PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT SAMSTAG MUSEUM OF ART, 19 AUGUST – 23 SEPTEMBER 2016

Floor talk – Curator Gillian Brown

To celebrate Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival, Samstag Museum of Art Curator Gillian Brown presents a floor talk focussing on interdisciplinary Japanese creative group teamLab’s work 100 Years Sea. Following the floor talk guests are invited to proceed to the launch of Ever Blossoming at the Art Gallery of South Australia to continue the OzAsia revelry.

Friday 16 September 2016 5.30pm

Image: teamLab, 100 years sea [Running time: 100 years] (detail), 2009, 5 channel digital HD animation, 100 years, Exhibition copy from the edition of 3 + 1 AP. Image © the Artist, courtesy Experimenta Media Arts and RMIT Gallery, Photography Mark Ashkanasy.

Mapping Australian Media Art – Thursday 22 September 2016

What would a map of Australian media art look like?
Leisa Shelton invites biennial audiences to share their most affecting past experiences of media art – when, where, what? This project will collect and anonymously archive your memories and experiences to chart seminal moments in Australian media art from an audience perspective.

Come along and have a chat with Leisa Shelton at the LibraryMuseum and add your story to the Mapping Australian Media Art Archive.

Thursday 22 September during ART AFTER DARK

Image: Alexandra Talamo

PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT LATROBE REGIONAL GALLERY, 14 MAY – 3 JULY 2016

Mapping Australian Media Art – Friday 17 June and Friday 1 July  

What would a map of Australian media art look like?
Leisa Shelton invites biennial audiences to share their most affecting past experiences of media art – when, where, what? This project will collect and anonymously archive your memories and experiences to chart seminal moments in Australian media art from an audience perspective.

Come along and have a chat with Leisa Shelton at the LibraryMuseum and add your story to the Mapping Australian Media Art Archive.

Friday 17 June (Art After Dark) – Artist talk & mapping program, 5pm-8.30pm 

Friday 1 July (Friday Fling) – Mapping program, 5.30-7.30pm 

Image: Alexandra Talamo

CAKE Industries at Latrobe Regional Gallery.

CAKE will be at the Latrobe Regional Gallery from 25 – 26  May to scan 15 local residents as part of their project Simulacrum.

These 15 3D portraits of community archetypes will be displayed  as part of Experimenta Recharge until 3 July 2016.

Throughout history, the capturing of one’s likeness was a special occasion that marked an event, or an elevation to a status. With the advent of cheap disposable digital photography, the occasion has been lost along with the importance of process.

Simulacrum aims to bring back the importance of the capturing of one’s likeness, to mark it as being an important and special occasion, with the outcome being something worthy of marvel and intrigue. Much of the process harks back to the earliest photography called Daguerreotype, in which complicated and experimental processes in the early to mid 19th century were used to capture likenesses. These images weren’t simply pigment on paper, but were actually chemically etched representations that became physical objects unable to be reproduced. Due to the specialised nature of these early Daguerreotypists, entire towns would come to see a traveling specialist to have their portraits taken, which resulted in both an important occasion, as well as significant collections of portraits kept even to this day.

Using current day experimental processes, media artists Cake Industries (Jesse Stevens and Dean Petersen) & Latrobe Regional Gallery invite members of the community to participate in a 3D scanning and printing portraiture project. The artists will capture 3 dimensional image data scans of participants, which will be formed into a digital 3D object, then adjusted, added to, and finally fabricated using a process called additive manufacturing (another term for 3D printing). The 3D printed portraits will be placed in specially built frames that lit and animated them, presenting a new take on the idea of a portrait.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT ALBURY LIBRARYMUSEUM, 27 FEBRUARY – 17 APRIL 2016

Film Screening: Google and the World Brain

As part of Experimenta Recharge Albury LibraryMuseum will screen ‘Google and the World Brain’ on Thursday 17 March at 6pm.

In 2002, Google began an incredibly ambitious attempt to scan and digitally store every book in existence. Underpinning this attempt was the concept of H.G. Wells’ ‘World Brain’, a higher form of artificial intelligence. This film examines the project, and the many people who opposed it.

The event is free, for further information or bookings – click here.

Mapping Australian Media Art – Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 February 

What would a map of Australian media art look like?
Leisa Shelton invites biennial audiences to share their most affecting past experiences of media art – when, where, what? This project will collect and anonymously archive your memories and experiences to chart seminal moments in Australian media art from an audience perspective.

Come along and have a chat with Leisa Shelton at the LibraryMuseum and add your story to the Mapping Australian Media Art Archive.

Image: Alexandra Talamo

CAKE Industries Artist Talk Saturday 27 February from 2pm.

CAKE were at Albury from 26 – 28  February to scan 15 local residents as part of their project Simulacrum.

The Albury Archetypes were: The Volunteer, The Trainer, The Equality Activist, The Friendly Animal Doctor, The Vaudeville Horsewoman, The Freedom Man, The Trainer, The Activist, The Provocateur, The Cultural Ambassador, The Rescuer, The Gadget Man, The Compassionate Elder, The Gentle Giant, The Adventurer. These 15 3D portraits of community archetypes were displayed at the Albury LibraryMuseum as part of Experimenta Recharge.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT WARRNAMBOOL ART GALLERY, 5 DECEMBER 2015 – 7 FEBRUARY 2016

Film Screening: Google and the World Brain

As part of Experimenta Recharge Warrnambool Art Gallery [WAG] will screen ‘Google and the World Brain’ at the Deakin Central Conference Centre on Friday 11 December at 1pm.

In 2002, Google began an incredibly ambitious attempt to scan and digitally store every book in existence. Underpinning this attempt was the concept of H.G. Wells’ ‘World Brain’, a higher form of artificial intelligence. This film examines the project, and the many people who opposed it.

For further information – see WAG’s facebook event

Cake Industries Simulacrum at Warrnambool Art Gallery

Cake Industries visited Warrnambool Art Gallery to scan the community.

During this program Cake Industries scanned and printed 15 x 3D portraits of local Warrnambool Residents to include in Simulacrum – these portraits are on show now at Experimenta Recharge.

They include the archetypes:  The Environmentalist, The Visionary, The Somatic Learner, The Facilitator, The Lover, The Unexpected Activist, The Proactivist, The Singer, The Arts Advocate, The Musician, The Teacher, The Networker, The Humble Captain, The Sandal King, and The Journalist.

Image: CAKE Industries, Cairns Regional Gallery

Mapping Australian Media Art – Friday 4 December for opening 6 – 8 pm / Saturday 5 December 12 – 5 pm

What would a map of Australian media art look like?
Leisa Shelton invites biennial audiences to share their most affecting past experiences of media art – when, where, what? This project will collect and anonymously archive your memories and experiences to chart seminal moments in Australian media art from an audience perspective.

Image: Alexandra Talamo

PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT CAIRNS REGIONAL GALLERY, QLD – 10 OCT – 22 NOV 2015

Cake Industries Simulacrum at Cairns Regional Gallery

Cake Industries were at Cairns Regional Gallery during 2 – 5 November to scan the community.

During this program Cake Industries scanned and printed 15 x 3D portraits of local Cairns Residents to include in Simulacrum – these portraits are on show now at Experimenta Recharge, Cairns Regional Gallery.

They include the archetypes:  The Coachbuilder, The Peacemaker, The Art Teacher, The Charitable Man, The Actor, The Indigenous Health Worker, The Eco-Warrior, The Whistleblower, The Printmaker, The Artcademic, The Murray Islander, The Observer, The Blues Man, The Inclusionist, The Enabler

Image credit: Alexandra Talamo [Cake Industries at The Lock-Up, Newcastle]

PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT THE BLOCK: QUT CREATIVE PRECINCTS, BRISBANE, QLD – 25 AUG – 26 SEPT 2015

Mapping Australian Media Art – LEISA SHELTON

The Block: QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Brisbane

What would a map of Australian media art look like?
Leisa Shelton invites biennial audiences to share their most affecting past experiences of media art – when, where, what? This project will collect and anonymously archive your memories and experiences to chart seminal moments in Australian media art from an audience perspective.

The Block: QUT Creative Industries Precinct,

Cnr Kelvin Grove Road & Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove
Thurs 24 Sept 4-9pm
Fri 25 Sept 4-9pm
Sat 26 Sept 4-9pm

Experimenta director Jonathan Parsons in conversation with Recharge artists Svenja Kratz and Christy Dena

Thursday 27 August, 6pm

The Glasshouse: QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Cnr Kelvin Grove Road & Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove

Join Experimenta Director Jonathan Parsons in conversation with Experimenta Recharge artists Svenja Kratz and Christy Dena to discuss their work and creative practice.

Svenja Kratz is an interdisciplinary artist who utilises traditional and experimental bio-art practices to explore the impact of new technologies and science on concepts of the self, other and the body. From 2007 to 2012, Kratz worked with the Tissue Repair and Regeneration (TRR) Group at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.

Christy Dena is a writer, designer and director who has worked on pervasive, digital and card games, theatre performances, and films. Dena was granted Australia’s first Digital Writing Residency at The Cube, QUT to create the large installation “Robot University”. Her web audio adventure “AUTHENTIC IN ALL CAPS” won the WA Premier’s Book Award for Digital Narrative and the Australian Writers’ Guild award for Interactive Media, and was Official Selection at the 2014 Media Arts Show for the Electronic Literature Organization. Dena’s works explore our relationship with technology, death, and our past.

IMAGES: Top: Christy Dena in collaboration with Marigold Barlett, Trevor Dikes, and Cameron Owen, Magister Ludi 2014, game, ipad, vintage school desk, chair, dimensions variable.
Below: Svenja Kratz, The Contamination of Alice: Instance #8 2014, (detail) plaster, glass, steel, MDF, diffused LED lighting, Raspberry Pi micro computer, Agar-agar, nutrients, Saos-2 cells DNA, perspex, sand, mini projector, video, sound, 153 x 103 x 75 cm
Images © the Artists, courtesy RMIT Gallery, Photography Mark Ashkanasy.

Cake Industries Simulacrum at QUT Brisbane

Cake Industries were at QUT Creative Industries between 25 – 29 August to scan the community.

Cake produced 15 local Archetypes which are now on show in the exhibition at QUT.  The archetypes are Dancer, Black Panther, Artist Curator, Teacher, Photographer, That Guy, Friendly Student Leader, Constructivist, Rock Star, Chippy, Storyteller, Green, Writer, Aunty, and Author.

IMAGE: The Curator, The Dancer, That Guy, and The Teacher.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT THE LOCK-UP, NEWCASTLE

INCLUDED LIVE ART, PARTICIPATORY ARTWORKS AND ‘IN CONVERSATION’ WITH ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF RECHARGE: JONATHAN PARSONS

For more details click here and see below!

Cake Industries Simulacrum at The Lock-Up, Newcastle

Cake Industries were at The Lock-Up, Newcastle between Friday 10 July – Monday 13 July to scan the community!

The archetypes scanned at The Lock Up, Newcastle were: Poet, Greek Dancer, Herbalist, Artist, Enabler, Portrait Artist, Hotelier, Reflector, Pianist, Aunty, Mother, Honest Work, Advocate, Miner and Creative.

Mapping Australian Media Art – LEISA SHELTON

The Lock-Up, Newcastle

What would a map of Australian media art look like?
Leisa Shelton invited biennial audiences to share their most affecting past experiences of media art – when, where, what? 

This project will collect and anonymously archive your memories and experiences to chart seminal moments in Australian media art from an audience perspective.

Leisa was onsite at The Lock Up, Newcastle, 90 Hunter Street, Newcastle on:
Friday 10 July 5.30-8pm  (at opening)
Saturday 11 July 10am-4pm
Sunday 12 July 10am-4pm

Collision Course – Garry Stewart, Australian Dance Theatre & Carmelo Musca Film Productions

Alongside his role as Artistic Director of Australian Dance Theatre, Garry Stewart pursues an active interest in audio-visual works. This work was created in partnership with the dancers of Australian Dance Theatre and national and international collaborators.

Garry Stewart’s work played on the large screen in the historic prison yard on the opening night, and was subsequently presented in one of the cells.

More info here

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