HUB: Closing Night – Robot Party
Location: Festival Hub, The Catfish, 30 Gertrude St
Date: Saturday 18 July, 9pm til late
Music: It Records DJ, 9pm / Stockholm Syndrome DJs, 10pm / Fallopian Tunes, 11pm
Visuals: BluMd, 9pm / Pixel Angel, 10pm / John Power, 11pm
Installations: Cake Industries
Live Performance: Michael Meneghetti
Celebrate the end of the fest at the Festival Hub’s Robot Party – bringing all forms of electronica into one space, celebrating the diversity of technological arts forms, ‘Robots’ encourages concepts associated with androidism and cyborgism where by the line between human, machine and digital data are blurred. Robot costumes encouraged!
Cake Industries’ (Dean Petersen and Jesse Stevens) installation work uses electro-mechanics and robotics to create anthropomorphic and autonomous objects that embrace retro-futurism.
John Power has been VJing since a late ’90s residency at Centrifugal that ran for 4 years. Owing a debt to Don’t Shoot the Messenger and other Australian luminaries, he has taken his love of analogue feedback to many a festival and dance party, both in Melbs and abroad, keeping satisfied audiences topped-up with sweet, colourful animating broccoli that may even be back in style soon. John’s recent laboratory experiments have indulged a certain penchant for generative collage and uncontrolled art-making machines.
Javier Calzada AKA BlueMD is a Mexican visual designer/audio producer who expresses music through the art of interactive video performance (Vj). BlueMD’s background in music production and multimedia pushed his creativity to the next logical level, live video mixing.
Angela Barnett a.k.a Pixel Angela is Melbourne based artist whose work spans across drawing, print, online art, large-scale projections to interactive installations. Her VJ work fuses bright graphics with charcoal undertones, combining her animations and video with sourced material.
Stockholm Syndrome are a DJ/producer duo made up of the Scot Iain Mac aka Pyz and Australian Brett Wilson aka Wil-tron. Stockholm Syndrome’s style varies widely and can’t be wrapped up in a single genre. They’re drawn to dark, moody, sub 120bpm techno, the raw, energetic Mex-tech, the slow Balaeric, Drug Chug and the strange. In a little over a year since they formed, Stockholm Syndrome have clocked up an impressive gig list DJing at many of Melbourne’s iconic venues such as Revolver Upstairs, and Loop Bar. Stockholm Syndrome are currently working on new productions and their own website which they plan to launch in the second half of 2015.