[ISEA2013] Curators Statement: ANAT, Abigail Moncrieff & Oron Catts – 3 Exhibitions at the Powerhouse Museum

Curators Statement

Be inspired by three exhibitions showcasing the best and most innovative contemporary media artworks from around Australia.

These exhibitions are the Museum’s contribution to ISEA2013 (19th International Symposium on Electronic Art), an international event of electronic art and ideas that takes place in a different location annually. Presented in Sydney by the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) and held alongside Vivid Sydney – a festival of light, music and ideas – ISEA2013, with its theme ‘resistance is futile’, will showcase some of the best and most innovative contemporary media artworks from around the world, and provide a platform for the lively exchange of future-focused ideas.

Experimenta Speak to Me
Presented by Experimenta, ISEA2013 and the Powerhouse Museum
Speak to Me, the 5th International Biennial of Media Art presented by Experimenta, Australia’s leading media art organisation, features thoughtful and contemplative screen-based works, projections, robots and new Experimenta Commissions.
Curator: Abigail Moncrieff
The two-year tour of the exhibition premieres for ISEA2013 at the Powerhouse Museum.

Semipermeable (+)
Presented by ISEA2013, SymbioticA and the Powerhouse Museum.
Semipermeable (+) looks at the membrane as a site, metaphor and platform for a series of artistic interventions and projects, some commissioned specifically for the exhibition and others selected from the many projects developed at SymbioticA (an artistic laboratory located within the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, University of Western Australia) since 2000.
Curator: Oron Catts

SymbioticA brings together 15 artists from different disciplines to present, culturally articulate and re-visit, metaphorically and actually, the notion of the membrane – from Protocells, infection and DNA through skins and garments to borders and state control.

Source: powerhousemuseum.com/exhibitions/isea2013 (20.06.2015)

  • Abigail Moncrieff, Australia, has been working in the visual arts for many years, and as curator at Experimenta since early 2011.  wheelercentre.com/people/abigail-moncrieff
  • Oron Catts is an Australian artist and researcher currently residing in Perth, Australia where he has been employed at the University of Western Australia since 1996. He works as an artistic director of SymbioticA, which he is also co-founder of.   en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oron_Catts