FRI 3 AUGUST 2018
6:00PM – 9:00PM
TESTING GROUNDS @ 1 City Road, Southbank
Free Event, click here to book.
Experimenta Social is a monthly program of artist talks, tech demos and networking for people who work and play in art, digital media, technology and design. The event combines some of Australia’s most adventurous contemporary artists, researchers and creative technologists with activated audiences for lively debate, demos and discussion.
Join us for a special Melbourne Art Week Experimenta Social, presented in partnership with Testing Grounds, and experience the best in Melbourne’s experimental arts practice.
Art collective QueerTech.io and artists Susannah Williams and Warren Armstrong will have new works installed throughout the Testing Grounds’ open creative labs, allowing you to immerse yourself in real-time virtual works through 3D scanning and VR technology. Stick around into the evening for a wintery art party and enjoy drinks by the firepits, with a musical performance by Kelp D/Jay.
This event is presented in partnership with Experimenta Media Arts & Testing Grounds, supported by Marc Besen AC and Eva Besen AO.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Queertech.IO is a collective of Melbourne-based queer-identifying new media artists engaged in exploring notions of #queertech creative practices. Over the last two years, in partnership with the Midsumma Festival, they have presented more than sixty screen-based digital media artworks by queer artists from around the globe.
Susannah Williams is a visual artist whose practice is rooted in experimental drawing and installation, often using unconventional media such as conductive material and virtual reality.
Warren Armstrong is a new media artist with a background in augmented reality, mobile phone-based art, and interactive data-driven installations.
Image Credit: Testing Grounds, photo by Marina Lamari.