Underbelly Arts

mockups 2013 : Andrew Burrell & Chris Rodley


ABOUT

Large-scale digital projections depicting a conversation between two lovers -- which is entirely constructed in real-time using Twitter's global data stream.

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[above] DONT LEAVE, I CANT DO THIS ALONE :( / I WILL LOVE YOU 4EVA BABEEE
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[above] DONT LEAVE, I CANT DO THIS ALONE :( / I WILL LOVE YOU 4EVA BABEEE (alternate composition)
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[above] This isn't working for me / Don't leave me Tyler ...
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[above] You are a fighter. An inspiration. A role model. / my idol

The Artists

Chris Rodley is a writer based in Sydney, Australia whose work explores themes of transgression and marginalization. His writing for performance includes Anna Livia is a Whore, which was produced by Australian Theatre for Young People and was a winner of the Sydney Theatre Company Young Playwrights' Award, and the play for voices It's Not The End Of The World, which was performed at the Sydney Fringe. He has written for Australia's Arena, Bio and Showtime television channels including a short monologue for Lily Tomlin performed during the Sydney Mardi Gras. Online, his work includes the web viral Good Advice written for the BBC. He is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art Playwrights Studo. See also: http://www.chrisrodley.com

Andrew Burrell is an independent contemporary arts practitioner, with a strong history in real time 3d and interactive audio installation. He is exploring notions of self and narrative and the implications of virtual worlds, networked environments and artificial life systems upon an individual's sense of identity. He holds a PhD from the University of Sydney, his research having focused on philosophical and poetic connections between memory, the collected object and narrative. He is a current board member of the Metaverse Creativity Journal. His networked projects in virtual environments, including mellifera (with Trish Adams) and Virtual Macbeth (with Kereen Ely-Harper) have received international recognition and have been exhibited both online and in physical gallery spaces. See also: http://www.miscellanea.com