We all know the best kind of art is the kind you can interact with—not the stuff behind a red velvet rope—which is exactly what the epic art, science and technology festival that's set to take over Brisbane is all about.
After massive events in 2019 and 2021, Curiocity was all set to return earlier this year before the floods hit as part of the annual World Science Festival Brisbane. Luckily for us, it’s been rescheduled to run from Friday 24 June to Sunday 10 July, with 20 physical and digital artworks to experience for free, each one designed to explore the interaction between art and science.
Among a lineup of works including giant bird nests, Antarctic icebergs, the courtship rituals of an Australian spider and a robot’s stream of consciousness, highlights include OCHE/ECHO at South Bank's Riverside Green, which will use life generative animation and cutting-edge facial capture to put observers in the picture, Luminous Threads (a work of artisanal embroidery using ever-changing fibreoptic thread) in the Museum's Whale Mall, and other pieces pairing electronic music with the mating calls of frogs, or modern filmmaking with DNA extraction.
With installations throughout the City Botanic Gardens, South Bank, South Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct and the CBD, it’s lucky the festival will be going for 16 days, because you’re going to need plenty of time to explore them all.
What: Curiocity Brisbane
When: 24 June–10 July, 2022
Find out more here.
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