Morbis Artis: Diseases of the Arts

Bennett, A 2015, Bruise, touch screen interactive & online, Morbis Artis: Diseases of the Arts, curated by Sean Redmond & Darrin Verhagen, held at RMIT Gallery, 17 November 2016 – 17 Feb 2017, included in White Night <https://goo.gl/9gwzpF>.

Alison Bennett
Bruise, 2015

This work is based on a high-resolution scan of bruised skin. The subject had recently emerged from a coma after fitting for hours alone in their room. What happened was a mystery and remains so, to some extent.

Whilst strange and grotesque, the distorted curled surface invites close examination. The viewer rotates the form by stroking the screen, zooming into the detail with a parting motion. The visceral image combined with the 3D interactive touch display sets up an engagement between biological surfaces and the screen.

https://goo.gl/iaj1PB

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https://whitenightmelbourne.com.au/event/morbis-artis-diseases-of-the-arts

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http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/06/arts/bio-art-microbes-and-machines/

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morbis-artis-conversation.jpghttps://theconversation.com/of-microbes-and-machines-how-art-and-science-fuse-in-bio-art-68574

http://visual.artshub.com.au/news-article/bits-and-blogs/visual-arts/brooke-boland/this-exhibition-will-make-you-sick-literally-252953

https://www.rmit.edu.au/events/all-events/exhibitions/2016/november/morbis-artis-diseases-of-the-arts/

About Alison Bennett

www.alisonbennett.net

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