A Tapestry of Media Arts Interventions

[MEDIA STATE] examines the increasing role of media arts in the public realm - exploring technologically created spaces and how media art can be used as a tool for social, political and creative intervention.

Media States Forum: Media artists work in public through mobile phone artwork, guerilla style projections, bio-art performances, architecturally embedded sound bytes and video in transportation nodes. Supporting these practices is a tapestry of Media Arts residential projects and networking across the Asia Pacific region. Facilitated by MELINDA RACKHAM with the participation of ALISON CARROLL, DEBORAH KELLY, and STEVE KURTZ.

Hard Copy: Hard Copy is a professional, strategic workshop facilitated by ROGER MALINA on publishing the outcomes of, and criticism about, interdisciplinary creative art practices. Co-organised by ANAT and Creativity and Cognition Studios with the participation of Fibreculture Network, RealTime, Leonardo publications Australia Council for the Arts, Smart Internet Technology CRC, and the Australian Research Council.

Mobile Journeys: OPENING SUNDAY 12 MARCH - 3PM @ State Library Treasures Wall Mobile Journeys is an exhibition of art made for mobile phones, which will both inspire you and challenge the way you think about and use your phone. Videos, games and wallpapers will be available for free distribution to your mp3 players, PDAs, and mobile phones, via an Aura Hypertag Billboard.

Festival projects supported by [MEDIA STATE] are:

The Peoples' Portrait by artist ZHANG GA lights up Adelaide and other cities around the world with reciprocal large-scale portrait projections intertwining local and global audiences.

CARSTEN NICOLAI'S alva noto presents a compelling audiovisual performance of sound compositions morphed into electronic projections.

Project 3 delivers a rich program of electronic and computer music and film by local, national and international artists including ROBIN MINNARD.

Emerging Fields Forum provides a platform for four internationally renowned media artists to discuss their practice.

ARI workshops are two dynamic events, skilling up participants in the practical applications of setting up and managing Artist Run Initiatives and publishing Blogs and Zines.

We are happy to supply you with multiple copies of our [MEDIA STATE] edition of Filter magazine with critical texts covering the issues and events in this program, for you university, department or organisation. Please email Jen Brazier (jen[at] to arrange collection or mailing.

ANAT is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, by the South Australian Government through Arts SA and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.