Experimenta Recharge: 6th International BiennIal of Media Art
10th July – 9th August, 2015
EXPERIMENTA RECHARGE: 6TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF MEDIA ART
A national touring exhibition which promotes the work of artists who employ, critique and experiment with media and technology.
Experimenta Recharge: 6th International Biennial of Media Art will present some of the best contemporary media artists from all over Australia and the world to Hunter-based audiences.
OPENING WEEKEND EVENTS
• OPENING NIGHT & 11 & 12 JULY 2015 – Leisa Shelton will be executing the artwork, Mapping Australian Media Art – a performative, conversational piece that will document visitor’s own encounters they have had with media art. This artwork will be building a recorded history of media art across Australia.
• 12 NOON – 1PM SATURDAY 11 JULY 2015
IN CONVERSATION EVENT – Jonathan Parsons, Director of Experimenta Media Arts & Curator of Experimenta Recharge ‘In Conversation’ with Matthew Tome, artist and Head Teacher of Newcastle Art School, as they discuss the exhibition.
• 11 & 12 JULY 2015 – Cake Industries will produce 3D scanned and printed portraits of members of the Newcastle community for their work Simulacrum.
Experimenta Recharge presents the work of artists who employ, critique and experiment with media and technology. The exhibition’s thematic and title, Recharge, focuses attention on artists whose work is inspired by and entangled with the past.
Experimenta Recharge asks does knowledge change when it is presented in different technological forms and cultural contexts? By producing unconventional perspectives, can experimental artists illuminate existing knowledge and meaning for a new generation? Can artists lead us to entirely new modes of consciousness?
This multidisciplinary exhibition includes photography, installation, electronic sculpture, interactive and immersive media, robotics, bio art, live art, sound art, 3D printing, games, animation, film and video.
Yunkurra Billy Atkins and Sohan Ariel Hayes (Australia) / Cake Industries (Dean Petersen and Jesse Stevens) (Australia) / Maree Clarke (Australia) / Maitha Demithan (United Arab Emirates) / Christy Dena (Australia) / Anaisa Franco (Germany / Brazil) / Michaela Gleave (Australia) / Svenja Kratz (Australia) / Stuart Mcfarlane & Darrin Verhagen with Toby Brodel (Australia) / Leisa Shelton (Australia) / la Société Anonyme (Netherlands) / Garry Stewart with Australian Dance Theatre (Australia) / Teamlab (Japan) / Tele Visions (Emma Ramsay and Alex White) (Australia) / Ei Aada (Japan) / Raymond Zada (Australia) / Masha Tupitsyn (USA).
Experimenta Media Arts is Australia’s preeminent media arts organisation, dedicated to commissioning, exhibiting and touring the best Australian and international contemporary media art.
Experimenta operates on a biennial model: launching in Melbourne every two years and then touring that exhibition across Australia during the next two years. Experimenta also partners with some of Australia’s leading cultural organisations to present additional exhibitions, projects and events.
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