Scatter

A live performance work for solo and distributed voice and body

Scatter is an audio-visual work for live and mediated performance directed by Chamber Made artistic director Tamara Saulwick and featuring acclaimed vocalist Jessica Aszodi.

Referencing the history of Western portraiture, Scatter reflects upon the depiction of women through time – from canvas to hand-held device – to interrogate and disrupt the gaze that so dominates this lineage. Composition by Peter Knight will see Aszodi’s mediated voice fractured, processed and distributed amongst 64 speaker/screens set on moving robotic platforms creating an ever-shifting spatialised sonic and visual landscape. Eventually the live performer becomes the site for her own embodied voice, giving articulation to what may have been silenced, disrupted or absent.

Scatter is based on a co-producing partnership between Experimenta and Chamber Made, with support from the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision and QUT’s Creative Lab.

The project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.