Working in a range of digital media and display environments, Michele Barker has been critically examining, both through practice based research methods and traditional publications, the complex relationship between new media and the life sciences. Works include the CD-ROM, Præternatural, selected for exhibition in Vidarte, the Mexican Biennale of Electronic Art, 2002 and Contact Zones a touring exhibition of CD-ROM art in 2001.
The work was shown in Europe, Asia and the US and is now in held in the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art. A web-based extract from the original work can be viewed here. In collaboration with Anna Munster she created the award winning multi- channel video installation, Struck, which has been shown internationally including in New York, Tennessee and Beijing, as well as the Art Gallery of NSW. In 2010 she participated in the Australian Network for Art and Technology’s (ANAT) intensive Dome Lab workshop. She has also undertaken an artist-in- residency at the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT), Montreal (2008) and is the only Australian artist to be awarded an artist-in-residency at the Eyebeam Moving Image program New York (2004).