Experimenta Make Sense: Curator’s Tour
6 October 2017 - RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
According to Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson a challenge for 21st century humanity is that “we have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions and god-like technologies.” Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art, exhibits a program of over 20 leading international and Australian artists who engage directly with this conundrum.
Join Experimenta Artistic Director and Exhibition Curator, Jonathan Parsons, for a unique chance to explore the playful and challenging artworks presented at RMIT Gallery and immerse your senses into a ‘thinking’, ‘feeling’ and ‘doing’ contemplation of what it is to be human in the digital age of technological acceleration.
Experimenta Media Arts is where creativity and technology collide. As Australia’s pre-eminent media arts organisation established by experimental film and video makers in 1986, Experimenta showcases dynamic contemporary art at the nexus of digital media, science and technology, and design.
Image credit, ‘The Folded Geometry of the Universe’ courtesy of Matthew Gardiner.
About the Curator
Experimenta Artistic Director – Jonathan Parsons has over twenty years of experience working in arts and culture in Australia and internationally. In 2013 and 2015 he was the Creative Director of Robotronica, an event held by the QUT Science and Technology Centre featuring the latest in robotics. He was the Director of ISEA2013 (International Symposium on Electronic Art) an international festival of art, technology and ideas in partnership with Vivid Sydney.
He has extensive arts administration and management experience working for a range of festivals, cultural institutions and performing arts companies. He has artistically led and collaborated on a broad range of cultural programs and events across all art forms including for: the State Library of Queensland, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Riverfestival, Byron Bay Writers Festival, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, Pacific Wave Festival, Adelaide Festival of the Arts, Awesome Festival and the London International Festival of Theatre.