The opening night of Experimenta Recharge: 6th International Biennial of Media Art at RMIT Gallery.
Experimenta Recharge- 6th International Biennial of Media Art | RMIT University
(Transcript with notations)
Typist’s note: the basic amateur descriptions provided by the typist of the various art installations are to assist with the visual narrative only. Research for the description of the art installations was taken from RMIT University’s website and RMIT Gallery’s Facebook page
VISUAL: Experimenta Recharge: 6th International Biennial of Media Art. 28 November 2014 – 21 February 2015 at RMIT Gallery. RMIT University logo.
VISUAL: Close up of banner hanging above entrance door to the RMIT Gallery. The banner reads: Experimenta Recharge, 6th International Biennial of Media Art. 28.11.2014-21.01.2015.
VISUAL: Camera moves back out to show more of the external façade of the RMIT Gallery building and the sign above the door previously seen and logo for RMIT University and also the RMIT Gallery. People are walking past along the footpath.
VISUAL: Video of crowd gathering in the art gallery standing in groups and speaking to each other.
VISUAL: Two males and three female crowd members with their backs to the camera looking at an art installation which is a movie projected onto a large blank wall in the gallery. Installation’s title and artist unknown.
VISUAL: Camera pans in for a close up of unwound tape reel in lovely patterns inside a slim glass case.
VISUAL: Video of the unwound tape reel inside the glass case being wound up and out of the top of the case.
VISUAL: Video of the complete installation by Ei Wada - Toki Ori Ori Nasu (Falling Records) (2013). Four old open reel tape recorders are on top of four vertical glass display cases. The tape from the open reel tape recorders are unwinding down into the box in lovely patterns and then re?winding back up to the tape reel. These glass cases appear to be about a foot wide and 10 foot tall.
VISUAL: Close up of an installation with various shaped picture frames in rows on a timber board. The centre circular frame has inside it a green hologram image of a person pivoting on the spot around and around.
VISUAL: Camera pans back to show the complete installation which is of 15 different and elaborately shaped frames (five across and three rows down) set in a timber box/frame. Each frame has a different hologram turning inside the frame, however, only four are lit in green at the time of video. Installation title and artist unknown.
VISUAL: Video of a male and female speaking together and looking at an installation of a television screen with the words: Turn it on across the television screen. (Possibly this is Tele Vision by Alex White and Emma Ramsay).
VISUAL: Video close up of plastic dome about a foot high which has been placed on a staircase landing in the Gallery. A person who is off?screen is placing their foot on and off the dome and it lights up with different coloured rings from the pressure and turns off when the foot is removed.
VISUAL: Same image as before but now camera is further back to show three people standing on the stairs watching the person place their foot on the dome as it lights up (the person still is obscured from view behind a couple standing on the stairs).
VISUAL: Video of close?up of side?on view of the dome as it lights up in different coloured parts ie rings in the dark. The outline of a pair of feet can be seen on top of the dome.
VISUAL: Video of view from above looking down on the top of the dome as it lights up in different coloured parts/rings in the dark. The silhouette of the person’s feet standing on the dome can be seen.
VISUAL: Five people standing in a gallery room wearing 3D glasses looking at an installation which is off?screen.
VISUAL: Five other people wearing 3D glasses as they walk in front of and look at the large scale video installation by Khaled Sabsabi – 70,000 Veils, 2014. It appears to be two walls covered in video screens all with different images on it looking a little like satellite or night vision style imagery with black, white and bright green and a little bright blue in a few places.
VISUAL: Camera pans across installation by Maree Clarke, title unknown. It is an image of what appears to be a sandy desert and sand mound with twilight sky is projected onto a large wall in the gallery. In the foreground are vertical tree branches without any leaves. The branches’ shadows are falling onto the video on the wall in the background.
VISUAL: Video pans around a group of three people speaking together in the Gallery. The people are: RMIT Gallery Director Suzanne Davies, Professor Calum Drummond and an unknown female with her back to the camera.
VISUAL: Professor Calum Drummond, RMIT Deputy Vice?Chancellor Research and Innovation and Vice?President standing behind a lectern and speaking into a microphone which is on a stand in front of him. The crowd listening to him is off?screen.
Professor Calum Drummond: And we are delighted to host this exhibition that is so part of the RMIT DNA in terms of technology, design, skilled hand and cultivated mind.
VISUAL: Close up of a white cast of a person’s face. The mask is lying on black fabric and little images of light are moving over the face. The installation is called The contamination of Alice by Svenja Kratz.
VISUAL: Television screen and grid on a table in front of the television screen. The image on the television’s screen is of a statue with a road and city building and a few trees in the background. Words written in white rectangles are floating towards the front of the screen: Bowen, Charles (examples that typist could read). This installation is by Raymond Zada. (Research taken from video “Raymond Zada - Artist in Experimenta Recharge: 6th International Biennial of Media Art” said it was called Acknowledge and is focussed on city of Adelaide and its history with its Indigenous people groups. The words in the white rectangles are places associated with Adelaide.
VISUAL: Video of a media art installation by Teamlab from Japan titled 100 Years Sea. Five large video screens in a horizontal row along a wall in the gallery. The coloured images all connect to make one large video image. The screens have a moving image of waves in the ocean breaking against rocks. The virtual waves are in a 3D environment and have the appearance of the combined line style of Japanese painting.
VISUAL: Video of an installation by Abel Korinsky – RL2000 2014, a sound and mixed media installation which makes sounds from the past and present. The installation looks like a large sphere, possibly a metre diameter sitting a foot off the ground between six metal poles that radiate out and up from the base supporting the sphere/ball. In the background against the gallery’s wall is a speaker and a photographer’s light reflecting silver umbrella.
VISUAL: A video of Anaisa Franco’s Psychosomatic Series 2014 which appears to be a robotic set of teeth, opening and closing and sitting on the electronics which make it move.
VISUAL: Video taken from ground level looking up as camera pans around at city buildings and light poles. The lights are on and it is a twilight sky.
VISUAL: A female dancer wearing a green jumpsuit standing still on the basketball court at A’Beckett Urban Square.
VISUAL: Another female dancer wearing a sheer grey coat over a leotard is standing upright and slowly moves her foot backwards. The audience is sitting and standing as they’re watching from the sideline of the basketball court.
VISUAL: Another female dancer wearing red stands on one leg with her arms upright. She very slowly moves the lifted foot from her knee and points it behind her. The audience is sitting and standing as they watch from the sidelines.
VISUAL: Five dancers on the basketball court, three previously seen and another two: a female is wearing orange and a male is wearing blue. The four females are positioned in a line about two meters apart facing the camera. The male is standing just behind the red female dancer who is crouched down in the centre of the line of dances. The male dancer very slowly raises his arms to above his head and then lowers them again in a graceful motion. The females are moving ever so slightly as well but remain in the same spot. The audience is in the background sitting and standing around the sidelines.
VISUAL: The female dancer wearing red walks slowly along part of the length of the basketball court. The other dancers are all lying flat on the ground. The audience is in the background sitting and standing along the sidelines.
VISUAL: Experimenta Recharge 6th International Biennial of Media Art logo.
VISUAL: RMIT University logo and website www.rmit.edu.au.
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