Goolugatup Heathcote nagolik Bibbulmen Nyungar ally-maga milgebar gardukung naga boordjar-il narnga allidja yugow yeye wer ali kaanya Whadjack Nyungar wer netingar quadja wer burdik  ∞  Goolugatup Heathcote nagolik Bibbulmen Nyungar ally-maga milgebar gardukung naga boordjar-il narnga allidja yugow yeye wer ali kaanya Whadjack Nyungar wer netingar quadja wer burdik  ∞  Goolugatup Heathcote nagolik Bibbulmen Nyungar ally-maga milgebar gardukung naga boordjar-il narnga allidja yugow yeye wer ali kaanya Whadjack Nyungar wer netingar quadja wer burdik ∞
Close-up detail of Ilona McGuire's artwork entitled 'Sorry' (2023), showing a sculpture of a human skull on a platform, with dry leaves and charred-looking, reed-like strands emerging from its eye and mouth cavities. Behind the skull and in the foreground, more dark, wavy, reed-like strands hang from above.

Confusion Matrix

Oliver Hull

15 June – 28 July 2024
According to the coastline paradox, the more accurately you measure something, the larger it gets. Computers can’t generate their own random numbers, for this they need something outside of themselves. No matter how much data we have, it only ever makes sense to predict the weather two weeks in advance. The human brain and weather prediction algorithms both use random noise to model the unpredictability of turbulent and complex systems – the world is noisy, some call this chaos! Maybe it's called living life, living with infinite resolution and possibility. 

 

Confusion Matrix is an exhibition composed of a computer controlled by the condensation of water inside an acrylic cube, and an assemblage of components from windchimes, precision automated manufacturing, mood rings, antennas, and the cooling systems of personal gaming computers. It is about the ways in which we process the world through representations and measurements, and the limits of where these technologies break down.

 

Oliver Hull is a Naarm-based West Australian artist working across digital media, video, installation and drawing. Hull is interested in the poetic and political properties of fiction and images and their relationship to time, history, technology, and nature. He has exhibited widely and frequently, most notably with Kunstintitut Melly, FAC, Success, and at ARI spaces internationally and nationally.

Close-up detail of Ilona McGuire's artwork entitled 'Sorry' (2023), showing a sculpture of a human skull on a platform, with dry leaves and charred-looking, reed-like strands emerging from its eye and mouth cavities. Behind the skull and in the foreground, more dark, wavy, reed-like strands hang from above.

Here’s what we know

Rebecca McCauley & Aaron Claringbold

15 June – 28 July 2024

Here's what we know is an exhibition of new work by Rebecca McCauley and Aaron Claringbold. It’s sort of about driving and tourism and extraction and technology and fantasy. About setting out for very long walks, the visual identity of bitumen highways, and the vernacular of the plaques and carved stone that mark the way. About trying to make sense of it all. It’s a slide show of things we’ve seen, and things we think we know; about 21st century mobility and colonial place-making; ice-creams and tesla chargers; and living in this place, at this time, in this way.

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Goolugatup Heathcote is a cultural precinct overlooking the river in Applecross, WA. The heritage site is home to thriving cultural and recreational activities including a contemporary art gallery, museum, restaurant, artist studios, public markets and events, and creative small businesses. Goolugatup is renowned for sunset river views and an expansive children’s playground, both of which attract locals and visitors from across the metropolitan area.

Goolugatup Heathcote, part of the City of Melville, acknowledges the Bibbulmun people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we stand and pay respect to the Whadjuk people, and Elders past, present, future.