Spectral: Between Light and Sound
Leading artists present works never seen before in Melbourne alongside new commissions.
Robin Fox - Single Origin
Hanna Chetwin - Salt / Opaquing
Kusum Normoyle - SOLID (LOUD) MATTER – 2
Jannah Quill - SIGHT
Single Origin is the third in Robin Fox’s series of works for laser and sound that explore the possibilities of mechanically-induced synaesthesia: a joining of senses where light may be heard and sound may be seen. After touring across the world, this concerto for a laser beam is finally seen in his home town of Melbourne for two nights only.
On Wednesday 17 April Hanna Chetwin presents two works, Salt and Opaquing, exploring the textural and rhythmic possibilities of expanded 16mm films. On Thursday 18 April, SIGHT by Jannah Quill is the first major culmination of her ongoing experimentation with solar panel as an instrument. See it come to life with lighting design from House of Vnholy. Both nights of performance come to a brutal and energising end with Kusum Normoyle’s full scream interventions.
Exhibitions by Meagan Streader and Robin Fox take you into another world throughout the Spectral week. Streader’s Echoes is a series of site-specific sculptural installations using lasers, fluorescence and neon to reimagine space through illumination. In Fox’s Quadra four high-powered lasers articulate and distort space through a helix of bounce mirrors.