Kate Geck (VIC)
Media: Acrylic, metal, shell, augmented reality, app, audio, gifs
RLX:tech is a contemporary relaxation agency designing therapeutic experiences for the over-connected. RLX:tech designs your interactions with your devices to be therapeutic; purposefully integrated within your personal and social spaces to make you feel better.
For VVITCHVVAVVE, RLX:tech will showcase a small selection from their current range of artisan wall hangings that combine print, acrylic and technology. Some hangings can be scanned with a free app to trigger guided meditations that manage the stressors of constant connectivity, such as FOMO or even being unfriended ☹️ Others take the form of abstracted divining mechanisms. Designed to sit in the home as a marker of personal change, these customisable discs abstract the journey of significant life events into decorative artefacts that offer meditative and/or restorative content when scanned with the app.
RLX:tech will also offer a limited number of free emoji fortune readings on the day. Upload a screen cap of your most recently used emoji to instagram and tag @rlxtech
Kate Geck is an artist working with digital and sensory space. She works with acrylic, neon, textiles and code. Her work explores modes of materialising the immaterial, often processing mediated experiences into something tangible. Exhibitions include Hong Kong Business of Design Week, Athens Digital Art Festival, NARS NYC, ISEA, Wrong Biennale, International Centre for Contemporary Art (Singapore), Nextwave, Liquid Architecture, Channels, VAMFF, MFW and L’Atelier Kunst. She has received awards and commissions from a number of Australian arts organisations, previously lectured in design at Melbourne Polytechnic. Currently she is an industry fellow at the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT and a PhD candidate at School of Design RMIT.
Profile Credit: Kate Geck
RLX:tech Kate Geck installation. Photo Credit VVitchVVavve: Post Digital Aesthetics Symposium
RLX:tech Detail Photo Credit: Kate Geck.
RLX:tech Kate Geck installation. Photo Credit Nancy Mauro-Flude