Hi-Viz is an initiative aimed at deepening dialogue around cross-artform practice, placing a particular emphasis on women and non-binary artists whose work resides at the intersection of performance, sound, and music.
The inaugural Hi-Viz Practice Exchange was held in December 2018 at The SUBSTATION as a day to foster dialogue, build networks, and nurture new understandings between performance makers, theatre directors, composers, and sound artists.
Whilst there are many artists working in these crossover spaces, there are few opportunities outside of the framework of producing work, to gather and interrogate this area of practice. Each artform discipline brings with it quite distinct languages, skills, processes, conventions and expectations.
Hi-Viz aims to begin conversations to unpack these differences in the hope of developing a richer understanding of the possibilities of cross-artform practice. Importantly, it is also a program for practitioners from the often quite discrete scenes of contemporary performance/theatre, sound art, and new/art music to meet one another.