Scenocosme, 'Lights Contacts', 2010. Image: Mark Ashkanasy, RMIT Gallery 2012.

EXPERIMENTA's 5TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF MEDIA ART

Experimenta Speak to Me, curated by Abigail Moncrieff, is an invitation to consider what it means, at this time, to be together. The exhibition began its two-year National Tour in June 2013 in Sydney as part of ISEA2013.

Speak to Me will be at the Queensland University of Technology and the State Library of Queensland from 7 April to 2 May, 2014.

Public Programs and Related Materials

Speak to Me: QUT Alumni & Staff Tour, 8 April
Speak to Me: Tribulation 99 screening, 8 April
Speak to Me: Artist Workshops, 9 April
Speak to Me: Holiday workshops, 10-16 April
Speak to Me: Megatronics meets art
Educators Professional Development Day
Download a copy of the Experimenta Speak to Me study guide (PDF 2.5MB)

Speak To Me will then tour to the Albury Library Museum from 18 May to 13 July, 2014.

More about experimenta Speak to Me

Our ability to communicate with each other anywhere, all of the time - ultimate interconnectivity - has been with us for some time. We have seen previously impermeable boundaries become redundant to an extent where relationships can now exist in a parallel universe, a second life.

As this capacity for connectedness is integrated more and more into our lives, it affects many of our significant, daily actions and the way we engage with places around us. In a rapidly changing technological field, how do we now consider these new relationships to the world, technology and each other? What does this connectedness offer us?

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.

The 5th 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.

Ryoko Aoki & Zon Ito, 'the state one reaches by age of 9, and the sunshine of those days', 2011. Image: Mark Ashkanasy, RMIT Gallery 2012.

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.