100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
7PM 'til 7AM
Arts Centre Melbourne has secrets to share and Melburnians are invited to unlock its mysteries with two interactive installations that put the audience firmly in control.
If you’ve ever wanted to take control of the spire atop Arts Centre Melbourne your time has finally come.
For one night only, from the forecourt podium, audiences can take command of this iconic landmark and create a 162-metre light show of their own – but first you’ll have to collaborate with the rest of the crowd to work out just how many Melburnians it takes to change a light bulb… and 6600 metres of fibre-optics, 140 metres of neon tubing and 14,000 incandescent lamps.
Around the corner, next to the newly renovated Barre, individuals and small groups decipher a puzzle to command a second interactive piece riddled with secret combinations. Move content on screen, trigger video, audio and lights while you work out the mystery within this artwork and discover what happens when you unlock the secret combination.
Marcus Cook is a sound/video artist (Default Jamerson, Pewter Snake Necklace, Nokes & Cook) and a professional sound/video/electronics technician. Marcus runs Shogun Lodge Services, which offers technical support to artists with a focus on interactive system design and installation, and is also a co-founder of the Sabbatical Records label.
Tim Slattery is a local musician that currently performs in the Melbourne two piece Big Yawn. He enjoys playing with samplers and synthesisers to create interesting and original sounds. Tim has toured the US and Australia with Big Yawn, recorded a bunch of EP’s and is currently working on an LP due to be released later this year
Ally Murphy is a Melbourne based producer and video artist. She has worked as both an artist and producer on large scale installations and projections, and her accolades include White Night, New Years on the Hill, Harvest Festival, Ride the Night, and Gertrude Street Projection Festival, where she was also the Festival Director for the 2014 installation.
Luke Hawley has worked at Arts Centre Melbourne for over five years. The past three he has been the lead Lighting Programmer for the centre working on a number of Drama, Dance and Music events. Luke has been able to work closely with many already established lighting designers and this is the first design he can put to his own name.