The Powerhouse Museum contributes three exhibitions to ISEA2013 (19th International Symposium of Electronic Art), an international event of electronic art and ideas that takes place in a different location annually. Presented in Sydney by the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) and held alongside Vivid Sydney – a festival of light, music and ideas – ISEA2013, ‘resistance is futile’, will showcase some of the best and most innovative contemporary media artworks from around the world, and provide a platform for the lively exchange of future-focused ideas.
The Exhibitions include:
Experimenta Speak to Me
Presented by Experimenta, ISEA2013 and the Powerhouse Museum
Speak to Me, the 5th International Biennial of Media Art presented by Experimenta, Australia’s leading media art organisation, features thoughtful and contemplative screen-based works, projections, robots and new Experimenta Commissions.
Curator: Abigail Moncrieff.
The two-year tour of the exhibition premieres for ISEA2013 at the Powerhouse Museum.
Presented by ISEA2013, SymbioticA and the Powerhouse Museum.
Semipermeable (+) looks at the membrane as a site, metaphor and platform for a series of artistic interventions and projects, some commissioned specifically for the exhibition and others selected from the many projects developed at SymbioticA (an artistic laboratory located within the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, University of Western Australia) since 2000.
Curator: Oron Catts
SymbioticA brings together 15 artists from different disciplines to present, culturally articulate and re-visit, metaphorically and actually, the notion of the membrane – from Protocells, infection and DNA through skins and garments to borders and state control.
Synapse: a Selection
Presented by ISEA2013, the Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) and the Powerhouse Museum
A selection of works from ANAT’s residency program Synapse provides a snapshot of the diverse and fascinating research created by participating artists and scientists.
Artists and scientists approach creativity, exploration and research in different ways and from different perspectives; when working together they open up new ways of seeing, experiencing and interpreting the world around us. For the past decade the Synapse initiative has provided over 30 Australian artists with the opportunity to pursue speculative creative research projects with scientists and medical researchers in Australia and beyond. This exhibition provides a snapshot of the diverse and fascinating research that participating artists and scientists have pursued over the past five years.
Curator: Vicki Sowry