Sistere! Solritual Friday 21st December Doors open at 7:30 for a twilight start Entry $10
As the red dust continent of the Southern Hemisphere slowly thaws itself yet from another cycle of dismal winter, we open the gates to the new Sun that will soon illuminate itself in all of its life-giving, infernal light. Seven evokers of the night. Seven evokers veiled under the Southern nightskies, in the spheres of primal ritualism, isolationism and primordial noise. Seven evokers will partake in this unique gathering of Time & Space that will unhurl and unfold itself across two rituals in two nights in two different locations.
Abre Ojos - A dense sound and video ritual evoker, the world of Abre Ojos collapses on the meditative and the dystopia.
Animalspirits - Thrust from the chaos and turmoil of a deep disconnection and born of a yearning to replenish a kinship with the primal self. Totems of wild nature spirits, harnessed through ritual, we call to the primordial spirits and hearken the energy of our land. Animal Spirits become us.
Grist - Apocalytic minimalism - voidmusic for the death of Ego. Improvised gnostic abyss - for Grist is the Adversary!
Tlaotlon, Angel Eyes, Default Jamerson, Eves, Tim Coster
7:30, Saturday 15th December Entry $5
Tlaotlon - is the solo electronics project of Jeremy Coubrough. Tlaotlon makes psychedelic sound world of swirling vortexes and convoluting loops, taking a side-step down the rabbit hole of post-detroit techno and new-age deep listening sessions.
Angel Eyes - is simple really, two drum machines, two keyboards, some sequencing, pedals and a voice.
Default Jamerson - currently is focused on the exploration of the voltage control of plundered sound effect libraries and stretched visual memories. The aim of these efforts is the cherishing of moments longer than physics currently dictates.
Eves - develops elaborately minimal layered, looped and sampled oscillator tones; shifting impromptu one take dis/chordance, accompanied by Guangzhou aural & visual field recordings. Edie Eves is also in a number of groups from Dunedin like the Aesthetics, Not Even Owls, PQRST, and Pro Team.
Tim Coster - performing textural synthesiser music. Recent releases include solo cassettes on the Albert’s Basement & No Kings labels, and he is currently working on a series of full-length solo recordings; plus collaborative projects including Houseplants, Vogue Forums, Velvet Hour, and Currer Bells.
FREE! Chronicles of the New Human Organism is the first co-presentation from Channels: The Australian Video Art Festival and Speakeasy Cinema, a collab you’ll be hearing much more about next year. So just before 2012 closes its doors we’re teaming up for a screening of Ian Haig’s epic, long-form, straight-to-DVD mash up of video emissaries from the outer fringes of Sci-Fi-new age-consumer culture. For one night we will be presenting the full 50-minute cut of Chronicles in the (somewhat) theatrical setting it truly deserves at Bouverie Studios.
Ian Haig’s body of work is sprawling, irrepressible, earnestly deranged and defiantly grotesque. As his website puts it, his work “explores the strangeness of everyday reality and focuses on the themes of the human body, devolution, abjection, transformation and psychopathology, often seen through the lens of low cultural forms.”
In addition, we will be screening a selection of short video works by local and interstate artists which similarly approach the themes of spirituality, mortality, corporeality and existence via visceral, vivid aesthetics, and humorous, vernacular and surreal sensibilities.
Dimanche Rouge #21 Paris-Australia Doors 6.30pm, Sunday November 18th
Paris-based experimental performance festival Dimanche Rouge have teamed up with Tape Projects, Exist in Brisbane and Ptarmigan in Sydney to present an evening of streamed performance and live art. Each of the four cities will present and transmit a one-hour program. Melbourne first in the line-up will be presenting 5 live acts between 7pm and 8pm with live feeds from Sydney, Brisbane and Paris between 8-11pm.
Michaela Davies with Sam Pettigrew - ‘Involuntary Duet’ is a MIDI composition created by the artist to trigger a custom built EMS device which sends electrical impulses to performers’ muscles, generating specific involuntary movements which cause the musicians to ‘play’ their instruments. www.michaeladavies.net http://www.sampettigrew.net
Deanne Butterworth & Michael Munson - ‘Mindset’ is a performance that utilises the previous performance and installation ‘Twinships’ as a springboard for a new event. This will combine ‘liveness’ and participation (dancer Shian Law) with the idea of the ‘document’ to explore notions of connectivity, perception and time. www.deannebutterworth.com www.mgmsonic.com
T. R. Carter & Arie Rain Glorie - ‘Body Communication’ is an improvised performance artwork, with video and sound elements, which explores the communicative capacity of the body in contemporary art.
Scratch Ensemble - In the tradition of Cornelius Cardew, the Scratch Ensemble will convene to perform Scratch Music. Each member of this ensemble will design their own graphic score, bringing their own instrument (in the broadest sense of the word) with which to realise their creation. http://ascratch.blogspot.com.au
Hannah Raisin - ‘Contact’ is a performance provocation that explores surface and connection. Adorned with a bubble wrap suit, the artist invites audience to pop the bubbles encasing her body. http://hannahraisin.com
Dimanche Rouge has become one of the largest monthly experimental performance festivals in the world with almost 600 artists from 61 different countries featured since its inception in February 2011. Dimanche Rouge is currently developing projects abroad intended to create sustainable cultural and artistic exchanges. Look here for the full line up.
Tape Projects 1/81 Bouverie St Carlton VIC
* Image: Michaela Davies, MONA/Remi Chauvin Image Courtesy MONA Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Sweet & messy rock n’ roll from Albert’s Basement stable: a wandering octet recently collaborating with Daevid Allen in Lismore, super fun dance/ noise duo for freestyle ass-shaking and a local mindmelder of the highest order.
Mole House - Saucy songs from the heart.
Warden Burger - Tribal Brisbane/Melbourne octet unleash tropical genius for all sentient beings.
'Wake Up and Wait for the Sun to Rise explores diverse forms of contemporary collaborative practice. It is also the keynote project for the 2012 Next Wave Festival. Five young and emerging artist collectives will develop a variety of new artist-driven social spaces that encourage us to imagine new possibilities for being together. The project will infiltrate all corners of the gallery, turning it into home base for Festival-fans as they journey throughout Melbourne experiencing the next wave of Australian artists.’ - West Space
As a part of Wake Up, Tape Projects members Zoe Scoglio, Michael Prior, Caroline Anderson and Matthew O’Shannessy have developed Becoming Carol Brown. Step on set and cast yourself into the oblique melodrama that is the party within. Becoming Carol Brown is an eight part mini-series which upholsters Carol’s mental furniture over eight days of the Next Wave Festival. Tape Projects invites you to step inside Carol Brown’s brain and take part in the action. Check out the Episode guide here!
In Spring of 2009, Carol Brown witnessed a puzzling change within herself. The partitions of her mind fell away and she could no longer tell where she ended and the next person began. She felt connected beyond the internet’s wildest dreams and a carpet of imaginary solutions rolled out beneath her.
New fortnightly free cinema focusing on the obscure, the obtuse, the obscene and the unseen, programmed by Dominique Czapla. This fortnight featuring:
Lunacy - Jan Svankmajer, Czech Republic, 2008, 120min.
The continually inventive Czech animator/filmmaker Svankmajer is still producing excellent films after a career that spans more than 40 years. This film sees him combining his trademark stop-motion meat puppetry with live action hijinks. The plot of Lunacy revolves around a young traveller, Jean, who finds himself in a debauched asylum run by the sinister Marquis, where perverse sex rites are par for the course. Jean meets a young nurse who claims she is being held captive, and they conspire to free the real director and staff of the clinic locked in the basement. This, it turns out, is a mistake…