Sean Dockray and Public Office: Para-nodes
Date and Time
126 Moor Street
This working group will focus on the friction between the dystopian/utopian aspects of networked existence. What got us to this place of warrantless wiretapping and data-capitalism? Is there a pathway through the current corporate-entangled edges of the network? Though all manner of utopian myths surround the early Internet, and by extension its forerunner, Sean Dockray and Public Office will discuss the beginnings that clearly define the ends – and the possibilities that live between the cracks.
Eavesdropping, a collaboration between Liquid Architecture, Melbourne Law School and the Ian Potter Museum of Art, comprising an exhibition, a public program, series of working groups and touring event exploring the politics of listening through work by artists, researchers, writers and activists from Australia and around the world.
Liquid Architecture is an Australian organisation for artists working with sound. LA investigates the sounds themselves, but also the ideas communicated about, and the meaning of, sound and listening. Our program stages encounters and creates spaces for sonic experience, and critical reflection on sonority and systems of sonic affect. To do this, we host experiences at the intersection of contemporary art and experimental music, supporting artists to produce performances and concerts, exhibitions, talks, reading groups, workshops and recordings in art spaces, music venues and other sites. Liquid Architecture is curatorially driven and our methodology embraces research, collaborations and imaginations. We want to echo beyond local conversations, problems, debates and questions, to reverberate across media and disciplines, and so to sound out new discourses about the audible world, and beyond. Liquid Architecture acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first owners of this country, and we recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.