Bennett, A 2014, artist talk presented at OpenLAB, Media Lab Melbourne, held at The Dock, 5 October 2014.
Alison Bennett & John McCormick
Melbourne Media Lab http://www.medialabmelbourne.com.au/
The Dock, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands
Alison Bennett is an artist working in photography and digital media currently completing a ‘creative practice as research’ PhD project at Deakin University as a member of the Deakin Motion.Lab. Her PhD work is framed by an investigation into the reconstitution of photographic surface within digital media. The photographic image has principally shifted from a literal surface – a print – to an interconnected ephemeral surface, a skin-scape, reconstituted via screens and code. In late 2013 a body of work called ‘Shifting Skin’, featuring detailed prints of human skin marked by tattoos overlaid with 3D augmented reality, struck a chord with audiences and went viral internationally. The exhibition has since toured nationally and internationally.