the Arts Centre, BlackBox, Melbourne

Ominous to optimistic. Innovative and interactive.

Experimenta Utopia Now International Biennial of Media Art chases the dream of a perfect world. Showcasing more than 35 works from countries including Australia, Japan, Austria, India, Germany, Canada, France, Taiwan and the UK, Experimenta Utopia Now critiques the scope for happiness on earth as we know it, pokes fun at social and physical boundaries and questions the human race’s ability to preserve itself.


AES+F (Tatiana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovitch, Evgeny Svyatsky, Vladimir Fridkes), Peter Alwast, Patrick Bernatchez, Blendid (David Kousemaker & Tim Olden), Marco Bresciani, Persijn Broerson & Margit Lukács, Bu Hua, Michael Burton, Penelope Cain, Cao Fei, Leon Cmielewski & Josephine Starrs, Jen DeNike, Jean DuBois & Chloe Lefebvre, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Christopher Fulham, Shilpa Gupta, Adad Hannah & Niklas Roy, Susan Jacobs, Christian Jankowski, William Kentridge, Kwon Miller Productions (Annie Kwon and Paul Miller aka Dj Spooky), Isobel Knowles & Van Sowerwine, Jimmy McGilchrist, Rowan McNaught, Angelica Mesiti, Laurent Mignonneau & Christa Sommerer, Ms & Mr (Stephanie nova Milne & Richard nova Milne), Dorota Mytych, David OReilly, Stuart Ringholt, Scenocosme (Grégory Lasserre and Anaïs met den Ancxt), Momoyo Torimitsu, Kuang-Yu Tsui, Levi van Veluw, Kit Wise, Yang Zhenzhong

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