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"The Vernacular Terrain
2004 Media room - ENKI sound installation
2007 IDAprojects exhibition gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance from the Australian Government through the Australia China Council an initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
2007 Exhibition: The Vernacular Terrain
Is it possible to speak of local dialects of the terrain? Are the artists presenting specific viewpoints of the landscape within a contextual framework? What are the influences of hyper-techno landscapes surrounding the vernacular in virtual worlds, interactive design, gaming, locative/mobile technologies and web culture?
What we see in this exhibition is an eclectic anthropological view of our world. These artists explore and engage in interdisciplinary practices and hybrid processes that go beyond any single art form.
IDAprojects creates a scenario of open disciplines, and is an inclusive hub promoting narrative drawing on social and physical structures that make up the environment we live in. The intention is to guide people into a reading about their terrain and of the ‘other’. The result is an interrogation of locality and its history. This relationship incorporates global consumerist culture, the convergence of new models of spatial thinking, vernacular creativity, popular culture, corporate branding and hybrid economies.
IDAprojects is supported by the Yokohama Art Project/City of Yokohama, Queensland University of Technology, Beijing Film Academy and Platform China Art Institute. IDAprojects has also received assistance from the Australia China Council and the Australian Embassy in China.
IDAprojects - short profile:
IDAprojects is developing a strategic partnership with the Beijing Film Academy and Queensland University of Technology - Creative Industries Precinct to further develop it's curatorial directive over the next 3 years.
Important contacts have been put in place in New York, Japan and 798 district in Beijing to provide further support to the IDAprojects program.
The IDAprogram reflects a continuing commitment to our cultural identities, research education, new technologies and professional arts practices.
Importantly this will nurture the next generation of digital and new media artists by providing a venue which builds on the substantial cultural and trading links that Australia, China, and Japan already share.
IDAprojects - exhibition profile:
IDAprojects presents works by leading Australian, Chinese, Japanese and other international artists who we feel are contributing important work to the contemporary time-line.
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