keith armstrong, media artist

transmute collective, Intimate Transactions (2005)

transmute collective, Intimate Transactions (2005)

transmute collective, Intimate Transactions (2005)

Keith Armstrong is a leading Australian artist with an integrative and collaborative mastery of diverse practices and media. Since 1993 he has created site-specific electronic art, networked interactive installations, performances and art-science collaborations, shown successfully here and overseas.

Central to Armstrong’s work is the notion of “embodied media”, which has taken his work and the creations made with Transmute Collective beyond conventional text and mouse-based interactivity into the potent realms of sensory and perceptual responsiveness.

Armstrong is currently exhibiting as part of Bathurst Regional Art Gallery’s Showing Off, a large-scale new media art survey exhibition curated by Daniel Kojta, running August 7 to September 20, 70-78 Keppel St, Bathurst, NSW. www.bathurstart.com.au

Transmute Collective’s acclaimed networked interactive installation, Intimate Transactions, now touring for Visions of Australia, completes its journey by connecting participants between the Albury and Dubbo Regional Galleries through physical action and empathetic virtual engagement. September 18-October 18.

A recent work, Knowmore (House of Commons) will appear in Montreal at the Elektra media arts festival in May, 2010.

A new large-scale interactive work, Triple Bypass, “based around the cultural dimensions of climate change”, has first stage funding from the Inter-Arts Office of the Australia Council. The work’s focus underlines Armstrong’s ecological interests—not only environmentally but in terms of the way that “scientific philosophical and ecologies…influence and direct the design and conception of new artworks.”

Documentation and images from Armstrong’s works, including those with Transmute Collective, along with research and writings can be found on his website: http://www.embodiedmedia.com.

interactive re-futuring
keith gallasch talks to keith armstrong

the ecology of interaction
greg hooper: intimate transactions

between research, philosophy & documentation
barbara bolt: intimate transactions, the book

interactive mysteries
greg hooper: shifting intimacies

animating the interactive spin
greg hooper: knowmore (house of commons)

21 August 2009