Vicki Smith weaves a path through four works that intersect with the Aotearoa Digital Arts Network, either via network members or in typifying the often multi-disciplinary approaches of ADA artists. She uses a metaphorical net to draw connections between the works and the communities they encompass, and how technology threads her creative investigations. Vicki addresses each project briefly and sums up with an invitation to further explore them, and others through her site artecology.net, the artist monograph produced for her retrospective exhibition earlier this year in which she showcased a broader range of work created over the last three decades of making.
Vicki Smith is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, digital storyteller and community agent who experiments with as many creative tools as she can get her hands on, including UpStage, which she was instrumental in creating. Vicki operates between her turangawaewae Harihari, on the West Coast of the South Island, her 11 metre sailing vessel Kiritea and a global arts and education network.