Our Archive from 1986–Today
Experimenta Media Art launched in 1986 as Australia’s pre-eminent media arts organisation. Over it’s 30 year history it has brought cutting edge media art to Australian audiences. This archive is a small sample of some of the art, collaborations, projects and people that have helped to shape Experimenta, and make us what we are today.
Did you know? We have a physical archive at our offices in Melbourne. To make an appointment to look through the archive email us here.
The Language of Listening is a hybrid audio-reading experience produced to compliment the installation SonoLexic, presented as part of Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art. In a series of one-on-one interviews, Experimenta artist Gail Priest will collect responses from gallery visitors about both the concepts in her artwork and broader experiences of listening in a […]
A Collective tribute to Frank Lovece
The recent death of Frank Lovece, a Melbourne based artist, has left us all deeply stunned and profoundly saddened. Such states of loss and shock can give rise, often in involuntary ways, to a range of unexpected and vivid memories, connections and reflections. In this tribute to Frank we have attempted to harness and consolidate […]
Experimenta Media Arts: 1986-1996
By Gemma Lumley, 2012 Preamble The following essay and time line are the result of my internship at Experimenta Media Arts which formed part of my Executive Master of Arts at the University of Melbourne. The internship lasted 12 weeks, beginning in March 2012. As I currently work for Experimenta as Administration and Program Coordinator, […]
Experimenta Archives: Virtualities (1995)
Virtualities was one of Australian earliest exhibitions at the nexus of art, science and technology. Exhibited in 1995 at Scienceworks in Melbourne, it featured some of Australia’s most significant artists including Patricia Piccinini, Peter Hennessey & Ian Haig. The exhibition explored the increasing potential held within the ‘virtual worlds’ of the computer to stimulate imagination and […]
Modern Image Makers Australia (MIMA) was established in Melbourne 1986 by experimental film and video makers, and quickly became a crucial platform for screen cultures in Australia. It also became instrumental in the development of media art from an underground cultural phenomenon in the 1980s to exhibiting in major galleries, festivals and events. The original […]
Experimenta's First Biennial
15 years ago, Experimenta’s first biennial envisioned the house of the future. One of Experimenta’s most ambitious early exhibitions, and the first in the organisation’s series of biennials and triennials, took place in 2003 at the defunct BlackBox gallery situatedbelow the Arts Centre, Victoria. Titled Experimenta House of Tomorrow, this collection of 30 new works took a playful look at […]