In the distant future, Brisbane looks very different, and its wildlife has adapted to a new climate and environmental reality. Through the lens of the observer’s phone, CurioCreatures reveals the fantastical and mysterious creatures who have survived and adapted to roam the streets of Brisbane and Australia.
These invented zoologically-changed creatures are dependent on humans allowing them to evolve and thrive in changed environments. This artwork asks audiences to remove themselves from the picture and think beyond the human world to the inherent importance of other species.
Interactive artists, designers and storytellers, Alinta Krauth and Jason Nelson draw from environmental themes, particularly with regards to species extinction, anti-speciesism, and climate change. They use playful and sometimes humorous digital strategies to guide people through physical spaces, to allow them to consider their surroundings differently.
Their ‘locative art’ uses interactive augmented reality so that end-users can use their own devices to engage with the artwork in their own time and on their own terms.
For more information: curiocreatures.com
Alinta Krauth & Jason Nelson are interactive artists, games designers, and digital storytellers who combine themes of place-making & spatial poetics with ecological themes. Jason is also an Associate Professor in the Digital Culture program at the University of Bergen in Norway.”
Alinta grew up in the land of the Wangerriburra people in the Yugambeh speaking region. Jason grew up in the lands traditionally owned by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Both now reside in Wangerriburra Country in the Yugambeh speaking region and pay deep respects to its elders, past, present, and emerging.
For more information: www.alintakrauth.com
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