Saturday 29 June 2013, Project Gallery, Queensland College of Art
“Aggregates” [noun, ag-ri-gits, -geyts]; formed by the conjunction or
collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; total; combined.
Aggregates is a networked performance that critiques telepresence in
the Internet age. With the use of ubiquitous technology such as a
webcam, HDTV and Skype, the piece challenges our notions of
tele-presented truth through cues of current sensitized perceptions in
new media and live art. It forces the viewer to reconsider their
presumptions and to some extent, the validity of representation and
presence in technology.
An emerging multi-disciplinary artist in Brisbane, Alrey’s specialisations intersect across mediums of computer art, multimedia, sculpture and interventionist performance and critique a range of subjects from phenomenology of telepresence to the process of art reception, yet his practice collectively explores the allure of abstract knowledge, presumptions of truth and more specifically, it critiques our dependence on sensitised constructs from constant perceptual negotiations with the phenomenal world.