About Synapse

About Synapse

Collaboration between the arts and sciences has the potential to create new knowledge, ideas and processes beneficial to both fields. Artists and scientists approach creativity, exploration and research in different ways and from different perspectives; when working together they open up new ways of seeing, experiencing and interpreting the world around us.

About ANAT

Since its inception in 1988, the Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) has been a catalyst for experimentation and innovation across art, science 
and technology.

ANAT champions artistic excellence by supporting professional artists and
fostering a culture of creative risk-taking, secures the necessary resources 
to enable artists to pursue creative research and realise groundbreaking 
artworks, and communicates the importance of creative experimentation and
 expression within the arts and - increasingly - in broader society.




Antonio Giacomin

Antonio Giacomin was born in Trieste in 1974. He has been working with video since 1993, the year in which he participated in the Locarno Videoart Festival with La Rosa. His first experimental feature-length film, 0, dates from 2002; it is a mixture of video, theatre, music and performance.

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Sophie Munns


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Panayiotis Lamprou

… It is realized that the visual arts solve their technical problems with criterion the harmonious management of proportions of systems that they evolve. The visual art reality is tangible and involves qualitative reasonable approaches in order to create a new reading of the matter.

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Peter Strain

I am a photographic artist, writer and videographer working in the marine environment, highlighting fine art values and anthropomorphic values in nature. I particularly work with macro marine imagery in the intertidal areas of Australia's remote Kimberley coast.

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Yvonne Jones

Through art practice I explore notions of the posthuman by engaging with medical science and forensic science. The works are video installation with a current move towards combining paintings with video projection

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Peter Charuk

Peter Charuk undertook a Synapse 1 Residency in 2005 with South East Sustainable Marine Ecosystems, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Tasmania

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Daniel Bisig

In my research I explore and evaluate concepts and methodologies from those sciences, which pursue a synthetic approach, with regard to their applicability to art and design.

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Sherryl Ryan

Artist and CEO of Culture at Work

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Rainer Linz

Composer and sound artist Rainer Linz has a long involvement in radio, music theatre, instrumental and electronic music. His work includes an opera as well as numerous chamber and electronic pieces intended for concert performance. He is also an author and publisher.

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Jan Hatt-Olsen

Jan Hatt-Olsen is artist/poet working with the concept that today by new media and digital production techniques a fundamentally new type of urban space and urban life can develop.

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Caitlin Berrigan

Caitlin Berrigan works at the intersection of performance, edible sculpture, participatory actions and the life sciences to initiate dialogue about biopolitics and culture.

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Keith Armstrong

KEITH ARMSTRONG has specialised for 18 years in collaborative, hybrid, new media works with an emphasis on innovative performance forms, site-specific electronic arts, networked interactive installations, alternative interfaces, public arts practices and art-science collaborations.

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Vladislav Kuzemchik

I'm young scientist in information technologies looking for AI path.

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cristina miranda de almeida

Cristina Miranda de Almeida holds a European PhD in Arts (UPV-EHU, thesis The Tree of Art.

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claire nicklin

My own process and art work foundations lie in my avid interest in Science and Technology. I create sculptural Landscapes using organic material, through the use of Technology.

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Sophie Kahn

I'm an Australian artist living in New York (and currently in Tokyo). My work addresses the erotics of death in the still image. It owes its Victorian-futurist aesthetic to the interaction of the digital and the analogue.

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Dave Burraston

Dave Burraston (Dave Noyze & Bryen Telko) is a generative artist/scientist involved in technology and electronic music since the late 70s.

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Brendan Woithe

Brendan is a composer and sound artist who enjoys working across disciplines - both commercial and artistic.
When not making noise, he's likely to be knee deep in technology and associated research...

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Melentie Pandilovsky

Dr. Melentie Pandilovski is a new media art curator and theorist. He is currently Director of Video Pool Media Arts Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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Elisabeth Weissensteiner

Elisabeth Weissensteiner's path into arts started by studying German language and art history at the University of Vienna. She obtained her PhD on a topic in literature under Wendelin Schmidt-Dengler in 1983.

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