ELIZABETH VANDER ZAAG
SAM DE SILVA
Experimenta:House of Tomorrow
Date: 08-Apr-2004 – 02-May-2004
Location: Contemporary Art Tasmania
Experimenta:House of Tomorrow is the ultimate futuristic domestic fantasy – a ground breaking interactive media arts exhibition featuring a mind-boggling array of must-have ‘inventions’ for the house of the future. This is art you can touch, stroke, dance on, play with, ride on and circumnavigate. Art like you’ve never seen it before.
Inspired by domestic fantasies explored in The Jetsons and the high-tech ‘smart house’ of the 60s devised by electronics companies, Experimenta:House of Tomorrow is the first major exhibition to bring together visions of the future home as seen through the eyes of digital media artists, filmmakers, architects, scientists and designers.
The project is the largest media art exhibition to ever tour Australia. The Hobart exhibition will feature audience favourites Bow Wow (Elizabeth Vander Zaag, Canada), a virtual guard dog that responds to the pitch and tone of your voice – the home security system of the future; Slow Service (Marcus Lyall, UK), a digital food fight (nick-named “the wall of custard”); Compliant (Scott Snibbe, USA), a painting that moves as you do; Mirror D (Marco Bresciani & Sam De Silva, Australia), a mirror that clones and warps your reflection; and Dirty Pillows (Sally Blenheim, Australia), a virtual bed partner!
– (excerpt from Experimenta press release)