S07E01: Instrument Builders Project 5, produced by Liquid Architecture
This episode is a special edition produced by Liquid Architecture and co presented by Contemporary Art Tasmania featuring interviews and audio from the recent instrument builders project as part of Mona Foma 2021 – a durational performance held at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania.
Instrument Builders Project’s (IBP) avant-garde, transdisciplinary and socially engaged approach has, over its previous four iterations in Indonesia, Australia and Japan, generated many fruits for the artistic communities involved. In short IBP is where artists invent, build, present and perform using invented ‘instruments’ that mix traditional and contemporary forms including sound sculpture, installation, improvisation and performance through international residencies. Each IBP is configured differently, however pre-pandemic iterations have consistently worked with an intensive 3-week international residency model, whereby new and alumni IBP artists work in a collaborative setting, culminating in an in-situ performance/presentation.
IBP5 is a partnership project presented by Contemporary Art Tasmania, Liquid Architecture and Volcanic Winds. Curated by Kristi Monfries, Joel Stern and Lisa Campbell-Smith, featuring artists Richie Cyngler, Julia Drouhin, Dylan Sheridan and Pip Stafford
IBP5 is supported by Australia Japan Foundation, Asialink, Regional Arts Fund, Mona Foma and The School of Architecture & Design, UTAS
With very special thanks to Mara Schwerdtfeger (sound producer) and Mish Szekelyhidi (documentation and audio).