Dr Janine Randerson

Janine Randerson

Programme Leader Master of Performance and Media Arts

Phone: 9219999 extn 6261

Email: jranders@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:

WM Block, 40 St Paul St,

Level Two, Room WM 208, Wellesley Campus,

School of Art and Design, Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies,

AUT University, Auckland 1142. 

Links to relevant web pages:
Albedo of Clouds, Screen Space, Melbourne 2012

Circuit Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand:


Research Areas:

Media arts - theory and creative practice; interdisciplinary studies - contemporary art, performance, spatial design, art-science relations; online media - political community platforms and online documentary; performance in post 1960s art; philosophies of technology; ‘nature' and ‘culture' - more-than-human research methods. 

AUT research affiliations: 

Art and Performance research group; Emergent Ecologies; The Document research group.  

Current Higher Degree Research Supervisions:

Masters Completions

Olivia Webb, The Other Voice, 2015

Zahra Killeen-Chance, Faceless Body; the body in performance,2015 

Sophie Hermann, Poetic Displacement: installation practice, 2014

Hannah Alleyne, Traversing Memory: Last Days of Old Mangere Bridge, 2014

Alex Plumb, Topographies of the self: a community of others, 2014

Lucy Meyle, NO LONGER / NOT YET: Lacuna and Dissemination in Art Practice, 2014

Current Ph.D Candidates

Metanooroa Tapuni; Lisa Waldner; Lucy Meyle; David Bailey; Christina Houghton

Memberships and Affiliations:

Circuit New Zealand Artists’ Film and Video 

Performance Philosophy Network 

ANAT Australian Network for Art and Technology

ADA Aotearoa Digital Art Network (founding board member of ADA Trust)

Synapse Australian Art/Science network

CSAA Cultural Studies Association of Australasia


Dr Janine Randerson is a New Zealand-based media artist. A research thread in Janine’s work is the technological mediation in ecological systems with a particular focus on the environment. Randerson has collaborated with environmental scientists on residencies and projects with NIWA, BoM (Bureau of Meteorology) in Melbourne and NERI (National Environmental Research Institute) in Denmark. Her current projects situate media art in relation to water, weather and politics both locally (Other Waters: Art on the Manukau in Onehunga) as well as internationally. 

Teaching Areas:

Performance and Media Arts Masters, 

Performance and Media Arts Minor, 

Digital Design,  Spatial Design, Visual Arts 

Masters and PhD supervision 


Selected Recent Exhibitions

Randerson, J. ‘Antarctica’, Video Projection Design. Directed by Stephen Bain. Pacific Skin. Q Loft, 2015. 10th – 11th April, (2015). 

Randerson J. (Director). ‘Reef Sub Performance’, Oceanic Performance Biennial, Rarotonga, Dawn, With performers Kalisolaite ‘Uhila, Olivia Webb, Zahra Killeen-Chance and Geoff Gilson (NZ) and Dean and Nadia George (Rarotonga). (2015).

Randerson, J. Student-section curator, Sea-change, Oceanic Performance Biennial, Rarotonga. Co-directors; Ani O’Neill, Dorita Hannah and Amanda Yates, Emergent Ecologies Lab, AUT, (2015).

Randerson, J. ‘Seawater and Dust’ (16mm film) in Place Unmaking. Curated by Janine Randeson and Mark Williams (Circuit: New Zealand Artists film and video.) New Zealand International Film Festival. Academy Theatre. 21- 22 July, (2015).

Randerson J and Johnston, J. ‘Heat Islands’ in Shared Space: Music, Weather, Politics, Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. Video installation and sound. Prague, (2015). 

Randerson, J.  ‘Until It Runs Out’, Other Waters: Art on the Manukau. Video Installation. Te Tuhi, (2014).

Randerson, J.  ‘Neighbourhood Air’ in ‘Machine Wilderness’, International Symposium of Electronic Arts, New Mexico, USA. (2012).

Randerson, J.   ‘Albedo of Clouds’ ScreenSpace, Melbourne. Campbelltown Gallery Sydney, (2008, 2012).

 Randerson, J. ‘Cascade’, in ReThink, Moesgaard Museum, Copenhagen, DK. Cinema Planeta, Mexico. Waikato Museum of Art and Culture, Waikato, NZ. (2009-2010)
Randerson, J.  ‘Topologies’ in Place/Space with live Douglas Lilburn composition, World Music Festival, curated by Jack Body, Beijing, China. Also in ‘Strata: Contemporary Digital Art from New Zealand’, Enjoy Public Gallery, Wellington. NZ, (2009).

Journal Publications

Randerson, J. Salmond, J, Manford, C. ‘Weather as Medium: Art and Meteorological Science’. Leonardo, MIT Press. February 2015, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 16-24. (2015).

Randerson, J. ‘ISEA Symposium of Electronic Art: Finding Water in the Desert.’ RealTimeArts, Sydney, (2013). 

Randerson, J. ‘Climate Change and Media Art: Josephine Starrs and Leon Cmielewski’s ‘Incompatible Elements’ RealTimeArts, Sydney, (2011). 

Randerson, J. ‘Material Matters: Stories of Learning Technology Transfer’. Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies. 25 2: 109-123. (2011)

Randerson, J. ‘Risk and experiment: emerging technology in developing nations’. 22 6: 817-825. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. (2008).

Randerson, J. ‘Between Reason and Sensation: Antipodean artists and Climate Change.’ 40 5: 443-448. Leonardo, MIT Press: San Francisco. (2007).

Randerson, J. ‘Circulating images: From Aotearoa to Shanghai’. 15 1: 14-17. IEEE Multimedia. (2008)

Book Chapters

Randerson, J. ‘Stairwell as Stage: Jeena Shin’s Artspace Stairwell Project’. Volume Two. Gwen Porter, ed. Clouds: Auckland (2012).

Randerson, J. ‘Sampling Tradition: The Old in New Media.’ The Aotearoa Digital Arts Reader. Stella Brennan and Su Ballard, eds. Clouds: Auckland (2008). 

Selected Conferences Proceedings/ Workshops

Randerson, J. ‘Dark Sun: solar affectivity, data life and machinic perception.’ Animism and Material Vitality in Art & Performance. AUT. 11th-13th June, 2015.

Randerson, J. ‘Ecologies of Practice: Seawater and Dust’.The Sidestep: Transversality
in Neighbourhood Art Projects (Panel) Transversal Practices: Matter, Ecology and Relationality, VI Conference on New Materialisms. VCA, University of Melbourne, Australia. 27–29 September 2015

Randerson, J. ‘The Oceanic Performance Biennial: A live project.’ NICAI Studio Pedagogy Symposium, adjoined to Cities in a Climate of Change: Public Art, Environmental and Social Ecologies. University of Auckland. 4th July, 2015 .

Randerson J. ‘The Document Before and After’. The Document Through the Lens: Archives, Whakapapa and Ethics. AUT. 10th-11th September, 2015.

Randerson J. panel discussion with Zita Joyce, Su Ballard, Caroline McCaw, Vicki Smith, Trudy Lane, Ian Clothier, Janine Randerson, Danny Butt. ‘Network, Space and Memory in the Transitional City.’ Resistance is Futile. ISEA Symposium of Electronic Art, (2013). University of Sydney. Published in proceedings. 

Randerson, J. ‘Cloud Music: A Cloud System’. Resistance is Futile. ISEA Symposium of Electronic Art, (2013). University of Sydney. Published in proceedings. 

Randerson, J. ‘Antagonists, Parodists and Ecologists; creative responses to climate change.’ Art: Climatology. University of Montreal, Canada (2010). 

Randerson, J. ‘Risk and Experiment: technology design for developing nations.’ University of Melbourne panel: ‘We have never been actor-network-theorists’, CSAA Annual Conference Sustaining Culture, Adelaide, (2007).

Randerson, J. ‘New Media Art and Ecology; Antipodean perspectives’, University of Arhus, Denmark, (2008). 

Randerson, J. Curator's presentation, ‘Atmos: weather as media.’ Colab, Performing Environments Symposium, Auckland University of Technology. (2008).

Invited Participant, More-Than-Human Research Methods workshop with Sarah Whatmore and Gay Hawkins, University of New South Wales, Sydney, (2008).  

Invited Participant, Tony Bennett Nature:Culture workshop, University of Melbourne, (2008).  

Invited Participant, Geert Lovink, ‘Responses to YouTube’ workshop, University of Melbourne, (2008).  

Randerson, J. ‘Documentary 2.0?’ Expanding Documentary Symposium. Gus Fisher Gallery, University of Auckland. (2009).

Randerson, J. ‘Accents and Silences’. Particles and Pixels Symposium: Moving Image Culture after Len Lye, The Moving Image Centre, Unitec, Auckland. (2005).

Randerson, J. ‘Sampling Tradition: The Old in New Media Art from Aotearoa’. CSAA Annual Conference Everyday Transformations, Murdoch University, Perth, WA (2004).

Randerson, J. ‘Generating Degenerates: Animated Shorts’ CSAA Annual Conference Culture Incorporated: Bodies, Technologies, Habitats. Christchurch Arts Centre, NZ (2003).


2013 Creative Communities Grant for Other Waters: Art on the Manukau in association with Te Tuhi gallery. 

2013 ‘Mesh Cities’. Aotearoa Digital Art Funded speaking tour and workshops; Physics Room, Christchurch, Otago Polytechnic, Massey University.

2011 International Digital Art Group-Residency, SCANZ, Taranaki, New Zealand.

2010 Media Art Co-production Residency, BMNI (Banff New Media Art Centre), Canada.

2009 Colab: Artist-Group Residency, Mimiwhangata Coastal Park, Northland, New Zealand.

2008 Artist-in-Residence, National Environmental Research Institute, Denmark. 

2007-2012 APA Australian PhD Scholarship, University of Melbourne.

2007 Excellence Award, Shanghai International Festival of Art and Science.

2006 Digital Artist-In-Residence, University of Waikato, School of Environmental Science, Hamilton.

2005 Fellowship with Human Interface Technology laboratory (HITLabNZ), University of Canterbury, Christchurch. 

2005 Media Art Installation Prize, Corban Art Estate, Auckland. 

2004 CreativeNZ Funding for a New Media exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany.

2003 CreativeNZ Screen Innovation Production Fund grant. 

2003 Commission for Interdigitate, Auckland Festival.

2001 CreativeNZ Screen Innovation Production Fund grant for 'Peace In Space'. 

2000 Auckland City Council Public Works funding for a New Media Installation.

1996 Panasonic Independent Video Award.

Last updated: 03-May-2016 4.00pm

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