Didactic Tools opens in November and kicks off with a workshop Symposium for peers working in knowledge and cultural practices who want to participate in peer-to-peer exchange, explore open source practices and non-hierarchical methodologies of cultural production.
Below is information on the exhibition but head OVER HERE for info on the Workshop Symposium and to RSVP by taking our 10 minute online learning module.
Fremantle Arts Centre
Opening Sat 21 Nov | 6:30pm | Free
Exhibition runs Sun 22 Nov 2015 – Sun 24 Jan 2016
Didactic Tools features five artists responding to the current explosion of instructional and educational culture, from YouTube tutorials and TEDx to the proliferation of data visualization, analytics, digital whistleblowing and new political movements.
The multidisciplinary ensemble bring together performance, visual art, sound and media works with biological science and architectural practice. Through collective research, sharing tools and conducting experiments in peer-to-peer education, the artists have drawn lines between the vast sub-cultures in which digital teaching and learning now thrive.
Didactic Tools simultaneously embraces the challenges of knowledge-sharing in art production while exploring the implications of openly divulging a work’s ‘source code’ – its information, intention, meaning and provocation – on its evocative ability.
This project has been convened by Perth-based company Hydra Poesis and organised by artists Kynan Tan and Sam Fox.