Alison Bennett

Artist/Academic
Deakin University

Alison Bennett works in ‘expanded photography’ where the boundaries of photography have shifted in the transition to digital media and become diffused into ubiquitous computing. Bennett’s recent projects explored the creative potentials of augmented reality, stereophotogrammetry, 3D scanning, and virtual reality as encompassed by the medium and practice of photography. As a neuroqueer trans-media artist, Bennett’s work has explored the performance and technology of gender identity and considered the convergence of biological and digital skin as virtual prosthesis. Her work has generated international viral media attention more than once; been featured on ABC TV Australian Story, the New York Times, Mashable, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Motherboard, The Creators Project, KillScreen, ABC TV News, and The Guardian ‘best Australian photographs of 2015’. Her virtual reality work, Virtual Drag, was included in the launch of 360 Vision, a mobile phone app showcasing Australian virtual reality content by Screen NSW and The Additivist Cookbook, a collection of projects that employ 3D technology for artistic activism.

www.alisonbennett.net