16 August 2005


vuspace is both the physical and online art gallery for Computer Mediated Art at Victoria University. The physical gallery is located on Level 1, Building 9 at the St Albans campus of Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. The gallery was constructed in order to allow both analogue and digital visual art to be displayed in a way consistent with the broader goals of the Computer Mediated Art program.

vuspace has network points which allows visual art to be displayed from anywhere around the globe. Additionally, vuspace is configured to allow for video art projection in three discrete areas, as well as the display of two dimensional images and three dimensional installations.

vuspace is essentially a research space that explores the intersection between analogue and digital visual art, as well as digital visual art. Accordingly, all exhibitions are accompanied by text/exegesis/catalogue which seeks to make explicit the relationship between theory and practice in the visual arts. All past exhibitions and essays are archived for your perusal. Please note that normal citation conventions apply for their use.
*The lies that Bill Gates told me: Exploring the Digital Divide
*15th August - 11th September 2005
Opening reception: Thursday, 17th August 2005, 4.30 to 6.30pm

*'The lies that Bill Gates told me: Exploring the Digital Divide'* is an
exhibition of new media work by first generation US born or recent Latin
American immigrant artists associated with the Chicago-based Latino
Artists' Collective POLVO. The exhibition brings together sound art,
digital photography, projections and posters that explore the poetics
and politics of community based new media practice.

*Artists:* Yesica Barrera, Miguel Cortez, Amanda Gutierrez, Monica
Herrera, Hugo Michel Hernandez, Robert Karimi, Claudia Lozano-Alberu,
Harold Mendez, Jaime Mendoza, Elivia Rodriguez-Ochoa, Manuel Sanchez and
Edra Soto

*Curator:* Jesus Macarena-Avila.

*Opening: * 'The lies that Bill Gates told me: Exploring the Digital
Divide' will be officially opened by Lucreccia Qunitanilla. Lucreccia is
a Melbourne-based emerging artist that has previously exhibited with the
POLVO Collective in Chicago.

For more information on POLVO visit http://www.polvo.org/

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