Anita Bacic
Since 2002
Works in Hobart Australia

BIO
Anita Bacic is a Hobart-based artist who explores media old and new, with a focus on participatory experiences. Bacic is fascinated with the construction of stories, images and experiences and how we as individuals can actively contribute and interact in these processes. She continues to explore works which encourage curiosity, participation, personal connections and self-reflection that in turn potentially challenge our perceptions and how we see and interpret the world around us.

Bacic has explored older pre-cinema technologies, including camera obscura as installations and street-based mobile experiences for a number of years. Bacic’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and has participated in Parramatta Lanes in Sydney, White Night Melbourne, Nextwave Festival, Electrofringe New Media Arts Festival, ANAT’s Portable Worlds I & II, amberPlatform and Videobrasil.
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EVENT

Anita Bacic's location-specific mobile work an/other time


Dates:
Fri Apr 17, 2015 00:00 - Thu Dec 31, 2015

Location:
Moonah, Hobart, Australia

For two years Hobart-based artist Anita Bacic has been meeting with people from West Moonah (formerly known as Springfield) and Moonah to capture their stories about post WW2 life as part of her Rediscovering Springfield project in Australia. A look back at what it was like living in the ʻ50s, ʻ60s and ʻ70s in the area from a migrant perspective in a Tasmanian context.

The end result of this community engagement is an/other time art walk. Bacic encourages people to participate by walking along the streets of Moonah starting at the Moonah Arts Centre. To experience the work one uses an iPod or iPhone with a custom made app created by Tim Nugent. The app is available on the Apple app store: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/an-other-time/id985476954

an/other time has a particular focus on migrants in the second half of the 20th Century. It is a location-specific media project that uses mobile devices, combined with printed maps to allow users to unearth stories while walking along Albert Road, Hopkins Street and Main Road in Moonah.

The work an/other time adds another chapter in the history of Tasmania. It shares the personal untold stories from the post WW2 migrants who came to Tasmania in the mid 20th Century. Their contribution to the building and adding to this state is not often talked about or acknowledged in Tasmaniaʼs history.

This work aims to do much more than simply re-tell stories from the past; it encourages the participant, to extend, personalise and reconsider experiences while they interact with both their mobile device and the street. This interaction invites the participant to reconsider or re-imagine the past as they look at and experience the now. This blending of perceptions of the present with ideas of the past, can prompt questions like, What was it like? What was there? Who lived/worked there?

Original music by Teresa Drozdz and audio visual work by Angela Strk can be experienced in an/other time

To experience the work go to:
Moonah Arts Centre
23-27 Albert Road, Moonah, Hobart

Opening hours are:
Tue – Fri 10am – 5pm, and Sat 10am – 2pm.

Until June 1 there are devices one can loan. After June 1, download the app and go to the Moonah Arts Centre for your first installment of the work.

More information about the Moonah Arts Centre and how to get there: http://www.moonahartscentre.org.au/events/another-time/


EVENT

Mobile Obscura


Dates:
Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:00 - Sat Sep 21, 2013

Location:
Istanbul, Turkey

Mobile Obscura, is part of Persembe Pazari Projects, an Istanbul Biennial Parallel event.

Artist Anita Bacic will take you on a journey in her Mobile Obscura – a moving camera obscura on wheels. Take an upside down tour of Istanbul's Persembe Pazari district inside the Mobile Obscura as it roams the streets, turning reality into a full-body sensory-rich moving-image experience. Mobile Obscura has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Mobile Obscura will be around the Karaköy area.
Follow @procrastanita for information where Mobile Obscura is, or visit Caravansarai around the corner from SALT.

11 - 21 September
11am - 2pm
Mon - Sat


EVENT

Wind/ing exhibition


Dates:
Thu May 23, 2013 17:00 - Thu Jun 20, 2013

Location:
Hobart, Australia

Wind/ing is a result of Anita Bacicʼs research into simple analogue moving image devices and animations, such as zoetropes, praxinoscopes and flipbooks. Bacic combines domestic and industrial references with a mechanism borrowed from these early moving image devices. The work takes the form of six spherical rotating objects inspired by rooftop turbine vents made up of 10 vane, each vane holding a still image. The objects are powered by oscillating household fans, which create animations. The imagery used in the animated objects is drawn from stories and symbols expressed in different cultures via legends and stories. Wind/ing has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Anita Bacic is a visual artist who explores media old and new with a focus on participatory experiences. Bacic is fascinated by devices that explore the creation of still and moving images and has been exploring pre-cinema technologies, including camera obscura as installations and experiences for a number of years. Bacicʼs explorations challenge our perceptions and encourage us to consider how we learn to see, look and interpret the world around us.

OPENING Thursday 23rd May, 5pm – 7pm
DATES 24 May - 20 June, 2013
OPENING HOURS Monday - Friday, 9am – 5pm

CONTACT +61 [0] 414 737 462


OPPORTUNITY

Rediscovering Springfield Info Session


Deadline:
Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:00

Location:
Moonah, Hobart, Australia

Rediscovering Springfield will be an Augmented Reality and site-specific exhibition using mobile devices and printed items to unearth content by walking along Main Road Moonah. Rediscovering Springfield, a project that engages with the community of Springfield and the greater Moonah area in Hobart, Tasmania.
An information session about the project and how people can contribute will take place on the 20th April, between 10am - 2pm at the Moonah Arts Centre.

We are specifically looking for people who lived in Springfield greater Moonah area in the mid–late 20th Century who can help with stories about the neighbourhood. Those who lived in the area, went to school in the area, were involved in the local
community.

We are looking for stories, photos, video, super 8, audio, music that can help with painting a picture of what it may have been like in Springfield mid-late 20th Century.

The work Rediscovering Springfield will add another chapter in the history of Tasmania. It will share the personal untold stories from migrants who came to Tasmania in the mid 20th Century onwards. Their contribution to the building and adding to the state is not often acknowledged in Tasmaniaʼs history.

The work will investigate how they communicated, what they brought with them, how their concept of home and food was re-created and experienced in their new "home" in Australia. How they shared their culture with other communities, how they spoke with one another, especially as many of them didn't speak fluent English, if at all, on their arrival. How does one negotiate a space one does not understand fully?

Rediscovering Springfield is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts. The project is made possible by the Australian Governmentʼs regional arts program, the Regional Arts Fund, which gives all Australians, wherever they live, better access to opportunities to practice and experience the arts.

REDISCOVERING SPRINGFIELD INFORMATION SESSION
WHEN Saturday 20th April
TIME From 10am to 2pm
WHERE Moonah Arts Centre, 65 Hopkins Street, Moonah, Tasmania

CONTACT
Anita Bacic +61 [0] 414 737 462 EMAIL: anita@onesixty.net
Sean Kelly +61 [0]3 6214 7633


EVENT

Outside In/Inside Out


Dates:
Sat Aug 02, 2008 00:00 - Wed Jul 23, 2008

Location:
Australia

Latest work by Anita Bacic
Explorations of camera obscura, light and seeing

Special Event: Saturday 02 August, 3pm
Artist in attendance, refreshments provided.

Anita Bacic will host a special afternoon event where she will be
available to take you into the camera obscura - Outside In/Inside Out.
Refreshments will be provided and the artist will be on hand to talk to
the public about her work.

ADDRESS
Guildford Lane Gallery
20-24 Guildford Lane, Melbourne
www.guildfordlanegallery.org
+61 422 442 363

Contact Anita:
anita@onesixty.net
www.onesixty.net