ANAT 30 for 30
For our 30th anniversary, 1988- 2018, ANAT commissioned 30 for 30, a collection of watershed moments capturing the impact of our work over our lifetime. Drawing upon one case-study for each year (see below), 30 for 30 is an excellent snapshot of ANAT’s success in introducing artists to new technologies, research, and ways of working, and in removing barriers to creative experimentation.
Science Show Alyson Bell, Here I Sit (still), 1996. 8 minutes. Poetry by Sandy Jeffs 1994 :: Computer Aided Art and Design Conference-goers exploring The User Unfriendly Interface by Josephine Starrs and Leon Cmielewski 1995 :: Australasian Interactive Multimedia Industry Association Francesca da Rimini, Ricardo Dominquez and Michael Grimm, Dollspace (1995) – still 1996 :: Interactive Nation CODE RED, exhibition program cover (1997) 1997 :: CODE RED Linda Dement, Cyberflesh Girlmonster (1995) 1998 :: FOLDBACK Christian Thompson, Urban Murri’s (1999), digital images, raffia, magpie feathers 1999 :: National Indigenous School in New Media Art ANAT Team 2000: Charity Bramwell, Amber Carvan, Michael Shanahan & Amanda McDonald Crowley. 2000 :: Alchemy Justine Cooper with Dr Jim Bonacum during her residency at the Museum of Natural History, New York (photograph Joey Stein) 2001 :: Scientific Serendipity Hossein Valamanesh, Longing belonging (1997) colour positive print, 99 x 99cm. Photograph Rick Martin. 2002 :: BORDERPANIC Mari Velonaki, Fish-Bird: Circle B – Movement C (2004–06), Interactive installation with two autonomous robots and distributed data fusion system. Installed at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark, 2009 (photograph by Paul Gosney Photography) 2003 :: Synapse Craig Walsh, Temporary Lodgings (2004), digital animation and stereo sound (3-minute loop), installed in Rundle Street, Adelaide 2004 :: Luminosity Create_Space participant Matt Gardiner working out communication between his phone and processing 2005 :: Create Space Ian Haig, Liberv rel reguli, 2005 2006 :: Media State Forum Michael Yuen, Black Tee prototype developed during reSkin 2007 :: reSkin Leah Heiss, Diabetes Jewellery (2008) (photograph Narelle Sheean) 2008 :: Trilogy of Artist Residencies Jill Scott, The Electric Retina (2008), interactive sculpture, 200 x 120 x 80 cm 2009 :: SUPERHUMAN Dome Lab participants, 2010 2010: Dome Lab 2010 Thom Buchanan, Detour 27 (2011), video/animation – still 2011 :: Portable Worlds MakerBot Replicator Original, the first desktop 3D printer. 2012 :: 3D Printing Ryoji Ikeda, test pattern [no.5], 2013, audiovisual installation at Carriageworks. Commissioned and presented by Carriageworks and ISEA2013 in collaboration with Vivid Sydney. Photograph Zan Wimberley. 2013 :: ISEA2013 Leah Barclay, River Listening Synapse Feature, 2014 2014 :: Synapse Residency Program Cat Jones, Somatic Drifts (2014), installation view (sound design Melissa Hunt) 2015 :: The Art of Pain Daniel Savage, Daniel – Quadraplegic / Will you ever get better? 2014 No offense, but… 1-16 (of 18). Inkjet prints, 50 x 70cm 2016 :: UNFIXED.2 Martin Walch, Terra-Antarctica_Time-panorama_Mawson_Station_60 days_20171208- 20180205, (2017-18) – still courtesy of the artist. 2017 :: Australian Antarctic Division & CSIRO Michaela Gleave’s performance A Galaxy of Suns featured a 33-part local choir ‘singing’ the stars. Photograph Sia Duff 2018 :: SPECTRA