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Making Space III: Launching the Ocean

  • 107 Projects 107 Redfern Street Redfern, NSW, 2016 Australia (map)

Join us for final event in the Making Space series as we ‘Launch the Ocean’ with the release of two new books: Coral Empire: Underwater Oceans, Colonial Tropics, Visual Modernity by Ann Elias and The Aesthetics of the Undersea, coedited by Killian Quigley and Margaret Cohen. The conversation between the authors, hosted by Professor Maria Byrne, will be captured live and reinterpreted into a unique sound experience that will transform the gardens of 107 into imaginings of the undersea.

This bespoke sound experience will be performed by Gail Priest & Baptism, curated by E M U S (Exploratory Music Sydney) an organisation promoting improvised, exploratory, experimental music and sound art in Sydney and its surrounds.

The Speakers:
- Ann Elias is Associate Professor, History and Theory of Contemporary Global Art, at the Department of Art History, University of Sydney.
- Killian Quigley researches the poetic, aesthetic, and broader cultural histories of environments and ecosystems.
- Maria Byrne is Director of the University of Sydney’s One Tree Island Research Station in the Great Barrier Reef.

Sound Artists:
Gail Priest (solo) & Baptism (Solly Frank & Charlie Sundborn)

About the Making Space Series
Making Space is the latest public program from the Sydney Environment Institute, and this time, we’ve added a twist. This off-campus series partners with 107 Projects to explore questions of evolution and creativity in uncertain times, by throwing together unlikely bedfellows to recraft and react though conversation, performance, improvisation and collaboration.


Earlier Event: May 1
The Sounds Unsound Presents #26
Later Event: May 2