Michele Barker and Anna Munster “Natural Environments are our Studio”
Michele Barker and Anna Munster have collaborated for over twenty years focusing on experimental cinema and responsive media environments as a way of exploring perception, embodiment and movement. More recently they have expanded their palette of production techniques to include under-water cameras, hydrophones and drones as their practice has become more concerned with capturing the temporalities of environmental change and crisis and translating this into immersive installations within gallery spaces.
In 2017 Experimenta and ANAT commissioned Barker and Munster’s work ‘pull’, which toured nationally as part of Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art. Exploring ideas of temporality and movement, this work delves into themes of geological time and offers multiple perspectives from which a single event – a wave breaking overhead – can be sensed.
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