Wrap series, 2014-2017

This series of online interactive & touch screen works considers the convergence of biological & digital skin as virtual prosthesis. Reworlding (Elizabeth) was awarded for Innovative Use of Digital Media at the 2016 CCP Salon & included in ‘Crossroads’ at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Bruise, exhibited at RMIT Gallery as part of ‘Morbis Artis’, featured in an article about bio art on CNN. Works from the Wrap series were included in #nfcdab wrocław biennale of digital & internet art in Poland.

Bennett, A et al 2016, ‘Reworlding (Elizabeth)’, online interactive collaborative work

http://reworlding.xyz/

‘Reworlding (Elizabeth) is an online interactive collaborative work by artists Alison Bennett and Greg Penn, with writers Jeremy Martino and Autumn Royal. The work offers a multidisciplinary investigation into the concept of digital-hybridity and artificial intelligence. The collective process in producing the work imitates the technological and physical layers we often encounter to expose the limitation of the dichotomy between the representational and the real.’ Reworlding (Elizabeth) won the Centre for Contemporary Photography Salon Award for Innovative Use of Digital Media in 2016.

Bennett, A 2015, ‘Bruise’, touch screen interactive & online

http://bruisewrap.xyz/

Bennett, A 2015, Wrap, three photographic prints & online interactives

http://cloudwrap.xyz/  http://rustwrap.xyz/  http://cloudwrap.xyz/

Bennett, A 2014, Skin Room, animated gif

MEDIA

CNN

Redmond, S & Verhagen, D 2017, ‘Of microbes and machines: How art and science fuse in bio-art’, CNN Style, 7 Feb
“In Alison Bennett’s touch-based screen work, the viewer is presented with a high-resolution scan of bruised skin. Viewers can use the touch-screen to manipulate the soft and damaged tissue before them, and their eyes become organs of touch. What does it feel like to touch a bruise and be bruised?”

The Article

Leach, S 2016, ‘The Ghosts in the Machines: Morbis Artis’, The Article, 5 Dec
“The damaged human body is aestheticised in Alison Bennett’s Bruise, an interactive video work in which bruised human flesh can be manipulated and moved on a screen. The viewer seemingly touching and manipulating the damaged organ, just to see how it looks, reminiscent of the Iain M Banks’ bruise artist in his SF novel Use of Weapons.”

About Alison Bennett

www.alisonbennett.net