Disruptive Critters: Alive

James Hullick & Jonathan Duckworth
In Residence: Mon 29 Oct – Wed 31 Oct
Open Studio: 10am – 4pm, Tues 30 – Wed 31 Oct

Activation: 7:30pm, Wed 31 Oct
PS Art Space, Fremantle
$15/$10 Performance Activation Tickets from Eventbrite

This sonically abstract and texturally rich project features a massive projection and a multi-touch table-top console by The Duckworth Hullick Duo. Real-time computer-generated virtual avatars (or critters) will roam the virtual performance space, responding to sound and movement. The critters, each with their own sound world, become autonomous co-performers in the work, interacting with performers and each other.

Disruptive Critters (DC) is a concert and free play exhibition. The concert is a 40-minute performance by James Hullick and Jonathan Duckworth playing the DHD’s bespoke DC tabletop audio-visual interface in surround sound.

The exhibition is a premier showing of the installation iteration allowing the public to freely play and interact with the DC console to create their own immersive audiovisual experiences.

Disruptive Critters explores digital disruption through the theatrical and performativity of autonomous computer generated agents, interactive media and digital design. Using a multi-touch tabletop console, audiences, or players, activate real-time computer generated virtual avatars (or critters), which roam the virtual performance space. The critters, each with their own sound world and gestural repertoire, become autonomous co-performers in the work, interacting with players and with each other in seemingly unpredictable ways.

Players will be immersed in a responsive, interactive world where virtual beings teem and flock, collide and collude in various forms of playful mischief.

ARTISTS

DuckworthHullickDuo (DHD)
Dr Jonathan Duckworth | Media Art and Design
Dr James Hullick | Sound and Design
Mr Ross Eldridge | Software Programming
Mr Casey Rice | Software Programming

DUCKWORTH HULLICK DUO

The D)-(D is emerging as one of Australia’s pre-eminent visual-audio duos.

The multidisciplinary D)-(D combine sound art and design with cutting edge digital technologies to create immersive performances and playful visual audio installations.  Paramount to the D)-(D ethos is the creation of 21st century visceral experiences that adventurously explore new interactive terrains for audiences.

The DHD is a collaboration between researcher and designer Dr Jonathan Duckworth (RMIT), and composer and sound artist James Hullick (Jolt Arts Inc).

duckworthhullickduo.com

joltarts.org

rmit.edu.au

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This development of project has been supported by the Australian Government through Australia Council for the Arts and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.