In today’s wired-up world, we can be with anyone, anywhere at any time. We have hundreds of ‘friends’, habitually ‘follow’ strangers and work from virtual offices. What does all this mean for community and connection? And how does it influence creativity? Experimenta curator Abigail Moncrieff, novelist Max Barry and artist Charlie Sofo come together IRL (in real life) to nut it out. Chaired by Phip Murray.
Charlie Sofo is a visual artist based in Melbourne. In 2012, he exhibited in NEW12, curated by Jeff Kahn at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Volume One, curated by Glenn Barkley at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and New Work at Craft Victoria, Melbourne.
Max Barry is the author of the novels Syrup (an LA Times Best Book of the Year), Jennifer Government (a New York Times Notable Book), and Company (a New York Times bestseller), and the web serial Machine Man.
Phip Murray is an artist and writer and the Director of West Space. She is a board and editorial member of the independent contemporary art journal Un Magazine.
Abigail Moncrieff has been working in the visual arts for many years, and as curator at Experimenta since early 2011.