Creative Program - Exhibitions and Performances

Double Vision

Brisbane Powerhouse

Over two nights at the Brisbane Powerhouse see performances by mHz, Xenosine and No Plexus. Plus an exhibition by Yandell Walton, When We Are One.

On June 21 the opening night of Double Vision sees acts by New Zealand-based sound artist mHz and Tamil-Australian audio-visual artist Xenosine. mHz will present Brutalist Noise Ensemble v2, a piece that blends the physical and digital worlds.This work is an experimental audiovisual performance developed around the interaction of light and sound, digital and physical, human and machine. Under the moniker Xenosine, Vijay Thillaimuthu presents Tesseract, a vision for the superimposition of lasers and video projections as controlled by sound. 

The second night of Double Vision, June 22, presents an immersive live show from No Plexus and a new work by mHz. No Plexus has worked with renowned stage designer Emmanuel Biard (Evian Christ, Koreless, Lotic) to develop an immersive live show for their debut album, featuring holographic display systems, extensive light programming and live-video feeds.  mHz will premiere his brand-new work “Cruise Missile Intersectionality”. Building on his latest release “Proof Of Identity” (Important Records/Cassauna, 2023), he will mesh his usual abstract and stripped-down audiovisual language with less-than-subtle political commentary.

While at the Brisbane Powerhouse, visit Yandell Walton’s exhibition, When We Are One. Delving into the Posthuman this work aims to subvert the technology and present a more empathetic standpoint. Created with 3D models of plant life captured using photogrammetry and Motion Capture the work addresses interactions of human, non-human, and technological.

Double Vision performances are free for ISEA2024 delegates; register for tickets for each evening via the Brisbane Powerhouse website, links below.

Detail of Ross Manning Matter & Matrix 2023. 13 channel HD video sculpture installation with mirrors. Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane. Photo: Louis Lim.

Strange Weather

University of the Sunshine Coast

Strange Weather brings together artworks that broadly consider how our contemporary understanding of the environment and our place within it is mediated by technology. 

Here strange weather is a metaphor for ecological, geopolitical, technological and economic fragmentation. The artists in this exhibition use photography, moving images, sound, data, mapping and weather monitoring technologies, among others, to explore aspects of atmospheric strangeness that shape our understanding and experience. 

Artists: Grayson Cooke, Torin Francis, Libby Harward, Chris Henschke, Ross Manning, Rebecca Najdowski, Rebecca Ross, Nikki Sheth, Philip Samartzis, Sean Williams and Martin Walch.

Strange Weather is curated by the University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery (Megan Williams & Dr. Leah Barclay) for ISEA2024, the International Symposium on Electronic Art which brings together scholars, artists, and scientists from around the world to explore the intersection of art, science, and technology.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Join us for an enriching field trip to the Sunshine Coast on Saturday, June 29th. This day-long journey, starting from Brisbane, offers a diverse array of cultural and creative experiences on Kabi Kabi (Gubbi Gubbi) Country. The adventure begins with a Welcome to Country and a live performance over the Pacific Ocean by Kabi Kabi Elder Lyndon Davis, featuring the sounds of Tallo Billa (Humpback Whales) on their southern migration. 

For further details on the field trip and how to register see: https://isea2024.isea-international.org/sunshinecoastfieldtrip/

Image Credit: Still from Moirai Thread of Life, by Ina Conradi & Mark Chavez
Image Credit: Volumetric video capture of Ryoko Aoki, HagoromoXR (2023). image courtesy of Jonathan Duckworth
Image Credit: Costumed figuration, Act 1 in 444.2 (2023), by Nirma Madhoo. Real-time volumetric VR fashion film set against the backdrop of the Southern African Large Telescope.
Image credit: Clinton Watkins, Still from 'Skull' (2024).

Constellations

Queensland University of Technology

Constellations is a curated selection of emerging technology artworks, hosted at bespoke facilities within the QUT campus ecosystem. Constellations recognises the micro temporality of the EveryWhen and the potential for conceptions of time and space that go beyond Western Epistemologies. Constellations showcases 98 artists across 7 mini programs, highlighting cultural and technological diversity in order to navigate this unfolding digital future. We trace multifarious lines of flight, such as XR performance outside traditional frameworks; VR/AR applied to cross modal perception; motion tracking and body sensors; screen arts that engage with critical planetary perspectives; and, award winning abstract and narrative computer animation from some of the world’s most experimental and groundbreaking directors.

Constellations presents:

Animation Screenings (in partnership with Ars Electronica Animation On Tour and SIGGRAPH Asia 2023) with films by Ina Conradi & Mark Chavez, Ayoung Kim, Jonathan Armour, Junha Kim, Jieyuan Huang, Wang & Söderström, Dorian Rigal Minuit, Maxime Chudeau, Ryotaro Sato.

Bespoke Screens Program with Nathan Shafer, Tiare Ribeaux, Qianqian Ye, Chantel Bates, Rewa Wright & Simon Howden (UnCalculated Studio), Martin Jarmick, Creative Impact Lab, Sarah Waterson, Van Sowerwine & Isobel Knowles, Noorua Tapuni, Gregory Bennett, Kellie O’Dempsey, June Kim, Rem Rungu Lin, Koo Yong En Ke, Leixin Luo, Felix Ng.

Video Arts Program with artworks by Desna Whaanga-Schollum, Liliana Conlisk-Gallegos, Pasha Clothier, Clinton Watkins, A. Bill Miller, Alex Lee, Terhi Marttila, James Cunningham, Hannen Wolfe, Suzon Fuks.

Installations with artworks by Dennis del Favero, Keith Armstrong, Claire Tracey, Rewa Wright & Simon Howden (UnCalculated Studio), the ”Speculative Futures” Student Contest (partnership with ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Committee).

XR Program featuring HagoromoXR (live with acclaimed Noh performer Ryoko Aoki, and The Amplified Elephants  aka. Jay Euesden, Katheryn Sutherland, Robyn McGrath, Natalie Walters, by Jonathan Duckworth (RMIT) James Hullick (JOLT Arts) , Shigenori Mochizuki (Ritsumeikan University), Ross Eldridge (RMIT).

WebXR on the Styly platform, curated by Dr. Alison Bennett and Dr. Rewa Wright, with artists Silvia Alberti, Wannaporn Chujitarom, Linda Loh, Avital Meshi, Anna Jacobson, Ray LC, Sabine Julien (aka Taara Minds), Andrea Artz, Xingzhi Shi, Carla Knopp, Anne Yoncha, Estella Hu, Yamin Xu. Jae-Eun Suh, Amanda Stojanov, Mingyong Cheng, Byeongwon Ha, John Tonkin, Tanuja Mishra, Nhu Bui, Weilu Gi, Robyn Backen, Megan Beckwith, Meichun Cai, Juliette Séjourné, Peter Williams, Karen Ann Donnachie, Sue Huang, Margot Tidey, Chanee Choi, Jisu Kim, and Iyer Ramya.

VR program with interactive artworks by Megan Beckwith, Stephanie Andrews, Josh Harle, Alison Bennett, Lucas Horta, Nirma Madhoo, Alex Lee, Amala Groom & Andrew Burrell, ISEA VRChat team (Ben Coles, Anna Melands, Nina Phung, Anan Putra Adimas)

Constellations program is curated by Dr. Rewa Wright for ISEA2024, the International Symposium on Electronic Art which brings together scholars, artists, and scientists from around the world to explore the intersection of art, science, and technology.

Anna May KIRK 'Year without a sun' 2023, installation view. Photo courtesy of the artist.

As Above, So Below

Queensland University of Technology Art Museum

The term ‘as above, so below’ has its origins in an ancient, cryptic text known as the Emerald Tablet. Drawn from a Latin interpretation and adopted by a number of different belief systems, the phrase is commonly used to describe the idea that the microcosm mirrors the macrocosm and vice versa. It can be interpreted to mean that events in the spiritual world are echoed in the physical world, or what exists in the digital or virtual world mimics that in the real world. Further, it might suggest that what occurs inside the human body is mirrored in the surrounding environment, or what happens on a small scale will also take place on a large scale.

In our current state of climate crisis, whereby seemingly minute changes in temperature and sea levels threaten catastrophic changes to the broader ecosystem, ‘as above, so below’ becomes a warning. The exhibition brings together new and recent works by Australian and international artists who engage with our environment by investigating hidden ecosystems, plant communication, endangered species, air quality, eco-acoustics, posthumanism, plant/human relationships, and more.

Artists: Robert Andrew (Australia), Tully Arnot (Australia/Hong Kong), Art for Nons (Lea Luka Sikau, Denisa Půbalová, Antje Jacobs) (Germany, Netherlands, Australia), Michele Barker and Anna Munster (Australia), Kate Geck (Australia), Oliver Hull (Australia), Anna May Kirk (Australia), Ross Manning and Anna Tweeddale (Australia), Daniel Miller (USA), Anna Madeleine Raupach (Australia), Tiare Ribeaux (USA), Scenoscosme (Grégory Lasserre and Anaïs met den Ancxt) (France), Nicole Smede (Australia), Tamiko Thiel (Germany), and Xenoangel (Samuel Twidale and Marija Avramovic) (France), Jill Scott (Switzerland/Australia).

Exhibition Dates: 23 June – 13 October

QUT Art Museum

ISEA2024 acknowledges the Turrbal and Yugara as the First Nations owners of the lands where the symposium will be held. We pay our respects to their elders, lores, customs and creation spirits. We also acknowledge and pay respects to all First Nations peoples across the continent and beyond Australian shores.