Experimenta Make Sense

International Triennial of Media Art

Mon 02 October—Sat 11 November

RMIT Gallery


Free Event

Experimenta Make Sense is an exhibition expressing all of the disconcerting delights that make up life in the digital age.

What does it mean to feel in an era of disembodied communication? To think in a world of algorithms and artificial minds? What does it mean to ‘do’ today?

Both playful and challenging, this exhibition asks us to contemplate just what it is to be human in the technological acceleration of our information society. Experimenta Make Sense presents a program of over 20 leading international and Australian artists who engage directly with this conundrum.

Artists: Robert Andrew, Keith Armstrong, Ella Barclay, Michele Barker and Anna Munster, Briony Barr with Andrew Melatos, Steve Berrick, Antoinette J. Citizen, Adam Donovan, Lauren Edmonds, Jane Gauntlett, Matthew Gardiner, Jon McCormack, Lucy McRae, Gail Priest, Scale Free Network: Briony Barr and Gregory Crocetti, Andrew Styan and Judy Watson.

Public Programs

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Playing with Time—Tech Talk with Antoinette J. Citizen
Fri 09 October, 10—11AM 

Seniors event: Info and bookings →


Experimenta Social #13
Wed 11 October, 6—8.30PM at ACMI X

A series of talks, discussions and artistic demos led by Emilie Zile. Info and bookings →


Drawing on Complexity
04 October—11 November, gallery opening times. 

Interact with Briony Barr's participatory artwork, drop-in during the gallery open hours. Info →


Experimenta Make Sense—Up Late
Thu 02 November, 6—10PM 

Stay up late with Experimenta for one night only. Info and bookings → 

Presented in association with Experimenta and RMIT Gallery
  • Melbourne Festival's free program proudly supported by
  • With support from

Experimenta Make Sense is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, Australia Council’s Contemporary Touring Initiative, Australia Council’s Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, Visions Australia, Screen Australia, City of Melbourne, Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT), IAS International Art Services, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Daniel Besen, Melbourne Festival, British Council, Hayman Design, and Vault Magazine.

PHOTO | Andrew Styan, Life Support System, image courtesy of Rebecca Carey