Sounding the Future, UTS Gallery, Aug 1-22 Sept 2017



Sounding the Future
curated by Gail Priest

Sounding the Future is an exhibition curated by Gail Priest that speculates about what art in the future will sound like. The exhibition will present sonic “possibles and potentials” ranging from almost-here transhuman mediations, to far-future post-anthropocene aftermaths, with some apocalyptic contingencies in between. We always speak of “visions of the future,” but what if we were to let the auditory realm lead our imaginings? Does the dialogue about futurity take on new dimensions when considered through a different sense ratio? These dreams of future soundings, inflected by our present day, also offer reflections on how we listen now. The artists will develop new work that considers the impacts of new technologies, degrading environmental conditions and the prospect of a post-human world.

Artists: Gail Priest, George Poonkhin Khut, Pia van Gelder & Tom Smith, Peter Blamey

UTS Gallery
Monday to Friday, 12—6pm
Saturday, 12—4pm
University of Technology, Sydney
Level 4, 702 Harris St, Ultimo, NSW

PHANTASMAGORIA, 7-30 April, Bogong VIC


PHANTASMAGORIA is a free site responsive festival located at Bogong Village.

Curated by Madelynne Cornish & Philip Samartzis, PHANTASMAGORIA re-imagines Bogong Village through the lens of absence, disappearance and loss. This site responsive festival uses contemporary art practices to create illusion and spectacle in order to trace the vanishing individuals and communities that have marked the alpine region. It draws on local knowledge, historical documentation, artefacts, dreamtime stories and folklore to help construct a social context and landscape ecology for artworks focusing on the ephemeral, evanescent and sublime. Where the village itself is transformed into a world of shadows, murmurs and dreams.

Featured artworks include, video and sound works, installations, interactive artworks, site responsive performances, and an immersive sound garden comprising commissioned compositions.

Atticus Bastow, Matthew Berka, Peter Blamey, Elise Bonato, Sharyn Brand, Katharina Brauer, Ben Byrne, Christophe Charles, Madelynne Cornish, Melissa Deerson, Lesley Duxbury, Sarah Edwards, Kylie Esler, Aidan Kelly, Daniel Lercher, Willy Merz, Harry Nankin, Overtone Ensemble, Charinthorn Rachurutchata, Geoff Robinson, Philip Samartzis, Gabi Schaffner, Jacqui Shelton, Utako Shindo, Erin K Taylor, Diego Terros, Michael Vorfeld, Bryden Williams, Kim Lane and the students of Mt Beauty Secondary College

Opening weekend programme

7-30th April
Bogong Alpine Village
Bogong High Plains Road
Bogong, VIC

Kjell Bjørgeengen, Tempe Jets, Sunday 5 March 7PM

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Kjell Bjørgeengen and Jim Denley
Peter Blamey
Alexandra Spence

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.

Tempe Jets

2 Holbeach Ave
Tempe 2044
$10/$8 concessionhttp://alexandraspence.net/

The NOW now festival exhibition, 19-22 Jan

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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.

Installations by
Alexandra Spence
Mimi Kind
Peter Blamey
Bronwen Williams and Karam Hussein
Cor Fuhler

Upstairs Gallery
107 Projects
19-22 January
Open from 5:00pm-10:00pm