Exhibition: ‘Feedback Loops’ at ACCA in Melbourne

Text by CLOT Magazine

 Exo-Performance / Beio (still), Tianzhuo Chen and Andrew Thomas Huang (2019)

The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) was established in 1883 as a platform for artists and a centre for exchanging ideas. ACCA is devoted to playing an inspirational and critical role in the cultural conversation. Their exhibition Feedback Loops presents six immersive installations that explore the material and digital worlds of our past, present and speculative futures.

The term “feedback loop” is used in diverse frameworks, from the sciences of biology, climate and computing, to the fields of sound engineering, product development and human psychology. Curated by Miriam Kelly, Feedback Loops comprises new commissions and presentations of recent works by Madison Bycroft, Tianzhuo Chen, Lu Yang, Sahej Rahal, Justin Shoulder, and Zadie Xa

In Feedback Loops, mythology, spirituality and philosophy are mashed together with personal and collective narratives, popular culture and art history. The works of these artists are informed by the aesthetics of the internet and the ethics of new materialist philosophies, presenting a kaleidoscopic positioning of familiar and unfamiliar references. These works register dynamics of ideas of entropy and collapse, of reiteration and re-articulation. At the same time, they present a thought-provoking understanding of time and knowledge as cyclical. 

Feedback Loops are on view until March 22, 2020. 

(Media courtesy of ACCA)
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