Niki Sperou :: A Partnership for Uncertain Time
NIKI SPEROU is a South Australian artist with a longstanding engagement within the nexus between art, science and culture. Since 2006 she has been the resident artist at the Department of Medical Biotechnology, Flinders University. Her interest in contemporary innovations in technology, the body and her cultural background have led her to draw parallels between biotechnology and ancient Greek cultural paradigms. For Sperou these connections emerge in chimerical forms and concepts.
MESH: Interspecies Empathy
Uncertainty evokes new questions, viewpoints, and futures. Initially, I was concerned with the impact of technology upon ‘what it means to be human’ but this interest has evolved toward expanded entanglements and chimeric possibilities; post-human, multispecies, queer, repurposed, interdisciplinary, eco-techno and postcolonial; raising interrogations of relationships and speaking for others.
A Partnership for Uncertain Times features four exceptional South Australian artists working at the intersections of art, science and technology:
BRAD DARKSON, DEIRDRE FEENEY, NIKI SPEROU, CATHERINE TRUMAN
The Arts South Australia funded collaboration between UniSA and ANAT has commissioned the featured artists to research and develop innovative and experimental artworks engaging with science and technology. The R&D (research and development) nature of the project places emphasis on courageous experimental development over ‘perfecting’ finished artworks.
A Partnership for Uncertain Times is an Arts South Australia funded collaboration between UniSA (University of South Australia) and ANAT (Australian Network for Art and Technology).