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We Are Data
Exhibition held in August 2022 at Sandbox Studios in Melbourne, Australia.

We Are Data is an ongoing project that began in August 2022 that uses 'the digital' to look at what it means to be human. The project uses a mix of electronic, painting and new media works, that reference data I gather from the internet and the physical world.

Using various techniques the data is transformed and presented, to tell a story. This combination of mediums is presented as a ‘digital combine’, using different mediums including NFTs, layered on top of each other like a giant collage that can cover walls and floors. The installations are filled with information, and reference the overwhelming amount of data that can be accessed digitally and physically on any given topic on the internet or in real life.

My work is process driven and falls under the umbrella of Metamodernist theory, which includes post digital and post internet concepts.


We Are Data 2022
Self adhesive vinyl, synthetic polymer on board, powder coated aluminium frame, Raspberry Pi, RTC Hat, RGB LED Matrix, NFT, AR
size variable

Photography: Christo Crocker




We Are Data - Untitled 10a (AI) - (detail) 2022
Synthetic polymer on ply - framed in powder coated aluminium, NFT
64.7 x 79.8cm

Photography: Christo Crocker


We Are Data 2022
Self adhesive vinyl, synthetic polymer on board, powder coated aluminium frame, Raspberry Pi, RTC Hat, RGB LED Matrix, NFT, AR
size variable


Xanadu Story, 2022
MP4 looped on four digital displays
size variable


Pixie Foto 2022
Self adhesive poster
An image created by DALL·E using the term, ‘Sue Beyer’s family living in Wolvi, Queensland, Australia in the 1970s’ made on 2022-07-02 12.25.38

The Book of History, 2022
12 Volumes of printed books
The Book of History contains the browser history from 4 different computers I am using at the moment.

Binary Portrait, 2022
2 Volumes of printed books
Binary Portrait is the binary data extracted from a jpeg selfie.

Photography: Christo Crocker


Binary Portrait, 2022
2 Volumes of printed books
Binary Portrait is the binary data extracted from a jpeg selfie.


It’s like we could be twins, 2022
Self adhesive poster, sound
Made using Playform AI, this work started by introducing the AI to a self portrait of Sue Beyer. The AI then proceeded to create different versions of Sue Beyer by changing attributes of the person in the image. Some of the attributes edited include expressiveness, age, gender and attractiveness. I wonder what AI thinks is attractive.

Photography: Christo Crocker


CREEP (Looking at pictures of dead people), 2022
MP4, RGB LED Display, Sound
Creep is made using a selection of images made by the Playform AI. The image is made using a combination of 36 images found on Google using the search term ‘Sue Beyer’. 35 of the images were portraits and one was a grave stone for a Sue Beyer who has died. I find these images disturbing and grotesque. They remind me of rotting corpses or demons from a horror story and have a strong affect on me. AI simultaneously fancinates and repels me. This oscilation places the work firmly in Metamodernism.

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Photography: Christo Crocker


Tru Luv 4 Eva, 2022
Looped MP4, Raspberry Pi, HDMI display
Tru Luv 4 Eva is made using a set of images created by DALL·E that tells the romance story of Chris Callis and Sue Beyer.