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Rory Gillen, Uncalibrated Space, 2021


Exhibition Satruday 6 November – Thursday 16 December, Gallery 1


Used to prescribe eyeglasses, define distortion and measure resolution of surveillance satellites, calibration targets have been key to our shared objective visual understanding of reality. Rory Gillen’s exhibition, Uncalibrated Space places these targets as a central focus of modern image processing.

Exploring the facets that deep learning carves into images and investigating the underlying machinations of the algorithms themselves. What is real, and how do we know?  

Rory Gillen, Uncalibrated Space, 2021

About the Artist 

Rory Gillen is an audiovisual and new media artist and educator based in Canberra. Working across photography, audio, video, and electronics Gillen creates multisensory installations that critically engage with concepts of post-digital agency and transparency. Graduating from the ANU School of Art and Design in 2019 with first class honours, Gillens work Flay the Image, Excoriate the Algorithm was selected as a finalist for the national graduate show Hatched 2020. Gillen has exhibited in galleries Locally and Nationally including Canberra Contemporary Art Space (ACT), Nishi Gallery (ACT), Brunswick St Gallery (VIC), and the Perth Institute for Contemporary Art (WA). He was also the inaugural Maker in Residence at the ANU Makerspace. He currently works as the studio officer at Photoaccess, where he is developing post digital programming and workspaces in addition to tutoring and facilitating visiting artists in their practice and technical skills.

Rory Gillen


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