program is presented in partnership with Darwin Community Arts, Willoughby Council and Urban Screen Productions.

Darwin Community Arts is also presenting #hererealnow, an exciting program of workshops focusing on local artists and knowhow. #hererealnow will bring together a range of digital arts activities to engage with, and opportunities to develop skills and new ideas with NT, interstate and international artists. #hererealnow and The Portals run from 12-30 June at the Chan Contemporary Art Space, and from 8 to 16 June at Nan Giese Gallery. It will be launched on Wednesday 12 June at the Chan Contemporary Art Space, and on Saturday 8 June at the Nan Giese Gallery and in Sydney.