Hi-Viz 2019

Hi-Viz Practice Exchange

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Hi-Viz 2019

Monday 2 – Tuesday 3 September 2019

We are thrilled to present our second, expanded Hi-Viz, over two days in September at The SUBSTATION.

This is an initiative for women and non-binary artists working across performance, sound and music. The event is intended to deepen dialogue, build networks, and nurture new understandings between performance makers, theatre directors, composers, and sound artists.

Taking on feedback from Hi-Viz Practice Exchange 2018, we are presenting a day of presentations, practice interrogation, networking and art dates, followed by an extension day of workshops.

Presenting artists and workshop leaders include: CAROLYN CONNORS, CAT HOPE, LIZA LIM, MADELEINE FLYNN, EMAH FOX, ROSLYN OADES, GIAN SLATER, THEMBI SODDELL, LAUREN SQUIRE AND KATE SULAN.

PRACTICE EXCHANGE DAY – Monday 2 September

A day of presentations, practice interrogations, networking and art dates.

Speakers and presenters include:

Cat Hope
Madeleine Flynn
Roslyn Oades
Thembi Soddell
Pippa Dickson (Asialink presentation)

Lunch provided – vegetarian, including gluten-free options.

Writers-in-Residence: Monique Grbec and Sally Blackwood

WORKSHOP DAY – Tuesday 3 September

A day of hands-on, interactive workshops. There is a morning and an afternoon session, with three workshops running concurrently, plus one extra stand-alone afternoon workshop. Lunch provided for those doing the morning and afternoon session.

SESSION 1 (10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.)

Choose from

1. Modular synth workshop for absolute beginners

Get an introduction to what synths are, a few ways you can use them including how to connect up the modules in a synthesiser to create a simple sound. Learn the basic concepts and principals of subtractive synthesis which lies at the heart of most synthesisers. Non-musicians welcome.

Emah Fox and Lauren Squire

2. Gnarly dissolve    

Do you have an idea for a sound embedded project that is developed but has a sticking point you just can’t get past? Would you like to discuss/workshop/pull apart some aspect of it with other practitioners? All participants share the idea online prior to the workshop, and come with 3 questions/thoughts/approaches that might unstick the idea and reform her. Commitment: Sign up for Slack (details provided at point of booking). Present an online idea proposal, reading of other people’s ideas, 3 questions that you have.

Madeleine Flynn

3. Translating improvisational languages   

A participatory workshop exploring the improvisational scores used by Invenio Singers and Rawcus to devise their cross-disciplinary work Song for a Weary Throat. Participants will use their bodies and voices to generate content and explore where the two practices meet. All levels of experience welcome.

Gian Slater and Kate Sulan

SESSION 2 (1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.)

Choose from

1. Modular synth workshop for absolute beginners

Get an introduction to what synths are, a few ways you can use them including how to connect up the modules in a synthesiser to create a simple sound. Learn the basic concepts and principals of subtractive synthesis which lies at the heart of most synthesisers. Non-musicians welcome.

Emah Fox and Lauren Squire

2. Collaboration: Beginning and extending

This is an informative, participatory session for all levels of experience in collaborating. Participants will examine what a collaboration is; explore ways to collaborate; issues, questions and possible solutions; and draftt a collaboration. All welcome, including the curious beginner and experienced collaborator; of all genres and forms; practitioners, techs, and managers.

Carolyn Connors

3. A temporary community of strangers

Roslyn works from found audio and documentary source materials. In this practical workshop, we will collaborate as a group to create a communal audio-cued performance piece. Please bring your smart phone and a pair of headphones. All levels of experience welcome.

Roslyn Oades

SESSION 3 (3.15 – 4.15 p.m.)

String Thinking – using string to materialise temporal and structural thinking

This workshop looks at how the physical properties of materials (in this case, string) can be used as thinking tools to externalise structures and concepts that can then be further applied to making work. Open to practitioners from all disciplines and all levels of experience.

Liza Lim

 

WHERE

Hi-Viz is again hosted by The SUBSTATION.

WHEN

Monday 2 September

10.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Tuesday 3 September

10.00 a.m. – 4.15 p.m.

Attendance at Hi-Viz is by registration. There is a small fee attached to cover costs for the event.

The venue is wheelchair accessible. If you require wheelchair access please contact Lara at events ( at ) chambermade.org so we can ensure all of your access needs are met.

Please contact Lara at events ( at ) chambermade.org if you require Auslan interpretation for this event.

Hi-Viz is supported by the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust.