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Create_Space New Media Lab


In 2005 ANAT partnered with the City of Melbourne’s Art House program and held the ANAT New Media Lab 2005 Create_Space at the newly refurbished Meat Market in North Melbourne.

Create_Space was an intensive two week full time workshop for Australian new media arts practitioners, where participants could come together, network, develop skills and seed new projects. Encouraging collaboration, exchange and the investigation of the potential and possibilities of emerging media, the ANAT New Media Lab was a unique opportunity specifically targeted at new media artists. One of the key drivers of Create_ Space was to provide access to technology and software but more significantly, to provide a space for creative dialogue, experimentation and exchange. Although the development and emergence of new technologies is both relevant and important, emphasis was on a critical engagement with these technologies, rather than providing mere training opportunities. In light of this, the key factor was to provide flexible spaces that could be configured to the requirements of the facilitators and participating artists. 

Australian and international expert facilitators – Adam Nash (AUS), Jonah Bruckner-Cohen (USA) and Katherine Moriwaki (USA) were engaged for the duration of the New Media Lab 2005 Create_Space to work closely with the participants to develop skills and project ideas.

Participants Included: Patricia Adams (QLD) Tim Barrass (VIC) Andrew Burrell (NSW) Matt Gardiner (VIC) Alexandra Gillespie (QLD) Troy Innocent (VIC) Somaya Langley (ACT) Sarah Neville (SA) Tim Plaisted (QLD) Shiralee Saul (VIC).

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