Pōneke/Wellington symposium 2021

Please find the symposium programme below and head over to new.ada.net.nz to view our new website with all symposium content.

Indeterminate Infrastructures – Objects, signals and architectures is the 10th ADA Network symposium, taking place in the form of a one-day online symposium on Saturday 4th December 2021.

Contemporary media have been continuously shaped by the indeterminate infrastructures they rely upon, with creative practice resonating with or intervening in these often ambiguous architectures. The theme aims to examine what lies beyond these infrastructures and exploring how creative media and art practices unfold into wider ecologies of media and materialities within digital networks.


4 December 2021
10:00 AM All content live on new.ada.net.nz
4:00 PM Rachael Rakena Indeterminate Infrastructures Keynote
Watch the keynote live on zoom
A keynote recording will be published soon after

Indeterminate Infrastructures – Objects, signals and architectures features works that engage with the theme of ‘Indeterminate Infrastructures’ within the wider field of media art in Aotearoa/New Zealand and its surrounding critical discourse.

This year’s programme will feature kōrero and works by Rachael Rakena, Kedron Parker, Carl Pavletich, Pam McKinlay, Tristan Bunn, Ted Whitaker, Finn Petrie, Tim Corballis, Rumen Rachev, Sabrina Lawson, Robbie Pattinson, Paul Dunham, Maggie Buxton, Kim Newall, Jackson Gittings, Adam Ben-Dror, Chris Berthelsen, Vicki Smith, Tom Ludvigson, David Ciccoricco and Max Schleser.

Thanks to all contributors for all their mahi creating video content for this symposium.

Thanks to Creative New Zealand for supporting the Indeterminate Infrastructures programme.

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about the symposium by e-mailing us at adasymposium2021@ada.net.nz.

About ADA

ADA is a network of creatives researching the expanded field around media, new media, electronic and the digital arts. The ADA Network was founded to enable communication between artists, curators, teachers, critics, theorists, writers and the interested public. Since the first instalment in 2003, ADA symposia have had a formidable reputation for critical collegial exchange within the expanded field of digital and media arts.

Aotearoa Digital Arts (ADA) presents the 2021 symposium on Saturday, 4th December 2021 with support from Creative New Zealand and the School of Music and Creative Media Production.