2006 :: Media State Forum

Presented as part of the Adelaide Festival of Arts 2006, ANAT’s Media State Forum program of exhibitions, events, forums and workshops explored how media arts connect to – and intervene in – our daily lives. Projects included Mobile Journeys, The Peoples’ Project, alva noto and Project 3.

The Peoples’ Project by USA artist Zhang Ga, connected Adelaide to other global cities via a large-scale public portrait projection in the centrally located Rundle Mall.

alva noto was a compelling audiovisual performance of sound compositions morphed into electronic projections through which German artist Carsten Nicolai earned a reputation as a highly innovative and experimental practitioner working across installation, sound and performance.

Project 3 delivered a rich program of electronic and computer music and film by local, national and international artists.

Ian Haig was a participant in Mobile Journeys. He notes: “a possessed mobile phone, haunted media, satanism, a conduit to the otherworldly and the paranormal …” remind him of his work about “a possessed mobile phone … The idea of the phone being taken over by some kind of entity”.

Image: Ian Haig, Liberv rel reguli, 2005

Ian Haig, Liberv rel reguli, 2005