‘Stability’ – sound sculpture and projections by Clinton Green. 01 Aug – 28 Sep 2019
‘Stability’ is a dedicated space to see and listen to kinetic sound sculpture and projections. Both mediums explore the limits of stability and the rhythmic patterns created by devices whose components are never still, and the movement of the bodies through public spaces.
Sunshine Art Space, 2 City Place, Sunshine (near Sunshine Station)
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 01 Aug, 6:30-8pm
And by appointment
(note: projection works only visible after dark).
‘in-Stability’ Performance Series Performances start at 7:30pm. Entry is free.
08 Aug – Maria Moles
15 Aug – Barnaby Oliver & Clinton Green
22 Aug – Allanah Stewart
05 Sep – Michael McNab
12 Sep – Ernie Althoff
19 Sep – Emma Riches & dancers TBA
26 Sep – Clinton Green
The mid-1980s was a highly productive time for Rik Rue. Along with releasing often more than one cassette a year, he was also meeting a diverse range of new artists to collaborate with. One of the strangest of these collaborators, he says, was Fifi L’Amour.
L’Amour was a pioneer of often-surreal cabaret performance in late-1970s Sydney, co-founding Cabaret Conspiracy. She moved to Europe in 1985 where she continued to perform. She died in 2012.
A unique collaboration between two giants of Australian improvised and experimental music. Both artists expressed their willingness for “Come Let Us Build Ourselves A City” to be made available again, identifying it as a recording each still have a lot of affection for. Buck brings his array of drums and percussion, along with drum machines, and Rue mangles it all through analogue and digital filters, mashed with his collection of samples, a sonic portrait of a devastated and divided city reborn.
Originally released on mini-CD, on Berlin label Algen in 1996.
Reissued here with permission of the artists.
Rik Rue: digital and analog tape manipulations, shuffle play mixes for digital players (1 & 3).
Tony Buck: drums, percussion, drum machine.
Recorded, edited, mixed by Rik Rue (1996).
Mastered by Rainer Robben.
Track 2 engineered by Shane Fahey
Thanks to Jim Denley, Conrad, Andrea and Marlowe.
The limited edition 7″ lathe cut of Young Women of Asia are assembled and ready to go (order via Shame File Music).
I procrastinated for some time about whether to go ahead with the costly proposition of making 50 lathe cut 7″s to house the physical form of this release. I’m basically selling them at cost, so there is no prospect of me not making a loss on the project. Yet having specifically created the tracks for a 7″ EP release, I decided in the end to commit to this costly project.
Once the lathes were done (by Small Run in Melbourne), I was happy with how they sounded, but it was when the colour covers were complete, with stenciled voids cut into them, that I really knew this was going to be an exquisite object worth all the time and effort.
The music was created using flexi-discs of Japanese and Pakistani folk music sung by young women and girls as source material, and the cover images cuts up a treasured booklet that came with the Japanese flexis. The physical release intertwines the music and the packaging into what is a unique object.
Limited to 50 hand-numbered copies, each 7″ comes with a download card. The download comes with a bonus live track.
Make It Up Club, Bar Open (upstairs), 317 Brunswick St Fitzroy
Sunday 19 May 2019, 9-11pm
Corner of Swanston and LaTrobe streets, Melbourne
The fourth roughly-annual GAIP event/happening of Intersection. Ren Walters ‘explains’ below:
Please join in for a wander around together for part or all and invite whomever may be interested. SOUNDING, sitting, STROLLING, conversing, TRAVERSING, processing, obsessing, STARTING, stopping, observing, draping, SKATING, voicing, running, CRAWLING, stalling, jaywalking, SKULKING, SILENCING, mumbling, bumbling, INTRODUCING, intersecting, WHISPERING, breathing, ARRIVING, LEAVING, fumbling, tumbling, huddling, falling, REVERSING, INTERSPERSING and so on . . .
To quote a past participant; “I came along, couldn’t see nothing so I went home”
And; during the performance I received a text from a co-performer “where is the music, where is the performance?”
The following is the original “score”;
INTERSECTION – (a point or line common to lines or surfaces that intersect.)
Participants continuously cross at the four traffic lights on each corner of the intersection, for one to two hours duration.
The dream is to be invitational through practicing/embodying openness and generosity toward the environment and fellow pedestrians. Taking the uncontrived opportunities that arise through this immanency.
This mode of being may be enhanced or facilitated by particular movements, gestures, appearances, sounds, props etc., when understood as ‘enabling strategies/techniques’ to generate momentum, to supplant self-consciousness, to stimulate a ‘performative frame’.
In circumnavigating this space, our attentive presence and movement will charge an energetic field in the vicinity.
If for some reason you become diverted from this prescribed activity (by engaging in conversation, missing the green light because you were staring at the sky, taking a tourist to the nearest bus stop, etc.), this can be considered fortuitous. Then just return to your activity.