Dorkbot Canberra April/May Meeting

April 29, 2009 at 4:20 am Leave a comment

Dear CBR Dorks and friends,

We have held over April’s Dorkbot meeting to host an artist talk by Tim Plaisted on Thurs 7th May in the CCAS gallery.

Tim Plaisted is an artist living in Brisbane working with media art. Plaisted’s work has been exhibited in Australia, Mexico, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, UK, USA and reviewed in Artforum. His current work, Careful Messenger (2008) continues an exploration of realtime 3d and game tools in media art from recent works, River’s End (2007) and Handheld (2006). His earlier work, Surface Browser (2004), was commissioned for the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts UK gallery launch and included in “2004: Australian Culture Now” national survey of contemporary art. Surface Browser as well as networkdposition (1999) and 24Hr Coverage (2000) were included in three MAAP (Multimedia Arts Asia Pacific) Festivals in Australia and Singapore.

Tim is in town to install and open his recent work Careful Messenger in the Cube space at CCAS the show opens on Friday May 8 at 6pm.

“Careful Messenger was inspired by my grandfather Stirling Blacket’s time as a dispatch rider in Gallipoli, relaying and confirming messages from command on his horse. In the two-channel work a horse gallops in the left
panel while in the right panel the horse pants exhausted with closed eyes, turning its head towards the viewer. Here Blacket’s horse appears as a modern day messenger, a search engine working overtime for research. In formally combining these two resonating images, the work suggests that the labour and commitments of research and information delivery, is just as critical to us today as Blacket’s missions and should be approached with the same caution and vigilance. ”

Tim’s website is

Date: Thursday, 7th May 2009
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman House Arts Centre
Street: Ainslie Ave. Braddon

Hope to see you there!


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