Images: Shih Chieh Huang, Slide to Unlock, 2012, Image Courtesy RMIT Gallery and Photography Mark Ashkanasy, 2012 / Johan Grimonprez (Belgium/United States) I may have forever lost my umbrella (still) 2011 Experimental film, filmed on HD camera and iPhone camera 2’54” Image courtesy and © the artist / Eugenia Lim (Australia) Nest (production still) 2011 Single channel HD video, sound 10’ 25”.  Image courtesy and © the artist / Scenocosme (France) Lights Contacts (installation view) 2010 Interactive installation Image courtesy and © the artist / Sylvie Blocher (France) 10 Minutes of Freedom 2 (still) 2010 HD video installation, sound 41’00”Image courtesy and © the artist

EXPERIMENTA SPEAK TO ME 5TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF MEDIA ART

Our ability to communicate with each other anywhere, all of the time – ultimate interconnectivity – has been with us for some time. We have seen previously impermeable boundaries become redundant to an extent where relationships can now exist in a parallel universe, a second life.

As this capacity for connectedness is integrated more and more into our lives, it affects many of our significant, daily actions and the way we engage with places around us. In a rapidly changing technological field, how do we now consider these new relationships to the world, technology and each other? What does this connectedness offer us?

Experimenta partnered with ACMI to commission an Ian Burns project for the exhibition In the Telling. Further we partnered with Federation Square to commission Korean artists YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES. Experimenta provided a platform for a number of new, site-specific works for the program. We welcomed Taiwanese artist Shih Chieh Huang to Melbourne to install a new work. Japanese artists Ryoko Aoki and Zon Ito collaborated to create a site specific multi-channel animation installation. In addition to this, Brisbane based Australian artist Archie Moore developed a new work Kinelexic Tokyo. Experimenta Commissions were: Jess MacNeil, Wade Marynowsky, Katie Turnbull and Christopher Fulham.

The exhibition launched in Melbourne at RMIT Gallery in September 2012 before embarking on a two year national tour taking in metropolitan and regional centres across the country.

Speak to Me featured the artists: Ryoko Aoki & Zon Ito (Japan), Sylvie Blocher (France), Natalie Bookchin (United States), Priscilla Bracks & Gavin Sade (Australia), Philip Brophy (Australia), Ian Burns (Australia/United States), Christopher Fulham (Australia), Johan Grimonprez (Belgium/United States), Shih Chieh Huang (Taiwan/United States), Hiroshi Ishiguro (Japan), Tristan Jalleh (Australia), Meiro Koizumi (Japan), Eugenia Lim (Australia), Jess MacNeil (Australia), Wade Marynowsky (Australia) Archie Moore (Australia), Kate Murphy (Australia), Dominic Redfern (Australia), Nina Ross (Australia), Scenocosme (France), Nobuhiro Shimura (Japan), SODA_JERK (Australia), Charlie Sofo (Australia), Grant Stevens (Australia), Kyohei Uchida, Makiko Hoshikawa, Fumitoshi Ogaki, Toshiaki Uchiyama & Kenji Suzuki (Japan), Katie Turnbull (Australia), Yandell Walton (Australia), Takayuki Yamamoto (Japan), YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES  (South Korea/United States)

MELBOURNE LAUNCH
Experimenta Speak to Me’s key presenter in Melbourne during the launch was RMIT Gallery on Swanston Street and we featured projects across Melbourne at RMIT Project Space, through the city via public projections, to sites such as Federation Square and venues including National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) International and Faculty Gallery Monash University.

EXPERIMENTA SPEAK TO ME AT ISEA2013
7 JUNE – 21 AUGUST 2013
Experimenta Speak to Me, 5th International Biennial of Media Art kicked off its two-year National Tour in Sydney as part of ISEA2013 at the Powerhouse Museum on the 7 June- 21 August 2013.
Experimenta Speak to Me is a dynamic showcase of emerging and experimental artworks by leading media artists from Australia and around the world. Visitors to Experimenta Speak to Me in Sydney experienced a range of artworks from thoughtful and contemplative screen-based works, to charming and elaborate installations, projections and robots as well as a number of brand new Experimenta Commissions.

BENDIGO ART GALLERY
7 SEPTEMBER – 13 OCTOBER 2013
Featuring: Charlie Sofo, Priscilla Bracks and Gavin Sade, SODA_JERK, Nina Ross, Dominique Redfern, Tristen Jallah, Eugina Lim, Christopher Fulham, Jess MacNeil, and Katie Turnbull and Young-Hea Chang Heavy Industries.

THE BLOCK, QUT, BRISBANE
7 APRIL – 2 MAY 2014
Featuring: Natalie Bookchin (US), Sylvie Blocher (France) Christopher Fulham (Australia), Huang Shih Chieh (Taiwan/US), Jess MacNeil (Australia), Archie Moore (Australia), Kate Murphy (Australia), Scenocosme (France) Nobuhiro Shimura (Japan), Charlie Sofo (Australia), Grant Stevens (Australia), Katie Turnbull (Australia), Yamamoto Takayuki (Japan), YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES (South Korea/US), Yandall Walton (Australia), Priscilla Bracks & Gavin Sade (Australia) and Narrative Threads featuring Eugenia Lim, Tristan Jalleh, SODA_JERK, Nina Ross, Dominic Redfern.

ALBURY LIBRARYMUSEUM

15 MAY – 13 JULY 2014
Featuring: Christopher Fulham (Australia), Huang Shih Chieh (Taiwan/US), Jess MacNeil (Australia), Kate Murphy (Australia), Scenocosme (France), Katie Turnbull (Australia), Yamamoto Takayuki (Japan), Priscilla Bracks & Gavin Sade (Australia) and Narrative Threads featuring Eugenia Lim, Tristan Jalleh, SODA_JERK, Nina Ross, Dominic Redfern.

WESTERN PLAINS CULTURAL CENTRE

16 AUGUST – 9 NOVEMBER 2014
Featuring: Christopher Fulham (Australia), Jess MacNeil (Australia), Scenocosme (France), Charlie Sofo (Australia), Katie Turnbull (Australia), Yamamoto Takayuki (Japan), Priscilla Bracks & Gavin Sade (Australia) and Narrative Threads featuring Eugenia Lim, Tristan Jalleh, SODA_JERK, Nina Ross, Dominic Redfern.

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