Published in Overland Issue 239 Winter 2020 · Art Guest artist for Overland 239: Seth Searle Seth Searle Cover Interior Seth Searle Seth Searle is a Melbourne-based artist with a BFA from the Victorian College of Arts and a Diploma of Arts (Visual Art) from RMIT University. She has shown in exhibitions including fragments, Daine Singer Gallery (2020); A Droplet Of Dew, Tinning Street Gallery (2020); Friends and Family, Daine Singer (2019); It Will Always Be Like This, Boom Gallery (2019); Hideaway, No Vacancy Gallery (2017); Sento, Enough Space (2016); Ready Or Not, House of Bricks (2016); Safe Space, Egg Gallery (2015). More by Seth Searle › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 11 September 202312 September 2023 · Art A subversive Disneyland—for some: my visit to MONA Az Cosgrove The elevator doors opened like the top being peeled away on a can of sardines, and at least half a dozen squirming pink bodies blinked out at us, crammed shoulder to shoulder in the absurdly small elevator. They shuffled their feet and pretended not to see me, not to see my wheelchair or the flight of stairs visible through the glass walls. No one got out, but the doors remained open, ignorantly optimistic. After a few awkward seconds, a hand darted out from somewhere in the middle of the group and jabbed the Close button. First published in Overland Issue 228 12 July 202318 July 2023 · Art Make it new? Art and knowledge in the age of automated content generation Emily McAvan In its combination of the already-known, AI cannot respond to the important challenges of our age–climate change, various forms of prejudice, the inequalities of capitalism and settler colonialism, incipient fascisms. We need, more than ever, art and thought that gives us the authentically new, that tells us something about human life beyond the norms of media normativity of tech platforms and billionaire tyrants.