HyperPrometheus (Perth, Australia)

Join us on 19 October from 6.30pm to celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions, HyperPrometheus and Unspoken at PICA.

Featuring Australian and international artists, HyperPrometheus re-contextualises Frankenstein for the new millennium within the realms of contemporary and biological arts. It focuses on what Frankenstein means today in relation to the intersection of the living and the non-living, artifice and nature, reproductive and biomedical technologies and other scientific and technological practices of our age.

The selected artworks tackle the creation and assemblage of life and death, the reanimation of the non-living, future life, synthetic biology and the technological non-human.

HyperPrometheus is part of SymbioticA’s Unhallowed Arts event series.

Curated by Oron Catts, Laetitia Wilson and Eugenio Viola.
Presented in partnership with SymbioticA, The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF) 2018 (Australia)

BBFF has been introducing Filmmakers to VR since early 2014, in 2016 we officially added Immersive Content to our expansive program – offering both filmmakers and audiences the opportunity to experience the evolution of the film and technology relationship and to explore the new frontiers of story-telling and artistic expression.

Each years we bring together a collection of some of the world’s best Augmented and Virtual Reality experiences to take attendees to other dimensions.

Spectra Art + Science 2018 (Adelaide, Australia)

Spectra 2018 is Australia’s pre-eminent art/science gathering showcasing the best research and creative work being produced through interdisciplinary collaborations between Australian and New Zealand artists and scientists.

Spectra 2018 explores the increasing convergence of art and science and considers how each area impacts the other and how, together, they shed light on who we are and where we’re heading. Taking place in Adelaide, South Australia, the inaugural Spectra will comprise a three-day symposium presenting collaborative research, an exhibition showcasing research outcomes, and a compelling public program of screenings, talks, performances and special events.

Spectra 2018 is proudly presented by the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT), with partners the University of South Australia and Experimenta Media Arts, in association with colleagues drawn from the arts and science sectors, and with generous additional support provided by Arts South Australia.

MOD. Museum (Adelaide, Australia)

MOD. at the University of South Australia is a futuristic museum of discovery, a place to be and be inspired.

With dynamic, changing exhibition programs, MOD. inspires young adults aged 15+ about science and technology, showcasing how research shapes our understanding of the world to inform the future.

For visitors, MOD. is a free science experience like no other. A tourist icon bringing together the general public, researchers, students and industry to interact, learn and be inspired – MOD. is Australia’s boldest, and South Australia’s only, interactive public science and creativity space.

MOD. offers seven purpose-built gallery areas over two floors, a cafe, shop, and lecture theatre, housed within the University’s new Health Innovation Building on Adelaide’s cultural boulevard on North Terrace. It features Australia’s first Science on a Sphere, a room-sized display that shows planetary data on a sphere surrounded by touchscreens.

MOD. presents an ambitious annual program including two seasonal exhibitions as well as talks, workshops and special events.

https://mod.org.au/

WA Now – Biomess – The Tissue Culture & Art Project (Oron Catts / Ionat Zurr) (Perth, Australia)

Based at the University of Western Australia, SymbioticA hosted the research of The Tissue Culture and Art Project (Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr). The artists have been exploring the intersections of science and art since 1996.

Together, and with their expanded team of artists and scientists, they explore the creative and ethical implications of developments in the biological sciences. They investigate about what science is doing, what it is capable of, and how our conceptions of life might be altered in the process and how futures might be shaped accordingly. In doing so, they also open up important questions about how we categorise life forms that ask us to rethink what it is to be human.

This exhibition, Biomess, is timed to coincide with the celebration of the 200th year since the publication of Mary Shelley’s gothic horror novel Frankenstein. In response, it looks at existing “Frankensteins” of the natural world, beings that confound our usual ways of thinking about animal life with a creative presentation of specimens from the Western Australian Museum and examples of real life animal “oddities”. It will also include new organisms grown by the artists themselves at their labs in the University of Western Australia that open up new possibilities for temporary biological structures. Presented in the mode of a high-end retail fit-out, it will also look at the commodification of the natural world.

In their own words: “As life becomes a raw material for human desires, constructed life escapes science labs to become a medium for artistic and consumer products.”

Biomess proves that there is nothing natural in nature.

Field of Light Uluru (Australia)

Extended until December 31, 2020

As darkness falls and Uluru is thrown into silhouette, Field of Light illuminates. As far as the eye can see gentle rhythms of colour light up the desert.

The critically acclaimed Field of Light Uluru by the internationally celebrated artist Bruce Munro has now been extended until 31 December 2020.

The exhibition, aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara is Munro’s largest work to date. Overwhelming in size, covering more than seven football fields, it invites immersion in its fantasy garden of 50,000 spindles of light, the stems breathing and swaying through a sympathetic desert spectrum of ochre, deep violet, blue and gentle white.

https://www.ayersrockresort.com.au/events/detail/field-of-light-uluru