12 dog cycle
Agents Against Agency is a collection of sound artworks exploring the power of emergent systems and human group improvisation. Each of the nine commissioned artists were asked to explore a human-nature interaction in which human agency is subsumed into a natural system. The artists came back with work exploring emergence and improvisation, exposing us to dynamic and spontaneous forms of beauty, in dialog with nature.
Featuring: Ted Coffey, E.M.M.I., M.I.C.E., Yuri Spitsyn, Matthew Burtner, Christopher Burns/David Dinnell, Pinko Communoids, 12 dog cycle/Rosalind Hall, Emergence Collective/M.I.C.E. Orchestra/I.M.R.G.
"Brickwork" (2010) 13'44" by 12 dog cycle + Rosalind Hall. The Brunswick Brickworks, in Melbourne's inner-northern suburbs, was in operation from 1884 to 1993. Half the site has been redeveloped into modern apartments with only a single brick chimney preserved to fulfill heritage-listing requirements. The other half, where the filming took place, awaits a similar redevelopment. Armed with three acoustic instruments – accordion, voice and saxophone, we arrived before the sun and traffic, to spend the morning playing throughout the kiln as it slowly filled with light. We made solo, duo and trio groupings, giving us space to listen to and embrace the energy in the Brickworks.
New Weird Australia, Vox
Compiled by Gail Priest & Stuart Buchanan, September 2011. Artwork by Heath Killen
Featuring: KUSUM NORMOYLE, PAUL HESLIN, AMANDA STEWART, THE DEADLY NIGHTSHADES, KUčKA, MIMIC MASS, HOLY BALM, MAJOR NAPIER, ALICE HUI-SHENG CHANG, DONNA HEWITT, SKY NEEDLE, FURCHICK, SCISSOR LOCK, MOSAIC MOSAIC, RONNU PANDA, RABBIT ISLAND, JUAREZ