Performance Space presents

A continuous self-vibrating region of intensities - Gail Priest & Thomas Burless

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Gail Priest, 'A continuous self-vibrating region of intensities'. Image courtesy the artists.

Dates & Session Times

Wednesday 23 Oct - 6:30pm
Wednesday 23 Oct - 8:30pm
Thursday 24 Oct - 6:30pm
Thursday 24 Oct - 8:30pm
Friday 25 Oct - 6:30pm
Friday 25 Oct - 8:30pm
Saturday 26 Oct - 6:30pm
Saturday 26 Oct - 8:30pm


Track 12, Carriageworks
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh


Friday 25 Oct
Audio Description, 6:30pm

Co-creator, sound and concept
Gail Priest

Co-creator and designer
Thomas Burless

Devisor and performer
Carolyn Connors

Devisor and performer
Sonya Holowell

Lighting design and production manager
Amber Silk

Michaela Coventry - Sage Arts

World Premiere

“A refined musical sensibility… reflective, cerebral and moodily introspective…” Igloo Magazine on Gail Priest's Heraclitus in Iceland (Metal Bitch 005)

Experience an exquisite installation and performance where science, sound and sculpture meet. Inspired by the lesser-known work of pioneering vocalist Margaret Watts Hughes and her invention, the Eidophone (1885), Gail Priest and Thomas Burless have created a collection of sculptures and devices that convert the human voice into a mesmerising display of visual patterns and effects. Each night, vocalists Carolyn Connors and Sonya Holowell join Priest to sing these objects to life, enabling us to hear and see sound at the same time.

Duration: 60 minutes
Warning: The performance may involve haze and flickering lights, and the audience will be required to stand for the duration - please contact us if you have any access requirements.


Dive deeper...

Gail Priest and Thomas Burless will lead a vibraphonics workshop on Friday 25 October, revealing some of the processes and research they explored while creating this work. Offering ear-opening and hands-on experiences, explore some of the physical properties of acoustic and amplified sound. Open to all levels of experiences: curiosity is the only pre-requisite. 


A continuous self-vibrating region of intensities was commissioned by Performance Space and The SUBSTATION, with support from The Keir Foundation, Creative Victoria, and the Australia Council for the Arts.

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