Closing the envelop(e) [Public Program]
Closing the envelop(e) [Public Program]





Closing the envelop(e) Public Program

Date: 18-Jul-2015

Location: Contemporary Art Tasmania

Join envelop(e) curator Matt Warren and exhibiting artist Julian Day for a sound performance and discussion event. envelop(e) is a group exhibition of sound and light works, simple pockets or envelopes of space that contain sound and light environments. Day will speak with Warren about his art, music and performance practice and consider the ‘pros and cons’ of working within a gallery context. Day and Warren will then mark the concluding weekend of the exhibition by responding to the work through a live collaborative, improvised sound performance.


DATE: Saturday 18 July 2015. TIME: 2.00pm. LOCATION: Contemporary Art Tasmania.



Julian Day is an artist, composer, writer and broadcaster. He creates simple yet evocative works encompassing installation, video, sound, text and performance. Much of his work is site-specific and collaborative, using dispersed homogeneous sound to explore the acoustic, architectural and relational properties of such varied spaces as railway sheds, marketplaces, laneways, parks and galleries. Day performs with spatialised synthesisers under the name An Infinity Room (AIR) throughout Australia and Europe, appearing alongside OVAL, Marina Rosenfeld and Josef Van Wissem. He has also presented work at Museum of Contemporary Art, Whitechapel Gallery, Cafe Oto and MASS MoCA. He has presented and produced programs for BBC and ABC radio and has interviewed Vito Acconci, Janet Cardiff, Steve Reich, Blixa Bargeld, John Cale and Laurie Anderson. Day lives and works in Sydney, Australia.

Matt Warren is an electronic media artist, musician, curator, radio presenter and writer. His art practice encompasses immersive electronic installation, single channel video and sound works. The works investigate memory, transcendence, liminal spaces and suspension of disbelief. His music and sound practice has a basis in both composition and improvisation. In 1999 Matt received an Anne and Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship to undertake Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice research at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. In 2009 Matt completed PhD research in time-based media at University of Tasmania. As a curator Warren has presented In A Silent Way at CAST – now Contemporary Art Tasmania (2012) after receiving the organisation’s annual Curatorial Mentorship. He also presented Ghost Hunters at Hobart’s Plimsoll Gallery for the Plimsoll Inquiry (2013). He co-curated/compiled (with Julian Teakle), two volumes of Hobart-based experimental music/sound for cassette and download, Convergence (2014). Warren lives and works in Hobart, Tasmania.

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