Rare Earth People 创设纪-稀土人民

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PorosityC8 eSCAPE Studio, Shanghai


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Brad Miller

Brad Miller, B.A. VisualArts (University of Sydney) M.F.A. (UNSW)

Artist and Design Academic at University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts, he lives and works in Sydney. He has typically manipulated found images and sound to create single channel video and interactive works exploring memory and associations. With his most recent exhibition augment_meat Artspacein 2009, he worked with personal photographic memories, using synchronized projections in a large-scale installation using multi-channel sound which responded to a machine-vision tracking system. The installation is highly adaptive and portable, with the capability to support changes to its content (photographs, video and sounds) in relation to its’ physical location. Miller was a research room resident (Oct-Dec 2010) at Critical Path, where he investigated machine-vision and choreographed bodies. He presented a working model of augment_me during SEAM2010 and participated in the SEAM laboratory – choreographing in a mediated environment led by Christian Zeigler. A new work entitled data_shadow will be exhibited on Cockatoo Island as part of the Underbelly Arts in July while during September Miller will be working in Shanghai with the multi-disciplinary Design Studio/LAB Rare Earth using augment_me as an experimental research platform and he has also been invited to present a paper at this years ISEA Istanbul. In October he will be in-residence at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.
Richard Goodwin
Richard Goodwin

Professor Richard Goodwin, B.Sc(Arch), B.Arch(Hons 1), M.Arch, PhD.

Over 30 years of practice as an internationally exhibiting artist and architect, Richard Goodwin has sustained a prolific and award winning, professional practice of art and architecture. His works range from freeway infrastructure, to gallery installation, to “parasitic” architecture / public artworks. Goodwin’s work is held in major collections including the Art Gallery of NSW, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Nuremburg Museum and numerous Regional Gallery and private collections. Exhibitions include 3 Sculpture Triennials, 3 Australian Perspectas, The Third International Drawing Trienniale, Innensiete a Satellite of Documenta 10 in Kassel, Distance Tokyo and Kyoto, Der Overkant a survey of Australian sculpture in Den Haag 2007 and Poroplastic a solo show in 2008 .
Goodwin established the Porosity Studio at COFA in 1996. The studio blurs the boundaries between art and architecture and uses the city as a laboratory. Since 2004 the studios were run as intensive, international, multi-disciplinary workshops. In 2007, the British Council began sponsoring students from around the world to participate in Porosity Studios within the United Kingdom because of the quality of the work produced and diversity of networks established.
Ian McArthur
Ian McArthur

Ian McArthur, B. Teach, B. Adult Ed., M. Design (Professional Practice)

In 2003/2004 Ian McArthur initiated The Collabor8 Project to foster multidisciplinary projects online between design education programs in different institutions, and specifically across different cultures.
Having over 28 years experience as designer and design educationalist, Ian McArthur has held leadership roles in vocational and higher education in Australia and South East Asia. From 2001 - 2003 Ian was Program Director of Graphic Design, La Salle DHU International Design College (Donghua University, Shanghai, China). He holds a Master of Design (Middlesex University, UK) and two education degrees (UTS, Sydney).
Ian's professional practice focuses on cross-cultural design management and exploration of the potentials of collaborative practice, new technologies and design education in the global community.
Ian currently coordinates COFA Online's Undergraduate online program and lectures in the School of Design studies at The College of Fine Art (UNSW).
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Binghui Huangfu

Binghui Huangfu, Curator and Senior Visiting Fellow, The College of Fine Art, (UNSW)

Trained as an artist, curator and theorist, Binghui Huangfu is an industry leader and one of the world’s leading curators of contemporary Asian art. Currently she is the Senior Visiting Fellow at COFA. Binghui was a co-curator for the Gwangju Biennale 2006 entitled: “Fever Variations – Trace Roots” in Gwangju, Korea and co-curator for the Busan Biennale 2010, in Korea. Binghui was a Researcher for the project: Construction, Connection and Community: Measuring Asian Art's Contribution to Contemporary Culture at the COFA Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics (2008 – 2011). Binghui curated many major international touring exhibitions, accompanied by conferences and substantial catalogues, essaying themes underpinning the current study. More information about Binghui can be found on the COFA CCAP web site.