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in the loop may 8: quick picks

The micro and macrocosm of human interaction; imagined landscapes, invented instruments; and the sulphurous whiff of network magic in the air…

moving image i, critical path artists’ salon

Sam James, From the Rainforest Mind to the Desert Mind featuring dancer Victoria Hunt (video still) Sam James, From the Rainforest Mind to the Desert Mind featuring dancer Victoria Hunt (video still)
courtesy the artist
Over 2013 Critical Path will be hosting a series of salons comprising artist presentations and discussions. The first of these, curated by choreographer/filmmakers Narelle Benjamin and Sue Healey, promises “experiments with movement within interdisciplinary practice” (website). It includes a multi-screen 3D video installation by Sam James, From the Rainforest Mind to the Desert Mind, featuring dancer Victoria Hunt; and a performative remake of Guy Sherwin’s 1976 Man with Mirror (in which he interacted live with his onscreen image) by Louise Curham and Lucas Ilhein re-titled (Wo)man with Mirror.
Moving Image I, Critical Path, Sydney, May 11, 4pm (open studio from 3pm);

direct democracy, muma

Carl Scrase, The Generative Power of Opposites (2009) Carl Scrase, The Generative Power of Opposites (2009)
courtesy the artist
Direct Democracy reflects on recent eruptions of people power such as the Arab Spring and the Occupy movement. Curated by Geraldine Barlow it includes 20 international and Australian artists such as video artist Natalie Bookchin (USA), curious object creator Will French (AUS) and the collaborative action project A Centre For Everything. There are also workshops such as collaborative drawing using the DAMP Collective’s giant pencil and forums including a look at the student protests at Monash in the 1960s. You’ll know that you’re close to the gallery when you spy Carl Scrase’s giant inflatable hand—you can decide whether it’s giving you a peace sign or an “up yours.”
Monash University Museum of Art, until July 6;

bloom—space, aeaf

Julian Day, twinversion: Lovers (detail), 2012, dimensions variable Julian Day, twinversion: Lovers (detail), 2012, dimensions variable
photo Emily Sandrussi
While Direct Democracy looks at the big picture of human interaction, the next exhibition at AEAF looks at intimate exchanges, mainly between objects. Curated by Adele Sliuzas, the works include a growing field of grass by Carla Liesch, a pair of keyboards physically locked in a drone dual by Julian Day, objects in curious inter-relations by Roy Ananda and Will French and video work by Lisa Harms.
Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, until June 1;

undone, arts house

Lara Tumak, Before I Fell Asleep Lara Tumak, Before I Fell Asleep
courtesy the artist
Last loop we highlighted Metro Arts Friday Night program which opens the rehearsal room doors to reveal the creative processes taking place in the building. This week it’s Arts House’s turn to bare all with their Undone program. Arts House invests significantly in the creative development of projects, in particular through its CultureLAB program. For one afternoon audiences can catch glimpses of potentially full-scale productions. Artists include Natalie Abbott, Angus Cerini, Mish Grigor, Deborah Leiser-Moore, Brian Lipson and David Woods, Tamara Saulwick and Lara Tumak.
Arts House, Meat Market & North Melbourne Town Hall, May 11, 12-6pm;

paul dresher, double duo?

Double Duo Double Duo
photo Nina Roberts
The music of US composer Paul Dresher incorporates West Coast Minimalism with Northern Indian and Balinese influences. To fulfill his compositional needs he has invented his own instruments. The Quadrachord is a long stringed instrument that can be bowed, plucked and hit. The Marimba Lumina is an electronic percussion instrument. (See these instruments in action here.) He will present two concerts in Sydney with his group Double Duo—Dresher, Joel Davel, Karen Bentley Pollick and?Lisa Moore—performing his own compositions along with works by John Adams and Martin Bresnick.
Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney May 9,; Campbelltown Arts Centre, May 11, 8pm,

film real—black screen, nfsa & footscray arts centre

Our Generation, Sinem Saban & Damien Curtis, Black Screen, National Film & Sound Archive Our Generation, Sinem Saban & Damien Curtis, Black Screen, National Film & Sound Archive
The National Film and Sound Archive’s Black Screen Initiative offers DVDs of contemporary Australian Aboriginal features, documentaries and shorts to individuals and organisations for public screenings. As part of their Film Real series Footscray Arts Centre will be screening the documentary Our Generation (Sinem Saban & Damien Curtis, 2010) which looks at the plight of the Yolgnu people in the Northern Territory whose human rights have been eroded by white governance.
Film Real, Black Screen, Our Generation, Footscay Arts Centre, May 14, 6.30pm;;

peter dailey, apparition: the syndicate ii, fremantle arts centre

Peter Dailey, Apparition (2013): 1) Alchemist, collection of Ron and Sandra Wise; 2) Ruminate, collection of Jan Spriggs and Perry Sandow; 3) Meek, collection of Graham and Vicki Teede; 4) Abnegate, collection of Jan Spriggs and Perry Sandow Peter Dailey, Apparition (2013): 1) Alchemist, collection of Ron and Sandra Wise; 2) Ruminate, collection of Jan Spriggs and Perry Sandow; 3) Meek, collection of Graham and Vicki Teede; 4) Abnegate, collection of Jan Spriggs and Perry Sandow
photo Eva Fernandez
The Syndicate is an innovative philanthropic project initiated by art patron Lloyd Horn in which a group of collectors supports an artist for two years enabling them to create a body of work. The second artist commissioned by the Syndicate is Peter Dailey who has created Apparition, a series of 10 life-size human figures that evoke the “cultural, economic, political and environmental mechanisms” involved in being human (website). The Apparition is currently on show at the Fremantle Arts Centre.
Peter Dailey, Apparition: The Syndicate II, Fremantle Arts Centre until June 2;

networked art forms & tactical magick faerie circuits, cast

Linda Dement, KILL FIX Linda Dement, KILL FIX
courtesy the artist
The ISEA13 media art lovefest is not just concentrated in Sydney. Networked Art Forms & Tactical Magick Faerie Circuits is a satellite event in Hobart's CAST as part of DARKMOFO, developed by Miss Despoinas (a hacker space headed by Nancy Mauro-Flude). The event focuses on “maker” cultures adopting “a radical holistic approach to digital culture” (press release). There will be a three-day feast of workshops, talks and forums (May 31-June 2) with resulting ideas developing into a series of events June 3-30. Participating artists include Linda Dement (AUS), Francesca da Rimini (AUS), Mez Breeze (AUS), Florian Cramer (GER/NL) and Julian Oliver (NZ/GER). (See our in the loop opportunities page for workshop details).
Networked Art Forms & Tactical Magick Faerie Circuits, CAST, Hobart, May 31-June 30;"

conduit arts space initiative

Artist-led space Conduit Arts, a shopfront in Fitzroy, has a rather novel programming structure. For one month it focuses on visual arts, the next on music and performance, and in May it’s music’s turn. There will be a whopping 15 performances over a month of improvised and experimental music and poetry with artists such as Dale Gorfinkel, Robie Aveniam, Simon Charles, Jessica Wilkinson, Ida Duelund-Hansen, Mark Cauvin and Matthias Schack-Arnott.
May Music & Performance Program, Conduit Arts Initiative, Fitzroy, full program!program-music/ch3c

diffuse, uts

Produced by Jon Drummond in association with the Sound and Music Design course at UTS, Diffuse is a program of music performances in May and June. The first concert focuses on spatial diffusion and will see Isobel hemisphere speakers used in the Bon Marche for the first time. Performers across the series include Zane Banks & Benjamin Carey, Julian Day, Daniel Blinkhorn, Michael Atherton & Jon Drummond, Alon Asar, Roger Mills, Peter Hollo, Gail Priest and David Miller.
Diffuse, May 9, 23 & June 6, Bone Marche Studio, UTS;

still in the loop

opal vapour, jade dewi tyas tunggal, mobile states
Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Cairns, McKay, Brisbane, Canberra, Blacktown
May-June, see website for details;

gemeinboeck & saunders, velonaki, ingram, artspace
ISEA satellite exhibition, May 2-June 16

composition to movement festival, creative practice lab, unsw
May 24-26, part of Vivid Sydney

eve and eve, rebecca agnew, 24hr art
until June1

living in the ruins of the 21st century, uts gallery
until May 17;

hatched: national graduate show 2013, pica
until June 9, Digital Now, May 8

natalie abbott, physical fractals, pact
Until May 10

no child, nilaja sun, theatre works
until May 26

shadowlife, bendigo art gallery
until July 28

uta uber kool ja, army of love, judith wright centre
May 8-18

RealTime issue #114 April-May 2013 pg. web

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