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The Substation/ Belief System/

Photography by Anna Tregloan
4–13 May 2023

Belief System is a large-scale sound and visual installation made from thousands of voiced beliefs collected from residents across the city.

Adriano Cortese

Adriano is the Artistic Director of Melbourne based Ranters Theatre. The company’s work is centred on the idea of performance in everyday life and has been presented in theatres, inside homes, in gardens and on the streets.

Ranters collaborates with leading local and international visual artists, choreographers, designers, sound artists and performers and is presented nationally and internationally. Between 2017-21 Adriano co-directed the Seoul Marginal Theatre Festival in South Korea.

Anna Tregloan

Anna is an award-winning artist/designer with an extensive history in contemporary theatre and dance, physical theatre, opera, live-art and installation art. Presenting through-out Australia and internationally her recent works include THE GHOST PROJECT, Melbourne, The Substation/AsiaTOPA (2016/2017), Siteworks Festival (2016), Sydney (SHIFA 2014), Hong Kong (2014), Prague (2015), Campbelltown Arts Centre (2014/2017) and many more.

Bob Jarvis

Bob is an artist/researcher working with music, vision and code to explore the bleeding edge of multimodal composition and performance. He works as Director of Technology with Melbourne interactive arts company Playable Streets and a supervisor in the Interactive Composition department at The Victorian College of the Arts.

His audio-visual works, compositions, and software tools have found international audiences, winning awards at The International Space Time Concerto Competition, The International Visual Music Awards.

Govin Ruben

Govin is a performance maker, designer and creative producer based in Melbourne. Since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Melbourne, he has collaborated and created highly successful artworks in dance, theatre, puppetry and installation art in and with, leading artists from Asia, America, Europe and Australia.

In recent years, he has initiated, steered, directed and designed multiple international collaborations. These include the award-winning SK!N, My Lingam Speaks a hybrid work in comedy, Klue,Doh! a work in theatre, The Bee Project a site specific work set in a functioning café and an inventory of many more works.


Created by Adriano Cortese and Anna Tregloan
Composition/Programming: Bob Jarvis
Production Manager/Lighting Consultant: Govin Ruben
System Build: Happy Brackets
Producer: Nic Clark

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