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Dr Michele Barker and Professor Anna Munster-first Commission Artists of the Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art

Image: Michele Barker and Anna Munster, Pull (concept sketch)
a 2017 Experimenta Commission, in partnership with ANAT © the artists

Dr Michele Barker and Professor Anna Munster-first Commission Artists of the Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art

Dr Michele Barker and Professor Anna Munster are two of four artists commissioned for Experimenta Make Sense, International Triennial of Media Arts. They were selected from a very competitive process with more than 80 applications and a shortlisted presentation to the selection panel. The exhibition will travel three years nationally beginning at RMIT Gallery in late  August 2017.

Michele and Anna will be creating a two channel audiovisual installation Pull that draws its audience into an immersive sub-aquaticscape, transforming bodily perceptions of time and space, also asking us to sense its lived time as extraordinary. The installation presents this moment from different perspectives – the filmic one, shot underneath a wave, and the capture of that experience as motion-tracked data. Without narrative and designed as two seamless replays of that moment, the visual dimension of the work is highly cinematic. The sonic elements are immersive as well as directional, suggesting again the multiple perspectives from which a ‘single’ moment is sensed. Pull’s audiovisual exploration of time and embodied perception uses water as a force outside humans’ short ‘moment’ in geological time. It considers the relations between our senses and environment through these differences in time and scale.

Posted:

8 Dec 2016

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Dr Michele Barker
Professor Anna Munster