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Elemental at the Melbourne Planetarium

July 4, 2014

Delighted to have work featured in the Melbourne Planetarium‘s performance of Elemental. If you’re in the Melbourne area on Thursday 10 July, do check it out. It’ll be wonderful.

Since the dawn of time, poets have gazed up at the stars and pondered who we are and what it all means. Elemental is a unique performance that explores the universe through the eyes of artists. Taking place inside a planetarium, this show combines live music, poetry, surround sound and video, and the voice of UK scientist John Gribbin to explore the universe and ascribe meaning to our celestial experience.

Elemental is an immersive experience for the mind and body. Lie back in the comfort of a lounger as you lift off into space for your very own guided tour of the galaxy. This visual voyage through the heavens explores four different theories about how the universe began, taking you on a poetic journey through the Big Bang, the theory of everything, M theory and dark matter, accompanied by a soundtrack of live musicians and poetry readings.

Experimental musicians, poets and video artists make a spellbinding and unique exploration of quantum physics and cosmology, with a poetic twist.

In 2009 this show was a sell out at MIAF and is now with added exciting new works.

In Bendigo, there will be two shows on Friday July 18 at 6pm and 8pm at The Discovery Science and Technology Centre, Bendigo with the awesome Klare Lanson and Neil Boyack.

Tickets can be purchased through The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas website: http://wheelercentre.com/events/event/elemental1/

Presented by the Wheeler Centre and Scienceworks. With support from Arts Victoria.

Ryan Virtually Appears at Elemental

May 7, 2014

I’ll be appearing via technology at the show ‘Elemental’ at the Melbourne Planetarium this July! The show is an exploration of the cosmos via the words and sounds of some really awesome artists. Via the Facebook event:

With Sean M WhelanEmilie Zoey BakerRyan Van WinkleAndrew Watson,Claire Fischer, Nat Bates, Ai YamamotoChris Nelms, Alex Scott, Daniel Gorman and an introductory talk by Dr Alan Duffy.

Two shows on Thursday July 10 at 7pm and 9pm and Friday July 11 at 7pm and 9pm.

Since the dawn of time, poets have gazed up at the stars and pondered who we are and what it all means. Elemental is a unique performance that explores the universe through the eyes of artists. Taking place inside a planetarium, this show combines live music, poetry, surround sound and video, and the voice of UK scientist John Gribbin to explore the universe and ascribe meaning to our celestial experience.

Elemental is an immersive experience for the mind and body. Lie back in the comfort of a lounger as you lift off into space for your very own guided tour of the galaxy. This visual voyage through the heavens explores four different theories about how the universe began, taking you on a poetic journey through the Big Bang, the theory of everything, M theory and dark matter, accompanied by a soundtrack of live musicians and poetry readings. Experimental musicians, poets and video artists make a spellbinding and unique exploration of quantum physics and cosmology, with a poetic twist. In 2009 this show was a sell out at MIAF and is now with added exciting new works. In Bendigo, there will be two shows on Friday July 18 at 6pm and 8pm at The Discovery Science and Technology Centre, Bendigo with the awesome Klare Lanson and Neil Boyack. Tickets can be purchased through The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas website: http://wheelercentre.com/events/event/elemental1/ Presented by the Wheeler Centre and Scienceworks. With support from Arts Victoria.

Tides Connect Everywhere in the Melbourne Planetarium

April 14, 2014

Really delighted that ‘Tides Connect Everywhere‘, the latest audiovisual collaborative piece between myself and Dan Gorman, will be hosted in the Melbourne Planetarium this month, as part of the exhibition Elemental.

Tides Connect Everywhere is a site specific audiovisual installation commissioned by the Melbourne Planetarium, Australia in January 2014 on occasion of the exhibition ELEMENTAL, science in the dark. The video will be screened in April 2014 in the dome of the planetarium.

Tides Connect Everywhere is to be considered the second chapter of a collaboration with poet Ryan van Winkle and experimental sound researcher- collector and activist Dan Gorman which started In early 2012 with the realization of the music video No Ideas but in things and released on Invisible Agent. Tides Connect Everywhere represents a reflection on the hypothetical presence of a single, all-encompassing, coherent theoretical framework of physics that fully explains and links together all physical aspects of the uni- verse. For this commission I worked with an arch structure of continuously growing geometrical elements taken from my euromeptiness archive of symbols. Very Important is the timing within the transition choices that are meant to be resemble human breathing, therefor not necessarily synched with the track changes.

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