Daniel Kotsimbos

Working in transitory media. 




Education

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


Public Art Projects

2021 Peak Frequency (Federation Square), Fivex Foundation forthcoming

2021 Anthroposphere, Data Sonification Algorithm, Yarra City Council

2020 Peak Frequency (Flinders Street), Billboard Art Reimagined, Fivex Foundation

2018 Heart Imprint Brick, Swanston St Billboard, Next Wave Foundation (with Chas Manning) 


Selected Exhibitions

2019 Instruments of Life, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne

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

2018 Seven Paintings, Sutton Gallery, Fitzroy


Interactive Performance

2019 Precipitations, Grant Street Theatre, Southbank (with Mitchell Mackintosh)

2019 Dark Points, Mycelium Studios, Australian Cultural Fund, Melbourne Fringe Festival. Coburg (with Die Angle)



Curatorial Projects

2017 Drawing in 3D, VCA Artspace, Southbank



Awards

2020 Winner of the Fivex Art Prize

2018 Winner of the Next Wave Art Prize (with Chas Manning)



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 microphone synthesizer that detects and translates electromagnetic waves (emitted by Lamp and any electrical device in its vicinity) to sound.