People Like Us

  • Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro The Drag, 2015

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    Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, The Drag, 2015, Rover P6; 2-channel video. Colour, sound. 28 minutes. Courtesy the artists and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.

  • Yuri Ancarani, Da Vinci, 2012, Single-channel video, Colour, sound. 25 minutes. Courtesy the artist and Galleria Zero, Milan.

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    Yuri Ancarani, Da Vinci, 2012, Single-channel video, Colour, sound. 25 minutes. Courtesy the artist and Galleria Zero, Milan.

  • Joan Ross, The Claiming of Things

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    Joan Ross, The Claiming of Things, 2012, single-channel video with mixed media installation, colour; sound, 07:20 min. People Like Us, installation view UNSW Galleries, 2015. Photography by silversalt. Image ...

  • Yuri Ancarani, Da Vinc

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    Yuri Ancarani, Da Vinci, 2012, single-channel video, colour, sound, 25:00 min. People Like Us, installation view UNSW Galleries, 2015. Photography by silversalt. Image courtesy UNSW Galleries.

  • Su-Mei Tse in collaboration with Jean-Lou Majerus, Son pour Insomniaques (Sound for Insomniacs)

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    Su-Mei Tse in collaboration with Jean-Lou Majerus, Son pour Insomniaques (Sound for Insomniacs), 2007, five framed photographs, each 104 × 104 cm; two seats with embedded MP3 players. People Like ...

  • Volker Kuchelmeister and Laura Fisher, Veloscape

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    Volker Kuchelmeister and Laura Fisher, Veloscape, 2015, bicycle; single-channel interactive video. People Like Us, installation view UNSW Galleries, 2015. Photography by silversalt. Image courtesy UNSW Galleries.

  


ABOUT

A National Exhibitions Touring Support Australia exhibition developed by UNSW Galleries and toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW.

People Like Us captures universal aspects of the contemporary human condition in film, animation, digital and interactive art. In a diverse collection of recent new media works by Australian and international practitioners, the exhibition also reveals the many experimental technologies being deployed by artists as they comment on issues confronting us in the 21st century.

Real human experience underpins the exhibition, a concept that extends to visitor engagement with many of the works on display: George Poonkhin Khut’s BrightHearts app, for example, uses your real-time biofeed data in heart rate controlled images and sound; John McGhee’s digital animations invite visitors to take the wheel on a wild ride through human blood vessels; while Volker Kuchelmeister and Laura Fisher’s Veloscape tracks participants’ emotional responses as they take a virtual bicycle tour of Sydney inside the gallery space.

International works include Italian Yuri Ancarani’s Da Vinci, his acclaimed, uncanny portrayal of a robotic surgical procedure that confounded visitors to the Venice Biennale. Other Australian premieres in People Like Us include British composer Michael Nyman’s Hillsborough Memorial, commissioned by the 2014 Liverpool Biennale; and award-winning Luxembourg artist Su-Mei Tse’s aurally immersive purring cat portraits.

Well-known Australian artists represented in People Like Us include Daniel Crooks, Angelica Mesiti and Joan Ross, who all deploy innovative filmic methodologies to achieve unexpected and immersive visual experiences. In two firsts, Aboriginal-Chinese artist Jason Wing has created a sound work, which tells a moving story about the Stolen Generation, and Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro present their new, first ever video work.

Curated by UNSW Galleries Director Felicity Fenner, People Like Us is commissioned by National Exhibitions Touring Support (NETS) Australia and will tour to 14 venues across Australia in 2016–2019.


Previous visitors have commented:

"People Like Us was one of the best exhibitions I have seen at Geelong Gallery. I will recommend it to all." 

"A+ Comparable to some of the world’s best exhibitions!" 

 


ITINERARY 

Burnie Regional Gallery, TAS

29 January - 6 March 2016

Plimsoll Gallery, TAS

4 April - 15 May 2016

Contemporary Art Tasmania, TAS

4 April - 15 May 2016

Geelong Art Gallery, VIC

18 June - 21 August 2016

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, VIC

7 October - 27 November 2016

Riddoch Art Gallery, SA

9 December 2016 - 12 February 2017

Nautilus Arts Centre, SA

1 March - 7 April 2017

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, WA

29 April - 11 June 2017

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, WA

4 August - 7 October 2017

Araluen Arts Centre, NT

10 November 2017 - 18 February 2018

CDU Art Collection and Art Gallery, NT

2 March - 6 May 2018

Dogwood Crossing Miles, QLD

28 May - 17 July 2018

Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, QLD

4 August - 22 September 2018

Bank Art Museum Moree, NSW

5 October - 18 November 2018

Orange Regional Gallery, NSW

30 November - 29 January 2019

 


RESOURCES

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The National Touring Initiative is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its principal arts funding body, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

The NETS Australia network is composed of seven independent arts organisations from each state and territory with a unified dedication to the presentation, promotion and support of contemporary arts, craft and design to metropolitan and regional audiences across the country.

The NETS Australia network comprises Artback NT, Art on the Move WA, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Country Arts SA, Museums & Galleries of NSW, Museums & Galleries Queensland, and NETS Victoria, and is supported by the Australia Council and state and territory funding bodies.

 

 

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