Embark on a duet with Mx.Red and their lover but you must be invited. The tables turn as the performer selects who gets to join this polyamorous relationship. Beavs Bar is a portal to see the body of Mx.Red. Mx.Red is from another dimension made by artist Jonathan Homsey using motion capture technology, augmented reality and live performance to create an experience of dance, expression and intimacy beyond gender lines.
Gnomeless is an installation of gnomes in their true form, earth elementals, standing on piles of earth and treasure in the shadows. Dimly lit, of earth and stone, the gnomes are dispossessed and despised guardians of the underground. A limited edition of the Small Issue will be published in celebration of Geelong After Dark and offered to those able see the true nature of the gnome.
Sound artists and performers Ros Bandt and Vicki Hallett are joined by Jem Savage to premiere their new work Earthscape. It looks from earth outward to science and the cosmos in Dish, and inward in Probe exploring how human actions have consequences. Scope suggests a better balance in the future, watching the environment through sound, video, sculpture and live performance.
Performance Times 7pm, 8pm, 9pm for 23 minutes each
The Rotunda at Johnstone Park, will transform into a giant glowing lantern from which images will dance and play to create a world of colour, shadow and light to tell the story of the Celtic Sea God Mannanon! Lantunda is a community arts project in partnership with National Celtic Festival, a Made in Natimuk artist Mary French and the Portarlington community.
Rediscover the brutalist architecture within the Centrepoint Arcade, as Creative Geelong invites you to dig into the darkest corner of our earthly experience like never before. Geelong After Dark artists will encourage you to journey within the space and seek what lays hidden underneath the surface as you explore the Hubterranean.
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Pop into Geelong Gallery after-hours and experience the Gallery as it comes to life. Explore Reimagine—the world according to children’s books, a selective survey of Australian children’s literature and book illustration of the past twenty years.
Experience Local Faces, a live community digital portrait activity provided by the Little Projector Company, a creative finger puppet station, Positively Positive Party DJ’s, and a pop-up bar and café.
Based on a literary commission by Bobuq Sayed, hear Mx.Red speak of the future where the world has accepted that gender is on a spectrum. How would a person from our current time negotiate this world? Dive into this sonic installation by downloading the Mx.Red app, available on the Apple and Android stores. The geometry across the venue is the portal to hear their voice.
Tread Collective explore ideas and possibilities of relevance to space and place. Inviting the community of Geelong to co-produce and collaborate, Tread Collective encourages meditation on the relationship to the items we collect, capital, labour and spectacle within the context of the de-industrialising city.
Components of our installations are found, donated or made in Geelong and are eventually recycled and re-dispersed back into the community. Tread has evolved to include the voices of artists, poets and performers, mechatronic engineers, photographers and graphic designers. Members of the collective have individual practices, which span a broad ecology of creative possibility.
This work explores what interactivity is in a gallery context through observations of viewer engagement of an artwork that combines algorithmic and natural light sources designed to trigger a viewer’s experience.
Geelong After Dark has a theme of ‘earth’ and this work brings together a testing ground building upon existing works currently on show.
This 8m high street art project was completed by the highly regarded artist Baby Guerrilla. The artwork explores the relationship between people and the virtual world. This permanent public artwork will host a diverse range of creative responses by digital artists. Olaf Meyer has digitally mapped the artwork and brought a child to life exploring amazing virtual worlds.
John Fish is the collective energy created by Chris Conole, Kristian Laemmle-Ruff and James Hebblethwaite
Hidden somewhere in the city you mind find Pixel Alley - a large array of 1344 suspended LED spheres that display a dazzling array of colourful patterns and sequences, transforming an unassuming alleyway into a myriad of mesmerizing colour and light.
SALT pours through my fingers. SALT poisons the land. SALT crystals remain as the tide ebbs. You. You are worth your weight in SALT. A visual delight of the most ubiquitous and flavoursome of all the earth’s crystals. A collage of physical theatre, video and soundscapes.
A presentation supported by Creative Occupation group.
Sailing Museum-Machine is a mobile museum that once might have been actively trading amongst the islands of Port Phillip and Corio Bay. Called Качанка (Kachanka) this interactive museum-machine (sailcaravan) visits Geelong After Dark bringing artefacts and communicating secrets of the sea from local bay area.