Member Profile : Michele Barker

Dr Michele Barker is an artist and academic working in the field of media arts with a focus on experimental cinema as a way of exploring the perception and experience of time and embodied engagement with the environment. Her work, in extensive collaboration with Anna Munster, has been included in Vidarte, the Mexican Biennale of Video Art; The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Taipei, The Photographer’s Gallery, London; FILE Festival, Sao Paolo; Museum of Art, Seoul; and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Out of a residency at Eyebeam in New York they developed the award-winning work, Struck, which has been exhibited in Australia, the US, China and Taiwan. Largescale works include: évasion, an 8-channel responsive installation; and the multi-channel interactive work, HokusPokus, jury-selected to represent Australasia as part of the International Festival of Digital Art and the Cultural Olympiad in London in 2012. In 2017, they were commissioned to create pull for Experimenta Make Sense: Triennial of Media Art, touring Australia, 2017–20, and most recently, hold (2019), both of which use water as a force outside humans’ short ‘moment’ in geological time in order to explore time and embodied perception. Currently, as the result of an Ars Bioarctica residency in Kilpisjärvi, they are working on a new project that extends our examination of duration and felt experience into the realm of geotime.

Field Trip - Arts, Science, Tech and Environment Symposium

Sunshine Coast
Aug 08 2020