QUAKE is a synthesis of hypnotic sound and uncanny movement, developed through the international collaboration of four independently renowned artists and anchored by the force of their ground-breaking work in the fields of sound and choreographic composition, computer technology and installation.

As the four performers inhabit the expanded installation, the performance ensemble is reconceived as a system that considers psychological, anthropological and technological exchange as an exploration of time itself. Employing organic, analogue acoustic instruments and the physics of sound enhanced through digital processing, QUAKE creates a multimedia landscape that breathes new meaning into everything that we see, hear and feel.

In a world that moves too fast, the ‘players’ invite us to reflect on the nature of movement and affect in our relationship to environment and landscape, palimpsests of histories, digital interfaces and cellular structures. QUAKE is conceived to negotiate the intensification of technological speed as a force at play in the site of the body as analogous to a global entanglement with the data sphere. It points to the idea that the porosity between the micro and macro worlds, and the borders of our perceptions and geographies hold the same tensions as our climatic extremes.

Presented by Dancehouse in partnership with Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University and the Abbotsford Convent as part of Dance Massive 2019



Hellen Sky and Collaborators
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Thu 21 - Sat 23 March

10:00pm (60 Mins)

Abbotsford Convent, Magdalen Laundries
1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

Tickets $25

Accessibility — Wheelchair access, companion card

Choreography & Performance
Hellen Sky, Myriam Gourfink
Sound design & Performance
Mark Cauvin, Kasper T. Toeplitz
Lighting design
Nik Pajanti
Gregory Lorenzutti