From robotics and the internet, sound art to wearable technology, the panel will highlight the imagination and tenacity of practitioners working in evolving and emerging fields of art practice
|Elder Hall, North Terrace|
|Tuesday 7 March, 10.30am-12.30pm|
Interactive and media arts have an increasing visibility upon the contemporary arts landscape. Fuelled by a desire to engage and experiment with a variety of technology and digital media, artists working in these fields continue to create evocative and challenging projects. Emerging Fields features four artists included in the Adelaide Bank Festival of Arts 2006 program, who are working across diverse media and interests. From robotics and the internet, sound art to wearable technology, the panel will highlight the imagination and tenacity of practitioners working in evolving and emerging fields of art practice.
DR MELINDA RACKHAM (Convenor) is the Executive Director of the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT). For the past decade she has worked with networked media as an artist, writer and curator in the arenas of web, 3d multi-user, game and mobile environments.
ZHANG GA is a New York based media artist and Artistic Director of the Beijing International New Media Arts Exhibition and Symposium. He is Associate Professor of Communication Art at New York Institute of Technology and is also a curator and co-director of agent.netart - a public media art program.
TINA GONSALVES is an Australian artist who uses the fluid and malleable medium of video to explore complex emotional landscapes. Her artworks and music videos (for labels BMG, EMI, and Festival Records) have been televised and screened in many prestigious international and national festivals and events. See her work here.
CHICO MACMURTRIE was born in New Mexico in 1961, and currently resides in New York. He has an M.F.A. in New Forms and Concepts from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is Artistic Director of Amorphic Robot Works, a group of artists, engineers and technicians working together to create robotic performances and installations.
CARSTEN NICOLAI is currently based in Berlin. Before starting his career as a sound artist he was an apprentice gardener, then a landscape architect. He has performed and created installations at the Venice Biennale, Guggenheim in New York, Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco and in 2000 won the Golden Nica prize at Ars Electronica.