Art can be divisive and cyberstalking can be invasive, says local art curator Dev Lengjel.
Speaking at the launch of the Cube’s latest artworks on display in Council’s foyer, Lengjel says, ‘Recent events have shown how one of the most spiritual places in Australia turned a public artwork into an international event and brought forth the most horrible case of cyberstalking’.
Lengjel is referring to the Ewingsdale sculpture ‘Disco Dong’ which has since been dismantled.
The aluminium birds from it are now being sold off as memorabilia.
He says, ‘Cyberstalking is a form of online abuse – the terms are often used interchangeably. Both may include false accusations, abusive comments, attempts to smear reputations or threats of physical aggression and more’.
‘We as a community must be better than this. It is hoped that this installation raises awareness that nothing is worth so much negativity that someone has to close their website because of cyberstalking’.