Experimenta Life Forms: Artist Panel Launch
8th September – 10th July, 2021
EXPERIMENTA LIFE FORMS: ARTIST PANEL & LAUNCH
Join exhibition co- curator Lubi Thomas and artists Rebecca Selleck, Thomas Marcusson and Helen Pynor for a panel discussion.
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
EXPERIMENTA LIFE FORMS explores the changing understandings of life in unexpected, playful and challenging ways. Join exhibition co- curator Lubi Thomas and artists Rebecca Selleck, Thomas Marcusson and Helen Pynor for a panel discussion that delves into each artists’ works and the exhibitions’ thought-provoking themes. Followed by the official exhibition launch event.
EXPERIMENTA is the future of art, presenting work that is poised on the intersect between art, science and technology. Since its inception in 1986, EXPERIMENTA has developed a worldwide reputation for fostering creativity that extends the aesthetic, conceptual and experiential potential of art forms. Experimenta presents art that can not be experienced elsewhere, imagining the future of art and exploring unchartered pathways towards it.
EXPERIMENTA LIFE FORMSs: International Triennial of Media Art, presenting at The Lock Up, Newcastle (NSW) 10 July – 22 August 2021 www.experimenta.org/lifeforms
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Rebecca Selleck is a Canberra-based emerging artist working on Ngunnawal & Ngambri Country, whose practice focuses on interactive sculpture and installation, blending animatronics, assemblage, and casting. Her artwork ‘Snow Rabbits’ deliberates on our fraught colonial history with introduced species and reflects on the complexity of animal and environmental ethics.
Thomas Marcusson is an artist based in Sydney on Gadigal Country, whose practice is based on interactive and mixed media systems that explore culture, science and identity. His artwork ‘DJ Moss’ is a playful response to the artist’s observations of the ever-evolving spectrum of machine vs human-made entertainment by introducing another protagonist to the mix – living, breathing moss.
Dr Helen Pynor is a Sydney based Artist and Researcher on Gadigal Country, whose practice explores philosophically and experientially ambiguous zones, such as the life-death boundary. Her artwork “Habitation’ seeks to challenge perceptions of the body as a passive recipient of human engineered implants.