Daniel Kotsimbos


Working in transitory media. 



Current

2021 Canteen Residency, Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West, Maribyrnong 


Education

2018 BFA (Visual Art), Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne


Solo Exhibitions

2019 Instruments of Life, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne


Public Art Projects

2020 Peak Frequency, Flinders St Billboard, Fivex Foundation

2018 Heart Imprint Brick, Swanston St Billboard, Next Wave



Digital Art Projects

2021 (Anthroposphere) 37.8136° S, 144.9631° E, Data Sonification, City of Yarra, Melbourne



Group Exhibitions

2019 You Are Here, Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West, Maribyrnong

2018 Seven Paintings, Sutton Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne


Performance / Set Design

2019 Precipitations, Grant Street Theatre, Southbank, Melbourne

2019 Dark Points, Mycelium Studios, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Coburg



Curatorial Projects

2017 Drawing in 3D, VCA Artspace, Melbourne



Projections / Screenings

2019 Ropeworks Projections, Kinnears Ropeworks Factory, Due West Festival, Footscray

2019 Band Stage Projections, Strawberry Fields Festival, Tocumwal

2019 Gordon Koang Projections, Meredith Music Festival, Meredith

2019 Gordon Koang Projections, Melbourne Recital Centre

2015 Kangaroo, Precipitation & Enlightenment, White Night, Melbourne/Ballarat



Awards

2020 Winner of the Fivex Art Prize

2018 Winner of the Next Wave Art Prize

2018 Recipient of the Fiona Myer Award

2018 Finalist of the Majlis Prize




Contact for projects and collaboration

danielkotsimbos@gmail.com



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@dankdv


Instruments of Life
Two kinetic objects that interact with each other, solo exhibition at No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne, 2019.

Lamp (counteracting lamp)
ultraviolet bug light, anti-insect yellow light, steel, motor, cable
dimensions variable


Pickup (electromagnetic microphone)
inductor, cable
dimensions variable



Instruments of Life is an investigation into our primal familiarity with technology. This installation is made up of two key components. Lamp incorporates two distinctly different frequencies of light in motion: one that attracts organic life, while the other repels it. Pickup is a custom made microphone synthesizer array that detects and translates electromagnetic waves (emitted by Lamp and any electrical device in its vicinity) to sound.