6th International Biennial of Media Art
14 May – 3 July 2016
Gallery 1, 2 & 3
Experimenta RECHARGE: the 6th International Biennial of Media Art presents the work of artists who employ, critique and experiment with media and technology. The exhibition’s thematic and title, Recharge, focuses attention on artists whose work is inspired by and entangled with the past. Recharge asks: does knowledge change when it is presented in different technological forms and cultural contexts?
Recharge features artworks that draw from photography, biology, sculpture and installation, electromagnetics, sound art, robotics, gaming, dance, the world-wide-web, performance, 3D printing, animation, film, video, and analogue television.
The artworks in Recharge enrich the exhibition with a number of sub-themes, including portraiture; the ownership of knowledge; archiving of information and understandings of time – scientific, spiritual and bodily.
In Recharge, Artistic Director and Curator Jonathan Parsons and his Associate Curators, Elise Routledge and Lubi Thomas look closely at the role media art plays in re-telling and creating stories. The artists in the 6th International Biennial of Media Artare alert to both the intimate and the broader cultural contexts through which they move and live. By listening, watching, thinking and making, they recharge knowledge and meaning systems, reinvigorating these systems or radically transforming them.
IN CONVERSATION WITH LEISA SHELTON: 5.00pm – 6.00pm, Friday 17 June
MAPPING AUSTRALIAN MEDIA ART: 6.00pm – 9.00pm, Friday 17 June, 5.30pm – 7.30pm, Friday 1 July
FREE: RSVP Thursday 16 June
Image credit: Stuart McFarlane and Darrin Verhagen with Toby Brodel, A series of small wire objects (many of them uninteresting): object 2 (details) 2014, sound, light, code, plinth, black out curtains, dimensions variable
Image Credit: Cake Industries, Simulacrum (installation view) 2014, 3D printed portraits frame, LED lights, motors, 92 x 130 x 25