Solo exhibition: PROTEST REMADE
From September 12 to 29, I’ll be having my first solo exhibition at SEVENTH Gallery.
The work, Protest Remade, is a multimedia installation that explores violent protest and riot - something we see with increasing frequency, but that many only experience from a distance. The installation is an experiment to transfer these chaotic experiences into a controlled, immersive environment.
Opening night is Wednesday 12 September , from 6-8pm. The exhibition then runs from Thursday 13 - Saturday 29 September. The gallery opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday, from 12 to 6pm.
SEVENTH is located at 155 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. More details are on their website.
CODE - a group exhibition
In late February, I was invited to participate in an upcoming group exhibition, CODE. Curated by Michelle Gordon and Ross Paxman, CODE examines the transition to a digital culture and the ephemeral nature of the digital age.
I have created a four channel sound work, D // E // N // S // I // T // I // E // S, which explores the sheer volume of information we are exposed to through the Internet.
Also exhibiting works are Adam Cruickshank, Byron Dean, Jason Mildren, Jordan Dolheguy, Julie Newton, Many Many, Ross Paxman, Tim White and tin&ed.
The show is also the launch exhibition for Odessa Creative Space (formerly Gorker Gallery). Opening night is Thursday April 19 at 6pm, and the show runs to April 28.
Totally fantastic posters created by Ross Paxman.
On Saturday December 10, I’ll be playing with Wrong Room at Circle Jerk. Presented at Revolt in Kensington as part of the What Is Music Festival, Circle Jerk is an audiovisual extravaganza. Well over 100 speakers, spanning 3 large rooms, and over 20 of Melbourne’s best experimental musicians and sound artists.
The night starts early, with a non-stop lineup from 7pm - 12am. Wrong Room are on in The Dock at 8pm.
From the 1st to the 18th of December, the Streaming Festival is on. Streaming is an online art festival run out of The Hague in the Netherlands. 2011 is the 6th edition of the festival and features 200 video artists and, for the first time, 40 sound artists.
I am pleased to say that I was selected to exhibit both a sound piece, Traces, and a video piece, Please Set The Clock, for the festival.
So, from Thursday you can visit Streaming Festival. The range of work is incredible. Hopefully you can find some time to visit any of the hundreds of artworks on show.
My profile can be viewed here.
At the beginning of October, I was asked by Chiara (from Wrong Room) to take over her radio show while she was overseas. Along with Byron Dean, I presented three episodes of Expansions on Radio Valerie, a new freeform Internet radio show run out of a makeshift suburban studio.
Run by Louis and Georgia, Radio Valerie is a great little community of music, art and radio lovers. There’s an amazing range of shows on 7 days a week, and they’re about to start their 24 hour jukebox. All shows are archived on their Mixcloud for your listening pleasure. Byron and I will be starting our own show, Beneath the Forest Floor, on November 6, airing every Sunday from 7-9pm AEDT. For now, here are our three episodes of Expansions:
This week, I completed a new video piece. Through the brief “Embrace chance, allow error”, I developed a self-portrait using mutilated VHS, accompanied by modular synthesizer. I will be developing this into a larger piece for installation in the near future.
Last night, I completed a new mix for Wrong Room from an improvised session in late May. More tracks and shows on the way.
I played effected percussion with Rubbish Throwers (now Goodgrief Commune) for two shows last year. This is footage from Spontaneous Combustions at Irene’s Warehouse - April 10, 2010.
Goodgrief Commune have a new tape out on Endless Melt - listen here.
An incredible piece. Absolutely formidable.
9 minute except from a recent experiment with risset tones, phasers, filters and granulators left to cycle through one another.