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Tilde New Music & Sound Art Festival

Tilde

Festival

19.01.19

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Tilde
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19.01.19

11am-10pm
Throughout the grounds
All ages

Tilde celebrates and supports modern notated music, free improvisation, sound art, and computer music through an annual Festival and Academy, offering a supportive and open space for practitioners in these fields to explore new works, to test out ideas, and to share their insights with the next generation of music makers.

The Tilde New Music Festival is an annual celebration of new and experimental music covering notated and improvised music, sound art, and the intersections with other art forms. Held in Melbourne each January, the festival offers a grass-roots atmosphere with food, drink, installations, performances, and much more.

festival ][ grounds ][ music ][ sound art ]

11am-10pm
Throughout the grounds
All ages

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Contiguous Evolves

Contiguous Productions

Showing

22.01.19 - 27.01.19

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Contiguous Productions
0299
22.01.19 - 27.01.19

Over 18

Tuesday 22 - Friday 25 January
Various Open Rehearsals and Content trials, 12pm - 6pm daily

Tuesday 22 - Friday 25 January
Performance, 7pm - 8pm daily

Sunday 27 January
Performance, 5pm -6pm

These performances are tests. A test of audience, test of performer and test of content. Come join this creative journey through the first of three different performances. Exploring people, their stories, their worlds and how we just all get on with it all. Join three characters in their world, and learn about their lives up until now.

Image by: Mischa Baka

Over 18

Tuesday 22 - Friday 25 January
Various Open Rehearsals and Content trials, 12pm - 6pm daily

Tuesday 22 - Friday 25 January
Performance, 7pm - 8pm daily

Sunday 27 January
Performance, 5pm -6pm

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QueerTech.io

QueerTech.io

Residency

22.01.19 - 10.02.19

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QueerTech.io
0312
22.01.19 - 10.02.19

All ages

Contact Queertech.io to arrange visits or drop in during Testing Grounds open hours

The QueerTech.io Collective will take up residency at Testing Grounds from January 22 – February 10. The site will act as a hub, collaboration incubator and experimental exhibition space. As part of Midsumma Festival, QueerTech.io invites artists and audiences to contribute towards artistic, verbal and online conversations that deconstruct and reconsider notions of queerness in a tech-saturated present.

Image by: QueerTech.io Black Box Experiment, 2018, Interactive WebGL landscape

LGBTQIA+ ][ media art ][ queer ][ residency ]

All ages

Contact Queertech.io to arrange visits or drop in during Testing Grounds open hours

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Showtime

Testing Grounds x Rose Street Market

Night Market

01.02.19 - 01.02.19

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Testing Grounds x Rose Street Market
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01.02.19 - 01.02.19

Free
All ages
Wheelchair accessible

A different take on the night market idea, we’re pushing the limits of what to expect – think 80s high school science fair meets classic country show, meets contemporary art fair, all packed into a craft market and turned up to maximum frequency.

There’ll be market stalls by local artisans, good music by awesome Melbourne- based DJs, delicious food (hot & cold) and top-notch drinks, as well as a huge array of fun activities facilitated by contemporary artists.

Learn to play your favourite pop song on the drums, sample squid ink cocktails, get body-scanned and uploaded into a virtual world, play a trumpet made out of ice and turn an old television into an oscilloscope (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg…)

Curated by Arie Rain Glorie

Program Partners: Experimenta, Freeplay

Image: Benjamin Portas

arts event ][ event ][ grounds ][ market ]

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S K I N S O F T F L E S H

Ventolin Art Space

Exhibition

01.02.19 - 08.02.19

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Ventolin Art Space
0273
01.02.19 - 08.02.19

All ages

An exhibition that will investigate the body as a fleshy, visceral, organic living host. A life support for experiences and emotions. Bringing together both international and local artists, SKIN SOFT FLESH takes a broad perspective on the body, encompassing issues of the body in relation the digital, unconscious self and lived experience.

Run by Ventolin Art Space, an experimental space which facilitates a platform for artists to exhibit internationally.

Image by: Installation by Dee Lee and Yui Maki for Ventolin Art Space's exhibition SKIN SOFT FLESH

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Aeolus

Virginia Stobart

Residency

14.02.19 - 02.03.19

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Virginia Stobart
0277
14.02.19 - 02.03.19

All ages

Exhibition Opening
Thursday 14 February, 4pm-6pm

The black box & shipping container becomes submerged into a crucible of sound and image, to lure you, the viewer, into a sublime emotional state.

The work references the epic journey of “Homer Odyssey 10” where Aeolus the “Keeper of the Winds” offers to assist Odysseus and his men on their journey home by confining all adverse winds into a bag. Just before reaching the shores of home, however, his men open the bag, expecting to find treasure. This simple act releases the uncontrollable winds and creates a string of challenges.

The constant sound of the wind becomes a metaphor for the way human beings seeking refuge are vulnerable to forces out of their control.

Image by: Virginia Stobart

black box ][ exhibition ][ projection ][ sound art ]

All ages

Exhibition Opening
Thursday 14 February, 4pm-6pm

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