Bridget is developing the project “To (Phase) Cancel The Cops”, encompassing the development of custom phase cancelling technology and its presentation as a performance-installation. The project explores the philosophy and acoustic science of phase cancellation, and its practical applications against urban politics of dis-appointment.
Bridget Chappell is a sound artist and activist working on unceded Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung country. She believes art needs to do more than provide commentary on the issues it explores. She co-runs Sound School, an organisation that upskills and celebrates marginalised voices in electronic music through a busy program of free workshops and seminars throughout Melbourne. She produces dance music as Hextape, with her new EP ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’ recently out on Factoid label, and has toured Australia, New Zealand and Europe as a solo artist. She performs and composes classical and experimental cello, and has played with Lori Goldston, Evelyn Ida Morris, and Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti. Recent commissions include ‘Undertow’ for the City of Melbourne, a data-driven work written for the Federation Bells, and ‘To (Phase) Cancel the Cops’ for unProjects. She organises biannual art rave Vapor Noir, runs Melbourne Squat Orchestra, and regularly curates other shows and events.