The Data Imaginary: Fears and Fantasies brings together artists and designers to show how creative applications of data technology are crucial for a vital, inclusive and sustainable future, all central concerns in our contemporary lives. The exhibition includes works that explore data both critically and playfully to reflect on climate change, location data, and data legacies and explore new possibilities for interacting with empathy from remote locations, learning about Indigenous cultural knowledges and reflecting on everyday habits that secure data privacy.
Artists and Designers: Robert Andrew; Yulia Brazauskayte; Silvio Carta; Andrew Gall; Interaction Research Studio; Lola Greeno; Benedikt Groß, Stephan Bogner & Herwig Scherabon; Geoff Hinchcliffe & Mitchell Whitelaw; Luke Jaaniste; Jenna Lee; Ian McArthur; Joana Moll; Stanislava Pinchuk; Patrick Pound; Aidan Rowlingson; Judy Watson; Warraba Weatherall; Tali Weinberg; and Mitchell Whitelaw.
Curatorium: Associate Professor Katherine Moline, University of New South Wales; Angela Goddard, Griffith University Art Museum; Amanda Hayman & Troy Casey (Blaklash Creative); and Dr Beck Davis, Australian National University.
This exhibition was conceived on the traditional lands of the Ngunnawal, Gadigal, Dharug, Gundungurra, Yuggara and Turrbal peoples. The curators acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands, pay respect to their Elders, past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.