Experimenta Social #13:
Participation, Sense and Taste
11 October 2017 - ACMI X, Melbourne
Experimenta Social #13 will open its senses to art made for the body, smell and perception. Working in diverse fields such as scent, experimental food, language, ecology and psychology, Elizabeth Willing and Cat Jones are contemporary Australian artists working at the mouth of meaning. Join us for this special Experimenta Social, presented as part of Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art, for an insight into embodied art made for multiple senses.
Join us each month for Experimenta Social – a series of talks, discussions and demos designed to provide proximity to some of Australia’s most adventurous contemporary artists, researchers and creative technologists.
This artist-led series is curated by Emile Zile in collaboration with Experimenta Media Arts and explores practices at the nexus of art and technology, science, culture and design. You will hear from artists sharing their latest projects and researchers presenting projects that grapple with the concerns of our time. Beyond inconsequential debates over the role of media arts in a post-media world, Experimenta Social will combine activated audiences drawn from contemporary art, social research, electronic art and non-professional spheres for lively debate and discussion.
This project is supported by ACMIx.
Image courtesy of Elizabeth Willing, Dessert ||| / Fork Fork,
Wednesday 11 October, 2017
6:00pm - 8:30pm
ACMI X, 2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank
FREE. Booking essential.
About the Speakers
Cat Jones is an artist, writer, researcher, performer and curator. Her creations investigate gender, sexuality, climate futures, botanic politics, and inter-species relationships. Her projects manifest across live art, site-specific, media and olfactive art. She has a special interest in audience psychology and a focus on immersive and socially engaged artworks. As an author Jones’ work spans creative writing, critical reviews, science research and communication. As a public speaker she has made many presentations at cultural, artistic, scientific events, conferences and symposiums.
She has a Bachelor of Arts – Drama from Queensland University of Technology and has done extensive professional development across experimental performance, writing, art and science including The Kitchen (NY) at Text as a basis for Multi-Media Performance with Bill T Jones and Laurie Anderson, Troika Ranch Dance Theatre and Troika Tronix; Time_Place_Space_1 (Wagga Wagga), DV8’s Wendy Houston; Proximity Lab; Gen-Space (NY); SymbioticA and more.
Elizabeth Willing is an Australian visual artist. In 2009 she completed her honours in Fine Arts (Visual Arts) and is currently undertaking a Masters of Fine Art (research) at Queensland University of Technology. In 2014 Elizabeth was the recipient of the Australia Council Kunstlerhaus Bethanien one-year residency. Furthermore Elizabeth has undertaken a two month residency at Helsinki International Art Program HIAP and a one year residency at Metro Arts Brisbane. Solo exhibitions and dining performances have been held in Australia and overseas at Tolarno Galleries Melbourne, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, and Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane. Awards and grants include Australia Council Project funding (2016), the Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship (2013), Australia Council Artstart grant (2012), a JUMP mentoring Scholarship (2010), and the Melville Haysom Scholarship through QAGOMA (2010).