Site Overlay / Acoustic Survey was a series of three events using sound, performance and installation to explore the relationship between three Melbourne interior, exterior, built and botantical environments. It featured performance contributions by local artists Ernie Althoff, Tim Catlin, Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, Matthew Davis, Aviva Endean, Helen Grogan, Rosalind Hall, Dylan Martorell and Charlie Sofo.
Site Overlay / Acoustic Survey made use of rich site-specific sound recordings to present one-hour long performances, exploring the sounds and spaces of three diverse inner-city locations. In the events Robinson presented a sonic and spatial collage, overlaying the sounds of each site with those of another. The events presented audiences with a new insight into the sonic environments of the RMIT Design Hub rooftop, the Forest Gallery at the Melbourne Museum and Long Island at the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Each event surrounded audiences with recorded and live sound performance, presenting an immersive and participatory exploration of the artist’s interest in sound collage and mapping our sonic experiences of public space.
The Site Overlay / Acoustic Survey project was supported by Experimenta Media Arts and funded by the Arts Development Project Grants through Arts Victoria.
Performers: Ernie Althoff, Tim Catlin, Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, Matthew Davis, Aviva Endean, Helen Grogan, Rosalind Hall, Dylan Martorell and Charlie Sofo.
Online Art Works
You Were in my Dream is an enchanting stop-motion paper animation in which audiences interact by lending their faces to characters and choosing their own adventure story. Commissioned by Experimenta, this artwork is by Melbourne artists Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine.
EXPERIMENTA WELCOMES NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Experimenta is delighted to announce the appointment of Jonathan Parsons as Artistic Director of Experimenta. Jonathan will be joining the Experimenta team from September 2013. Jonathan has over twenty years of experience working in arts and culture in Australia and internationally. He has just completed his role as Director of ISEA2013 (International Symposium on Electronic Art), an international festival of art, technology and ideas in Sydney, in partnership with Vivid Sydney. ISEA was held in Sydney June 7 – 16 and featured over 200 media artists in an extensive public program of exhibitions and performances as well as a successful international conference. He is currently producing a major event on the theme of robots to profile the new Science and Technology Centre, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), August 18 2013. The event will profile major developments in robotics from Australia and overseas.
EXPERIMENTA IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Experimenta have recently been included in renowned design magazine Desktop’s written series about innovative organisations that are leading the way in the fields of education, research, community engagement and collaborative practice in Australian design. The article contains an interview with Abigail Moncrieff, the curator of Experimenta Speak To Me, which opened at RMIT Gallery in September 2012, beginning its National Tour in June in Sydney as part of ISEA2013.
Australian Design Review has also published a review of Experimenta Speak to Me 5th International Biennial of Media Art by Leanne Amodeo. The author writes about the exhibition thematic, while discussing key works and how the exhibition was curated.
WANT TO GIVE A FUN GIFT?
You can shop for the Experimenta Speak to Me catalogue and all manner of great things on our website using our secure PayPal service. Items for purchase include the very cute Experimenta Speak to Me tote bag, artcards, artist books by Philip Brophy and Grant Stevens and some exceptionally cool curator glasses.
EXPERIMENTA SPEAK TO ME STUDY GUIDE
Teachers, educators, students and general public alike are encouraged to download our FREE Study Guide developed with Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM). This in-depth study guide, for primary, secondary and tertiary teachers and students enables deep exploration and extended learning before, during and after an exhibition visit. The study guides expand on the exhibition themes, the artists, their artworks and the technology and techniques involved in their creation.
THANKS from Experimenta
Experimenta are very pleased to have secured Visions of Australia funding for the touring of Experimenta Speak to Me nationally. We also welcome our exciting new relationship with DDB who have jumped on board with us for 2013 to help tell the world about what we do. Experimenta thank all of our wonderful funders and supporters without who our fantastic program would not exist!
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