Assembly Now [online]

Assembly Now [online] is a virtual experience of Sally Golding & Spatial’s recent installation, which inaugurated Metro Arts’ Gallery One at West Village, as part of Brisbane Festival 2020, on view during September, 2020.

Simulating and expanding the physical installation, participants in the online version will be immersed in a work that plays with perception, interactivity and unexpected encounters – including the viewer’s own reflection captured and integrated within the artwork.

Assembly Now [online] uses the interface of the mirror to elaborate the psychology and technology of emergent algorithmic software, which functions as a contemporary screen filtering our emotions.

We live in an age of ubiquitous photography– selfie culture, and surveillance capitalism– facial recognition and eye tracking. Emotion analytics software used in neuro-marketing and image recognition is a blend of psychology and technology– capturing data on expression, to assume correlations in mood determined by machine learning.

A discussion between artist, Sally Golding, and writer and researcher, Kate Warren, about Assembly Now, can be read here.


Cenatus collaborated with Sally and Tim Cowlishaw on this project from concept through technical implementation and presentation.



Section: Portfolio

Category: Creative Technology

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Published on 28 Oct 2020