An experimentation with how to make an urban space become interactive through touch, Matt Bonner's projection encourages audience participation through interaction between the environment, the people and the technology.
The projection on City Hall will become a composition of sound and light which will be triggered by the human touch to create a live experience.
City Hall becomes Activ8ed.
An interactive artwork that can be seen from great distances and interacted with intimately.
Artist Joel Zika invites participants to explore fantastic mural projections using digital controllers. Façade uses new techniques to create a projected animation that is revealed as participants wave digital flashlights towards this public canvas.
Connecting Song is an initiative to support unsigned acts by teaming them with mentors to write a song inspired by a place on the 80km Mountain to Mouth arts walk. Their songs have been recorded and the video clips created which will debut at Geelong After Dark. The mentors are Geelong’s best in the business: Adalita (of Magic Dirt fame), hip hop artist Trem One and highly respected musician Tim Neal.
*Adult Content: Entry 18 years+
An inter-dimensional sculptural rift consisting predominantly of air radiates energy as though it were alive. Its kinetic skeleton frames space with light, shadow and colour, questioning our interpretations of reality with a sense of wonder.
‘Seed’ - A light installation sculpture produced by Artist/NSC teacher Suyin Honeywell with NSC students and Somebody’s Daughter Theatre.
Follow the beautiful soundscape of clap sticks and piano into Johnston Park and walk around our glowing ‘Seeds’. This installation hold the sounds, dreams, words and memories of our young people. Join us and put your words in one of the pods and place a tea light candle around your chosen sculpture and make a wish.
"Looking into Wonderland” by Jacinta Leitch, explores the relationship that is conjured from the story telling of parents to their children, a walk amongst an imaginary world seeking adventure much like “Alice”. A cluster of 22 giant illuminated mushrooms float up from the ground accompanied by a soundtrack of a magical night forest, awakening the sense of discovery apparent whilst walking within my instillation. (No flashing or flickering lights will be used, making my site a safe zone for those who suffer from epilepsy or seizures).
From a considered, synaesthetic audio-visual lock, to an infectious dance of audio and colour, libr_array is an energetic celebration of the sound of light. This project extends from an initial series of experiments (((20hz))) undertook for the City of Melbourne. These trials explored the idea of a music for the deaf – and the musical voice composers would bring to a work using hue and intensity, instead of frequency and volume.
Mobile Projector Bike – site responsive live light painting with musical accompaniment... and you can join in! Come and paint the walls of your city! Look out and listen out for the sight and sounds of Projector Bike in and around zones 1 & 2!
Merinda Kelly, in collaboration with Soraya Mobayad, Yasmin Mobayad, and a range of local artists and lowercase poetry will present an exciting, interactive laneway installation which responds imaginatively to the City and its current state of de-industrialisation. Experience for yourself the colourful and illuminating voices of workers and poets. Delight in an abundance of material objects once desired and loved. Join us to explore and re-imagine your urban future in real time.
PARTICIPATE: Bring along a small, non-breakable manufactured object that you no longer want, need or love to add to our totems to material culture. By placing your object inside the totem, you may be absolved of your material guilt!
One group’s trash is another group’s art installation…
After long years of service, these musical instruments were going to the dump…until they were ‘rescued’ and given new purpose in a Year 9 Studio Art classroom. The students have taken them apart and put them back together as a collaborative sculptural installation.
David McCooey and Maria Vella explore the Sound of Light through poetry, sound, and image. Their audio-visual installation, ‘Available Light’, brings to life recent poetry by David on the theme of ‘light and dark’ through Maria’s startlingly original video art and David’s immersive music and sound design.
Tape art is an artwork created with adhesive tape such as duct tape or packing tape. It developed from urban art in the 1960s, as an alternative to the widely spread use of spray cans in the urban art scene. For Geelong After Dark, young people working with the Youth Development Unit at The City of Greater Geelong and Blender Studios will use ‘reflective tape’ to complete a surprise mural in Police Lane (side of GPAC) come and watch the mural progress and guess what it might be.
David King’s video projection takes us on a spellbinding journey through time and space, from the darkest depths of the ocean to the furtherest reaches of interstellar space, the sound of this dazzling cornucopia of light captured by hypnotic music and sound effects from Joseph Stanaway.
Award winning, multimedia artist, Tania Ferrier, will create a sound and light installation, projecting images of Geelong on to a purpose built, geometric screen. A seven minute video loop will show the city from a new, cubist perspective while emanating ambient sounds of street life.
Organic Tunes of Light - Musical Illuminated Mushrooms
Margie Balazic, Zlatko Balazic and George Balazic
What really is happening in Geelong’s rich soils? As the sun goes down, and we rest our feet… up pops giant treasures of precious mushrooms, golden colourful toadstools with sounds that merge gracefully creating a night of beauty.
10min shows with 45min intervals
This interactive performance demonstrates the concept of light as elements of clothing, movement and sound. Rather than the artist requiring the spotlight, this art performance piece explores the artist’s use of light to entertain and excite an audience.
Light Conversations (Gallery Ground Level)
Is an experimental and immersive installation that focuses on incidental interactions between the audience and the light and soundscapes that unfold. Light conversation draws on the very notion of “The Sound of Light” in that it removes the significance of the spoken word all together, replacing it instead with a perception of mood and sensation.
A Collaboration between Courthouse Youth Arts and Somebody’s Daughter (Theatre Level 1)
From the steps of CHYA you will be spirited into the theatre, to a time before colonization, before bricks and the ‘law’ - before the Before. Join us as we march the streets leading to Courthouse Youth Arts. Blend your voice with those voices that echo from the streets of old.
In cities, trees are reduced, buildings sprout, and birds nest elsewhere, while high-rise living stretches skywards, attracting empty-nesters. Absence and longing are explored as the viewer encounters nest forms. Some glow with eggs referencing new life, others are blue with emptiness - the viewer hears what is missing.
Year 12 VCAL from Saint Ignatius College will be displaying an edgy and emotive exhibition showcasing stories and photographs of those who are from our local community. This exhibition will touch on Homelessness, LGBTQ+ and Racism. Our hope is to raise awareness to the community and to inform others to create a deeper understanding of these complex issues.
An interactive installation that creates mesmerising waves of light across the night sky.
As all things are made of waves and particles, this work explores the nature of reality and the part wavelengths play in its formation.
Come and encounter a rhythmic force of energy, light and sound, that will activate your senses in a playful experience for all ages.
#Vacant Geelong Team: Mirjana Lozanovska, David Beynon, Cameron Bishop, Diego Fullaondo, Anne Wilson, Vanessa Whittem
This project provides an immersive aural/visual experience that powerfully evokes the sounds, views, atmosphere and memories of train travel through the industrial areas of northern Geelong. The project’s sights and sounds blend the past, present and future of industry and its immense contribution to the culture of Geelong.
It is not enough for a CircArts performance to entertain an audience, a Circarts performance must change an audience. A CircArtists performance is designed to engage an audience at a mindful level prompting curiosity, emotion and disbelief. CircArts has an underlying performance philosophy enhancing mindfulness through movement. This mindfulness not only ensures performer safety and skill consideration during all acts it also facilitates in-the-moment expression by performers further engaging an audience.
We limit ourselves by believing that we can only experience the world with five senses... Eugénie English presents her first work of 2017 ‘Misguided Senses,’ through contrasting combinations of location, sound and movement she delivers an exciting film exploring a new perception of environment and contemporary dance.
On the hour from 6pm.
The Story Telling Machine
Betty Sargeant – Creative Director and Artist; Justin Dwyer - Technical Director and Artist; Peter Walker - Creative Coder; Andrew Ogburn - Composer and Audio Tech
An interactive media artwork, The Storytelling Machine instantly transforms the public's drawings into animated characters that roam the artwork's worlds. Ultimately The Storytelling Machine presents a collective story. Come along and be involved in Australia’s first exhibition of this creative technology experience. The Storytelling Machine was co-produced under sponsorship from the Asia Culture Centre and the ACI (South Korea). The development of The Storytelling Machine was supported by the City of Melbourne; the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria; the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund; the City of Port Phillip through the Cultural Development Fund and the Exertion Games Lab.
A silent projection video created entirely with light, communicating the raw beauty of it. Light Works is an inclusive and meditative experience allowing viewers to take a break from their busy lives and immerse themselves in an unexplainable and enthralling experience that is simultaneously calming and inspiring.
Sound and Light Relaxation Space is an interactive art piece where large glowing Mandalas are paired with peaceful sounds and music to create a calming art experience.
The viewer will be taken out of the everyday world into a fully immersive place of zen and relaxation.