LIVE DREAMS: WONDER
Works that seek to imagine the world anew, seek beauty in the everyday, or find hope in unlikely places.
Duration 2 hours
Artists & Project Titles
Sonic Biocommunication of Plants
An analysis and investigation of experimental sound from plants play on a synthesizer in real time with a midi biodata sonification device. Inspired by plant perception and ‘The Secret Life of Plants’ (book, 1973).
Bron Batten and Gary Abrahams
Helpline is a new participatory live-art work, performed over the phone for one audience member at a time. Award-winning artists Bron Batten and Gary Abrahams explore notions of intimacy, wellness and care by attempting to connect in the era of distance.
Victoria Hunt, Moe Clark and James Brown
WHAEA is the beginning of a new work which ignites ancestral futures, reclaiming knowledge + kinship.
Nondual is a Virtual Reality immersive soundscape which explores thresholds between self and non-self, through the lens of aggregate or Supraorganisms and the Holobiont. In collaboration with scientists and philosophers, the work looks at modalities of collective cognition, such as ways in which Slime Molds adopt forms of ‘consciousness’ that exist only outside of the individual. Further thresholds of online/IRL, waking/dreaming, human/post-human are used to explore slippages of perception and representation.
Solomon Frank and Niki Johnson
Throat Pleats: ART MUSIC BUT VACUUM CLEANERS
Throat Pleats imagines a reality (or future) where they exist in a state between human and animal, harnessing the cultural objects of the audiences’ reality (or their past); clarinets, percussion instruments, vacuum cleaners and garden hoses, to express their carnal, animalistic compulsions. The work presents this alternate existence where musical values have shifted, art music has been reframed as an immediate emotive reaction to intimate physical relationships.
Live Dreams is a new series of curated events for our 2020 Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art, in which artists present their works- and-ideas-in-progress to test them with live audiences, receive feedback and discuss their next steps.
This year, the creative development of experimental work in familiar physical spaces - rehearsal rooms, studios, theatres, and via travel and residencies—has necessarily ceased. Performance Space is striving to support artists to continue creatively developing their work and honing their practice, often in inventive and resourceful new ways.
COVID-19; Keeping Everybody Safe
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