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Experimenta Life Forms reveals how contemporary artists are exploring notions of life, at a time when technological change and new research findings are making definitions of ‘life’ increasingly difficult to pin down. What new life forms are emerging through technological and biological adaptation and invention? Are our definitions of life shifting because of new scientific discoveries? How do First Nation’s epistemologies influence ways of thinking and understanding life? How are notions of our place in the web of life changing now that research is identifying sentience in animals, plant-life, and perhaps soon in our machines?

Experimenta Life Forms features a diversity of artforms including robotics, bio-art, screen-based works, installations, participatory and generative art. The exhibition showcases 20 artworks by 26 leading Australian and international artists who are making a significant contribution to current dialogues about the changing notions of life, as we know it.

Curators: Jonathan Parsons and Lubi Thomas
Associate Curator: Jessica Clark

Experimenta Life Forms reveals how contemporary artists are exploring notions of life, at a time when technological change and new research findings are making definitions of ‘life’ increasingly difficult to pin down. What new life forms are emerging through technological and biological adaptation and invention? Are our definitions of life shifting because of new scientific discoveries? How do First Nation’s epistemologies influence ways of thinking and understanding life? How are notions of our place in the web of life changing now that research is identifying sentience in animals, plant-life, and perhaps soon in our machines?

Experimenta Life Forms features a diversity of artforms including robotics, bio-art, screen-based works, installations, participatory and generative art. The exhibition showcases 20 artworks by 26 leading Australian and international artists who are making a significant contribution to current dialogues about the changing notions of life, as we know it.

Curators: Jonathan Parsons and Lubi Thomas
Associate Curator: Jessica Clark

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On Tour:
The Lock Up, Newcastle (NSW)

Sat 10 Jul – Sun 22 Aug 2021
The Lock-Up Gallery
This photo features a women holding a mic in front of an artwork
Image of a person taking a photo while on a walk in nature

UTAS Art Party

Fri 30 Apr 2021, 3:30PM – 7:30PM
Plimsoll Gallery UTAS

Biopolymer Workshop
with Betty Sargeant

Sat 24 Apr 2021, 11AM – 3:15PM
Plimsoll Gallery UTAS
Close up photo of a child sitting at a table drawing
A pale coloured still animated graphic

Experimenta Life Forms:
Family Day

Sat 20 Mar 2021, 11:30AM – 5PM
Plimsoll Gallery UTAS
Two robots bowing to each other

Hobart Exhibition:
Curators Tour

Sat 20 Mar 2021, 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Plimsoll Gallery UTAS
Dead insects incased in plastic on a table

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