Experimenta Make Sense – Newcastle

3 February 2018 to 18 March 2018 - The Lock-Up

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.

 

Address:

The Lock-Up, 90 Hunter Street,

Newcastle NSW 2300

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Dates: 3 February - 18 March 2018

Opening hours:

Wednesday to Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 11am - 3pm


Website: www.thelockup.org.au

LAUNCH EVENTS:

4PM SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY – PANEL DISCUSSION
Experimenta Artistic Director and Exhibitions Curator Jonathan Parsons will lead a panel discussion with presenting artists Andrew Styan, Gail Priest, Michele Barker, Anna Munster and Robert Andrews, exploring the playful and challenging artworks presented at The Lock-Up.
FREE event, click HERE to book.

5.30PM SATURDAY 3 FEBURARY – OPENING DRINKS
Join us for the opening of EXPERIMENTA MAKE SENSE: INTERNATIONAL TRIENNIAL OF MEDIA ART. Experience the exhibition and meet Experimenta staff and participating artists.

Image: Michele Barker and Anna Munster 'pull' (2017), Photo by Theresa Harrison © Experimenta