Matthew Sleeth, A Drone Opera (performance still), 2015, Courtesy Experimenta Media Arts, © Matthew Sleeth

Maree Clarke, ‘Born of the Land’ (2014), Image courtesy RMIT Gallery, Photography Mark Ashkanasy © the artist

Experimeta Make Sense at The Lock Up (Newcastle, 2018). Featuring: Ella Barclay, 'Access Remote Fervour' (2017). Photo by Jessie-Jane © The Lock Up

Experimeta Recharge at The Lock Up (Newcastle, 2015). Featuring: Cake Industries ‘Simulacrum’ (2014). Photo by Alexandra Talamo © The Lock Up


Experimenta is Australia’s pre-eminent media arts organisation. We are an incubator for experimentation. we challenge convention, celebrate the maverick, and encourage collaboration.


Experimenta Make Sense National Tour

Become submerged inside a breaking wave, step into the shoes and eyes of a stranger using VR goggles or explore the body’s adaptions to sensory deprivation and extreme isolation when Experimenta Make SenseInternational Triennial of Media Art is touring Australia in 2018.

A challenge for 21st century humanity is that, “we have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions and god-like technologies”, according to Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson. We humans still ‘make sense’ of our world through our physical selves and our cultures. 

Image: Andrew Styan, Life Support System, photo courtesy of the artist.


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Experimenta Social is 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.

Image: Experimenta Social 13. Photo Charlie Kinross.


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