Announcing … the latest Experimenta Commissions,
in partnership with the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT)
Experimenta is excited to announce our first Commission artists for the Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art: Antoinette J. Citizen (VIC), Gail Priest (NSW) and Michele Barker and Anna Munster (NSW).
Experimenta’s Artistic Director Jonathan Parsons says: “All of the selected works display an imaginative response to the curatorial theme and demonstrate the creativity and vibrancy of the Australian media arts sector. We were delighted with the breadth and calibre of Australian artists who submitted more than 80 proposals to our Commissioning EOI process. This of course made the final selection a challenge and we sincerely hope that the works not selected will find support to be realised in other contexts.”
Antoinette, Gail, Anna and Michele’s works will tour galleries and arts centres around Australia from 2017-2020 as part of Experimenta’s next triennial. Michele and Anna agree that “Experimenta’s support, dedication and partnerships with major and regional galleries across Australia means that artists such as ourselves have a fantastic opportunity to reach new audiences with work that is fresh, thoughtful, and enabled by new media and technologies.”
Highly regarded sound artist Gail Priest will use the commission to develop an ambitious new installation work: “I am very excited to be one of the commissioned artists for Experimenta Make Sense. The commission will allow me time and significant production resources to consolidate my sound practice within a gallery context, and to communicate the wonders of the aural sense to a wide audience. I have long respected Experimenta as Australia’s leading media art presenting organisation and it really is a personal milestone to be commissioned to present a work with them.”
Antoinette J. Citizen’s work will explore and interrupt our perceptions of time through a series of immersive, interactive objects. Antoinette says: “I have been attending Experimenta exhibitions since my first year at art school and feel honoured to be part of the incredible list of artists that have exhibited with Experimenta over its long history.”
Experimenta Commission supported by the City of Melbourne
Through the generous support of the City of Melbourne our fourth commission for Experimenta Make Sense is a new work by Scale Free Network’s Briony Barr and Gregory Crocetti. Scale Free Network is a Melbourne based collaborative at the forefront of art and science practice.