Experimenta Social #45
Thur 15 Feb 2024, 6.00 – 7.30pm
Free entry | Tickets essential
Experimenta Social returns for 2024 with ecologies (arctic), a media arts exploration of climate in the Arctic Circle.
Prepare to experience time and place as porous thresholds as we explore ecologies (Arctic), the sensorial multichannel audio and video installation from award-winning media artists Michele Barker + Anna Munster.
Using material gathered during Barker’s recent voyage sailing the high Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, ecologies (Arctic) juxtaposes the scale and duration of millennial glacial movement with rapid deglaciation occurring through human-induced climate change.
Avoiding the spectacle of collapsing glaciers and melting ice, the artists instead engage their audience with an embodied visual and sonic exploration of the shifting spaces and times of a fragile ecology.
ecologies (Arctic) forms just one part of a larger long-form installation project ecologies of duration (2019-).
Join us for a discussion with the artists as we explore their work artistically conjuring and exploring these places and their more-than-human ‘durations’.
WHEN: Thur 15 February 2024, 6.00 – 7.30pm
WHERE: ACMI, FedSquare Melbourne – The Gandel Future Lab 1. at ACMI
Presented in partnership with ACMI X.
Michele Barker and Anna Munster
Michele Barker and Anna Munster have collaborated for over twenty years. Their most recent work focuses on experimental cinema and responsive media environments as a way of exploring perception, embodiment and movement.
Michele Barker and Anna MunsterAustralia
Michele Barker and Anna Munster have collaborated for over twenty years. Their most recent work focuses on experimental cinema and responsive media environments as a way of exploring perception, embodiment and movement. Their work has been included in Vidarte, the Mexican Biennale of Video Art; MOCA, Taipei; The Photographer’s Gallery, London; FILE Festival, Sao Paolo; Museum of Art, Seoul; and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Following a residency at Eyebeam in New York, Barker and Munster developed the award winning multi-channel work Struck, which was exhibited in Australia, the US, China and Taiwan. Recent works include évasion (UTS Gallery, Sydney, 2014), an 8-channel responsive installation working across dance, performance and the moving image; and the multi-channel interactive work HokusPokus (Watermans Gallery London, 2012), which explores the relations between perception, magic and early moving image technologies. This work was chosen to represent Australasia as part of the International Festival of Digital Art and the Cultural Olympiad in London (2012).