Location: Contemporary Art Tasmania
A multi platform partnership project between Contemporary Art Tasmania, Youth Arc and artist Sara Wright was aimed at creating extraordinary opportunities for young artists aged from 16 – 24. With a focus on screen culture, video production and open source technology, the intention was to investigate, dismantle and expose perceptions of identity, through various modes of creative process.
Participants of the Dismantle program gained access to a unique suite of exhibitions, festival programs and workshops in public and private art institutions led by associated artists and arts professionals. The program included:
- NOKO Barry William Hale and Scott Barnes spoke at Salamanca Arts Centre’s Dark Mofo program, Invisible House to discuss their collaborative practice conjuring esoteric art, live music and an unfolding series of audio-visual artworks – a decades-long research project of art, occult rituals, magic and psychic phenomena.
- Sinsa Mansell held a workshop at the Performance Space of YouthARC to discuss what it means to dismantle cultural identity. Sinsa is a proud Tasmanian Aboriginal woman, creating greater awareness of her rich cultural heritage, working on a range of platforms.
- James Newitt discussed the process and thinking behind his film I Go Further Under and his Dark Mofo exhibition Delay at Contemporary Art Tasmania.
- Viv Carroll and the Cinemona production team opened the doors to Cinemona, providing an engaging survey of video art and cinematic aesthetics.
- Mish Meijers showed the latest iteration of The Collector – Henri Papin, her collaborative work with Tricky Walsh held at Detached.
- Michael Bugelli hosted a tour of key artworks in Penny Clive’s collection.
- Dylan Sheridan and Richie Cyngler ran a workshop at ALabon programming synths in puredata and hacking into the VGA signals of monitors, to create visual graphics via with sound input.
Contemporary Art Tasmania became a site of production and experimentation; alongside artist mentors, participants of the program were encouraged to converge and collaborate on material exploration with the aim of devising a live work for the Light Up the Lane Festival.
Richie Cyngler is an experimental electronic artist fascinated by collaborative play, experimental process, learning and the creative potential of new technologies. He is a co-director at Media Lab Melbourne (MLM) a community and collective of new media artists and designers, and the curator of the OpenLAB lecture series since early 2013.
Sabio (aka Sabrina Evans), is an established costume designer and maker, and emerging contemporary artist based in Hobart. Sabio’s professional practice encompasses the construction of elaborate and experimental costuming, which embody architectural elements.
Troy Melville is a filmmaker based in Tasmania. He has been a producer and director on a number of factual documentaries including Testing Taklo and the series Alive & Kicking for SBS. Troy has worked as an ABC Open producer in Southern Tasmania and also had a key role on a range of art projects, including The Happiness Project and Portraits of Invisible People for Kickstart Arts.
Sara Wright is a cross-disciplinary artist, performer and curator with a contemporary social practice. She co-produces, collaborates with and mentors people of all ages, creating contexts for transformation and healing through conversation, experimentation, risk, creative play, public participation and democratic action.
Light Up The Lane 2018
Dismantle youth artists came together to present their performative open-source video work at Hobart’s premier digital youth arts festival, Light up the Lane, transforming outdoor spaces of Mathers Place through live projections.
Youth Artist Collaborators: Che Van Oh, Jordy Gregg, Harry Holcombe-James, Jasper Maxwell-O’Brien, Atak Ngor, Mary Scully.
This project was also made possibly with the support of Hobart City Council, Headspace, and Mona.