CHANNELS FESTIVAL LIVE AV / CLOSING PARTY
“Those mondo weirdo video guys, they’ve got unsavory connections, they play rough.” – VIDEODROME, DAVID CRONENBERG (1983)
The inaugural Channels: The Australian Video Art Festival runs 18-21 September and we’ve co-programmed the Closing Night party!
Videodromes is an audiovisual immersion of AV performance and temporal projections, sweded videos and straight-up party tunes. We go beyond ‘visual wallpaper’ into your wildest, most impolite RGB dreams.
The main theatre features performances by Jean Poole, Bon Mott, Kynan Tan, Nico Reddaway, Nat Abbott and Anita Spooner & Daphne Shum; live projection by Isobel Knowles; an installation by Rob Graham & Robert Jarvis; and party times from DJs Barbara Schröder, Three Thousand’s Pork Chop & Apple Sauce, and Hagus.
The micro theatre features smoke installations by Aphrodite Feros-Fooke and a ‘bean-bag’ cinema reeled with the fruits of our sweding workshop, a live feed beamed in by our partners at Ikono, and the Videodromes program curated by Rachel Feery, featuring single-channel work by Neil Ira Needleman, Collin Bradford, Hole Puncher, Ana Maria Gomes and Rob Graham.
Due to unforeseen circumstances Chronox are unable to present their ‘Poliscope’ performance- but will still be DJ’ing in the main room.
Doors 730pm. Performances start 8pm. Doors close 1am.
Video is all around us. The ultimate mirror-medium of our times. Channels is a new international biennial festival based in Melbourne. Taking place 18–21 September 2013, the Festival showcases contemporary video art practice that both knows its past and has a mark to make on the future.