Researcher

Dr Michele Barker

My Expertise

new media arts, perception, subjectivity, genetics and neuroscience, the relationship between digital technologies, medical and scientific applications, and end-user responses ('art-science' nexus).

Keywords

Field of Research (FoR)

SEO tags

Biography

Dr Michele Barker is an artist and academic working in the field of media arts with a focus on experimental cinema as a way to explore both human and nonhuman movement and perception.  

Developing projects that integrate a vast range of technological platforms, her works include the seminal CD-ROM, Præternatural, selected for exhibition in ‘Vidarte’, the Mexican Biennale of Electronic Art, 2002 and ‘Contact Zones’ a touring exhibition...view more

Dr Michele Barker is an artist and academic working in the field of media arts with a focus on experimental cinema as a way to explore both human and nonhuman movement and perception.  

Developing projects that integrate a vast range of technological platforms, her works include the seminal CD-ROM, Præternatural, selected for exhibition in ‘Vidarte’, the Mexican Biennale of Electronic Art, 2002 and ‘Contact Zones’ a touring exhibition of CD-ROM art in 2001. The work is now in held in the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, Cornell University.  In 2004, she held an Artist-in Residency at Eyebeam New York. Out of this she developed a multi-channel work, Struck, which has been exhibited extensively in Australia including a solo show at the Art Gallery of NSW, the US and China. Barker’s creative work and research has been presented at major international conferences and galleries including ‘Future Bodies’, Cologne, ‘Vidarte’ Mexico and ‘New Constellations: Art and Science’, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Taipei, The Photographer’s Gallery, London; FILE Festival, Sao Paolo and the Museum of Art, Seoul. She has collaborated extensively with Anna Munster for over 20 years, with recent works including évasion, (UTS Gallery, Sydney, 2014), an 8-channel responsive installation working between dance, performance and the moving image; and the multi-channel interactive work, HokusPokus (Watermans Gallery London, 2012), which explores the relations between perception, magic and early moving image technologies and techniques. This work was chosen to represent Australasia as part of the International Festival of Digital Art and the Cultural Olympiad in London in 2012.

In 2017 they were commissioned to create pull for Experimenta Make Sense Triennial of Media Art, touring Australia from 2017–20.


My Grants

2016            Experimenta Commission (Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art)

2012            Australian Council for the Arts, New Work Grant, Visual Arts and Crafts Board

2011            Arts NSW, Quick response funding

2010            Australian Council for the Arts, New Work Grant, Visual Arts and Crafts Board

2010            Australian Research Council Linkage Project

2006            Winner: ‘The Harries’ National Digital Art Award (Dynamic Category)

2001           Australian Film Commission, Travel Funding

1999           Australia Council for the Arts, New Media Arts Fund, Partnership Scheme

1997           Australian Film Commission, Production funding

1996          Australia Council for the Arts, New Media Arts Funding


My Qualifications

2006: PhD.

University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts


My Awards

2016  Experimenta Commission (Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art)

2006  Winner: ‘The Harries’ National Digital Art Award (Dynamic Category)


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

media arts, embodiment, perception, immersive and experimental cinema

View less

Contact

+61 (2) 8936 0761
50706