ART AND TECHNOLOGY COLLIDE
Experimenta‘s 5th International Biennial of Media Art will showcase interactive contemporary Australian and international artworks that engage with technology.
The exhibition Speak To Me questions how people communicate and connect with each other at this time. In a rapidly changing technological field, how do you now consider these new relationships to the world, technology and each other? What does this connectedness offer you?
As the main venue, RMIT Gallery features internationally renowned artists such as Hiroshi Ishiguro, a robotics expert who will present his latest emphatic robot; French art collective Scenocosme with their interactive sensory light and sound work, and Taiwanese artist Shih Chieh Huang with an organic living environment and sculpture featuring vivid, phosphorescent lighting systems. Sydney-based artist Wade Marynowsky‘s spooky wardrobe android - The Acconci Robot - will stalk viewers as they turn around, while Melbourne artist Eugenia Lim explores the Japanese phenomenon of “hikikomori” or “shut-in syndrome” in her video performance installation Nest.
Artists presented at RMIT Gallery
Ryoko Aoki and Zon Ito (Japan), Sylvie Blocher (France), Natalie Bookchin (USA), Christopher Fulham (Australia), Johan Grimonprez (Belgium), Shih Chieh Huang (Taiwan), Hiroshi Ishiguro (Japan), Tristan Jalleh (Australia), Eugenia Lim (Australia), Jess MacNeil (Australia), Wade Marynowsky (Australia), Archie Moore (Australia), Kate Murphy (Australia), Dominic Redfern (Australia), Nina Ross (Australia), Scenocosme (France), Nobuhiro Shimura (Japan), Soda_Jerk (Australia), Charlie Sofo (Australia), Grant Stevens (Australia), Kenji Suzuki (Japan), Katie Turnbull (Australia), Takayuki Yamamoto (Japan).
From: Friday 14th of September 2012 To Saturday 17th of November 2012
Location: RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston Street Melbourne
Telephone: 9650 9977