The Substation/ Melanie Lane/ New Creation/
New Creation is imagined as a multi-layered audience experience. A journey that is visual, visceral, transformative and interactive. As we continue to accelerate into a future where our interaction with natural and technological worlds blurs, New Creation seeks to ask questions about the intersection of technology and mortality.
As a performance, the work takes place in a re-imagined Garden of Eden, a site of ritual where performers undergo a metamorphosis, searching for ways to ‘enter the flesh again’ in a world constantly being remade. With sound composition by UK producer Clark, AV gaming environment (artist tbc) and a central set design by Marg Horwell that allows for experiential audience movement in and around the performance area, and which transports both audience and performer into an elemental other-world.
Director & Choreographer: Melanie Lane
Set Designer: Marg Horwell
Sound Composer: Christopher Clark (aka CLARK)
Performers: Benjamin Hancock, Georgia Rudd, Rachel Coulson, Tyrel Dulvarie & Samuel Hartnett-Welk
Producer: Freya Waterson
The development of New Creation has been supported by The Substation, The Australia Council for the Arts and Chunky Move.
Drawing from the relationship between music and dance, DaS is a celebration of this deep history. Imagined as an experience of 'choreography and sound', DaS exists as a form of training for dance artists and musicians to practice live performance at a time where these opportunities are becoming increasingly hard to find.
Open and free to all professional dance artists, each session will focus on listening; to sound, to the body, to space and will consider this as a frame to transport, transform, share and rupture. It is a supportive space where dance artists can practice both roles of performer and audience, with the option to freely oscillate between these. The practice is open to including writing and notating.
A darkly humorous look at the social function of gossip.
Performance maker and visual artist Melanie Jame Wolf explores the power of rumour in this darkly humorous and immersive video installation. Wolf inhabits a series of richly compelling personas throughout Chorus, to evoke the ancient Greek Mythological space and speak to the way current politics is played out.
From a shapeshifting chorus of camp figures, Wolf critically engages with the pleasures and dangers of vanity, ambition, greed, morality, chaos and mischief. Through surreal visuals and magnetic soundscape, Chorus offers visitors an opportunity to reckon with the power associated with voice, both individual and in unison – our own and others – as we observe, interpret and report on human behaviour.