Hola, I'm Mark Payne, a visual artist / web designer living & working in Melbourne, Victoria. I'll always be up for an artistic collaboration & very interested in any new work possibilities. To say Hola back, find me on one of the following social networks.
In 2014 I witnessed a young woman fall from the top of a 7 story carpark onto the concrete pavement below. The effects of this experience have continued to resonate within my artworks. This poem & animation exposes something locked within that trauma, which I only now feel comfortable to acknowledge publicly.
I have been privileged to work with Machine Age (Adrian Mauro) on the single artwork and teaser video for his new single - 'Don't Look' - So proud of Adrian, I can't wait to see how far this beautiful song goes for him.
Before we even exhibited the Virtualdrag! project we've received immense support from internet art sites ... & humble brag time - we got featured on the Creators Project, it's kinda a big deal :)
In November, OpenLAB Melbourne invited me to give a 40 minute artist talk. I went through my “the Ghosts of Strangers” art project, pulling apart some of the images in detail.
Started working on the VIRTUAL DRAG! project (which will be part of the Midsumma Festival 2016) - An immersive exhibition of 3D scans of drag performers via virtual reality headsets and projections with fellow artists Alison Bennett, Megan Beckwith
1-7 February 2016 - Testing Grounds 1-23 City Road, Southbank
Finally launched an online home for the Ghosts of Strangers project
I wrote up a version of a quick talk I gave at a Media Lab Melbourne event as part of Pause Fest 2015
Presented at medium.com
Photos from my part in this amazing exhibition - Curated by Miriam Arbus, the exhibition revealed both the aesthetic and social developments that are a result of our lives being permeated by the ever-present internet.
Gave a talk in a PechaKucha styled event held by Media Lab Melbourne as part of Pause Fest 2015 on what I've been doing with Photogrammetry
VirtualDrag! is an immersive exhibition of 3D scans of drag performers via virtual reality headsets and projections by Alison Bennett, Megan Beckwith & Mark Payne
An art project which visually explores how any interaction we have with strangers has the potential to linger on forever in our lives.