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Incompatible Elements

Josephine Starrs, Leon Cmielewski
2010

Incompatible Elements is an ongoing project that evolved during an artist residency at Performance Space, Carriageworks, Sydney. In this media art installation, poetic texts are embedded into animated satellite images of terrains and waterways in crisis. The intention is to configure the land as active and to imagine it being able to speak and make comment about human impacts upon it.
The latest iteration was shown in the Maldives Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale opening on October 15th at the Gervasuti Foundation, curated by Camilla Boemio.

The installation was first exhibited at Performance Space Carriageworks, Sydney in October 2010, at MIC | Toi Rerehiko as part of the Auckland Arts Festival in March 2011, Seoul as part of the Sydney and Sookmyung exhibition, November 2011, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei in 2012, and at Canberra Contemporary Art Space in 2012. The largescale prints version of Incompatible Elements was exhibited at Cross Art Projects gallery in Sydney in August 2013.

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Leon Cmielewski & Josephine Starrs 'days like these' 2010,
Leon Cmielewski & Josephine Starrs 'days like these' 2010, – via i1291.photobucket.com