SITE EIGHT / 18 July to 1 August (Opening Wednesday 24 July 5-7pm, Artist & Curator talk Thursday 1 August 5pm, Exhibition open Tuesdays to Fridays 12-5pm)
Aesthetics of Human Relations is an exhibition that explores the narrative of interactivity through a methodical and conceptual approach. Each artist’s work involves an interactive element which invites audience participation through a diverse range of mediums including photographic archive, video game, object, sound and image. The artists investigate how we as individuals relate to and interact with the world through history, other people, animals and events. The artworks' meaning and form evolve through the audience, who act as both active participants and interpreters of the exhibition.
Soyoun Kim is a recipient of the 2019 INTERSECT Curatorial Internship. The Curatorial Internship is a six-month internship which concludes with an exhibition of current RMIT School of Art Honours and Masters of Fine Art students, curated by the intern.
Alex Cahill is a video and sound artist with a background in sound editing, mixing and recording. His ‘interview style’ video works incorporate animation and sound design to explore how the post-internet context affects individuals in the relation to themselves, others and larger society. He has worked on Australian television productions, short film projects and web-series. He is a candidate for Honours in Fine Art at RMIT as a holder of Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art).
Shan Crosbie is a multidisciplinary artist with the interest in people's collective inability to feel and act with empathy towards farm animals. She invites the audience to engage emotionally and reconnect with animals through storytelling and memorial strategies, using found materials and stories from animal agricultural industries. She has exhibited in both Victoria and ACT and was selected as a finalist in the Incinerator Art Award: Art for Social Change in 2018. She is currently completing her Master of Fine Art at RMIT and was awarded her undergraduate degree with honours in Art History from the Australian National University in 2016.
Joel Kram is a photo-media artist, working with analogue processes, archival photographs and moving image. His practice is informed by photographic images' relationship with its power and memories, interrogating the connection between photographic materiality as objects and their representations. He is currently taking Honours in Photography at RMIT with Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Photography.
Amy McNickle is a multidisciplinary artist with a background in formal music and composition training. She is interested in producing works from a sound perspective with a fascination in the intersection between empathy, science and the arts. She is working with an anthropological approach and looking at ways to explore our current sociological way of creating and maintaining intimate and personal connections. She has collaborated with projects from interactive art installation to dance and animation. She is a candidate for the Master of Fine Arts at RMIT as a holder of Bachelor of Interactive Composition (VCA).
Sarah Walker is an artist, photographer and writer. Her work uses humour and theatricality to explore catastrophe, disaster and existential dread. She uses speculative fiction and narrative disruption to demonstrate the limits of language in comprehending chaos, and comedic tactics to create space for surprising and unexpected engagement with ideas of mortality and loss. She was a finalist in the 2019 MTV:REDEFINE award and currently completing a Master of Fine Art at RMIT. Also she will be attending the LaSalle College of the Arts Tropical Lab residency in July 2019.
Soyoun Kim is a photo-media artist and independent curator. Her curatorial practice centres on the notion of identity and humanity in contemporary society. She is also interested in intercultural communications in arts crossing generations and places. Her ongoing art practice and collaboration with other artists with diverse cultural backgrounds led to her first curatorial project Cadavre Exquis (2015). Since then, she has been creating projects including the exhibition Passage to Pusan (2017), which was commissioned by Korean Cultural Centre Sydney, and I, there, here (2019) as a curator and solo artist. She is currently completing a Master of Arts Management at RMIT University.