The Model Citizen – Modelling the Viral

22 Mar 12:30pm -
22 Mar 1:30pm

RMIT Gallery
Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC, Australia


Can one conceive of the post-human as virus and virus-like? What will AI machines ‘do to’ model citizenship? In this talk, as part of the exhibition The Model Citizen (8 Feb – 23 March) at RMIT Gallery, collaborating artists Adam Nash, John McCormick and Asim Bhatti explore the way sentient technologies impact on artistic practice and on the way the world is lived and understood. Drawing upon their own robot-viral-machines, they shine a light on the black mirror of the contemporary age. The talk will end with a Q & A.


Participating Artists: Adam Nash, John McCormick, Asim Bhatti

Image: John McCormick, Virus

The Model Citizen (8 Feb – 23 March) invites audiences to decide what sort of citizens they want to be. From harvesting the data of the dead to hybrid bio robot citizens, the high stakes are explored in this compelling new exhibition.