Experimenta Make Sense is now open to the public. We invite you to explore the exhibition and join us and many of the artists at the official opening night on Thursday 5 October 6-8pm.
The exhibition expresses all of the disconcerting delights that make up life in the digital age. Become submerged inside a breaking wave, step into the shoes and eyes of a stranger using VR goggles or explore the body’s adaptions to sensory deprivation and extreme isolation.
Today the grand staircase in the gallery’s foyer is being transformed by artist Briony Barr and participants in her Drawing on Complexity workshop. The group have been working on a series of rule based pattern-making that will make up a massive artwork in the RMIT Gallery foyer.
In this one-day session, a group of participants (called ‘agents’) draw with colourful PVC tape on a set of stairs, following simple rules determining placement of the tape and how to collaborate with others. As the lines build up over time, so will the emergent patterns.
This work is part of a larger investigation into pattern formation, which will compare what emerges when different groups of people make a drawing together within a similar set of parameters.
Opening night | Thursday 5 October 6-8 pm
Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art will be opened by Professor Calum Drummond, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation and Vice-President RMIT University. We warmly invite you to join us, and many of the artists, at this event with a Welcome to Country by Wurundjeri Elder Colin Hunter Jr. BOOK
PUBLIC PROGRAMS: BOOKINGS EVENTBRITE
Friday 6 October 1-2 pm Join curator Jonathan Parsons and immerse your senses into the ‘thinking’, ‘feeling’ and ‘doing’ of Experimenta Make Sense. BOOK
Friday 6 October 2pm-5pm & Sat 7 October 12-3pm The Language of Listening with Gail Priest. one on one conversation with the artist and explore ways of creatively describing what we hear. BOOK
Saturday 7 October 1-2pm the names of places: In Conversation with Judy Watson. Find out more about research-based mapping of Aboriginal massacre sites across the country. BOOK
Monday 9 October 10-11 am Seniors Festival Event with Antionette J.Citizen. Morning tea & demonstration of wearable art devices. BOOK
Saturday 14 October 1-2pm Eddies & Swirls: Talking Turbulence – a first-hand demonstration with artists Scale Free Network and Physicist Andrew Melatos. BOOK
Mondays and Tuesdays during October, 11am-3pm: In My Shoes: Intimacy – book in for a 20 min virtual reality experience exploring a first-person documentary. BOOK
Thursday 2 November 6pm-9 pm Experimenta Make Sense – Up Late. Special one-night only performances and happenings to activate your senses through sound and light. BOOK