28 NOV - 22 DEC 2012
Gallery 9 is excited to announce contemporary media artist, Robin Hungerford’s return to the gallery for his second solo show The Streaming.
Information, regardless of its importance or innocuousness is, in the age of the internet and cloud computing literally at our fingertips when and wherever we have access to a device and signal. One consequence of our attraction to and preoccupation with these devices is the desire to consume, both the technologies themselves and also the incessant information they make available. Thoughts are impulsively uploaded and compulsively downloaded and collectively, they form a virtual cloud of information which keep us connected to each other and our streams of consciousness. The works in The Streaming are Hungerford’s visualisations of this omnipresent cloud and our virtual deification of modern technology:
“the self-fulfilling prophecy of a man-made god brought about by our unquestioning devotion to technological progress.”
To summarise the works and symbolise their quasi-spiritual inspirations Hungerford provides us with the following mantra: The Streaming, Connected, The pure flows of information.
Hungerford completed his Masters of Fine Arts at Sydney College of the Arts in 2009. He has exhibited in several of Sydney’s artist run spaces and was a finalist in the Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship Prize in 2010. This exhibition in November 2012 will mark his second project with Gallery 9.