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Transonic involves participants engaging in the
sonic environment and capturing sounds using
digital recorders. The sounds then create an
electroacoustic sound sculpture and graphic score.
This workshop with Leah Barclay covers techniques
and practices at the forefront of the digital media
industry, encourages a stronger awareness of the
relationship between the sonic and the visual.
MON Arti.Arti 9:00AM
Transylvanian and Hungarian
For hundreds of years across Hungary and
Transylvania, dance has been a part of everyday
life. This is your chance to learn a few dances for
yourself and get a feel for what it is all about. With
live music from The Transylvaniacs.
SUN The Chameleon 11:30AM
Transylvanian Blues and Gypsy Joy
Fast, fery Hungarian/Transylvanian celebratory
fddle band music, sorrowful ballads and soulful
Eastern European doina and Klezmer style music
followed by the wild and wonderful Gypsy music
played at celebrations and festivals fll the concert
with emotion and passion. The Transylvaniacs,
Doyna and Lolo Lovina.
TUE Folklorica 7:15PM
Transylvanian Wedding Dance
Prepare to be part of a Transylvanian wedding.
Learn the dances from some of the different stages
of the wedding, from the processions in the street
to the dances at the wedding feast. Live music and
great fun. the Transylvaniacs, Kengugro Australian.
FRI The Chameleon 12:00PM
Paper, tape and scissors bring shadow puppets
to life from bits of trash and a bit of imagination.
This workshop will explore simple shadow puppet
constructions and performance techniques to draw
the emotion and drama from your characters. For
big kids, performers and people who like to play.
FRI The Parlour 1:15PM
Join Steve Davis for a ukulele jam. Bring your uke
and play along to some classic songs projected
onto the big screen at The Mill.
THURS The Mill 4:00PM
Umkancho - Sound
of Bone Marrow
Recently returned from a tour
in South Korea, Tichawona
Mashawa promises to
deliver a complete musical
experience which sums
up his journeys around the
world, from African cities, to
Europe and Australia. Come
and see this highly original
by a guest electric band.
WED Arti.Arti 5:00PM
Unravelling Finger Picking Guitar
Fiona Boyes will explore her approach to playing
fnger-style blues and songwriting, using both
original songs and those of classic Blues players
from Tommy Johnson to Howlin’ Wolf. Accessible
and empowering for the less experienced or
seasoned players. The workshop format allows
questions and answers on phrases, licks and
shapes which you can easily apply to your existing
WED Blues/Rootsl 2:15PM
THURS The Mill 12:00PM
What if youth didn’t take the down-hill slide? The
playground is a magical mystery background for
this journey into the lives of two clowns and their
bizarre relationship with a slippery slide. Gaf4.
SUN The Parlour 2:00PM
TUE The Parlour 3:45PM
WED The Parlour 3:45PM
FRI The Parlour 4:15PM
Utopia: The Filmfest
Curated by Danni Zuvela, this program comes
to light at night to further stretch audiences’
imaginations about how the imaginary zones of
heaven and hell affect our everyday consciousness.
Tar Boy (2008)
Valiant Tar Boy must take on one of the most
ruthless of foes: the petroleum empire. Can he
avenge their evil misdeeds, or will the world fall prey
to their clutches?
Animator: James Lee (Brisbane)
Length: 6 minutes
Winner, Queensland New Filmmakers Awards, 2008
Videomaker: Justine Cooper (Sydney)
Length: 5 minutes
At last, magic pill for happiness… Drug companies
would certainly like you to think so, but are you sure
you can trust them?
Let’s Hear It For The Vague Blur (2004)
Length: 5 minutes
Videomaker: Lloyd Barrett (Brisbane)
If you let them, these abstract images and
sounds want to slip beneath the radar of your
consciousness, allowing you to enter a special
hypnagogic state in which to fnd your own
personalised rendering of paradise.
Filmmaker: Gregory Godhard (Sydney)
Length: 3 minutes
Imagine the exhilaration of a new world of incredible
kaleidoscopic beauty… Scientists exploring the
Large Hadron Accelerator discover…or so they
think - the so-called ‘God Particle’.
Light Years (1988) (feature flm)
Length: 83 minutes
Animator: Rene Laloux (France)
In an enlightened future light years away, life seems
idyllic; humans and the environment live in perfect
harmony. But something evil is coming to threaten
this ideal world, and its exotic inhabitants must
band together or face unimaginable consequences.
WED Arti.Arti 9:30PM
The site-markers created by collaborators Pat
Hoffe and Stefan Purcell draw from aspects of
environmental design, kinetics and art history
to create anti-monuments to remembering.
Working with junked materials and
salvaged ideas, these works will call
on elements, audiences and audacity
to recreate new ways of dreaming up
contemporary heavens and hells.
DAILY Art on Site
The talkfest aims to create a space where artists
and audience can discuss and debate some of the
more disturbing and inspiring ideas touched upon
by the artists in the 2009/10 program. Hosted by
Pat Hoffe, this part of the project will draw on the
words and experiences of those involved in creating
and participating in the works at this year’s Festival.
THURS Arti.Arti 2:45PM
Sculpture Tournament Project
This event invites audiences to engage frst-hand in
a tournament that pits professionals and members
of the public together in teams dedicated to turning
little piles of junk into conceptually challenging,
aesthetically engaging artworks. Coordinated by
Stefan Purcell, the tournament will introduce ideas
on the challenges of environmental sustainability
(Brendan Morse) as well as those of collaboration
and audience involvement. The tournament will
be introduced at the conclusion of the talk fest on
Thursday and the major challenge will take place
on New Year’s Day. It will be judged by intellectual
luminaries Ross Woodrow and Graham Lang.
THURS Arti.Arti 4:30PM
FRI Arti.Arti 11:00AM
Victorian Firestorm - The
From Victoria’s Firestorm Inferno emerged many
inspiring stories of community leadership and also
government innovation. Bureaucracy as usual
has re-colonised the space leading to a managed
adaptive social, economic and ecological decline.
Lessons to be learnt include the lost opportunity of
a community led or community partnership recovery
process. Daryl Taylor.
FRI GreenHouse 11:30AM
rhapsody ceremony mask artistry balladry journey curiosity mirth pilgrimage fre legend lore ritual
Tibetan Ritual Language
Tibetan mudras and mantras - ritual hand
gestures and the deep harmonic chanting
of sacred syllables, accompanied by bells,
cymbals and drums are part of a rich Tibetan
symbolic language. Tashi Lhunpo Tibetan
Monks breathe life into the rituals.
MON Folklorica 8:30AM
TreeLine: Dialogue with the
TreeLine is a challenging, creative,
interdisciplinary, interactive art and
science conversation highlighting
the lines that connect our personal
lifestyle choices to our ability to
sustain a healthy planet for future
generations. Artists in visual and
media arts, theatre, dance, music
and sculpture will discuss how
environmental science informs and
provokes us to make long-term viable
decisions for the planet.
SUN Arti.Arti 2:30PM
Tashi Lhunpo Monks (left and right) Tango Paradiso (upper left)
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