After successful performances of ‘Shima’ at Underbelly Arts 2011 Anna Kuroda and I are installing a variation of the work at At The Vanishing Point in Newtown, Sydney. The opening is tomorrow night (Thursday, 6pm – 9pm), with a special live performance by Murasaki Penguin, then the exhibition runs Thursday – Sunday 10am – 6pm until the 7th August.
The waving shimmer of light on water made by sun & wind. One moment, nothing. Another, floating. It is like a zebra stripe. Murasaki Penguin’s ‘Shima’ is a dance/sound/projection-mapping work exploring 島 (shima – island), shimmer & feelings of home.
Come and see my new collaboration with Japanese dancer Anna Kuroda at the Underbelly Arts festival on Cockatoo Island, Sydney this Saturday 16th July. We have performances at 5:45pm, 7:15pm and 9:30pm.
A series of ons and offs, 0s and 1s. Are we figures or figures? The boundaries between the real world and the digital are blurring at an alarming rate.
I was recently invited to create a new interactive sculpture for Dorkbot Sydney’s Group Show 2011 taking place at Serial Space near Central Station, Sydney from Tuesday 22nd – Saturday 26th February (12-5pm). Drop by and check out this new work alongside others by Luke Calarco, Jiann Hughes, Ross Manning, Wade Marynowsky and Michael Petchkovsky. A barbecue and artist talks by myself and most of the other artists will follow, beginning at 12:00 on Sunday 27th.
YAK Events is offering groups and individuals the opportunity to develop new or existing work during a two week residency at Shopfront Contemporary Arts Centre in Sydney. There are no restrictions on the style, genre or nature of the work you want to make. The YAK Summer Residency is about giving artists the freedom to do as they please.
With the deadlines for the next Digital Culture Fund and Geek in Residence rounds coming up the Australia Council will be running a Digital Program Face to Face meeting at the Australia Council headquarters in Sydney. As part of the event I’m doing a quick presentation on my work and the Digital Culture Fund. If you’d like to come along you can book online for free.
Wired Lab is still seeking participants for this weekend’s free DIY Wires workshop. Participants have the opportunity to build their own wires and pickups, learn different techniques for playing and recording wires and experience performances by wires pioneer Alan Lamb (Aus), Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’Malley (France) and Oren Ambarchi (Aus).
Screen Development Australia has just awarded me a full subsidy to participate in the Australian Network for Art and Technology’s Dome Lab. According to ANAT “Dome Lab is a world‐leading, industry‐focused workshop investigating the entertainment potential of fulldome and the specific challenges involved in creating compelling live‐action story‐telling for large format screens”. It will take place from the 31st of October to the 5th of November and will be hosted by the Western Australian Supercomputer Program (WASP) at The University of Western Australia.