At this year’s Geelong After Dark Matt Bonner will be showcasing his work once again on City Hall in Gheringhap St. Matt’s projection explores GAD’s theme Heighten your senses through a piece called ‘Phobophobia’ the fear of fear itself.
The projection will include a panic button for instantaneous relief.
A sensual fusion of fire twirling, contemporary belly dance, flamenco and world dance inspired performance art.
The body is celebrated as an instrument for passionate expression; and the catalyst for senso-real experiences.
The fire dance carries elemental reflection; an opportunity to connect with the essence of this powerful force of nature within and without.
Stunning harmonic singing creates an emotional backdrop to the dynamic physical prowess of synchronised karate. Watch the highly disciplined display of katas while a 20 voice choir render new interpretations of songs you love. Together - the energy is electric and not to be missed.
Anne Scott Wilson and Ars Electronica Australia collaborated on the artistic interface that connects the physical with the digital at GAD2019.
Accompanying the Beehive in the City Hall Foyer is a live performance and installation that invites the public to participate and reflect their city, their voice and their perception.
"Beehive" (Bienenstock) is an ongoing artistic research experiment developed by Ars Electronica for collecting and contextualising video content from the activity of people. In the broadest sense it is a cross-media platform for crowd sourced video documentation. Beehive serves as a metaphor: like a society of bees, registered participants swarm out, capture footage of a happening from a multitude of perspectives and then enter into the collective hive.
Performance every half hour from 6:30 in the City Hall Foyer.
A tiny box theatre with a show performed just for you; an enchanted bookshelf reveals a tiny world hidden behind its volumes where magic, nostalgia and the will of one tiny person weave a story of infinite proportions.
Using kinetic sculpture, AI and machine learning from biological and movement data gathered in real time, this project explores the idea of a parallel universe within the everyday. ‘If you stay where you are, you'll run into yourself’ is a quantum provocation that inspires how I use materials.
"Tales of the Trees" takes us on a journey into the secret lives of the very trees that surround us every day. Become one with nature as the trees come alive this night and dance through the shadows and moonlight, breathing new life and joy upon the earth.
We are bringing out our retro 80's Boombox for a one night only street party, with tapes of all your favourite tunes. Chuck the tape of your favourite tune into the Boombox and get ready to dance. But be prepared, this Boombox is a little different to others!
Performances commence: 7.00pm, 8.00pm & 9.00pm
The ancient and contemporary collide in a choral arrangement of Wadawurrung language by acclaimed musician Jonathon Welch and songman Barry Gilson.
Featuring local choirs and performers, this immersive performance pays homage to the land we walk on together and urges us to ‘care for country’ as the Earth’s temperatures rise.
Film written by Deanne Gilson
Sung in language by Barry Gilson
Artwork Deanne Gilson and Marlene Gilson
Runs for 11.27 minutes
Wadawurrung Walking with WAA details the stories of the effect on the Wadawurrung and all Aboriginal people before and after colonisation and how the Wadurrung have evolved and live on Country today.
Screenings at 6.40, 7.40 & 8.45pm.
Join a journey to another multiverse, exploring a sacred garden where we are invited to stop and smell the roses.
Walking into a shimmering world of playful curiosity, butterflies dance along the vibration of our air currents and the holograms of our heart projections are felt and heard, even tasted by creatures co-habiting.
The artist invokes mystical movement, enchanting expression and interactive art-alchemy to create a world of LED magic, whimsy and wonder.
Make way for the giant sea turtle as it meanders through the coral, munching on the sponges. Careful it doesn’t mistake your hand for a jellyfish and have a nibble. A roving giant puppet act with handheld projection.
Presented by award winning visual performance company, Sanctum Theatre.
“Gravity defying feats await you when the Barwon Water forecourt is transformed by artists from Made In Natimuk.
ACT Natimuk, Made in Natimuk, Y Space, Transience and Mary French have collaborated to bring to life this site-specific, bespoke performance event with and for the Geelong Community.
With help from local schools Barwon Heads Primary and Barwon Valley School, the event features shadow puppets, aerial dancing and animation projections. The project features a genus of native fish that live in the rivers and estuaries of the Barwon waterways.
10min show on the hour from 6.30pm.
Impromptunes will bring Geelong to life - in song. Suggest your title and have a comedy song or mini musical made up for you - on the spot! You'll be wowed as the Impromptunes team entertain you with music full of hijinks, harmonies and hilarity.
Melbourne based studio, John Fish, present Tripex at Geelong After Dark 2019. This large scale array of pixel tubes will transform the Apex structure in Johnstone Park to become a luminous tower of pulsing light reminiscent of sci-fi film culture.
To compliment someone is to give a gift, a congratulatory kiss, a sign of approval.
Yes! You’ve made an excellent decision. You’re dancing in the right direction. Your footwork is impeccable!
Restore your faith in humanity with a collection of genuine compliments collected in Geelong.
A positively heart tingling experience!
Featuring compliments by:
students at Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College and Diversitat.
Now You See Me: A Guerrilla Art and Drama Collaborative will be a student-led exhibition. More than two-dozen Year 9 students from Christian College Geelong (Bellarine Campus) will create an interactive space to showcase both installation and performance-based artwork. Students will explore sight, hearing and touch, with the audience involved.
What appear to be two ordinary Lampposts sit opposite each other until you pass by. They begin to speak, they love getting involved in other people’s lives and have opinions on everything. Get up close and personal, Lampposts want to experience your affection – even inanimate objects have feelings you know!
CHYA will immerse visitors in a cacophony of auditory and graphic imaginings as art fills each corner of the building. Prepare for a sensory overload as waves of dissonant jazz intermingle with the harmonic tones of a Gospel choir and interludes by the rhythmic meter of spoken-word. Some yell, some whisper, some beg for spectators while others revel in their separation.
The soundscape that we make is like a mountain being made. It is for the audience to imagine what’s happening in the performance, without seeing it. It is a journey into people’s dreams through sound and imagery and voices. We make the mountains rise.
Artists: Ingrid Voorendt, Zoë Barry, Bruce Gladwin, Robert Croft, Mark Cuthbertson and Back to Back’s Theatre of Speed participants.
Image Credit: Robert Croft
Dive into the underwater world of acrobatic divers, take your photo with a mermaid, gaze up at stilt-walking sea creatures. Be sure to stop by our delicious deserts bar and indulge while you traverse our deep sea themed night, plus (when the bends kick in) expresso martinis for the grown-ups!
See a brilliant array of catch-your-breath, acrobatics, juggling and, slapstick comedy with the Splash Test Dummies only Geelong performance get ready for some splish-splashing circus fun set to drown you in tears of laughter! Ready to roll out their beach towels and spring into 20 minutes of circus-filled hilarity for the whole family.
Lend me your ears and close your eyes! Enter a magical and safe aural world where the colours and magic of an improvising operatic solo voice and exquisite bells will embrace and surround your soul, while you are blindfolded.
Shows 10 minutes each beginning at 6.00, 6.40 & 7.30pm
Delicious. Decadent. Divine, and Diminishing: OYSTER is an art installation about quantity and appetite. Piles of oyster, mussel and scallop shells display the decline and current restoration of oyster/shellfish populations in Port Philip Bay. Visit the OYSTER SALOON-BAR for a freshly shucked oyster and contribute to the installation and restoration.
The Hopefuls are a big-puppet family. They are a roving ensemble of parents-baby-dog-pram, wanting to build a new life - a home, a sense of belonging. They mingle, trying to fit in. They could almost go unnoticed, except that they do stand out in a crowd!