Newcastle is a city at the crossroads of ecology and technology, where an industrial infrastructure gives way to a vibrant culture of artistic experimentation. In the Ars Electronica Newcastle Garden, an interdisciplinary community of artists led by Kristefan Minski join forces to explore the nexus of virtual art, experimental sound and artist-made technology. In this hybrid spirit, we weave together bespoke handmade electronica, experimental software, and emergent audio-visual phenomena, in performances that generate a virtual space that is profoundly in resonance with the Post-Anthroposcenic materiality of Newcastle.
The tour of the Ars Electronica Garden Newcastle focuses on the overarching theme of Ecology that spans both the natural and artificial world. Inspired by the Ars Electronica We Guide You format, the tour also provides a unique lens into the Newcastle culture. It takes a deep dive into the BIOMES collaboration and provides deep insight into many of the works and artists involved.
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
Script: Kristefan Minski (AU)
Garden Tour Guide and Script Refinement: Sam Baker (AU)
Director: Lachlan Mayfield (AU)
Producer: Cassandra Thomson (AU)
Production Consultant: Dr. Stuart McBratney (AU)
Director of Photography: Leah Paterson (AU)
Sound Recordist: Elyh Tarran (AU)
Editors: Kristefan Minski (AU), Cassandra Thomson (AU) and Jack Dalton (AU)
Special Thanks: Chris Wedlock (AU)