MCA’s digital artwork commission - Art Collector

Marian Tubbs, Today (still), 2014. Single-channel digital video, colour, silent. Courtesy: the artist and MCA, Sydney

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia has announced its first digital artwork commission to be presented and experienced primarily in an online environment.

Marian Tubbs, a Sydney-based artist, is the first artist selected to contribute to an ongoing series of online-based commissions, intended to be globally accessible.

Due to launch in October 2015, the work will draw upon Tubbs’ research into current digital art practice. Tubbs has said of her commissioned work: “I am interested in visualising the immateriality of data flows, creating non-linear visual narratives through interlinking sites, and providing poetic insight into the political implications and value of metadata.”

The planned series of commissions will enable the MCA to devise and propose solutions to questions relating to the creation and exhibition of digital works.

MCA director Elizabeth Ann Macgregor says: “We hope this will benefit the Australian visual arts sector by stimulating discussion and action around the presentation of digital artworks and supporting artists working in this way.”

Larissa Bricis

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