Experimenta Make Sense – Hobart

20 April 2018 to 27 May 2018 - Plimsoll Gallery UTAS

Experimenta Make Sense is an exhibition that expresses the disconcerting and delightful world of the digital age. What does it mean to feel in an era of disembodied communication? To think in a world of algorithms and artificial minds? What does it mean to ‘do’ today? Both playful and challenging, this exhibition asks audiences to immerse their senses into a ‘thinking,’ ‘feeling’ and ‘doing’ contemplation of what it is to be human in the age of technological acceleration.

Biologist E.O.Wilson believes that “the real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology.”

Experimenta Makes Sense presents a program of over 20 leading international and Australian artists who engage directly with this conundrum including Robert Andrew, Ella BarclayMichele Barker and Anna Munster,Briony Barr, Steve Berrick, Antoinette J. CitizenAdam Donovan and Katrin HochschuhLauren EdmondsLiz Magic Laser, Jon McCormackGail PriestMatthew GardinerJane GauntlettScale Free Network: Briony Barr and Gregory CrocettiAndrew StyanJudy Watson, and Katarina Zdjelar.


Plimsoll Gallery, School of Creative Arts, UTAS, 37 Hunter St, Hobart, Tasmania


Dates: 20 April - 27 May 2018

Opening hours:

Noon – 5pm during exhibitions

(except Tuesdays and Public Holidays)

Website: Plimsoll Gallery UTAS


Launch Event – Plimsoll Gallery, UTAS
37 Hunter St, Hobart
Friday 20 April 2018, 5.30 – 7.00 pm

In Conversation with Robert Andrew
Saturday 21 April 2018, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Eddies & Swirls: Talking Turbulence with Scale Free Network.
Friday 11 May 2018, 12:30-1:30pm

Workshop – Drawing on Complexity (The Experimenta Series)
Saturday 12 May 2018

Interviews – The Language of Listening with Gail Priest
Friday 18 May 2018, 3:30-5:30pm
Saturday 19 May 2018, 11am-1pm
(20 minute sessions)

Up Late Event – with live performances by Gail Priest & Matt Warren.
Saturday 19 May 2018, 6pm-8pm
Live performances: 6:30 – 7:30pm

VR Sessions – In My Shoes: Intimacy
21 April – 27 May 2018, Wednesdays & Thursdays only


Image: Scale Free Network A Hierarchy of Eddies (2017) Image by Jessie Jane © the Lock-Up