Online portal:  15 January – 15 March 2017
Event:                 Midsumma Horizons Sat 4 Feb 6 – 11pm at Testing Grounds

A collection of digital artworks by queer artists from around the globe will be exhibited online at from 15 January as part of the Midsumma Festival in Melbourne. The project is both an online internet art exhibition and an IRL installation of data-projections that will feature in Midsumma Horizon at Testing Grounds 6-11pm Saturday 4 February.

“There is a growing conversation about #queertech art practices internationally” explains Alison Bennett, one of the artists organising “We wanted to be a part of that conversation and find out more about how artists are thinking about #queertech as a creative space and an artistic strategy.”

Highlights of the exhibition include:

The Fourth Wall, a 360 video by Russian virtual reality artist Denis Semionov set inside a psychiatrist’s consulting room.

Aitu Vogue Ball, a video dance work by New Zealander Pati Solomona Tyrell, a member of the incredible FAF SWAG artist collective of performance and video artists.

, “a queer-as-fuck, point-and-clit adventure game” by Mo Cohen in the USA.

Infinite Surface, a collaboration between UK artists Jonathan Armour and Richard Sawdon Smith, in which a “micro-drone” is sent deep inside Richard’s HIV+ body, seeking out the virus in vain.

Not Today Satan, a digital collage loop based on the central panel from Hans Memling’s Last Judgement (c. late 1460s) by Melbourne based Xanthe Dobbie.

Highlights from the exhibition include: will be embedded at three Australian queer arts festivals in early 2017: the Midsumma Festival in Melbourne, the Melt Queer Arts Festival in Brisbane and the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras. The project has been organised by the artist collective Alison Bennett, Travis Cox, Xanthe Dobbie & Mark Payne.

See it online at



Media contact: Alison Bennett 0407 853 596

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