2016 Festival Program


The Artbox Truck

Posted on July 2nd, by gspf in 2016 Atherton Gardens Precinct, 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Performance. Comments Off on The Artbox Truck

thSite Number: 10
Site Location: Atherton Gardens Precinct
Cost: FREE

Date: 
Friday 15 July  /  Saturday 16 July / Sunday 17 July  / Friday 22 July  /  Saturday 23 July  /  Sunday 24 July

Presenting a unique immersive experience as part of the Atherton Gardens Precinct, the Artbox Truck will be parked within the estate over six nights of the festival, encouraging audience members to venture off the main strip and delve further into the local community. Audience members can expect an array of events including performance art, DJ parties and cinematic screenings.

Date: Friday 15 July, 7pm & 8:30pm
Event:Defined Vaguely By Humaness Disappearing Without A Trace
Artist: Mira Oosterweghel

Date: Saturday 16 July, 7pm – 10pm
Event: Vinyl Vixens
Artist: Vinyl Vixen DJs featuring C:1, SK, Miss Gabrielle, Wax Fox and Lucifía 

Date: Sunday 17 July, 7pm – 9pm
Event: Artbox Video Jam
Artist: Young Artist Videos. Curated by Mark Hill

Date: Friday 22 July, 7pm & 8:30pm
Event: KTV karaoke presents Total Eclipse of the … Read More »



Yandell Walton – NightWalkers

Posted on July 2nd, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program. Comments Off on Yandell Walton – NightWalkers

Site Number: 38
Site Location: Peel Street Park Projections, Cnr Peel & Little Oxford st

Artwork Title: NightWalkers
Artist: Yandell Walton and Tobias Edwards

Nightwalkers explores fantastic worlds and imaginary creatures that darkness evokes.

Yandell Walton is an accomplished projection installation artist who has exhibited in galleries and non-traditional public spaces both in Australia and Internationally.

Her work investigates ideas around impermanence using digital media, in particular projection. Often working with architectural spaces or objects and combining this with projected images, she is interested in the blur between the actual and the virtual.

 

This project is supported by:



Kate Brown – Howling City

Posted on June 30th, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Little Woods, 2016 Performance. Comments Off on Kate Brown – Howling City

Event Title: Howling City
Artist: Kate Brown

Site Number: 37
Site Location: Little Woods Gallery, 1 Langridge St, Collingwood

Date: Saturday 23 July, 6-8pm
Cost: FREE

Howling City is a sound performance incorporating experimental vocal techniques, exploring the capacities and limits of the body. Utilising the body and voice to navigate site and explore the notion of singing cities, Kate’s performance utilises physical movement derived from body weather techniques, intertwined with vocalisations that strip the city bare.

Kate Brown is an Australian based artist and musician who is a current Masters candidate at Sydney College of the Arts, Australia. Kate’s focus is situated in experimental voice practice and performance where she analyses the functions and structures of the body/object to explore ways of remapping space and time.

These working methods help to explore ideas of the body’s relationship, potential and extension in an environment outside of itself. Kate’s practice has transformed from a video and … Read More »



Arie Rain Glorie – The Decent

Posted on June 30th, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Little Woods, 2016 Performance. Comments Off on Arie Rain Glorie – The Decent

Event Title: The Decent
Artist: Arie Rain Glorie

Site Number: 37
Site Location: Little Woods Gallery, 1 Langridge St, Collingwood

Date: Thursday 21 July 2016, 6-8pm
Cost: FREE

Arie’s earliest memory is of waking up in a hospital bed (circa. 1993) from an orchiopexy: surgery to move an undescended or ‘wondering’- testicle from his abdomen into his scrotum. Using this memory as a departure point, The Descent uses an ultrasound recording of an undescended testicle combined with cartoon animation to depict a microcosm seascape.

Objects float by and vessels navigate the rough and stormy sea. Gendered associations recall boyhood tropes of adventure, uncertainty and imagination, juxtaposed against a biological intervention into to a young boys sex.

Arie Rain Glorie is a visual artist and curator based in Melbourne. He has exhibited locally and interstate including, but not limited to, the Gertrude Street Projection Festival, This Is Not Art Festival, Channels Video Art Biennale, White Night Melbourne, … Read More »



Emma Mary Hall – Ode to Man

Posted on June 30th, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Little Woods, 2016 Performance. Comments Off on Emma Mary Hall – Ode to Man

Event Title: Ode to Man
Artists: Emma Mary Hall, Prue Clark, Izumi Pennicott (Baast)

Site Number: 37
Site Location: Little Woods Gallery, 1 Langridge St, Collingwood

Date: Friday 22 July 2016,
START: 6.30pm
Duration: 45 mins.
Cost: FREE

A farewell to men and a lamentation on the death of heroic masculinity, Ode To Man is a darkly comedic poetic performance essay celebrating the unmarried woman as agent of social change. Through live exchange between VJ and poet, the work subverts and rewinds images of masculinity, adventure and heroism, from classical sculpture to nostalgic cinema, and asks how these cultural tropes influence our economic futures and romantic ambitions in a world where women dare dream to have it all.

This is a work in development showing.

Prue Clark and Emma Mary Hall are Melbourne-based theatre artists working in text-based experimental performance. Their last work, We May Have To Choose, was a solo theatre work delivering 621 personal opinions in rapid … Read More »



Emile Zile – Untitled

Posted on June 30th, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Little Woods, 2016 Performance. Comments Off on Emile Zile – Untitled

Event Title: Untitled
Artist: Emile Zile

Site Number: 37
Site Location: Little Woods Gallery, 1 Langridge St, Collingwood

Date: Friday 15 July 2016, 7-9pm
Cost: FREE

Through live action that utilises easily accessible devices of media consumption and playback, Emile Zile will create a new digital folk art work, that is equal measure Expanded Home Cinema, Digital Ethnography and Officeworks Avantgarde.

Emile Zile is an artist, filmmaker and performer. Emile received a BFA degree from RMIT Media Arts, before relocating to Amsterdam in 2007 to commence a MFA degree at the Sandberg Institute. In 2012 he began a two year studio residency at the Rjksakademie van beldeende kunsten, Amsterdam. Recent exhibitions, screenings and performances include Sydney Contemporary, Mes56 Jogjakarta, MCA Sydney, IMA Brisbane and the National Gallery of Victoria Australia.

www.emilezile.com

 



Duncan Mac – The Atherton Marbles

Posted on June 30th, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Little Woods. Comments Off on Duncan Mac – The Atherton Marbles

Event Title: The Atherton Marbles
Artist: Duncan Mac

Site Number: 37
Site Location: Little Woods Gallery, 1 Langridge St, Collingwood

Date: Saturday 16 July 2016, 6-8pm
Cost: FREE

Donned in a white rubber bondage suit, Duncan Mac creates a three dimensional canvas with his body onto which marble sculptures are projected. Members of the public are invited to pose the artist’s body (rendered blind by the bondage hood) into positions to ‘best’ accommodate the images. A history of public art – from antiquity to contemporary –is revealed over the course of the performance. The audience is encouraged to photograph and share each sculpture they have created on social media. The incorporation of social media in his performance draws a parallel between contemporary notions of what public art can be, which was once under the domain of figurative monumental sculpture.

Duncan Mac’s work often makes reference to art history and theory as a way of … Read More »



HUB: GSPF x TRISH

Posted on June 24th, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Hub Events. Comments Off on HUB: GSPF x TRISH

Site Number: 1
Venue: The Catfish, 30 Gertrude Street

Music: CC:DISCO! / Listen Collective  / thhomas (LIVE)  /   Trish DJS   /  Len Leise and Salvador 
Visuals:  Sebastian Jara  /   Chris Nichols 

Date: Friday 22 July, 7pm – 12pm
Cost: $10. Click here to book.

Club Trish and GSPF come together for an evening of Trish vibes. Transforming the CATFISH into a dance temple rich in colour and movement with contributors from Sónar Festival (Barcelona), Melbourne Music week and Melbourne’s finest community radio – PBS.

The GSPF Hub is proudly supported by:
        

 

 



HUB: GSPF Closing Night Party

Posted on June 24th, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Hub Events. Comments Off on HUB: GSPF Closing Night Party

Site Number: 1
Venue: The Catfish, 30 Gertrude Street

Marcus Whale – ‘Inland Sea’ Album Launch
friendships x Null – Collaborative Audio-Visual Performance
Deer – Debut Audio-Visual Set
Dreamteam Projects – Contemporary Dance Performance
Paradise DJs – Burnout Audio-Visual Set

Date: Saturday 23 July 2016, 7pm – 12pm
Cost: $15. Click here to book.

For the annually anticipated festival closing parting, GSPF has teamed up with local festival promoters Paradise. Paradise have decided to extend the celebration of projection works to incorporate immersive live performances from cutting edge musicians, visual artists and a contemporary dance collective. Selecting some of Australia’s leading artists to perform tailor-made, exclusive and once-off performances The GSPF Closing Party will feature performances be a completely unique and interactive experience for both audience and performer.

This event is co-presented with Paradise.

The GSPF Hub is proudly supported by:
        

 



HUB: GSPF Opening Night Party

Posted on June 24th, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Hub Events. Comments Off on HUB: GSPF Opening Night Party

Site Number: 1
Venue: The Catfish, 30 Gertrude Street

Music: OCDANTAR  /  GAMER  /  Slow Fires
Visuals: Brendan Harwood  /  Rose Staff  /  Krystal Schultheiss

Date: Friday 15 July 2016, 6.30pm – 12pm
Cost: FREE

Opening night of GSPF will celebrate the intrinsic connection between live music and visuals. A free evening of eclectic performances, the opening night offers something for everyone. Headlining the evening is the exciting new solo project OCDANTAR from Josh Delaney (SMILE, Rat & Co). Coming off his recent release of beautiful debut “Time in Flux”, Josh will perform his new show with visual collaborator, Brendan Harwood. Support comes from art pixel distorters, Gamer 3D and power-jangle quartet Slow Fires. Following the live acts, celebrate the launch of GSPF 2016 and dance the evening away with the GSPF house DJ/VJs Rose Staff and Krystal Schultheiss (Project Pixel).

The GSPF Hub is proudly supported by:
        

 



DIY Video Synth Building Workshop

Posted on June 23rd, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, Workshops. Comments Off on DIY Video Synth Building Workshop

Event Title: DIY Video Synth Building Workshop
Artist: Robert D Jordan

Site Number: 37
Site Location: Little Woods Gallery, 1 Langridge St, Collingwood

Date: Tuesday 19 July 2016

Workshop 1: Learn to solder, 5:45 – 6:15pm,
COST: $5 (4 spaces available)

Workshop 2: Learn to build a video synth,6:30pm – 7:30pm
COST: $15 (4 spaces available)

Workshop 3: Build your own Video Equations, 7:30pm & 9:00pm
COST: $230 (1 person per session)

Click here to book.  

Build your own experimental video equipment under the guidance of an expert experimental engineer and video mangler. There are 3 workshops on offer:

WORKSHOP 1: Learn to solder
Keen on one of the above workshops but can’t solder? Well we’ll teach you.

Workshop 2: Learn to build a video synth
Learn about video synthesizers, learn how they work, what they do and get a hands on introduction to building your own. This will be a fun informative session. No prior knowledge is required.

WORKSHOP 3: Build your own Video Equations.
In this workshop you will be taken … Read More »



Carolyn Cardinet – Swarming

Posted on June 23rd, by gspf in 2016 Atherton Gardens Precinct, 2016 Festival Program. Comments Off on Carolyn Cardinet – Swarming

Site Number: 12
Site Location: Atherton Gardens Precinct

Artwork Title: Swarming
Artist: Carolyn Cardinet

Swarming is a commentary on the consequences of plastics infiltrating our marine and land environments. This light infused installation re-contextualises discarded materials as a commentary about the effect consumer culture plays on the marine ecosystem.  A glowing swarm of blue jellyfish created from single-use plastic packaging is suspended in the trees throughout  Atherton Gardens acting a metaphor for the plastics swimming in our oceans and natural habitats.

Passionate about the alarming rate at which our environment is changing, Carolyn Cardinet creates new forms out of plastic waste. Carolyn’s sculptural pieces reflect and draw attention to the worldwide problem of mass production and senseless waste of plastic packaging.

She studied Honours in painting at Monash (2005) after a Bachelor of Fine Art (2004) at the Victorian College of the Arts. A Masters in Fine Arts from RMIT … Read More »



Visionary Images – Xsite Project

Posted on June 23rd, by gspf in 2016 Atherton Gardens Precinct, 2016 Festival Program. Comments Off on Visionary Images – Xsite Project

Site Number: 13
Site Location: Atherton Gardens Precinct

Artwork Title: Xsite Project
Artist: Created by children living on and around the Atherton Gardens Housing Estate in collaboration with Visionary Images.

XSite is a creative project where children and young people aged 8 to 14 years collaborate with artists to develop and exhibit public art in their neighbourhood. Children learn new skills and bring their ideas and experiences into the open. Through positively communicating with as many people as possible, they are supported to build understanding, change perceptions and break cycles of disadvantage.

The Xsite lightboxes show us how children and young people see themselves and the world around them. They reveal how people’s actions affect our world and ask us to step lightly on the earth before it’s too late.

At Visionary Images (VI), artists collaborate with young people to develop, produce and exhibit public art. VI inspire … Read More »



Travers Nash & Yarra Youth Services – Transplant

Posted on June 23rd, by gspf in 2016 Atherton Gardens Precinct, 2016 Festival Program. Comments Off on Travers Nash & Yarra Youth Services – Transplant

Site Number: 15
Site Location: Atherton Gardens Precinct

Artwork Title: Transplant
Artist: Travers Nash & Yarra Youth Services – Charlotte Ward, Chloe Tizzard, Jordan Tizzard, Patrick Salmon, Owen Salmon and Manolya Eser.

Transplant is a mixed media installation constructed from found objects and light, examining notions of value and the contextualisation of identity. Constructed from objects gathered from the side of the road as well as from a trip to the garbage depot, the discarded objects are relocated and re-contextualised as art through a collaborative effort between Travers and young artists who participated in a workshop conducted with Yarra Youth Services. The mundane objects of throw away consumer culture are lifted from contemporary domestic life and transplanted into the public realm. Transformed through a creative group effort, the objects are found in a new context, re-injected with value and allowed to shine anew.

Travers Nash’s studio based practice … Read More »



Curtis Edwards – I.O.C.A.S

Posted on June 23rd, by gspf in 2016 Atherton Gardens Precinct, 2016 Festival Program. Comments Off on Curtis Edwards – I.O.C.A.S

Site Number: 14
Site Location: Atherton Gardens Precinct

Artwork Title: I.O.C.A.S (inter-organismic communication amplification system)
Artist: Curtis Edwards

An augmented space that enhances human interaction through sound, I.O.C.A.S highlights the impact we have on our environment. This sensory and interactive installation encompasses five separate scores each drawing into question the future of our environment in anthropomorphism.

Curtis Edwards is a sound artist, producer and programmer. His previous works have been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, First Site Gallery, The Food Court, Channels and The Australian Video Art Festival.

www.curtisedwardssound.com



Lauren Simmonds – The State of Becoming

Posted on June 23rd, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Street. Comments Off on Lauren Simmonds – The State of Becoming

Site Number: 21
Site Location: Kit and Ace (window), 161 Gertrude Street

Artwork Title: The State of Becoming
Artist: Lauren Simmonds

The State of Being possesses an undetermined primal quality that symbolises a permanent state of becoming. Glistening and fluid-like movements reference the slow unfurling of new life and the fiery spark of creation. Lauren Simmonds work embodies forces of both light and dark, vulnerability and strength, attempting to channel the power of these primal forms. The symmetric patterns of the sculptures and layering of projection is fuelled by the desire to unearth something new, subconsciously, within the viewer’s psyche.

Lauren Simmonds’ inter-disciplinary practice combines sculpture, installation and live art performance. Previous works have taken the form of kinetic installations that are part performance, part anthropological study and part handmade craft.

Connecting all of her work is an evocation of mythology, nature, ritual and symbolism. Lauren works with everyday … Read More »



Nova Paul – Notes on Props and Gesture

Posted on June 23rd, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Street. Comments Off on Nova Paul – Notes on Props and Gesture

Site Number: 25
Site Location: Archies All Day, 189 Gertrude st

Artwork Title: Notes on Props and Gesture
Artist: Nova Paul

Notes on Props and Gesture is made from the extensive home movies of the Gadini Family from as early as the 1920s, held in the film archive Cinescatti at Lab80 Bergamo, Italy. The archive is devoted to family films from the region of Brescia, North Italy. The film is a study on family life and expression through the movies of the Gadini family. Much of the family footage is of games and plays they fall into when the camera is running. Sometimes staged and sometimes seemingly spontaneous ,what emerges is a dialogue between gesture, props, each other and the camera. The performances are both contrived and impromptu, a reflection on intimacy and the inner life and language that comes from being familia.

Nova Paul’s film-making practice draws from … Read More »



Guled Abdulwasi & Brody Xahakos – SYNCOPATION

Posted on June 23rd, by gspf in 2016 Atherton Gardens Precinct, 2016 Festival Program. Comments Off on Guled Abdulwasi & Brody Xahakos – SYNCOPATION

Site Number: 11
Site Location: Atherton Gardens Precinct

Artwork Title: SYNCOPATION
Artist: Guled Abdulwasi & Brody Xahakos

Repetition is a strong aspect of everyday life. For newly arrived communities, of which  Gluled is part of, repetition represents stability. When our lives and the lives of our parents and grandparents have been determined by such upheaval, is it any wonder that we seek sanctuary in predictability?

As soon as we find rhythm, we tether ourselves to that cycle, fearful of the tension that is exposed when we veer off course. But maybe you, we, US are not so different after all.

Don’t the same compulsions for stability and security envelope all of our deepest fears and aspirations?

Guled Abdulwasi is a multi-disciplinary artist and student of Architecture at Deakin University.

Aspiring to better understand the connection between people and their environment, Guled explores this companionship through the way in which natural and … Read More »



Petrina Hicks – Gloss

Posted on June 23rd, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Street. Comments Off on Petrina Hicks – Gloss

Site Number: 8
Site Location: This is No Fantasy, 108 Gertrude st

Artwork Title: Gloss
Artist: Petrina Hicks

A butterfly is perched precariously on the glossy lips of a woman’s mouth. In slow motion the butterfly appears to be struggling for its life, attempting to escape and take flight. Despite this tension a symbiotic relationship between woman and butterfly emerges, reacting to each other’s movements they appear to become one organism. Set against a striking blue ‘chroma-key’ negative space, the image is thick with information and anticipation; a stretched out photographic moment.

Petrina Hicks is one of Australia’s most significant contemporary photographers. She has been recognized through many prestigious awards including the Bowness Photography Prize 2014, ABN AMRO Artist Award 2008, Josephine Ulrick Photography Award and Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2003, La Cité Paris Residency 2008 and an eight month Akademie Schloss Fellowship, Germany 2010.

Petrina’s work has been … Read More »



Sean Capone – Imaginary Atlas

Posted on June 23rd, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Street. Comments Off on Sean Capone – Imaginary Atlas

Site Number: 18
Site Location: Gertrude Hotel, 148 Gertrude st

Artwork Title: Imaginary Atlas
Artist: Sean Capone

Imaginary Atlas utilises 3D animation, algorithmic software, and environmental projection to create neural maps of imaginary spaces. Emerging from the artists investigations of site – specificity in the digital age, psychedelic motifs explore themes of reality, illusion and the passage of time. A process driven painting emerges that blurs traditional pictorial space with the moving image, creating time intensive compositions and psycho-geographical impressions.

Sean Capone is a NYC-based video director and visual artist working primarily in the mediums of digital animation, avatar performance, text, photography, and large-scale digital projection. He has presented award-winning works and commissions internationally in the context of public art, galleries, and museum spaces, including the MoMA, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Biblical Art, the Museum of Art & Design and ISEA. Sean was the 2010 recipient of the Grand … Read More »



Gabi Briggs – Cleanse, Tone, Obscure

Posted on June 23rd, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Street. Comments Off on Gabi Briggs – Cleanse, Tone, Obscure

Site Number: 19
Site Location: Everleigh, 150-56 Gertrude st

Artwork Title: Cleanse, Tone, Obscure
Artist: Gabi Briggs

Like your beauty regime, my oppression is daily.

Gabi Briggs is a sovereign Anaiwan and Gumbangier kajira (woman) who documents her body and how it occupies places and the viewer’s gaze (you). She does so in order to examine power, privilege and the colonising and politicising of her body and narrative. Forever complexed and possibly hoodwinked, Gabi looks to the arts as a place to have agency, to decolonise and to find absolute autonomy and sovereignty.

Gabi is an artist and curator based in sovereign Narrm-Melbourne, working across various mediums including performance, video, projection, sound and installation. She is always lost in thought, contemplating notions of sovereignty, self-care, decolonization, male gaze, privilege, white supremacy and the interconnectedness of these ideas.

www.gabibriggs.com



Tatiana Bistrin – Under A Dark Sky I Bring Down the Moon

Posted on June 23rd, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Street. Comments Off on Tatiana Bistrin – Under A Dark Sky I Bring Down the Moon

Site Number: 27
Site Location: Bobo, 201 Gertrude st

Artwork Title: Under A Dark Sky I Bring Down the Moon.
Artist: Tatiana Bistrin & Wood & Grieve Engineers

Under A Dark Sky I Bring Down the Moon.
A mystical figure in the dark holds fragments of her past, present and future, in this light projection work inspired by illusionist John Henry Pepper.

Tatiana is a Melbourne based artist whose practice spans painting, drawing, costume design, dance and choreography. She studied dance in Madrid and Granada, managed Badinski’s Theatre of Exile in Melbourne and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts). Tatianna is from an Eastern European artistic family surrounded by Balkan and Russian music, and Gypsies too. She currently runs the Melbourne Flamenco Studio, located at 201 Gertrude Street.

Wood & Grieve Engineers is a small team of creative engineers. Their passion is to challenge perception and create thought provoking pieces … Read More »



Eugenia Lim – Windows

Posted on June 23rd, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Street. Comments Off on Eugenia Lim – Windows

Site Number: 9
Site Location: H 2 H Store, Gertrude and Young st

Artwork Title: Windows 
Artist: Eugenia Lim

A gold-suited figure poses with a selfie stick. Behind her, we see a montage of images of international landmarks – a grand tour of the world’s monuments. On closer inspection, these well-known sites seem smaller and less grand than expected – there is something amiss about their placement and proximity to each other within the landscape. The grand tour turns out to be a pilgrimage to Window on the World, a theme park of scale replicas of the world’s wonders situated in ‘Overseas Chinese Town’ in Shenzhen, China. Windows is a playful commentary on tourism, narcissism, mimicry and globalisation in the selfie-age.

Eugenia Lim works across video, performance and installation to explore how nationalism and stereotypes are formed, inventing personas to explore alienation and belonging in a globalised world. From … Read More »



Arts Access – Vinh Moves

Posted on June 23rd, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Street. Comments Off on Arts Access – Vinh Moves

Site Number: 34
Site Location: Northside Records, 236 Gertrude st

Artwork Title: Vinh Moves
Artists: Vinh Nguyen, Rhian Hinkley, Sally Le Guen, Paula Whiting, Luke Domagala,  Kristy Sweeney, Heather White & Lisa Mcleish.

Awesome people think. Clever people move.  Don’t stop till you’ve had enough. Philosophy and martial arts in the house of funk. Vinh Nguyen takes his unique martial arts mix into the dance world with a rotoscoped musical adventure. A disco in a record store and a philosophy in motion.

Vinh Nguyen takes his practice seriously and he is very proud of his Vietnamese heritage. Many of Vinh’s early works portrayed family members and famous figures within the Vietnamese community. Vinh becomes immersed in his work – he “switches off”, “calms down” and focuses entirely on the job at hand, something he has trouble doing with many other aspects of his life.

He can easily … Read More »



FCAC Artlife – Eaten By Technology

Posted on June 23rd, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Street. Comments Off on FCAC Artlife – Eaten By Technology

Site Number: 24
Site Location: Title Store, 183 Gertrude st

Artwork Title: Eaten By Technology
Artist: FCAC Artlife
Concept: Marco Avila
Animators: Marco Avila, Paul Sunderland and Ian Caplan
Creative Team: Lindsay Cox, David Pennay

Eaten by Technology explores themes of creation, evolution and destruction and the link between humans and technology. Referencing retro analogue technology and the iconic symbolism of 1980’s video games, Eaten By Technology is a work of spectacle on a large scale depicting destruction, filling up and spilling over. What would you do if a giant cursor was chasing you? How many windows would you break into to escape a cascading wall of colour? Would you jump off a cliff to rescue your iPhone?

Eaten by Technology asks us the big questions about our relationship to technology while chasing us all over the block.

Footscray Community Arts Centre’s ArtLife Program has been running for over 20 years, engaging artists with disability to … Read More »



Youjia Lu – Chora

Posted on June 23rd, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Street. Comments Off on Youjia Lu – Chora

Site Number: 3
Site Location: Marion alleyway, 53 Gertrude Street

Artwork Title: Chora
Artist: Youjia Lu

Chora is an ancient Greek term for a location outside society, an unformed substrate of the self. Artist Youjia Lu embraces this notion as a gesture toward her unsocial, unformed self, in a state of being fluid and supernatural. This gesture depicts the artist’s body and face as photographic emulsion, exposed to an image in a dark room.  

Her body fluid is the bath of developer. She soaks in her image just as her face floats in its solution, her mouth fills with saliva. Her eyes are blinded by amniotic fluid. Like darkroom processing, Chora then appears as she drowns in the stop bath.

Youjia Lu is a Chinese artist whose practice utilises digital media to fulfill an idealistic wish to allow the self return to the state of being unformed and unsocial before the Mirror Stage. Lu has … Read More »



Zoe Scoglio – Land Forms II

Posted on June 23rd, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Street. Comments Off on Zoe Scoglio – Land Forms II

Site Number: 33
Site Location: Ladro, 224 Gertrude st

Artwork Title: Land Forms II
Artist: Zoe Scoglio

Land Forms is inspired by the scientific concept of abiogenesis, the idea that living matter originates from non-living matter. Considering these origins of the human race, the work draws connections between human and geological scale, timeframes and materiality.

Zoe’s practice explores how the narratives we create about our idea of humanness, impact the way we commodify, consume and value the natural world and its resources in this era of the Anthropocene.

Land Forms II is one in a series of video collages contemplating the interrelated nature of the human and geological worlds.

Zoe Scoglio unites performance, video, sound and installation often creating interdisciplinary, site-responsive and participatory work. Her live and participatory projects explore possibilities for collective engagement, ceremonial encounters and enlivened installations, combining both animate and inanimate bodies in a relational choreography. 

Graduating with … Read More »



Artful Dodgers – Digital Voices

Posted on June 23rd, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Street. Comments Off on Artful Dodgers – Digital Voices

Site Number: 36
Site Location: Crumpler, Corner of Gertrude & Smith street

Artwork Title: Digital Voices
Artist: Artful Dodgers

Digital Voices is collaborative animation series exploring symbolism and personal memory, created by Artful Dodgers Studios.

Artful Dodgers Studios is an open access art and music studio in Collingwood for young people from diverse backgrounds. The program offers a flexible and welcoming space to work in fully equipped art and music studios with established artists and musicians to increase social connectedness and create work.

www.artfuldodgers.tv



Wheel Of Fate

Posted on June 23rd, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Performance. Comments Off on Wheel Of Fate

Event Title: Wheel Of Fate
Artist: Uprising Youth Theatre

Starting point: Australian Catholic University, Recital Hall, 3 Graham St Fitzroy (enter via Young Street, off Gertrude St)

Date:
Saturday 23 July, 7pm
Sunday 24 July, 7pm

Duration: 80mins

Cost: FREE. Click here to book.

‘The Wheel of Fate’: Play at your own risk!

A new performance collaboration between Uprising Theatre and young people from Werribee and Dandenong. The Wheel of Fate offers young people the chance to compete for their fates, but everything comes at a price! Fast, funny and edgy theatre; where the audience are more than spectators.

Using innovative LED mobile media and performing through the streets of Fitzroy the Wheel of Fate will bring performance and projections to unlikely places.

Uprising Theatre is an innovative theatre company creating work with diverse young people living in and around the public housing estates in Melbourne’s inner-North.  A Program of Belgium Ave Neighbourhood … Read More »



Yandell Walton – Departed

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Site Number: 5
Site Location: Radio, 79 Gertrude st

Artwork Title: Departed
Artist: Yandell Walton

Departed presents a visual representation of what it may look like after we die. Artist Yandell Walton facilitated a series of participatory workshops and conversations with the public, capturing each participant utilising 3D scanning technology.  Departed explores the experiences of both the artist and participants, delving into a deep dialogue around death, mortality and the afterlife.

Departed was originally produced as a public art commission for Wagga Wagga City Council in collaboration with animator Michael Glen.

Yandell Walton is an accomplished projection installation artist who has exhibited in galleries and non-traditional public spaces both in Australia and Internationally.

Her work investigates ideas around impermanence using digital media, in particular projection. Often working with architectural spaces or objects and combining this with projected images, she is interested in the blur between the actual and the … Read More »



Alfeo Sanches Pereira & Eneti Waretini – A Natural Resource Curse

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Site Number: 16
Site Location: Charcoal Lane alleyway, Little Napier st (beside Charcoal Lane)

Artwork Title: A Natural Resource Curse
Artist: AlfeoSanches Pereira & Eneti Waretini

A Natural Curse is a social commentary on the current maritime boundary dispute between Australia and Timor-Leste. Alfeo’s animation addresses themes of powerlessness, corruption and injustice, unpacking the remnants of conflict still gripping his country.

Alfeo Sanches Pereira is a Timorese artist who utilises various media including painting, illustration, photography and music. Born in 1984 in Tutuala, a small village in the far east of Timor-Leste, Alfeo grew up in the height of the Indonesian Occupation. As it was dangerous to leave home, and in order to keep him close, his mother taught him to draw.  In 2004, in a newly-independent Timor-Leste, Alfeo joined Arte Moris Free Art School where he developed his talents and passion for fine art.

In 2010 Alfeo exhibited … Read More »



Cake Industries – Personal Space

Posted on June 23rd, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Street. Comments Off on Cake Industries – Personal Space

Site Number: 2
Site Location: Frances Antiques, 39 Gertrude st

Artwork Title: Personal Space
Artist: Cake Industries

Our public selves and our inner selves operate on different planes. Our true self, with all its vulnerabilities, insecurities and histories, is protected by our public self, projecting an image of who we want to be and how we’d like others to see us.

Personal Space displays Jesse Stevens and Dean Petersen, as disembodied, fragmented, and mechanically fabricated figures, housed within a complex of tensioned structures.

They rotate freely inside their private enclosures, blissfully unaware of the public gaze. The fragments of physicality and structure interplay to capture the fragility, pressure, and occasional transparency of their hidden personal spaces.

Artist duo Jesse Stevens & Dean Petersen have worked under the title of Cake Industries since 2006 as a permanent collaboration. They are partners in both art and life. Their eclectic experimental practice utilises … Read More »



Skunk Control – Systematic Sanctions

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Site Number: 32
Site Location: Rose Chong, 218 Gertrude st

Artwork Title: Systematic Sanctions
Artist: Skunk Control

Systematic Sanctions is a human constructed landscape where light exposes memories.
Potentent memories are revealed infusing us, as light infuses and nurtures our environment.

Skunk Control is a group of educators from the college of Engineering and Science at Victoria University. Collectively they produce installations that demonstrate the synergies between art and science.

Skunk Control is Simon Roberts, Hariz Redzic, Achillieas Nicola, Shawn Kairuz, Vedran Gladovic, Stuart Balsillie and Nick Athanasiou.  

www.skunkcontrol.org



Isabelle de Kleine – Holiday

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Site Number: 22
Site Location: Little George St Facade (Porters Paints), Little George St

Artwork Title: Holiday
Artist: Isabelle de Kleine

Holiday is a psychological misinterpretation of information.

Through collage aesthetics, moving portraits look at a flawed sense of reality, a reality that has been distorted, fragmented and masked by glitches in our perception.

Holiday is a reference to a state of introversion, a metaphysical space that we occupy as a retreat from physical reality. The work explores how cognitive distortions and the psychology of memory can alter ‘truth’ to create a surreal and highly constructed version of events. In a constant state of change, always moving but never progressing, movement been slowed to a point of near stillness as a way of re-imagining our interaction with the moving image. Two figures sit together, feeding off one another creating an undescribed narrative between the individuals.

Isabelle de Kleine is a … Read More »



Nadia Faragaab – Nuuxnuuxsi

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Site Number: 35
Site Location: Biba Stairwell, 237 Gertrude st

Artwork Title: Nuuxnuuxsi
Artist: Nadia Faragaab
Mentor: Yandell Walton

Following on from Af-soomaali (2011) a piece exploring the noticeable differences of mouth movements in speakers of a language – Nuuxnuuxsi will explore the movement of tongue inside the mouth using ultrasound images. The piece also explores the use of voice recognition and biometrics as form of government surveillance.

This project is presented as part of the GSPF Mentorship Program 2016.

Nadia Faragaab is an artist who mainly uses mixed media and installation.  She is concerned with tensions that exist among older traditions and contemporary life, and their impact on cultural and gender identity. Focusing on experiences among the Somali diaspora in Australia and internationally, Faragaab’s work aims to highlight the absence of Somali culture in popular social spaces, such as libraries, galleries, academia and Western pop culture. She has been exhibiting her work in Melbourne … Read More »



Brianna Hudson – Sanctuary

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Site Number: 30
Site Location: Talo and Graham, 202 Gertrude st

Artwork Title: Sanctuary
Artist: Brianna Hudson
Mentor: Yandell Walton

Sanctuary is a contemplative landscape delicately constructed from unkempt, noxious weeds and urban flora gathered from Melbourne’s inner west suburb of Footscray. The work is inspired by the artist’s compulsion to seek connection to places that ‘once were’ but may never be the same.

Sanctuary aims to conjure a sense of preservation and refuge while reflecting upon the  urban landscape both past and present. Valour and hidden beauty in what is out of place or unwanted is revealed and the transient nature of our human capacity to memorise and interpret place.

This project is presented as part of the GSPF Mentorship Program 2016.

Brianna Hudson is a Melbourne based artist using her multidisciplinary art practice to create portals back to a time of lost innocence. Her practice embodies a range of processes across varying disciplines including installation, projection, painting, and stop-motion … Read More »



Luzena Adams – Reverie

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Site Number: 23
Site Location: Megan Park Facade, 200 Gertrude St

Artwork Title: Reverie
Artist: Luzena Adams

Reverie merges reality and fantasy elaborating on the mystification and enigma of redheads.  This recessive gene makes up 13% of the population and is a trait that rarely goes unremarked. With a loaded history muddled by myth and taboo, redheads are mysterious, verging on the fantastical. Using photographic footage of the female form immersed underwater, Luzena Adams has created a surreal work engaging the viewer in an intimate moment of reverie.

Luzena Adams is a Director of Photography who shoots Fashion and Portraiture. She attended the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Art with a specialization in Photography. On completion, Luzena was awarded the Olympus prize for most outstanding graduate. Her works have been exhibited across the globe to critical acclaim and have appeared … Read More »



Lauren Dunn – One Truth

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Site Number: 6
Site Location: Workers Club Window, 51 Brunswick Street

Artwork Title: One Truth
Artist: Lauren Dunn

One Truth is the artist’s interpretation of a popular L’Oreal TV and web advertisement made in 2011 featuring Jennifer Lopez performed by the artist.

Lauren is studying an undergraduate in Fine Art at the Victorian College of Art and has shown regularly in galleries and public spaces locally and internationally. Inspired by advertising trends, consumption habits, extreme colour and the functional existence of art museums and heterotopian spaces, through her practise Lauren is questioning what we desire as consumers, the forces that dictate it and the role art can play in this equation.

www.laurendunn.net

 



Olaf Meyer – Permanent Vs Impermenant

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Site Number: 29
Site Location: Johnstons Facade, 200 Gertrude St

Artwork Title: Permanent Vs Impermenant
Artist: Olaf Meyer

Permanent vs Impermanent is a series of works that explore the way ornamental disfigurement and impermanent shape-shifting, can change the perception of a building’s occupants and function. Using a cymascope, audible vibration is visualised by the artist to create a work that ponders the profound nature of archetypal symbolism and religious ornament.

Olaf Meyer is a multimedia installation artist who creates image sequences and interactive experiences that explore expression, technology and the human condition. Custom sensor technology, generative techniques and software are utilised in Olaf’s practice to aid the development of his design concepts and research interests.

Olaf was an artist in residence at the Melbourne Meat Market from 2006 to 2008. In recent years he has received numerous private and institutional commissions for large format architectural projection work. His work has … Read More »



Jacob Tolo & Susan Maco Forrester – Fractures

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Site Number: 17
Site Location: Atherton Towers, Building 95

Artwork Title: Fractures
Artist: Jacob Tolo & Susan Maco Forrester

Fractures is a collaboration between Jacob Tolo and Susan Maco Forrester that explores fragmented identities through performative acts and cultural aesthetics. The artists aim to address the complex issues associated with mainstream whiteness, creating a powerful work that is both a critique of the stereotyping of identity and a proud assertion of it.

Jacob Tolo was born in the Pacific Island of Samoa and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. He is an award winning artist and curator and the Co-founder of the Indigenous-run arts space Black Dot Gallery. Jacob’s arts practice is reflective of his design background and fascination with the representation of Pacific culture by outsiders. His curatorial work focuses strongly on collaborations his own community of Pacific artists from Australia and abroad as an inroad to a deeper … Read More »



Kit Webster – Morphic Prism

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Site Number: 26
Site Location: Shopfront, 184 Gertrude Street

Artwork Title: Morphic Prism
Artist: Kit Webster

Morphic Prism is pyramidal video installation that utilises mirrors and LCD screens to a create recursive reflection tunnel. Taking over an abandoned shop front, Kit has created a mind bending installation that shifts the perspective of the observer through visual and perceptual experimentation.

The project is in partnership with the The Channel at the Arts Centre Melbourne. Kit is also holding a projection mapping workshop at The Channel Click here to find out more.

Kit Webster is a multidisciplinary artist and creative technologist working at the nexus of sculpture, installation and experience. His works utilise programming and visualisation techniques to create captivating immersive environments and sculptural forms that combine digital and physical elements. Kit continuously pushes the boundaries of technology to present highly experimental concepts designed to expose the potential for the creation of a new … Read More »



Ben Taranto – Inter-section

Posted on June 22nd, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Street. Comments Off on Ben Taranto – Inter-section

Site Number: 28
Site Location: El Lobo, 203 Getrude Street

Artwork Title: Inter-section
Artist: Ben Taranto

Inter-section is a spatial installation encompassing sculpture and video that marks the intersection between built, natural and virtual environments. Using form, moving image, space, scale and time; Inter-section addresses how we perceive, relate and respond to various environments within a new era – The Anthropocene.

Ben Taranto is a multi-disciplinary artist who creates site-specific installations, intimate moving images and urban interventions using steel, glass and moving images.

His work attempts to maintain a balance between the physical and the transcendental as he conceptually explores the human condition in relation to the built, natural and virtual environments. Ben positions himself as an artist working within the Anthropocene or Human Age. He studies and visualises the natural world by capturing micro and macro perspectives of various environments and then translates this captured information into sculptures … Read More »



FCAC Artlife – Body Move Space

Posted on June 22nd, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Street. Comments Off on FCAC Artlife – Body Move Space

Site Number: 7
Site Location: Breizoz French Creperie, Brunswick & Gertrude st

Artwork Title: Body Move Space
Artist: FCAC Artlife
Performers: Hannah Bradsworth, Alisha O’Neill, Esther Tuddenham, Wade Cameron, David Leckie, Daniel Rossetto, Lindsay Sutherland, Steven Tran, Llewyn Miller, Sarah Ellis, Harry Liston, Nicole Campbell
Creative Team: Xanthe Beesley, Zoe Scoglio, Jess Deveraux

Body Move Space explores the relationship people have to private and public worlds. The performance reveals lived narratives of attachment, separation, vulnerability and ‘fitting in’ when the only space you feel safe is home.

Presented by Footscray Community Arts Centre’s ArtLife Dance Ensemble in collaboration with Xanthe Beesley, Zoe Scoglio and Jess Devereux, Body Move Space is a cross-art form performance and video installation which raises more questions than answers, presenting compelling images of how important it is to belong.  Set in and around Footscray to draw inspiration from the places we live, the work explores the relationship of our creative body to the spaces we inhabit daily, from the … Read More »



Ian de Gruchy – Digital Op Pop

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Site Number: 4
Site Location: Turning Point, 54 Getrude st

Artwork Title: Digital Op Pop
Artist: Ian de Gruchy

Digital Op Pop is an abstracted series of coded texts re-animated to reflect the dynamism and buzz of our city. Kaleidoscopic effects travel up, down and across, emulating the movement of traffic, people, information and ideas. Our perception of colour is distorted through abstract light and movement, creating a perpetual osmotic display of travel and dissolve.  

Ian de Gruchy is an accomplished projection artist interested in the positioning of art within the broader social fabric of the public realm. His is interested in the aesthetic viability of projection to locate ideas within diverse contexts that impact tap into the public imagination.

Through the integration of research and analogue technologies, Ian’s work explores projection as intervention crossing boundaries of art, architecture and performance.

Ian has exhibited extensively both in Australia and abroad including White Night … Read More »



Kate Geck – Apeiron

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Site Number: 31
Site Location: Builders Arms, 211 Gertrude st

Artwork Title: Apeiron
Artist: Kate Geck

Apeiron is a cosmological construct from early Greek philosophy. It is understood as the boundless substratum that generates the material world, and to which the material world will inevitably decay back into. Like memory, apeiron is a space without edges, ebbing and flowing the real world out of and into itself endlessly. This artwork manifests a technological apeiron – a meditative video loop that tries to transpose the codes of hyper connection into a boundless abstract space. The post-internet, maximalist aesthetic speaks to the deluge of content that has destroyed the artists attention span; the minimalism of traditional relaxation spaces now making her bored and restless.

Kate Geck is an installation artist working with digital and sensory space. She is interested in the ways technology can affect sensory experience, and the differences between … Read More »



The Boite Choirs

Posted on June 20th, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program. Comments Off on The Boite Choirs

Event Title: The Boite Choirs

Location: Roving along Gertrude street

Date:
Friday 15 July 2016, 6pm onwards
Artists: Living Out Loud, directed by Sue Johnson; Gorani, Men’s Georgian and Bulgarian ensemble; Shift The Table, directed by Flip Case; Eltham Voices, directed by Finn Bennett.

Saturday 16 July 2016, 6pm onwards
Artists:  The Zamponistas, Melbourne’s leading Pan Pipe Marching Band; Macleod Singers directed by songwriter and instrumentalist, John Flanagan; Melbourne Indie Voices, Yarra’s newest choir, directed by Sophia Exiner; Breathing Space women’s ensemble directed by Therese Virtue

Cost: FREE

The famous choirs that appears every year is back! Catch the diverse range of singing talents from the Bolte Choirs as they parading up and down Gertrude Street on the opening weekend of this year’s festival.

www.boite.com.au

 

The Boite is Melbourne’s iconic multicultural music presenter, operating out of The City of Yarra for 36 of its 37 years. For the last 6 of those, The Boite has engaged with the GSPF by sending local choirs into … Read More »



Octopus 16: Antiques Roadshow

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Event Title: Octopus 16: Antiques Roadshow
Artists: Justin Balmain (Sydney); Petra Cortright (Los Angeles);Michael Staniak (Melbourne) Simon Denny (Berlin); Heath Franco (Sydney); Greatest Hits (Gavin Bell, Jarrah de Kuijer & Simon McGlinn / Melbourne); Ying Miao (Beijing); Amalia Ulman (Los Angeles / London / Gijón)

Site Location: Gertrude Contemporary, 200 Gertrude Street

Date: Friday 15 July 2016, 6pm – 8pm  &  Friday 22 July 2016, 6pm – 8pm
Cost: FREE

The Octopus series of exhibitions is one of Gertrude Contemporary’s flagship annual exhibitions, initiated in 2001. The 16th edition titled, Antiques Roadshow, assembles a selection of Australian and international artists whose works focus upon the phenomena, the integration, and the ramifications of developing technologies, ranging from their use as a pervasive tool for surveillance, their potential in creating and expanding social networks, as well as noting a nostalgia for recent obsolescent technologies.

This exhibition adopts its title from the long-running … Read More »



RMIT Temporal Light Installations

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Event Title: RMIT Temporal Light Installations
Artists: Students from RMIT Diploma of Visual Arts, Public Art

Site Number: 10
Site Location: Atherton Gardens Precinct, Underpass & Playground

Date: Saturday 16 July, 6-10pm /  Sunday 17 July, 6-10pm  / Saturday 23 July, 6-10pm  /  Sunday 24 July, 6-10pm
Cost: FREE

RMIT Diploma of Visual Arts students have taken on the challenge to create temporary works of light infused art, expanding into the Atherton Gardens Precinct, carving out a unique space along Gertrude Street. With over 20 students works scattered throughout the gardens, audiences are invited to experience these explorations of space, and investigations into the historical context of the Atherton Estate.

Presenting Artists include:
Jamie Lee Cornwell, Angelica Beltran, Brie Macnish, Kira Rosenwax, Christine Lee, Amie Macheras, Ellen Russo, Zoe Santiguti, Annabelle Fyfield, Sally Clark + Bridget Well, Efren Pamilican, Thomas Preston, Xavier Lane, Warrick Beanland, OM Al Bannin Al Musaw, Jody Haines, Pravita Tamang, Amiee Macheras & Ellen Russo , Li Min … Read More »



Illuminate 2030

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Event Title: Illuminate 2030
Artists: Young people from Cubbies & Live Wires
Caroline Packham, Sue McCauley, Michael Buckley, Jim Coad, Zoe Dawkins, Minna Lappalainen, Lilith Lane and Dan Nunan

Site Number: 10
Site Location: Atherton Gardens Precinct

Date:
Roving Projections: Friday 15 July, 7pm – 9pm  /  Wednesday 20 July, 6pm – 7.30pm
Illuminate 2030 Future Forest:  Friday 22 July 2016, 6pm – 7:30pm

Cost: FREE

Illuminate 2030 is a roaming projection performance that explores two very different climate scenarios: climate change addressed and climate change ignored. Animated wildlife creatures, whose skins are alive with imagery, roam through the festival. Side by side, interacting, we see two different future worlds colliding.

On Friday 22nd July these roaming creatures will explore a Future Forest created by LiveWires and Cubbies. Watch as their live video drawings transform into their very own Future Forest created through workshops and live projection by Video Architecture. 

Caroline Packham is a painter, animator and projection artist. Her roaming … Read More »



The Detour

Posted on June 20th, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Mentorship, 2016 Performance. Comments Off on The Detour

Event Title: The Detour
Artists: Aphrodite Feros-Fooke and Chase Burns
Mentors: The Projector Bike – Lee Ramseyer Bache and Joseph Norster

Starting Point: The Gertrude Hotel, 148 Gertrude Street, entry via Napier St

Date:
Tuesday 19 July 2016, 6pm / 6:30 / 7pm / 8:15 / 8:45 / 9:15
Friday 22 July 2016,6pm / 6:30 / 7pm / 8:15 / 8:45 / 9:15

Duration: 15 mins / 3 seats per show

Cost: $5. All sessions booked out!

Save your walking shoes for another occasion and come on an intimate projection performance showcased from within the comfort and confines of an automobile. Get a glimpse into a new world where things are slightly different from ours but you still cannot escape rush hour traffic, irritatingly catchy pop songs and scaremongering news stories. Witness the transformation of artistic duo A/C as ‘The Detour’  takes you on a ride around the block.

Live performance mixed with audio & visual projections, restyle some of … Read More »



Anuencia: If This Building Could Speak

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Event Title: Anuencia: If This Building Could Speak
Artists: Sooji Kim & Bryan Phillips

Starting Point: Kit and Ace, 161 Gertrude Street – meet on Gertrude St

Date:
Friday 15 July 2016, 6:30pm (1 show only)
Saturday 16 July 2016, 6pm & 6:30pm (2 shows)
Friday 22July 2016, 6pm & 6:30pm (2 shows)
Saturday 23 July 2016,6pm & 6:30pm (2 shows)

Cost: $5. Click here to book.
Ticket sales will be donated to MAYSAR (Melbourne Aboriginal Youth Sport and Recreation Co-Operative).

Please note:
Max 15 people per performance.
No wheelchair access.

 

Anuencia is an audio-visual and sound project that engages deeply with a research and investigation element as part of the artistic process. “Anuencia” is a procedure taken from the concept described by Margot Loyola; the idea of learning something from a place and then reciprocating back to the community through performance.

Anuencia will embark on an investigative art process, delving into the layers of history of Fitzroy, exploring the … Read More »



Ben Landau – Walking 8

Posted on June 20th, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Performance, 2016 Street. Comments Off on Ben Landau – Walking 8

Event Title: Walking 8
Artists: Ben Landau

Starting Point: Radio Bar, 79 Gertrude Street

Dates:
Friday 15 July – 6pm (sold out) / 7:30pm (sold out)
Saturday 16 July – 6pm / 6:30pm
Tuesday 19 July – 6:30pm / 7pm (sold out) / 730pm / 8pm
Wednesday 20 July – 6:30pm / 7pm / 7:30pm / 8pm
Thursday 21 July – 7pm / 7:30pm / 8pm
Friday 22 July – 6:30pm / 7pm / 7:30pm / 8pm
Saturday 23 July – 630pm / 7pm / 7:30pm / 8pm

Duration: 20 mins, 4 people per show

Cost: $5. Click here to book.

Walking 8 leads a path through folding layers of memory and expectation, which loops, continuously updates and overwrites our ideas about how things were, are, and will be. If we re-write a memory in our heads and re-tell it until we believe it to be true – could we do the same with the future?

Audience members are invited to take a 20 minute journey with a mobile projector. It is up to you the audience … Read More »



Waterfall Person

Posted on June 20th, by gspf in 2016 Festival Program, 2016 Performance. Comments Off on Waterfall Person

Event Title: Waterfall Person
Artists: Annabelle Kingston

Site Number: 20
Site Location: Seventh Gallery, 155 Gertrude St

Date: Friday 15 July 2016, 8pm
Cost: FREE

Waterfall Person concert, live in direct with her magic keyboard. Best enjoyed at water temperature.

everyday it’s the same waterfall
looking through my magic crystal ball
every day i just stare at the wall
i don’t want to do anything at all
i see the future but i think i’ll just sit around
it’ll never come to me if i just wait around
memories flow around me like a stream
move through life like i’m in a dream
use my crystal ball until it breaks
then i’ll have to make the same mistakes
i see the future but it just looks like today

Presented as part of ‘You’ve Got Cucumber on Your Eyes’ exhibition at Seventh Gallery, 15-24 July 2016

Annabelle Kingston is a artist and one-person band Waterfall Person. She graduated from VCA (Fine art Honours) in 2012 … Read More »



You’ve Got Cucumber on Your Eyes

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Event Title: You’ve Got Cucumber on Your Eyes
Artists: Annabelle Kingston, Thembi Sodell, Brie Trennery, Fanni Futterkneckt
Curated by Anabelle Lacroix

Site Number: 20
Site Location: Seventh Gallery, 155 Gertrude St

Date: Friday 15 – Saturday 23 July, 6pm – 10pm
Cost: FREE

Opening Night Performance by: Waterfall Person
Friday 15 July 2016, 8pm

Artist Talk: Sunday 17 July, 6pm

While moving images are often seen as external to us, we all experience images inside our minds. Fantasies, hallucinations, dreams and speculations. Things imagined, fabulated, often unreal but sometimes believed to be true as if one had a film unfolding behind their eyes; you are making films in (and for) yourself is a very popular saying in french that describes this phenomenon.

Consider the questions What or who is being projected on? What is the relationship between animator and animated? This exhibition asks you to turn to your inner world, to the building of internal spaces and the projection of … Read More »