3rd nature: Pierre Proske and Damian Stewart

SCANZ art work photo

The above shot shows Brickets exhibited in a gallery location – for “3rd nature” the Brickets will be placed in a large bird enclosure (which will be monitored for the birds response)

Introduction: Brickets

These units record environmental data, once the traditional place of the scientist and here explored by artists. The output of the units cannot be known, and how the birds will respond is similarly unknown. While being fundamentally an electronic art work, there are ethical questions here, and also this work shows how well electronic art works can be released from the museum/gallery venue, inviting a different relationship to the audience and one less encumbered by concepts such as ‘art’.