Liquid Architecture’s 2015 Brisbane program unfolds over two evenings in various spaces at the IMA, and features a selection of international and Australian artists performing and presenting in Brisbane for the first time.
The program extends a set of recurring themes that mark Liquid Architecture’s broader 2015 activities: Capitalist Surrealism’s peculiar fantasies of productivism, Feminist Methodologies and the idea of sound as an acoustic mirror for society; and Sonic Warfare as an expression of the pervasiveness of state-corporate eavesdropping, and noise.
Saturday October 3rd, 5pm-9pm.
To begin our event, Melbourne scholar Dr. James Parker will survey the privileged landscapes and material technics of sonic warfare in an illustrated and amplified lecture.
Following with true belief will be Brisbane returnee and blues no-waver Ragtime Frank.
From no-waver to New Waver, who will appropriate classic rock songs in an examination of the trials and tribulations of contemporary life, to the art of Powerpoint;
Staying on screen, artist Nicola Morton will try to engage her doppleganger, technology entrepreneur Ariel Garten, in a battery of psychic tests to “see if she can ‘sense’ what I am thinking.”
Finally, the iconic Irish Dadaist Jennifer Walshe will operatically sing, shout and perform the internet in her experimental masterpiece, The Total Mountain.
Sunday October 4, 5pm-9pm.
Opening proceedings is Kiwi music-savant Kraus , who will abuse home-made synthesizers and solo magically on electric guitar.
Next, Brisbane artist Alrey Batol will present a new audio-visual head-scratcher for your displeasure.
Then, a techno-maverick masterclass in the form of pristine electronic composition from UK artiste Basic House.
After-which, Anja Kanngieser & musician Daniel Jenatsch will sonically perform the effects of capitalist production and social relations on ecology. Got that?
At the end of it all, something life changing; British iconoclast Richard Dawson will belt out songs of dreams held dear and worlds unknown. We promise.
Liquid Architecture is an Australian organisation for artists working with sound. LA investigates the sounds themselves, but also the ideas communicated about, and the meaning of, sound.partners