ACMIx Studio, 2 Kavanagh Street, South Bank
Experimenta Social #13 will open its senses to art made for the body, smell and perception. Working in diverse fields such as scent, experimental food, language, ecology and psychology, Elizabeth Willing and Cat Jones are contemporary Australian artists working at the mouth of meaning. Join us for this special Experimenta Social, presented as part of Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art, for an insight into embodied art made for multiple senses.
is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and researcher. Her work investigates inter-species relationships, gender, botanic politics, medicine and climate futures through the subversion of social constructs, science, history, language and the senses. With special interests in audience psychology and immersive experiences her projects manifest across live, site-specific, socially engaged, media and olfactive art.
Jones is a Bachelor of Arts – Drama graduate of Queensland University of Technology; research affiliate of the Sansom Institute, Body and Mind, University of South Australia; Creative Australia Fellow; SymbioticA and Synapse alumni, and winner of the 2016 Sadakichi Art and Olfaction Award with her project Century’s Breath for Vitalstatistix.
Recent performances and commissions include Scent of Sydney for Sydney Festival, Somatic Drifts, Radical Ecologies at PICA; Anatomy’s Confection and Plantarum: Empathic Limb Clinic for Proximity Festival; A Walk [with Herbivores] and currently Insecta Delecta with chef Soon Lee Low for The Wired Lab.
Elizabeth Willing is an Australian visual artist. In 2009 she completed her honours in Fine Arts (Visual Arts) and is currently undertaking a Masters of Fine Art (research) at Queensland University of Technology. In 2014 Elizabeth was the recipient of the Australia Council Kunstlerhaus Bethanien one-year residency. Furthermore Elizabeth has undertaken a two month residency at Helsinki International Art Program HIAP and a one year residency at Metro Arts Brisbane. Solo exhibitions and dining performances have been held in Australia and overseas at Tolarno Galleries Melbourne, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, and Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane. Awards and grants include Australia Council Project funding (2016), the Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship (2013), Australia Council Artstart grant (2012), a JUMP mentoring Scholarship (2010), and the Melville Haysom Scholarship through QAGOMA (2010).
Join us each month for Experimenta Social - a series of talks, discussions and demos designed to provide proximity to some of Australia’s most adventurous contemporary artists, researchers and creative technologists.
This artist-led series is curated by Emile Zile in collaboration with Experimenta Media Arts and explores practices at the nexus of art and technology, science, culture and design. You will hear from artists sharing their latest projects and researchers presenting projects that grapple with the concerns of our time. Beyond inconsequential debates over the role of media arts in a post-media world, Experimenta Social will combine activated audiences drawn from contemporary art, social research, electronic art and non-professional spheres for lively debate and discussion.
Experimenta Social is a free event, taking place every second Wednesday of the month (12 April, 10 May, 14 June, 12 July, 9 August, 13 September, 11 October, 8 November 2017). This project is supported by ACMIx.
Image courtesy of Dessert |||/Fork Fork, Elizabeth Willing
Experimenta is Australia’s pre-eminent media arts organisation. We are an incubator for experimentation. we challenge convention, celebrate the maverick, and encourage collaboration.