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Drawing on Complexity (Experimenta Series) workshop

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Get involved with artist Briony Barr through a series of rule based pattern-making that will make up a massive artwork in the RMIT Gallery foyer.

As part of the exhibition Experimenta Make Sense (2 October - 11 November) at RMIT Gallery, you are invited to attend a Drawing on Complexity (The Experimenta Series) workshop with the artist.

In this one-day session, a group of participants (called ‘agents’) will 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.

Here is your chance to choose your coloured tape and decide how you will leave your mark. The drawing will exhibited at RMIT Gallery from 2 October – 11 November 2017. Exhibiting as part of the touring exhibition Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art, documentation of each drawing will be presented over a three-year period, across regional Australia.

* Please note that movement is essential for participation. Due to the nature of this event, we kindly advise for participants to be aware of the requirements when signing up.

This project is presented as part of Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art, exhibiting a program of over 20 leading international and Australian artists. Both playful and challenging, this exhibition asks audiences to immerse their senses into a ‘thinking’, ‘feeling’ and ‘doing’ contemplation of what it is to be human in the digital age of technological acceleration. See the exhibition at RMIT Gallery from 2 October – 11 November 2017.or visit the website for full exhibition details www.experimenta.org/makesense


About the artist

Briony Barr is a conceptual artist whose work explores pattern-formation and emergence. Comprising rule-based drawing, participatory installation and scientific experimentation, Briony regularly collaborates with fellow artists, scientists (typically microbiologists and physicists) and often, large groups of people. She has staged collaborative drawing experiments at galleries, schools, universities, science institutions, art museums, civic art studios and conferences, involving the general public, artists, primary and secondary students, physicists and astronomers.

Briony earned her BA (English) from The University of Queensland, BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and MFA from the Victorian College of Arts in Melbourne. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Australia, Mexico, America and South Korea and is an honorary fellow of The University of Melbourne’s School of Physics. Briony is also co-founder of art-science collective and publisher, Scale Free Network.







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