Site and sounds inspire art
BOGONG Centre for Sound Culture is gearing up for its newest presentation which will be titled ‘Phantasmagoria’.
This will be a site- specific exhibition incorporating locations across Bogong Village, and displaying works by a wide range of artists.
Featured artworks include video and sound works, installations, interactive artworks, site responsive performances, and an immersive sound garden comprising commissioned compositions.
BCSC director Madelynne Cornish said that the exhibition would include video art, projection, sound and performance art.
“We would like the rest of the community to be involved as much as possible in the presentation of the event, perhaps in manning some of the sites, but especially to participate in ‘Itinerant Sound’, which is a presentation by sound artist Geoff Robinson, using bells,” she said.
“We are also trying to involve local artists, and Kim Lane at the Secondary College will collaborate with Sarah Edwards, one of our exhibitors, to make masks and costumes for the event.”
Another contributing artist is photographer Kylie Esler, who will present work based on the history of the Bogong cottages.
The exhibition will include some innovative technology, such as work by Charinthorn Rachurutchata which uses QR code technology, allowing visitors to view her artworks by scanning codes using a free app.
Sound artist Gabi Schaffner will transmit sounds from various points so people can tune into different radio transmissions as they walk around.
Almost 30 artists working in different media will be involved in the event, all of whom will be presenting their ideas about Bogong, its history and environment.
Ms Cornish said that by using the word “Phantasmsgoria” for the title of the exhibition she wanted to evoke the idea of the ghosts of the past of Bogong Village.
“I mean indigenous, colonial, the pastoralists and the builders of the hydro scheme – we are aiming to capture the shadows of the past.”
The official opening will take place on April 7 at 8pm, and be open all day on the Saturday and the following Sunday morning.
After the opening visitors can view the exhibitions every weekend afternoon in April.
For more information log onto bogongsound. com. au/ projects/ phantasmagoria, or phone 0424 095 554.