05 PM | 02 Jul

‘Greengrocer,’ an installation

‘Greengrocer,’ an installation by Catherine Clover

Catherine’s practice concentrates on the mediums of sound, digital imaging and installation. Her interest in found objects, including found sound [field recordings] in particular, have led to a focus on contemporary landscape and ideas surrounding our relationship with wilderness, technology and art. The daily, the ordinary and the everyday inform this exploration. This installation looks at the Greengrocer cicada [Cyclochila australasiae], the cicada whose loud and pervasive song we are all so familiar with in urban and suburban Melbourne and Sydney.

Opening: Saturday 14th July, 4-6pm Additional Dates: Saturdays, July 21st and 28th, 2-6pm Venue: Austral Avenue ARI, 36 Austral Avenue, Brunswick, Melbourne Phone: 03 9383 2635

05 PM | 02 Jul

Schimpfluch Downing Down Under

Footscray Audio-Visual Social Club (FAV-SC) is honoured to host the Melbourne artist presentation of Schimpfluch Gruppe (Dave Philips and Rudolf Eb.Er) during their tour of Australia and New Zealand. An uncompromising experimental performance group that had it’s genesis in Switzerland in the mid-eighties, Schimpfluch Gruppe are exponents of “psycho-physical tests and trainings”, a methodology of extreme physicality in audio/sonic art, actionism, bruitism, performance, musique concrète, painting and installation-work. Pushing the body to its limits in a live context, Schimpfluch Gruppe at Footscray Arts will present a chronology of their performances and experiments. Rudolf and Dave will be presenting video footage rarely seen outside of Europe, a unique opportunity to gain insights into the origins, motivation and desires of Switzerland’s influential Schimpfluch Gruppe.

Date & Time: Friday 13 July, 7-9pm Free entry Venue: Hydra, Footscray Arts; 45 Moreland Street, Footscray Subscribe to the FAV-SC ical feed: webcal://www.freshcaviar.info/FAVSC/FAVSC.ics URL: http://footscrayarts.com

05 PM | 02 Jul

(VIC) Interactacon 2007

Experience sound as a process of interactivity between machine, artist and audience in Jolt’s Interactacon concert. Internationally acclaimed Melbourne-based interactive technology musicians Natasha Anderson, Robin Fox, Jolt and James Hullick will be joined by the musicians of the Amplified Elephant – a sonic art ensemble for musicians with and without an intellectual disability. Together they will present vibrant and visceral Australian and International premieres of compositions created specifically for interactive technology environments. Audiences will be treated to a unique afternoon of state-of-the-art interactivity-generated sound by some of Australia’s premiere artists. Interactacon is the fourth concert in the Jolt cutting-edge music concert series for 2007.

Date: Sunday 26th August Time: 3pm – 4.15pm Venue: 45 Downstairs, large gallery Cost: $10 conc/$15 full Bookings: Mary at SPAN House ph: 03 9480 1364 or email: mary@spanhouse.org

05 PM | 02 Jul

The Post Cinema Experience

(NSW, Online) d/Art/07 – The Post Cinema Experience

d/Art/07 is the tenth anniversary of Australia’s premier screen and digital media arts survey. The exhibition is presented by d/Lux/MediaArts in venues across Australia and online. d/Art07 provides audiences with a sophisticated point of entry to some of the best examples of recent digital media works from Australia and overseas, complimented by a program of on-line and real world screenings, industry discussions, talks and public forums.

This year we examine the increasingly fragmented edges of the digital media world, where device shifting, bandwidth and media distribution technologies are fast becoming the key apparatus of contemporary screen culture.  d/Art07 will also explore multi user online environments such as Second Life, and how artists are penetrating the ‘In World’ to access the new audiences and unique opportunities these spaces offer. Please visit the d/Lux website for more information.

Presented from 13th -29th July, all of the works in the exhibition will be available in five different venues: – The Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney – Chauvel Cinema, Sydney – Revelation Film Festival, Perth – Second Life – Online at www.dlux.org.au/dArt07

05 PM | 02 Jul

Experimenta Playground

Melbourne will be the first city in Australia to display Baby Love, a large public artwork comprising giant coloured teacups that remix lovesongs. Visitors will have the chance to not just view the work but experience it, literally, by riding in the teacups beside giant cloned plastic babies. The artwork is the fantastic creation of Taiwan-born artist, Shu Lea Cheang who will be in Melbourne for the opening of the exhibition on Friday 24 August and will talk as part of a series of free artist talks on Sunday 26 August at 2pm.

Another guest of the exhibition is Keiji Takeuchi. He is one of the artists from Japan who have created Emergency Exit, an artwork that will make you see the ubiquitous signs that surround us in a completely new way.

Experimenta gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Australia China Council for making it possible to bring Baby Love to Melbourne.

Experimenta is also grateful to the Japan Foundation for its financial support in helping us bring Emergency Exit to Melbourne.

Experimenta Playground: International Biennial of Media Arts 25 August to 23 September the Arts Centre, BlackBox, Melbourne

From 16 July check our website for more information: www.experimenta.org