2013 :: ISEA2013
From 2011 to 2013, ANAT worked with partners COFA (UNSW), UTS, University of Sydney, d/Lux Media Arts, Business Event Sydney and Events NSW to establish the groundwork for The International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) 2013. ISEA is one of the most significant international events in the field of electronic arts and digital media, and attracts global leaders in the field. Held in Sydney in June, alongside VIVID festival, ISEA2013 created significant opportunities for collaboration between universities, cultural organisations, artists and the creative industries locally, nationally and internationally, and offered Australian academics, members of the creative industries, new media practitioners and contemporary artists a chance to showcase their work and research on an international stage.
One of the highlights of ISEA2013 was ‘test pattern’. This stunning immersive installation by renowned Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda utilised the grand scale of Redfern’s Carriageworks to represent the intense energies of massive digital data flows that increasingly shape our globalised world.