01
December
6.00 pm — 9.00 pm
Testing Grounds
1-23 City Rd, Southbank

Melbourne, VIC 3006 Australia
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In a collaboration using elements of fire and water, based on their shared interest in spiritual ecology and Taoist practices, Aniquah Stevenson and En En See repurpose a soft sculpture on the superstructure at Testing Grounds and create lines out of clay to draw into the spaces inside and outside and in between.

Over six months En En has recorded sounds of eleven soul songs and translates this into the space and place of the interior Black Box. By addressing this aspect of the ethereal through sound, there is no logical structure nor a constructed idea in mind and the translation becomes a second original as messages without rituals, religion or limitations.

On the launch night, the audience will experience spontaneous interventions consisting of material textures, sounds, gamelan instruments and prepared piano, writing, gestures, space, place, time and the body to search for alternative scorings of sacredness embedded in the everyday strangeness. It tests relationships between materials, viewer and site through the different practices of musician Bianca Gannon, visual artists En En See and Aniquah Stevenson, and Geoffrey Watson SC dancer, experimental performance maker and contemporary emotional innovation strategist.

Key Information:
Launch Night: Friday, 1 Dec, 6-10PM
@ TESTING GROUNDS, 1-23 CITY RD, SOUTHBANK

Launch Program Schedule
6 PM – Experience the work
6.30 PM – Group meditation

First Performance @ 7 PM
7-7:20pm Scribing and sound recordings with gamelan and gongs (En En and Bianca)
10 min pause
7:30-7:50PM – Bianca on prepared piano + video montage
10 mins pause and close doors
8-8:20PM – Performance in the dark with torch lights (Geoffrey)

Second Performance @ 9 PM
9-9:20PM – Scribing and sound recordings with gamelan and gongs (En En and Bianca)
10 min pause
9:30-9:50PM – Bianca on prepared piano + video montage
10 mins pause and close doors
10PM – Performance in the dark with torch lights (Geoffrey)

Exhibition Dates 2-16 December
Opening times 10am-6pm Wednesday & Thursday
10am-10pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday

Details

Start:
Friday 1 December, 6.00 pm
End:
Saturday 16 December, 9.00 pm
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