Alison Bennett & AJ Kearns
My broader practice is situated in ‘expanded photography’ where the boundaries have shifted in the transition to digital media and become diffused into ubiquitous computing. Creative projects have tested the creative and discursive potentials of augmented reality, photogrammetry, 3D scanning, point clouds, virtual reality and webXR as encompassed by the medium and practice of photography. As a neuroqueer new-media artist, my work has explored the performance and technology of gender identity and considered the convergence of biological and digital skin as virtual prosthesis. My work has been shown at international venues such as Musée du Louvre and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and featured on ABC TV Australian Story, the New York Times, Mashable, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Motherboard, The Creators Project, ABC TV News, Archer Magazine and The Guardian.I am a founding member of the QueerTech.io artist collective, a member of the Gertrude Street Projection Festival Advisory Committee, and have served on a number of development panels for the Midsumma Festival. I am a member of the Digital Advisory Group of the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body. I work as a lecturer in photography at RMIT University School of Art where I am program manager of the master of photography.