This June-July in Brisbane Melbourne and Sydney the 5th ever exist-ence festival is happening! We have launched a Pozible campaign as we plan for international artists John G. Boehme and Henrik Hedinge along side two Brissy based artists to perform not only in Brisbane with EXIST but also with our partners A is for Atlas and PACT centre for emerging artists. To see the campaign head to POZIBLE
exist as part of Metro Arts’ new Friday Night event series; is excited to be programming a series of works from live artists in the Metro Arts’ Carriageway.
First up is ‘Cold Metal,’ inspired by the theatre of black metal, it is curated by Nicola Morton and stars Stasis Duo and Alrey Batol. Belief in disbelief gets thrown out of the back of a ute.. It could look and sound like nothing, but these artists’ take on black metal challenges you to perceive the unperceivable.Cold Metal ft Stasis Duo and Alrey Batol from nicola morton on Vimeo.
Stasis Duo are known for their performances defined by their rigid conceptual framework. “Black as Black” is performed on the back of a ute in a tunnel in downtown Brisbane. Their live music is so free of reference the listener can be transported. One listener could be in a cold forest listening to black metal; whilst the person next to them is in a warehouse rave surrounded by flashing lights; whilst the next person doesn’t even notice the performance has started.
Alrey Batol also challenges the viewer’s perception. “Waterbirds” is a live webcam projection piece that plays with the transient nature of self-reflexive telepresence. As the viewer passes or views themselves, they will see a digital mirror image that displaces their abstract notions of real time and technological representation. This work is part of a series that explores praxis and process in the reception in art.
Friday Nights showcase work in development; rough, read, and full of potential. Step into studios and rehearsals – see the unseen; give feedback on new ideas; have a glass of wine with Brisbane’s premier artists.
VOLUNTEER CALL-OUT 2013 exist-ence festival
Join the Festival team for exist-ence 17th-30th June.
exist is a not-for-profit artist run organisation that relies on the generous assistance of volunteers in delivering fantastic live art festivals. We provide a friendly and supportive environment, where you can learn new and valuable skills, meet people who share your interests and, above all, have an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
We are seeking volunteers for activities around the following areas:
• Festival Coordination Volunteers
– help the festival run by directing audience members, assisting artists bump in and out and setting up food and alcohol tables (RSA essential for alcohol distribution)
- Billeting for artists – Volunteer rooms/ sunrooms/ studies
– We have a number of international and national artists coming to Brisbane for the 5 day festival, and a couple of international artists coming for a two week residency. If you have a spare room, sunroom or study that you’d be willing to share with a performance artist please get in touch.
All volunteers will receive a free training day and invitations to the full festival and symposium, as well as the after-party barbeque to mingle with the artists.
To register please just email your name and number to firstname.lastname@example.org with VOLUNTEER in subject line.