Martina Copley, A Listener’s Guide to Bowing, 2015, work in progress.

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Martina Copley, A Listener’s Guide to Bowing, 2015, work in progress.



Liquid Architecture / Nite Art / Open House / Melbourne School of Design

The Melbourne School of Design and Architecture Building calls attention to its transparent pedagogical design, its exposed materials. But in the act of ordering of bodies, they are also disciplined, they are brought into the fold; it is a building that absorbs people.

Artists Martina Copley, Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, Zac Segbedzi, Danae Valenza & Adelle Mills will pursue a set of implicit propositions coded into the MSD. They seek to unabsorb:

* the forces that shape it as site of knowledge production

* the space as a set of actions, practices and events

* the site as host to shared rituals of educational and corporate regimes

* decipherability and knowability

* institutional songcraft

* reaching and yearning

Over the two nights, the artists will perform the architecture in a series of discrete secretions. It is a new building, therefore it has a lot of secrets. 

NITE ART Thursday 23rd of the July

The Japanese Room, level 4, Melbourne School of Design


A listener’s guide to… bowing

Try bowing to everything as a way of listening> Working with a discontinuous flow of sound and film in the Japanese room, itself a reinstated elevated remnant space for commentary, A Listener’s Guide to… bowing inflects the act of listening to propose a critical form of attention. Unhinged from everyday patterns and graspings, the form of attention is a function of the form of attending.

In and around the Atrium, Melbourne School of Design


Gentle steps with an open mouth

A large scale vocal ensemble mapping explorations and experiments with human voice, breath, sound and body in space.

Open House Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th of July

Malaysian Theatre, Melbourne School of Design

Danae Valenza & Adelle Mills

back-lit and out-crop centre-place

“pre-recorded conversation – back-lit and out-crop centre-place – lecture theatre / theatre lecture – figures that wedge their voices between rolling translations – a blueprint for signs and signals to build – lines sent and collected like de-and-re-compiled papers so that hands and words can meet.”

Basement Hall, Melbourne School of Design

Zac Segbedzi

Woodstock 2015

“Woodstock 2015: the brown acid is the only reality….“one does not simply take the acid, the acid is no longer a tab… ”A meditation on the redundancy of art and expression in the context of late capitalist schizophrenia.”


Melbourne School of Design


The University of Melbourne

Open House Melbourne Program