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Press Release
3 March 2004

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The National Gallery of Australia presents fullscreen: explorations in new media, an innovative program of speakers, artists, and performers from the forefront of digital art, giving insight into current practice in new media art and its influence on popular culture.

The fullscreen series will appeal to the artgoing public and will draw anyone with an interest in new media, computer gaming, the Internet, cinema, music and animation.

fullscreen is a cutting-edge program new to the NGA: one which profiles some of the most inspiring new media artists working ahead of the curve in multimedia. These seven amazing events will appeal to anyone who has ever sat in front of a screen’ says Nicole Ryan, series coordinator.'

The series commences with an examination of multimedia in music videos and television advertisements including work produced for Kylie, Madonna, Bjork, Fatboy Slim, Levis Strauss and Smirnoff.

fullscreen also explores aspects of multimedia as diverse as online art, animation, computer gaming, sound art, and digital installations. Contemporary new media artists, Mari Velonaki and Stelarc, also present their current projects and collaborations.

program of events
mmtv | multimedia on television : : 27 march
jeremy boxer (resfest, usa), screens music videos and television advertisements heavily influenced by multimedia

dis>play : : 24 april
chris chesher (university of nsw), explores the convergence of new media art and computer games

http://art : : 29 may
carolyn guerin (australian centre for the moving image), examines current practice in online art

stelarc : : 26 june
stelarc reviews his work with robotics, virtual reality systems and the internet

beautiful cyborg 2 : : 31 july
philip brophy synchronises a live sound art performance with a montage of japanese anime

sur:reel : : 28 august
a screening of experimental digital video, animation and motion graphics from around the globe

mari velonaki : : 25 september
velonaki reviews her recent interactive installations and previews new collaborations with the australian centre for field robotics

all sessions free : : no bookings required
: : 2pm : : james o fairfax theatre : : national gallery of australia : : parkes place canberra
: : presented on the last saturday of each month : : march to september 2004

for further information
: : Jenny Blake  Head of Marketing and Communications : : marketing@nga.gov.au
: : phone +61 2 6240 6700 : : mobile 0423 784 299

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