Creativity and technology collide at Rockhampton Art Gallery

Published on 11 October 2018

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Creativity and technology collide at Rockhampton Art Gallery

13 October to 2 December

Become submerged inside a breaking wave, step into the shoes and eyes of a stranger using VR headset or explore the body’s adaptions to sensory deprivation and extreme isolation when Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art goes on display at the Rockhampton Art Gallery from 13 October to 2 December.

 Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art is where creativity and technology collide. It is an exhibition that expresses the disconcerting and delightful world of the digital age. Both playful and challenging, each artwork in the exhibition asks audiences to immerse their senses into a ‘thinking’, ‘feeling’ and ‘doing’ contemplation of what it is to be human in the digital age of technological acceleration.

The work of more than 20 artists will be on display.
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Experimenta is Australia’s preeminent media arts organisation established by experimental film and video makers in 1986, they showcase dynamic contemporary art at the nexus of digital media, science and technology, and design.

Chair of Rockhampton Regional Council’s Community services committee Cr Rose Swadling said that it was great that the exhibition was able to tour to Rockhampton.

“We’re all familiar with the impact technology has had, and continues to have, in our lives, so this exhibition is relevant to everyone,” she said.

“This is more than a hands-on exhibition. I encourage people to come and be thoroughly immersed in these technological artworks,” she said.

“I particularly encourage young people to come and experience this exhibition and perhaps become inspired to find their own digital creativity,” she said.

 

Highlights of the exhibition include:

Anna Munster and Michele Barker’s pull is a walk-through installation which submerges the audience into the sonic and visual sensations of a wave breaking.

In Andrew Styan’s Catch Your Breath each participant will have their breath instantly captured, visualised and documented building a unique archive of the formless and invisible.

Scale Free Network will present A Hierarchy of Eddies, an installation where audiences can interact with a large transparent chamber of swirling white balls, evoking the recent scientific concept of ‘complex systems’.

 

Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art will be on display at Rockhampton Art Gallery from 13 October to 2 December.