Experimenta Speak To Me: 5th International Biennial of Media Art

Experimenta Speak to Me brings together works that offer multiple perspectives as to how we form connections with others and how we negotiate intimacy in our lives. The exhibition features significant Australian and international artists, and has a focus on the Asia Pacific region.

Art Exhibition previously on at Experimenta in Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 14 September 2012 to Saturday 17 November 2012

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This year’s biennial has focused on supporting and presenting new work by Australian and international artists. We have been working with artists Jess MacNeil, Wade Marynowsky, Katie Turnbull and Christopher Fulham as our Experimenta Commissions. We are also very proud to have partnered with ACMI to commission Ian Burns project for the exhibition In the Telling. Finally, we are excited to partner with Federation Square to commission Korean artists YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES.

Experimenta also provides a platform for a number of new, site-specific works for the program. We will welcome Taiwanese artist Shih Chieh Huang to Melbourne to install a new work. Japanese artists Ryoko Aoki and Zon Ito will collaborate to create a site specific multi-channel animation installation. In addition to this, Brisbane based Australian artist Archie Moore is developing a new work.

Experimenta Speak to Me’s key presenter is RMIT Gallery on Swanston Street with projects featured across Melbourne at RMIT Project Space, through the city via public projections, to sites such as Federation Square and venues including National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) International and Faculty Gallery Monash University.

Ryoko Aoki & 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).

OTHER VENUES:
ACMI

Ian Burns (Australia)
Philip Brophy (Australia)

FEDERATION SQUARE AND RMIT PROJECT SPACE
YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES (South Korea)

NGV INTERNATIONAL
Meiro Koizumi (Japan)

SOFITEL MELBOURNE ON COLLINS
Priscilla Bracks & Gavin Sade (Australia)

LINGHAM LANE PROJECTION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MELBOURNE FESTIVAL
Yandell Walton (Australia)

VARIOUS PUBLIC PROJECTIONS
Nobuhiro Shimura (Japan)
Ian de Gruchy (Australia)

FACULTY GALLERY MONASH UNIVERSITY
Nobuhiro Shimura (Japan)

EDUCATION AND PUBLIC PROGRAM OVERVIEW

To complement Experimenta Speak to Me, Experimenta will run a suite of public and educational programs, most of which will be FREE! Full details are available on our website, with highlights announced each week through our eBulletin.
DEMONSTRATIONS OF PROFESSOR ISHIGURO’S TELENOID

An up-close demonstration of internationally esteemed roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro’s Telenoid. Telenoid is a tele-operated android that adopts a minimal design of human, that is, it is designed according to the minimum requirements to express humanlike appearance and motion. Able to be interpreted equally as male or female, old or young, Telenoid allows all its users to transmit his or her own presence to a distant place.

RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Friday 14 September 2012, 11pm – 4pm and Saturday 15 September 12pm – 5pm. FREE
ARTIST AND CURATOR FLOOR TALKS

Join Experimenta Speak to Me curator Abigail Moncrieff in conversation with exhibiting artists in an intimate walk through of the exhibition. Friday 14 September’s session will feature Ryoko Aoki and Zon Ito, Shih Chieh Huang, Archie Moore, Wade Marynowsky, Grant Stevens and YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES. And on Saturday 15 September, talks will include Charlie Sofo, Jess MacNeil, Katie Turnbull and Christopher Fulham.

Friday 14 September and Saturday 15 September 2012, 12pm-2pm

RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston Street Melbourne. FREE!
PROFESSOR ISHIGURO KEYNOTE LECTURE

Ishiguro’s shockingly human androids (including his own doppelganger) have taught lectures, acted in plays and been programmed with a ‘bedside manner’ to act as nurses. As reflected in our popular culture, from 2001: A Space Odyssey to Blade Runner, we’re fascinated, repulsed and excited – all at once – by the idea of robots taking our place. Come meet his creations … and get a glimpse into our science-fiction future.

The first release of tickets for this event have been hugely popular. More tickets will be made available on Friday 7 September.

Friday 14 September 2012, 6.15pm – 7.15pm

The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. FREE.

Bookings essential via wheelercentre.com