Bennett, A 2016, Orb, virtual reality & online, Australia Post Art Prize, held at 69 Smith Street Gallery, 22 January – 6 February 2015.
Encased in an orb, this internal landscape is built from an image of my skin tattooed with my grandmother’s floral carpet pattern. Be immersed in this inverted world within a virtual reality headset in the gallery or traverse via a touch screen by stroking and pinching the surface.
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Alison Bennett works in ‘expanded photography’ where the boundaries of photography have shifted in the transition to digital media and become diffused into ubiquitous computing. Bennett’s recent projects explored the creative potentials of augmented reality, stereophotogrammetry, 3D scanning, and virtual reality as encompassed by the medium and practice of photography. As a neuroqueer new media artist, Bennett’s work has explored the performance and technology of gender identity and considered the convergence of biological and digital skin as virtual prosthesis. Her work has generated international viral media attention more than once; been featured on ABC TV Australian Story, the New York Times, Mashable, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, ABC TV News, and The Guardian ‘best Australian photographs of 2015’. www.alisonbennett.net