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Experimenta Make Sense: Curator floor talk

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Experimenta Make Sense at RMIT Gallery (2 October - 11 November) is an exhibition expressing all of the disconcerting delights that make up life in the digital age. What does it mean to feel in an era of disembodied communication? To think in a world of algorithms and artificial minds? What does it mean to ‘do’ today?

Join Experimenta Artistic Director and Exhibition Curator, Jonathan Parsons, for a unique chance to explore the playful and challenging artworks presented at RMIT Gallery and immerse your senses into a ‘thinking’, ‘feeling’ and ‘doing’ contemplation of what it is to be human in the digital age of technological acceleration.

According to Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson a challenge for 21st century humanity is that “we have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions and god-like technologies." Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art, exhibits a program of over 20 leading international and Australian artists who engage directly with this conundrum.

Experimenta Media Arts is where creativity and technology collide. As Australia’s pre-eminent media arts organisation established by experimental film and video makers in 1986, Experimenta showcases dynamic contemporary art at the nexus of digital media, science and technology, and design.

Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art features 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

Image: Matthew Gardiner, The Folded Geometry of the Universe, Photo by Nicky Pastore

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