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    Robert Andrew and Tully Arnot in conversation


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    Join artists, Robert Andrew and Tully Arnot as they introduce their work for As Above, So Below and share their practice as part of the creative program for the 2024 International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), one of the world’s pre-eminent electronic art symposiums. 

    Robert Andrew is a descendant of the Yawuru people, their Country is the lands and waters of the Broome area in the Kimberley Region, Western Australia. His work investigates personal and family histories that have been denied or forgotten. Andrew’s work speaks to the past yet articulates a contemporary relationship to Country. His work often combines programmable machinery with earth pigments, ochres, rocks, and soil to mine historical, cultural, and personal events that have been buried and distanced by the dominant paradigms of western culture.

    Tully Arnot is one of Australia’s leading visual artists. His work uses found objects, tech and the manufactured items of modern life to create absurdist sculptures and installations, and is designed to challenge the way we interact with ourselves and technology. Arnot has exhibited across Australia, UK, Germany, Belgium, Italy, China, Russia, and New Zealand. His work has increasingly incorporated video, documentary, performance and experimental media as a means for understanding how technology mediates our relationship with the natural world.Arnot's work addresses the role of automation and simulation, often looking at robotic and less-sentient substitutes for humans and human interactions. Many of his projects investigate innovations in plant robotics, as well as emergent research into plant communication and consciousness.

    Image, left: Robert Andrew. Photo by Agi Davis. Courtesy of the artist.
    Image, right: Tully Arnot. Photo by Charles Dennington. Courtesy of the artist.

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