This forum explored insights by leading cultural theorists, artists, curators and writers from Australia and India who examined the complexities of working cross-regionally while speculating on a recovered continent.
MELBOURNE, December 2012 – Dylan Martorell’s Soundtracks is as an interactive art-music project exploring the ways different cultures approach concepts of recycling, reusing and re-contextualising materials.
MELBOURNE, October 9, 2012 - Internationally renowned interdisciplinary artist Nikhil Chopra (Goa) captivated his guests at VCA, where he explained his practice by way of a Performance Lecture that weaved in and out of character. In the hour-long event, Nikhil transformed himself into a fictitious ‘futuristic Elizabethan’ character, and showed a slideshow of photographs that document his interdisciplinary performances in Italy, Berlin, India and Australia.
TAIPEI August 2012 - Asialink's latest touring exhibition in Asia - Shadowlife features nine internationally renowned contemporary indigenous Australian artists choreographing their stories through photography and other new media. The artists give contemporary meaning to age old spiritual practices, seeking a kind of personal truth and challenge against rooted perception of race, culture and creed
MELBOURNE, July 2012 – In the lead up to his solo exhibition, Melbourne Art-Power Plant at RMIT’s project Space Gallery, Japanese artist in residence Kosuke Ikeda discusses micro-power generation as the driving concept behind his project and guides us through his Open Studio where we see his works in progress.
BEIJING, June 2012 – Fairfax China correspondent John Garnaut responds to a question posed by Xinhua Senior Australian Correspondent Christian Edwards at Asialink’s first event in the Next Generation series.
Australia’s Ambassador to Indonesia Greg Moriarty puts forward his list of 10 things worth knowing about modern Indonesia. For instance, Indonesia’s middle class is larger than Australia’s entire population. Indonesia also has the world’s third largest Facebook userbase.
MELBOURNE, April 2012 – Social, mobile and locative media are collapsing into one and gaming is now the best mode for storytelling. Associate Professor Larissa Hjorth predicts the next developments for mobile media in Australia through an exploration of what’s happening to our north.
MELBOURNE, April 2012 – Is technology alleviating poverty, or widening gulfs in social mobility? Professor Jo Tacchi of Melbourne’s RMIT Unversity draws on her experiences in India, where mobile phone use is positively booming.
MELBOURNE, 12 December 2011 - This public forum brought together experts from government, academic and development circles to analyse Chinese and Australian aid strategies in the Asia-Pacific region. How do the Chinese and Australian approaches differ, and how are they perceived by recipient nations?