Experimenta is pleased to announce the launch of our next commission round in preparation for Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art, launching in Melbourne in September 2017 at RMIT Gallery. Commissioned works will travel to numerous venues around Australia as part of the national tour, taking place from 2017-2020.
Experimenta commissions provide a significant opportunity for Australian artists to gain professional, creative and technical development, with the required financial support, to realise innovative works of art that engage and thrill the imaginations of our wide audiences. Applicants are encouraged to submit Expressions of Interest for projects funded up to the value of $8,000.
To find out more visit our Commissions Page.
Deadline for submissions is COB EST Sunday 14 August 2016


A Galaxy of Suns is a smart phone app that ‘plays’ the stars as they rise and set over 360˚ of the horizon – for any location on Earth. Operating on a galactic scale this project is a collaboration across contemporary art, music, astronomy and design.  A Galaxy of Suns works with the native potentials of smart device technology to create a unique experience of the cosmos accessible to audiences wherever they find themselves in the world.

Tracking the Earth’s motions through space, A Galaxy of Suns documents in real-time the audience’s precise position in relation to the stars, sonifying stellar data to create a sound and visual composition unique to their location in space and time.  Using the GPS data automatically recorded by smart phones and operational without network access, the project works with parameters such as location on the horizon, brightness, size, age and chemical composition of stars, and translates them into sonic and aesthetic variables including rhythm, pitch, volume, panning, colour and light intensity.

Created by artist Michaela Gleave, composer Amanda Cole and programmer Warren Armstrong, A Galaxy of Suns connects audiences with the unseen motions of our galaxy, through the intimacy of an app, and the large scale spectacle of choral performance.

A Galaxy of Suns – The Performance premiered at Dark Mofo at Dark Park, Hobart,  on the 10th and 11th June. 

Download your version here:

iOS:  https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/a-galaxy-of-suns/id1124035028?ls=1&mt=8

Android:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.agalaxyofsuns.general

For more information visit http://www.agalaxyofsuns.net, http://darkmofo.net.au/a-galaxy-of-suns/

Produced in association with Experimenta Media Arts

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
This project is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

Image courtesy Michaela Gleave and Anna Pappas Gallery Melbourne.

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