Our most recent project, Out In The Open premiered at the Melbourne Festival as part of the City of Melbourne Public Art Biennial. We developed the work in the immersive Public Art Biennial Lab at the Queen Victoria Market. During this time we spent many days at the market learning about the different layers of history, hearing about the many possibilities for the future, listening to views and concerns of market traders and management. It was an overwhelming site to consider for a film. After talking with a number of traders and market workers, we distilled a narrative thread that we hope would connect with the site.
The installation was a great success and we look forward to finding possibilities of presenting it again in some form. Currently we have a studio installation of the set and props at C3 Contemporary Art Space showing alongside a screen version of the film. Read more about Out In The Open.
We presented Dwelling, an audio-visual outdoor performance in a custom built house in a carpark in Footscray for the opening of the Big West Festival. Dwelling combines live performance with sound, animation and visual effects to create an extraordinary narrative experience about women and homelessness. Developed over eighteen months with input from the community of the Western suburbs the performance took place inside a house which was designed in consultation with women from the Women's Housing Initiative. Read more here...
You Were In My Dream is showing at QAGOMA in Brisbane as part of a wonderful summer children's exhibition, Journey To Fantastic Lands, 08 November 2014 – 10 May 2015. The team at QAGOMA have designed a new configuration of the work to be shown alongside the original installation so that multiple people can use the work simultaneously. We've created a tree-like wallpaper to cover the new versions of the work which we're looking forward to seeing in the flesh.
We showed a miniature diorama loosely based on It's a jungle in here as part of re::set Trainspotters INC in Melbourne on October 31st. The night is being turned into a radio show to be aired on 3RRR on Thursday 13th November at 7pm.
We'll be creating a work for re::set Trainspotters INC on the Upfield bike path, Melbourne, October 31st.
It's a jungle in here enjoyed a wonderful month of exhibitions. The carpentry team at the Vogele Kultur Zentrum did an excellent job of rebuilding a streamlined design of the booth. The exhbition, Responsibility, has a great collection of work that deals with differet forms of responsibility. Our work was placed next to an installation which displayed a documentary about the famous Milgram experiments. I met several of the other exhibiting artists - Justine Smith who makes work with paper money, Ole Kretschmann who converted a classic photobooth into a confessional booth and Cecile Stadelmann-Hochreutener who was showing a beautiful video of a dandelion clock.
The second exhibition was at ISEA 2013 in Sydney. We showed at Electronica Art at the Rocks Pop Up alongside Please Smile - a robotic sculpture which waves at you when you smile by Hye Yeon Nam, Temple of Din - two amazing pinball noise machines by Lucas Abela, and Arrivals by Marco De Mutiis which was a beautiful installation using the flip-style lettering from old airport signs.
We are gearing up for a couple of exhibitions happening soon.
We have two works showing at ISEA 2013 in Sydney, 8 - 16 June. It's a jungle in here is showing as part of Electronica Art at the Rocks Pop Up at the rear of the Museum of Contemporary Art in George St. You Were In My Dream is showing as part of Experimenta at Powerhouse Museum for ISEA 2013 at the Powerhouse Museum. We'll both be in Sydney for ISEA.
The Cinekid festival is well under way and the new version of You Were In My Dream is proving very popular. Cinekd runs until the 26th of October so if you're in Amsterdam, go along and check out the exhibition! We're very proud to be showing our work alongside some really great international artists.
Isobel is travelling around Europe and has just had a great time attending X Media Lab Switzerland in Basel.
She will be heading to the Netherlands to build a new version of You Were In My Dream to show at Cinekid festival in Amsterdam, which opens the 17th and runs until the 26th of October 2012. Cinekid is the largest international film, TV and new media festival for children in the world and we're looking forward to being a part of it.
We are in Linz, Austria and have almost finished installing our work as part of Cyberarts 2012 in the OK Centrum. Festival Ars Electronica begins tomorrow and we're looking forward to seeing and participating in the many exciting symposiums, events and exhibitions.
Installation shot OK Offenes Kulturhaus Oberösterrieich.
We're preparing to go to Austria to present documentation of It's a jungle in here at Ars Electronica. We've designed a miniature version of the work to display the documentation. Simon MacEwan has built it for us. It's so cute!