– Highlights

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Exhibition

Pipilotti Rist: Sip my ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb

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Exhibition

Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb

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Exhibition

Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events

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Screening

Art + Film

13 Jan, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

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Event

ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Workshop

Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

23 Jan, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

– News from inside the MCA

The Importance of Laughter

We sat down with laughter connoisseur Shari Coventry from Sydney Laughter to discover the truth about laughter and why we need it ahead of this month’s Laughter Sessions. more

Coming up in 2018…

Next year is one of the most exciting and diverse seasons yet. Find out what’s on. more

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Antenna's Rich Welch

To pave the way for the soon-to-come cinema binge at Antenna Film Festival,Co-Director Rich Welch shared a few of his life changing films. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

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Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

Wade MARYNOWSKY

Born 1974, Sydney. Lives and works Sydney

Moonwalker (2016) is a robotic sculpture that reflects on moonwalking and the idea of being in two places at once. Suspended from the ceiling, its movements are designed to recall Michael Jackson’s famous Moonwalk dance move from the 1980s, as well as ‘the limited, zero gravitational movements experienced by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin during their two-minute jaunt across the moon’s surface’. For the artist, the idea that Michael Jackson could ‘walk on the moon’ while standing on the earth is also related to the compressions of time and space we experience when using mobile technologies.
Marynowsky describes the robot’s bulbous head as a visual allusion to American Futurist Ray Kurzweil’s prediction that by 2030 ‘human brains will be able to connect to the cloud, allowing us to send emails and photos directly to the brain and to back up our thoughts and memories’.

Curator Anna Davis on Wade Marynowsky

Wade MARYNOWSKY <i>Moonwalker</i>  2016

Wade MARYNOWSKY Moonwalker 2016
steel, aluminium, motors, electronics, textiles, code
Textiles: Sally Jackson, installation view, New Romance: art and the posthuman, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Image courtesy and © the artist
Photograph: Alex Davies

Wade MARYNOWSKY <i>Moonwalker</i>  2016

Wade MARYNOWSKY Moonwalker 2016
steel, aluminium, motors, electronics, textiles, code
Textiles: Sally Jackson, installation view, New Romance: art and the posthuman, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Image courtesy and © the artist
Photograph: Alex Davies