You are here


Running the City - Free Artists' Talks

Running the City - Free Artists' Talks

Event dates

Saturday, 8 June, 2013 to Monday, 10 June, 2013



Running the City - Free Artists' Talks

WHAT: Running the City - Free Artists' Talks WHEN: 1.30pm, June 2013 Saturday 8th June - Volker Kuchelmeister Sunday 9th June - Jun Nguyen Hatsushiba Monday 10th June - Richard Goodwin WHERE: College of Fine Arts (COFA), UNSW, Paddington - - - City Jam Volker Kuchelmeister WHEN: 1.30pm, Saturday 8th June 2013 WHERE: ID Gallery, College of Fine Arts (COFA), UNSW


Image: Volker Kuchelmeister, still from City Jam, 2006/13. Responsive, expanded cinema installation, 2:34 min Volker Kuchelmeister discusses his work City Jam that will be exhibited as part of the Running the Cityexhibition. Kulchelmeister will discuss City Jam and the immersive qualities of the video and technical aspects employed to create a panoramic experience. City Jam is an interactive, expanded cinema installation that reconfigures the gallery space into a vertiginous, theme park environment. The work takes the viewer on an immersive ride through some of Sydney’s iconic landmarks, such as Bondi Beach, the CBD and Sydney Opera House. Accompanied by a fast-paced sound track form Australian 80s indie-punk band XL Capris, the semi-circular projected imagery is exposed to glitches triggered by the presence of spectators in the space. Volker Kuchelmeister is known for his research and practice in immersive data visualisation and expanded cinema. The shifting transience of urban and natural landscapes is repeatedly the backdrop for his 3D and stereoscopic videos. The artist incorporates real-time data recordings into his videos to determine the influences of time. He has been co-inventor of multiple new media technologies,  including iDome hemispherical projection environment and Spherecam 360˚ capture system. Kuchelmeister’sDouble District was exhibited as part of the Shanghai eArts Festival in 2008. - - - Breathing is Free Jun Nguyen Hatsushiba WHEN: 1.30pm, Sunday 9th June 2013 WHERE: ID Gallery, College of Fine Arts (COFA), UNSW



Image: Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, still from Breathing is Free: 12,756.3 – Luang Prabang, 89.6km, 2007. Single channel digital video, 26:30 min Image courtesy of: Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo; The Quiet in the Land, Laos; and the artist   Having clocked up 3135.7 km to date in runs in sixteen locations around the world, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba speaks about the premise and importance behind his ongoing body of work, Breathing is Free: 12,756.3 (commenced 2007). This ongoing video series by one of the world’s leading contemporary video artists will be shown in the Running the City exhibition. It follows the artist as he runs through cities of the world, including Tokyo, Geneva, Singapore, Chicago and Canberra. Running the City will present all the artist’s runs so far in a multimedia installation across several gallery spaces.   Born in Japan, raised in the United States and currently residing in Vietnam, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba is a truly global artist. Concerned with Vietnamese history and national identity, Nguyen-Hatsushiba incorporates drawing, video, installation and photography to explore the migratory movements and worldwide displacement and interchange of refugees. His work repeatedly references the impact of the Vietnam War, both locally, for the Vietnamese people and worldwide. Seen as a triggering point for significant change, Nguyen-Hatsuhiba identifies the social and political consequences of this significant event in Vietnam. His work his been included in the 2011 Yokohama Triennial and 2009 Asia Pacific Triennial.   - - -   Porosity Lab Richard Goodwin WHEN: 1.30pm, Monday 10th June 2013 WHERE: Courtyard Learning Commons, FG15College of Fine Arts (COFA), UNSW


Architect and artist Richard Goodwin discusses the outcomes of the latest Curating Cities Porosity Lab. Richard Goodwin is an artist and architect who combines the disciplines in experimental propositions and projects. Combining performance, installation and architecture, Goodwin’s work is politically and socially active. Often working in public space, he creates works that are site responsive, explorative and sometimes confronting. In his recent Porosity Studio projects, Goodwin utilises the city like a laboratory, testing ideas and mapping movements and boundaries. The recipient of many awards and accolades, in 2004 Goodwin won the Helen Lempriere Award for Sculpture and in 2012 his Porosity project was featured in Australia’s presentation at the Venice Biennale of Architecture.