Kjell Bjørgeengen and Jim Denley
Kjell Bjørgeengen’s art practice is an investigation of reality.
Recently Kjell has put an emphasis on working live with a wide range of musicians. The live works feature the production of flicker videos, which have also been presented in various exhibitions since 2002.
The flicker is sound given video sync, thus becoming video and revealing the self -identity of the two. The flicker image is perhaps the most simple and fundamental image we can think of, the oscillation between shades of light and darkness, given from the outside as a simple binary pairing of the visual experience. The flicker videos came about as a counteraction to an easy intellectual approach to art viewing. The flicker works can be harsh to watch, as they are perceived on a physical level. The black and white works are often perceived in colours. There is a threshold that needs to be overcome. A still image from the video reads like a minimal work; set in motion the work turns into its opposite. The art work, having all the traditional marks of the art-making process, turns into a phenomenon and touches the demarcation line between art and non-art.
2 Holbeach Ave
The NOW now 2017
The 16th annual festival of improvised, spontaneous and experimental music features a remarkable national and international line up of creative humans. Over four nights (and a few days) in Redfern, musicians, dancers, sound artists, and other inspired creative do-ers will make their mark on our lives, one set at a time.
Bronwen Williams and Karam Hussein
Open from 5:00pm-10:00pm
Vicky Browne & Peter Blamey
Sun Tone Harvester
5 Nov – 18 Dec
Opening Friday 4 Nov, 6PM
Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CACSA)
14 Porter Street
Naturestrip will be supporting Peter Blamey to realise a new sound work in collaboration with the BOGONG CENTRE for SOUND CULTURE. A residency in Bogong during October 2016 will allow Peter to create a long form listening piece based around his practice.
Ting Shuo Hear Say
Listening gallery, Aug-Sept 2016
Ernie Althoff, Tide Shelf
Rosalind Hall, Carriage Of The Voice
Peter Blamey, Forage
Martin Kay, Stadium
Ting Shuo Hear Say is an organisation based in Tainan, Taiwan with sound at the centre of its activities.
No.33, Ln. 176, Sec. 3, Minzu Rd.
West Central Dist.
Avantwhatever Festival is a five day showcase of contemporary experimental music at Triple R FM’s Performance Space in Brunswick, Melbourne from July 13-17 this year, featuring:
Gabi Losoncy (US)
Jason Lescalleet (US)
Manfred Werder (CH)
Visit Avantwhatever for details
Instrument Builders Project book launch
With performances by
Senyawa (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
Pia Van Gelder (Sydney)
Peter Blamey (Sydney)
Dylan Martorell (Melbourne)
Dale Gorfinkel (Melbourne)
Join us for the launch party celebrating the long awaited publication of the Instrument Builders Project book: ‘Hits from the Gong’
I’m sure you remember our project – Indonesian and Australian artists collaborating in experimental studio workshops in both countries to conceptualise, build and activate experimental instruments of all kinds. The results were epic and strange and stretched boundraries we didn’t know we had – and now we’re able to share much of the project in the form a beautiful publication.
Years in the making, this printed monster of an edition comes in a specially designed cardboard box and features eye popping full colour images and descriptions of all the work that took place accross three editions of the IPB in Yokgyakarta, Indonesia and Melbourne, Australaia in 2013 and 2014.
There’s essays and conversations by Helen Hughes, Antariksa, Wok The Rock, Serena Bentley and Edwina Brennan and curators Kristi Monfries and Joel Stern.
Thursday 19th May
67-71 Johnston St
Tickets $15 or $40 with the book
(limited edition print of 400 copies)