Experimenta Life Forms: Described Tour (Hobart TAS)
Designed for people who are blind or have low vision, this Experimenta Life Forms tour gave Tasmanian participants the chance to get their hands on cutting-edge experimental art, whilst learning about the creative processes and artistic inspiration employed by our artists.
Produced by Description Victoria, this specially lead tour is designed to allow access to people who require visual guidance within the gallery space. Tour guides assist participants around the space, facilitating a curated pathway while describing the atmospheric elements that will enhance their experience. Participants were also allowed tactile access to certain artworks, allowing them to sense the shape, movement and texture that they would not generally be able to perceive or have access to.
Experimenta Life Forms: International Triennial of Media Art features 26 contemporary Australian and International artists working across diverse artforms – including robotics, bio-art, screen-based works, installations, participatory and generative art. The exhibition explores the changing notions of life in response to new scientific research and technological change. Experimenta’s 8th national touring show will travel nationally until 2023.
This tour was produced by Description Victoria & Experimenta, presented at Plimsoll Gallery, UTAS (Hobart, TAS) on 7 May 2021. Photography by Eden Meure.