About the Project for SCANZ
Vessels is a requiem for vitrine collections of flora and fauna which tells stories of the rivers and sea.
Vicki Smith is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, digital storyteller and community agent using a range of creative tools. She is one of a global collective of artists who began performing through networked environments in the last millenia and is co-creator of UpStage (a realtime online performance environment) that is ‘made in NZ’ and internationally acknowledged especially through the annual festivals she co-curates.
Vicki is an observer, explorer and navigator siting one of her current works on an 11 metre sailing vessel – Kiritea. She has always been interested in how digital spaces can be site and tools for exploring traditional technologies. Through her online activities, she is part of an arts and education community that is global.
Vicki Smith collaborated with Aroha Timoti-Coxon on Pattern Recognition, which was selected as an Intercreate Media Art Project.