Don’t Be Evil
Lifted from Google’s original corporate motto before it was insidiously removed in 2015, “Don’t Be Evil” considers the all-pervasiveness of networked technologies in our everyday lives. With a focus on the techno-politics that define our age, the participating artists investigate how the internet has reshaped social relations and information flows, capitalism, and democracy, through forces that we as individuals have very little control over.
Featuring 15 Australian and international artists plus a collective, this major group exhibition includes new commissions on display for the first time. Referencing and materialising the internet and its contents, visitors will experience interactive installations and screen-based works, alongside experiments in augmented and virtual reality. Together, these artworks reinforce the inseparable entanglement of our online and offline lives.
Xanthe Dobbie, Cloud Copy (detail), 2020. Virtual reality installation. 4:50 mins. Courtesy of the artist.
Daniel McKewen, The ‘ideo-log’ Project, 2020. Found iPhone, digital images and videos. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.