Date: 10-Jun-2016 – 19-Jun-2016
Location: Dark Park, Goods Shed, Macquarie Point, Hobart
Avast me hearties! Weave ye way through a maelstrom of data highlighting piracy – both the eye patch and the information kind. Drift upon a sea of network traffic; non-human pirate girls will haunt you along the way. For those who embark on the maiden voyage: you’ve been warned: divination.cc
OPT IN TO THE PIRATE GIRL PERFORMANCE
The Divination Pirate Girl performance will begin as soon as you opt in
DIVINATION MAIDEN VOYAGE: Dark Mofo – 6pm Friday 10 June 2016
To secure your place at the Maiden Voyage arrive early. Entry available from 5.15pm for pre-registered mateys. Limited places available.
ONGOING INSTALLATION: 5 – 10 pm Saturday 11 + Sunday 12 June. Continues Wednesday 15 – Sunday 19 June
Presented by Dark Mofo and Contemporary Art Tasmania
Divination Pirate Girls wade through network traffic leaving a glowing dystopia of exploited data in their wake. Divination is traditionally is a method of visualising events that are not immediately physically observable. The artwork Divination highlights the ease of access to so-called private data and offers an alternative view of information we transmit on a daily basis.
Audiences are chaperoned by human and nonhuman Pirate Girls through an energetic collision of sea shanties, nautical mythology, computer culture & transgressive fiction.
Encounters with Pirate Girls happen remotely – before, during and after – the maiden voyage via email and txt by registering. The audience network traffic feeds into the artwork. The event will explore bot behaviour and satire of non human actors who manifest as pirate girls.
Executive Producer: Alexander Godschalk NL
Australian Producer Contemporary Art Tasmania: Kylie Johnson TAS
Technical co-Producer / Digital Art: Matt Daniels TAS
Technical co-Producer / Sound Composition: Nick Smithies TAS
Lighting Design: Jason James TAS
Network Engineer: Alexei Bilnov RU/ UK
Network Communication: Danja Vasiliev GER/RU
Kinetic Stage Engineer: Guy Paramore TAS
Sound Engineer: Greg Gurr TAS
Storyteller: Jim Woff NSW
Digital Stage Technique / Web Design: Linda Dement NSW
Print Design: Cath Robinson TAS
Documentation Manager / Technical Assistant: Aaron Horsley TAS
Dramaturg: Briony Kidd TAS
Pirate Girls: chatbots and other non humans ET/ GNU
A Romantic Mutiny in a Maelstrom of Data
Divination has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. This project has been assisted by Tasmanian Regional Arts. The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government initiative supporting the arts in regional and remote Australia delivered in partnership with Tasmanian Regional Arts. The project has been supported through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.