Alex Davies

Senior Lecturer & Scientia Fellow

Alex Davies is an award winning media artist whose practice spans a diverse range of media and experiments with interaction, technology, perception, mixed reality and illusion. In 2013 he was awarded a PhD in Media Arts at the College of Fine Arts examining the relationship between the techniques of stage magic and the creation of illusion in media arts. He has exhibited widely in Australia and internationally and has received numerous grants from the Australia Council’s Inter-Arts, Music, Visual Arts, and New Media Boards. More information about reseach projects is available here: http://www.schizophonia.com

Post-graduate research supervision

Alex specialises in supervising practice-based post-graduate research (Masters and PhD), and is particuarly interested in reseach in following areas : Media Art, Multimedia, Spatial Sound, Entertainment technologies, Interactivity, Mixed Reality, Illusion, Spatial Cinema, Scenography and Narrative environments.

 

publications

Creative Works (non-textual)
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Davies A, 2020, Three Generative Inversions, Audiosphere - Sound Experimentation 1980 - 2020, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía / Madrid, 30 September 2020 - 11 January 2021, medium: Sound Composition, at: https://www.museoreinasofia.es/en/exhibitions/audiosphere
2020
Bown O; Ferguson S; Dias Pereira dos Santos A; Mikolajczyk K; Davies A, 2020, The Mind at Work, The Mind at Work at The Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Performance Space, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Performance Space, 09 November 2020 - 31 December 2021, at: https://www.casulapowerhouse.com/visit/casula-powerhouse-exhibitions/2020-exhibitions/the-mind-at-work
2020
Davies A; Boykett T; Auer T; Mayerhofer A; Schrogendorfer M, 2019, Change Was Our Only Chance, Vienna Biennale, AIL - Angewandte Innovation Lab - Franz-Josefs-Kai 3 1010 Wien, 28 May 2019 - 27 September 2019, medium: Immersive Installation, at: http://www.viennabiennale.org/en/exhibitions/detail/change-was-our-only-chance/
2019
Davies A; Davies M; Bennett J, 2019, Edge of the Present, The Big Anxiety, UNSW Galleries, Art and Design Campus, Paddington, 27 September 2019 - 16 November 2020, medium: Mixed Reality Installation, at: https://www.thebiganxiety.org/events/edge-of-the-present/
2019
Davies A; Retallick S, 2018, Slipstream, Slipstream, uShaka Marine World & South Beach Pools, Durban, South Africa, 23 June 2018 - 30 June 2018, medium: Mutichannel Underwater Sound Installation, at: http://www.isea-international.org/isea2018/
2018
Davies AP; Velonaki M; Rye D, 2017, Catch The Tiger, Catch the Tiger, The National Facility for Human-Robot Interaction Research, UNSW, Paddington Campus, 20 September 2017 - 11 October 2017, at: https://www.thebiganxiety.org/events/catch-the-tiger/
2017
Hibberd L; Davies A, 2017, Data Horizons, Data Horizons, Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK, 01 April 2017 - 12 May 2017, medium: Multimedia art: video, sculpture and sound installation, at: http://www.lilyhibberd.com/Data_Horizons.html
2017
Hibberd L; Davies AP; Kuchelmeister V; Hayes G; McNally J; Nicholas D; Edmondson Paskovski L; Djuric A; Bennett J, 2017, Parragirls Past, Present: unlocking memories of institutional 'care'., UNSW EPICentre/The Big Anxiety: festival of arts+science+people, medium: 360 degree equirectangular, stereoscopic 3D, 4K, spatial audio (Ambisonic B-format), at: https://www.thebiganxiety.org/events/parragirls-past-present/
2017
Kuchelmeister V; Hibberd L; Davies A; Djuric A; McNally J; Edmondson L; Hayes G; Nicholas D; Bennett J, 2017, Parragirls Past, Present VR, Check-in Lounge, The Big Anxiety: festival of arts+science+people, Parramatta Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, New South Wales, 12 October 2017 - 21 October 2017, medium: Virtual reality: 360 degree equirectangular, stereoscopic 3D, 4k, spatial audio, at: https://www.thebiganxiety.org/events/check-in-lounge/
2017
Davies AP, 2017, The Night Auditorium and other tales of wonder, The Night Auditorium and other tales of wonder, 55 Sydenham Rd Marrickville, 28 July 2017 - 13 August 2017, at: http://www.55sydenhamrd.com/alex-davies-night-odditorium-tales-wonder
2017
Davies AP; Cmielewski L; Starrs J, 2014, Augmented Terrain, Augmented Terrain, Io Myers Studio, School of the Arts and Media, University of NSW, 25 July 2014 - 25 July 2014
2014
Davies AP; Baddorek L; Lines A, 2013, The Purse of the Mummy, WOW Festival, Casula Powerhouse, Casula, NSW, 12 July 2013 - 13 July 2013, medium: Theatre, at: http://www.mpproductions.com.au/mpp/index.php?page=favourite-handbag
2013
Davies AP; Cmielewski L; Starrs J, 2013, Incompatible Elements, 55th - Venice Biennale, Maldives Pavilion, Venice Italy, 15 October 2013 - 20 October 2013, medium: Video Installation, at: http://maldivespavilion.com/blog/incompatible-elements/
2013
Davies AP, 2011, Dislocation, Wonderland: New Contemporary Art from Australia, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei (MOCA), 11 February 2011 - 14 April 2014, medium: Installation
2011
Davies AP; Time's Up , 2009, Häusliches Glück, Haus der Geschichten, Pfarrplatz, Linz, 01 July 2009 - 01 September 2009, medium: Installation
2009
Davies AP; Time's Up , 2009, The Black Box Sessions - Part 1, Besetzt Frei, afo architekturforum oberösterreich Künstlervereinigung MAERZ, 29 September 2009 - 30 October 2009, medium: Interactive Installation
2009
Journal articles
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Habak S; Bennett J; Davies A; Davies M; Christensen H; Boydell K, 2020, 'Edge of the present: A virtual reality tool to cultivate future thinking, positive mood and wellbeing', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18010140
2020
Davies A, 2010, 'Adrift in the virtuality continuum', Computers in Entertainment, vol. 8, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1857940.1857942
2010
Davies AP; Morrison A; Brečević G; Sem I; Boykett T; Brečević R, 2010, 'Designing performativity for mixed reality installations', FORMakademisk, vol. 3, https://journals.hioa.no/index.php/formakademisk/article/view/187
2010
Conference Papers
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Kuchelmeister V; Davies A; Hibberd L, 2018, 'Affect and Place Representation in Immersive Media: the Parragirls Past, Present Project', in Bowen JP; Weinel J; Lambert N; Disporose G (eds.), Electronic Visualisation in the Arts, Electronic Visualisation in the Arts, London, presented at Electronic Visualisation in the Arts, London, 10 July 2018 - 12 July 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2018.14
2018
Davies AP, 2008, 'Frolicking with phantoms: illusion in mixed reality', in Edmonds E; Muller L; Turnbull D (eds.), Engage: Interaction, Art & Audience Experience., Creativity and Cognition Studio's Press, University of Technology Sydney, pp. 68 - 79, presented at Engage: Interaction, Art & Audience Experience., University of Technology Sydney, 26 November 2008 - 28 November 2008
2008
Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
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Hibberd L; Davies AP, 2017, Black Hole Horizon, Edinburgh International Science Festival, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Editor(s): Davies A, 8 Channel Sound Installation, looped, Published: 01 April 2017, Duration: 00:03:10, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.summerhall.co.uk/visual-arts/data-horizons/
2017
Ferris G; Davies AP, 2017, Only at the Air, Only at Each Other, http://www.sff.org.au/, Sydney, Australia, 360' Virtual Reality, Published: 07 June 2017, Duration: 00:06:03, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7073688/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt
2017
Hibberd L; Davies A, 2017, Parramatta Girls Home Audio Walk, The Big Anxiety: festival of the arts+science+people, The Big Anxiety: festival of the arts+science+people (website link above), Editor(s): Davies A, Audio, Published: 14 October 2017, Duration: 01:07:00, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.thebiganxiety.org/events/check-in-lounge/
2017
Davies AP; Starrs, J; Cmielewski, L, 2016, And the earth sighed, And the earth sighed, Arts House Melbourne, Published: 06 July 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/arts-house-season-one-2016.pdf
2016
Davies AP, 2016, Heterodyne, ARTBAR, Museum of Contemporary Australia, Editor(s): Van Gelder P; Valenza D; Parsons-Lord E, Published: 30 September 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.mca.com.au/series/artbar/
2016
Davies AP; Macknik S, 2015, Standing Wave, Editor(s): Byrne D, Published: 09 December 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
2015
Davies AP, 2015, The Very Near Future - Part 3, Cosmic Love Wanderlust: The Imperial Slacks Project, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Editor(s): Dagostino M; Tsoutas N, Published: 21 August 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://c-a-c.com.au/cosmiclovewonderlust/
2015
Davies AP, 2014, The Very Near Future - Part 2, Sydney Festival 2014, Wooloomoo Sydney, Transmedia Installation, Published: 16 January 2014, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.artspace.org.au/,%20%20http://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/2014/
2014
Davies AP, 2013, The Very Near Future - Part 1, 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Sydney, Installation, Published: 08 June 2013, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.isea2013.org/events/the-very-near-future/
2013
Davies AP; Mynott L; Traucki A, 2013, The Jungle, Presidio (2013) (Japan) (theatrical) Tokyo Theatres K.K. (2013) (Japan) (theatrical) UMS Film (2013) (Russia) (theatrical) UMS Film (2013) (Ukraine) (theatrical) A Contracorriente Films (2013) (Spain) (DVD) Eagle Films (2013) (Non-US) (all media) (middle east), Australia, Japan, Russia, Spain, Editor(s): Davies A; Mynott L, Video, Published: 01 July 2013, Duration: 00:84:00, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2444092/
2013
Davies AP, 2012, Flutter, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra, Australia, Editor(s): Broker D, Sound Installation, Published: 06 July 2012, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.ccas.com.au/exhibitions/?item=321
2012
Davies AP, 2012, Phantasm # 3, The Performance Space, Sydney, Australia, Editor(s): Dean B, Installation, Published: 13 September 2012, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.performancespace.com.au/2012/phantasma-3/
2012
Davies AP, 2011, Dislocation, Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) Taipei, Taipei, Editor(s): Ivanova A, Interactive Installation, Published: 11 February 2011, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.mocataipei.org.tw/blog/post/27803939#06
2011
Davies AP, 2011, The Black Box Sessions - Part 2, UTS Gallery, UTS Gallery, Sydney, Editor(s): Creighton T; Williams H, Published: 30 May 2011, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
2011
Curatorial Outputs
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Davies AP; Midgley S, 2017, Sphere 2017, exhibited at: City Recital Hall, Sydney., 22 November 2017 - 23 November 2017, Sphere 2017, https://events.catalystevents.com.au/ehome/sphere2017/Home/
2017
Book Chapters
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Davies AP; Crosby A, 2016, 'Compressorhead: The Robot Band and its Transmedia Storyworld', in Koh J; Dunstan B; Silvera-Tawil D; Velonaki M (ed.), Cultural Robotics, First International Workshop, CR 2015, Held as Part of IEEE RO-MAN 2015, edn. Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series, Springer International Publishing, pp. 175 - 189
2016
Davies AP; Koh J, 2016, 'Häusliches Glück: A Case Study on Deception in a Mixed Reality Environment', in Nakatsu R; Rauterberg M; Ciancarini P (ed.), Handbook of Digital Games and Entertainment Technologies, Springer, pp. 693 - 724, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4560-52-8_18-1
2016
Music Compositions
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Davies AP; Starrs J; Cmielewski L, 2016, And the Earth Sighed - Soundtrack, Publication: Arts House Melbourne, https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/arts-house-listening-program/id1174193020?mt=2, https://player.fm/series/arts-house-listening-program, publication category: Music Compositions
2016
Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
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Brennan J; Davies AP; Woods D; Dyer A, 2015, La Boite Theatre, Brisbane, Publication: The Chat, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.laboite.com.au/cms/page.asp?ID=243, http://www.laboite.com.au/cms/page.asp?ID=243
2015
Visual Arts
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Davies AP, 2006, Platform, Exhibited: Pugilist Series 449 at , The Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Thailand, 23 November 2006 - 16 December 2006, Publication: Platform, The Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Thailand, Curator/Editor: Luengaram M; Phillips D; Teh D, publication category: Visual Arts
2006
Davies AP, 2006, Re: search: Art Collaboration between Australia and Japan, Exhibited: Conversations at Conversations, Sendai Mediatheque, Sendai Japan, 26 November 2006 - 25 December 2006, Publication: Sendai Mediatheque, Sendai Mediatheque, Sendai Japan, publication category: Visual Arts, http://www.smt.jp/en/
2006