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Testing Grounds

Testing Grounds

Clear Box is a translucent-walled space – a space to assemble, to invite participation, to invite observation and speculation; a space for residencies, development and studio work. A working studio to house a residency.

  • A simple concrete floor with a back-of-house 40 foot shipping container.
  • Cable tray suspended at 3.2m with 4 x twin 35w T5 battens and central 240v plug.
  • Comes standard with two 1800mm x 900m presentation tables, simple PA and mic with stand.
  • AV Technician available for booking at $75 an hour, 3 hour min call out.

White Box is a white-walled cube, a curated space, a place for finished works and formal exhibition openings; the most formal gallery and studio on site.

  • A simple concrete floor with a back-of-house 20 foot shipping container with a slot window to the north.
  • Cable tray suspended at 3.2m with 4 x twin 35w T5 battens and central 240v plug.
  • Comes standard with two 1800mm x 900m presentation tables, simple PA and mic with stand.
  • AV Technician available for booking at $75 an hour, 3 hour min call out.

Black Box is a stage, a theatre, a site for live performance and new works, a space for video, new media and longer developmental works.

  • A simple concrete floor with a back-of-house 20 foot shipping container with a slot window to the north.
  • Cable tray suspended at 3.2m with 4 x twin 35w T5 battens and central 240v plug.
  • Comes standard with two 1800mm x 900m presentation tables, simple PA and mic with stand.
  • AV Technician available for booking at $75 an hour, 3 hour min call out.

Open Box is the most basic space with a roof and floor but no walls – unprogrammed, improvised, ad-hoc and openly accessible.

  • A simple concrete floor with no walls and a back-of-house 40 foot shipping container.
  • Cable tray suspended at 3.2m with 4 x twin 35w T5 battens and central 240v plug.
  • AV Technician available for booking at $75 an hour, 3 hour min call out.

A  6m x 6m steel grid forms a superstructure and a framework across the site for shelter, for hanging artworks and for distributing power, lighting, data and water. Initially designed as a low cost and efficient response to the site, it has the capacity to enable a diversity of uses.

The grounds has a number of furniture items (see Kit of Parts) that are all moveable, enabling as much flexibility for various uses as possible.

The site has a range of simple audio setup systems for use throughout the site, within the Black Box and the White Box.

 

Superstructure/HR Surround System

  • 1 x imac with q-lab
  • pro audio bundle
  • Focus Rite
  • Scarlett 18i20-2 usb audio interface
  • 2 x yamaha xmv4140 4 channel amplifier
  • 8 x community cs4-b 60W speaker

Main P.A.

  • 2 x yamaha DXR12 (two way powered loud speaker)
  • 2 x yamaha DXR10 (two way powered loud speaker)
  • Yamaha MG16XU (16 channel mixing console)
  • DVX 1231 (Dual 1/3 optive graphic EQ)
  • DVX 231S (Dual 31 band graphic EQ)
  • DVX drive rack P.A.2
  • 2 X 6 processor

Auxiliary P.A.

  • Yamaha MG10 (10 channel mixing console)
  • 2 x yamaha DXR10 (two way powered loud speaker)

Microphones

  • 2 x shure sm57 (dynamic microphone)
  • 2x shure sm58 (dynamic microphone) 
  • 2 x Radial pro AV2 (passive stereo DI)

Cables and Stands

  • 4 x speaker stands
  • 4 x microphone stands
  • 6 x microphone cable 20m
  • 5 x microphone cable 6m
  • 5 x microphone cable 9m

Simple lighting is attached to the canopy structure and able to be used in various ways.

Testing Grounds currently has one projector in the site inventory for free use.

Projector: Cannon WUXGA installation projector (4500 lumens, 1.8x lens)

Please lodge requests with trent@theprojects.com.au

Within and amongst the grounds there is a wide range of elements that are movable, adaptable and freely available to reconfigure. This smaller scale attachment- and connection-based infrastructure is understood as a kit of parts and is able to be reconfigured, reinterpreted and reused by the multitude of projects and activities on site – plinths, tables, walls, hanging systems, frames,  and bench-style seating.