Australian born 1974
The Hosts, A Masquerade of Improvising Automatons 2009
Collection of the artist
Courtesy the artist and John Buckley Gallery
© Wade Marynowsky
NGV Studio hosts an extraordinary exhibition where visitors are greeted by a group of bizarre interactive human-like robots let loose in the foyer of NGV Australia.
Dr Wade Marynowsky is an anti-disciplinary artist who works across robotics, immersive and interactive installation, performance, music and video. His practice typically draws on technology and programmed structures to create works that straddle humour, high-camp and a host of unnerving thematic orientations to absorbing effect.
Nostalgia for Obsolete Futures gives an insight into Marynowsky's remarkable artistic practice. It includes interactive robotics, sound sculpture, audiovisual installations and performances. It also reveals a surprising and dramatic new work that Marynowsky is developing at NGV Studio during the course of the exhibition.