RMIT Design Hub presents a new hybrid exhibition, featuring a round-table discussion and workshop, exploring emergent practices developing across the fields of art, design and design sub-disciplines.
Experimental Practice: Provocations In and Out of Design investigates how new hybrid practices and collaborations are negotiating complex social and environmental challenges.
The exhibition presents a number of projects in which art and design strive to make a difference within the specific communities in which they are situated.
Curated by Katherine Moline from the University of NSW, Brad Haylock and Laurene Vaughan from RMIT, Experimental Practice is the second iteration of the exhibition and symposium Feral Experimental: New Design Thinking, shown at UNSW Galleries, Paddington, in 2014.
Moline says this exhibition in comparison to Feral Experimental aims to open up exhibitions of art and design so the works are seen as dynamic and evolving rather than fixed static objects.
“It's an approach that aims to experiment with the exhibition format and shift perceptions from showcase to an experience in a specific location and time,” she said.
“For example, Veloscape v.7 is a video that overlays visual representations of stress responses on top of various locations on a bike track, effectively way to condense information and communicate a narrative visually.”
“As curators, we think of the exhibition as a walk-through or journey on a noise path with different works of art and design emitting light, sound and opportunities to engage with contemporary practices that actively involve participants in creative production.”
This exhibition is part of the Melbourne International Design Festival and is running until Saturday 30 May.