Video: filmed by videographer Leonie Van Eyk at Hi-Viz Satellites 2022, Bendigo.
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 creative scenes to meet one another and form relationships.
The initiative was created in response to a gap in the sector, to provide a forum where women, gender-diverse and non-binary artists could come together.
In 2022 Chamber Made came into partnership with Punctum Inc (regional Victoria) and SAtheCollective (Singapore) to deliver Hi-Viz Satellites. This evolution of the program focuses on probing new spaces and modes of making in cross-artform practice and is informed by international and cross-cultural relationships.
Relive past Hi-Viz Practice Exchanges by watching, listening to, and reading material from the day. Click through on the menu to the right of your screen.
In 2020, Hi-Viz was rewarded by a Green Room Nomination in the category of ARTIST-LED ACTIONS (actions that showed leadership, foregrounded care, voice, community and making urgent change).
*NOTE: This project is a ‘Special Measure’ under Section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 – meaning it can direct its focus towards a specific group. This event welcomes all cis and trans women, trans men and non-binary folk.