kirsty boyle :: robotics artist


I have joined the REMNANT/EMERGENCY Artlab project.

This two-year research project (2010-12), is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council (Inter Arts), in collaboration with QUT Creative Industries, the UTS Research Centres for Contemporary Design Practices and Human-Centred Technology Design, UTS Gallery, The Edge, NYU Environmental Health Clinic, the Participatory Design Conference (PDC 2010), Scanz 2011 EcoSapienz, Art Center Nabi (Korea), Earthbase Productions & Embodiedmedia,

The broad aim of the ‘Art lab’ initiative is to promote research and development projects (with an artistic process) that pursue “radical creative processes” and that are “flexible to outcomes that cannot be predicted in advance”. The core team includes media artist Keith Armstrong, artist/designer Natalie Jeremijenko, filmmaker James Muller, design theorist Tony Fry, sound artist Leah Barclay, communications artist/writer Ilka Nelson, roboticist/puppeteer Kirsty Boyle and environmental engineer/media artist Tega Brain. Our advisory board in Epidiemiology/Public Health M.D.s Dr A. Jeremijenko and researcher in Univerity of Queensland School of Population Health. Dr. Julie Dean.

There will be 5 labs in total – Lab 1 in Brisbane, Lab 2 in Sydney, Lab 3 in New Zealand, Lab 4 in New York and 5 in Seoul Korea. In Lab 2 – Sydney – key collaborators include artist and performer Lian Loke and curator Lizzie Muller. This second of five ‘labs’ will have a specific focus on Natalie Jeremijenko’s working methods and will be conducted between the 17th-30th November 2010 in Sydney, with outcomes presented both at the UTS Gallery in Ultimo and at PDC (The Participatory Design Conference) 2010 on 30th November.


New Media Art Award 2012
03.08 - 04.11 2012
Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

artist in residence
01.10 - 31.12 2012
Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland
supported by the City of Zurich