Experimenta Life Forms
Read this Artlink review by Eliza Burke, from the presentation of Experimenta Life Forms: International Triennial of Media Art at Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart (TAS).
“Experimenta Life Forms is a bold and invigorating foray into this arena of questions about life and the forms it takes. In keeping with Experimenta’scommitment to technology-informed works, the show focuses on the impact of science and technology on concepts of life, expanding the field in which such impact might be perceived and inviting us to rethink the way questions of life are posed. Across twenty artworks from twenty-six Australian and international artists, life is not presented as a given or knowable fact, but as an entanglement and multi-layered conundrum that is contextual, responsive and vulnerable to the forces that define it. Experimenta curators Jonathan Parsons, Lubi Thomas and Jessica Clark have selected works that put innovations in new materialism and technology in conversation with contemporary concerns about environmental damage, the limits of artificial intelligence and scientific advancement, and alignments between First Nations cultural knowledges and emergent technologies that challenge human-centric thinking.”
– Eliza Burke (Artlink)