ANAT Synapse 2017
BADEN PAILTHORPE + AARON COUTTS, SPORTS AND EXERCISE SCIENCE UTS
Artist Baden Pailthorpe, focused on the relationship between technology, power and culture, in his 2017 ANAT Synapse Artist Residency with UTS Sport and Exercise Science Professor Aaron Coutts. Drawing on his expertise in atmospheres and spacial media theory, and its application in artistic practice, Baden worked alongside Aaron and his research team to develop a method for quantifying the influence of crowd behaviour on AFL and NFL player performance.
Read Baden’s ANAT Synapse Residency blog
Clanger, a solo exhibition at UTS Art, Sydney resulting from the residency, explores the aesthetics of power through data, bodies and technology. In an environment that is both physical and virtual, Clanger pairs the statistical tracking of AFL player performance with the emotional intensities of the crowd.
Read more about Clanger here
Watch Baden Pailthorpe discuss his 2017 Synapse Artist Residency with Aaron Coutts, Professor of Sport and Exercise Science at UTS.
The ANAT Synapse program is made possible through the generous support of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.