10 happenings you don't want to miss at the Time Machine festival 18 - 29 July in Chippendale, Sydney curated by Serial Space. The 12 day program covers a broad range of time-based art forms including film, performance, music, exhibition, talks, lectures, debates and workshops, with many opportunities to get involved, make, talk, interact and dance!
MUSIC // Step Back: Dance Party
Dance in and out of time: an expanded dance party featuring Cliques a duo including Hensen one third of Seekae, Four Door a collaboration of members from Holy Balm and Naked on the Vague , Tuff Sherm with tracks on the dro carey soundcloud and Tyson Koh. Shake it, maybe even to do the time warp on Friday 27 July 10pm - 3am at Serial 004
EXHIBITION // Creo Nova
Titled Genesis of Biosynthia this installation by collaborative duo Creo Nova installation is an interactive platform for the audience to sonically engage with plants, melding artificial and organic materials. The Exhibition features 8 installations and video work open everyday Wednesday 18 - Sunday 29 July at Serial 002
MUSIC // Electronic Embassy
Time Machine presents world renowned electronic musician Keith Fullerton Whitman (USA), supported by a lineup of exploratory Australian artists - Solo Andata (rare live performance), Wrong Button Death Squad, Half High (feat. members of Naked On The Vague) and Angel Eyes. A night of bleeps, beats, squelches and electronic goodness Friday 20 July 7.30pm - 12.00 at Serial 003
PERFORMANCE // Brian Fuata
Set amongst the mist of a smoke machine, Brian Fuata a writer and performance maker will 'present' himself at the site formerly known as Frasers - the work is called 'The Sarraute Conduit (after Fraser Studios)'. This is one of 7 performances featured in the program. Catch Brian Fuata on Wednesday 18 July 6.00 - 9.00pm at Serial 002
SPECIAL EVENT // Noise Ball
Just for the pure fun of reliving your handball school yard glory days put Noise Ball in your diary - a hard hitting game of handball set amidst an endurance noise set by Aemon Webb. Aemon is an improviser, composer and producer now residing in Sydney. All players welcome, balls provided.
Thursday 26 July 7.00 - 9.00pm at Serial 002
SPECIAL EVENT //
BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer)
A Sydney first! Serial Space invites YOU to be part of Sydney's first incarnation of the world famous visualist mashup: BYOB. Bring Your Own Beamer is a series of one-night-exhibitoins hosting artists and their projectors. All you have to do is bring your HD/SD or overhead projector with something to project (+ power chord). Let's fill the space Friday 27 July 6.00 - 8.00pm at Serial 002.
TALKS & DISCUSSIONS //
The Central Core of Technology
This is one of 5 lunchtime talks, featuring a group of technologically involved women discussing the issues around working with technology, the dave-to-girl ratio and what might be getting between them and their tools. The Panel includes Ella Barclay, Nancy Mauro-Flude, Gail Priest and Pia van Gelder. Saturday 28 July 1.30 - 3.00pm at Serial 002
WORKSHOPS // Laboratory
There are a bunch of great ways to get your hands on buttons, cables and gadgets in the Laboratory program stream. Make your own radio which could be part of the live broadcast, make a Microsynth "module" which you can play as part of a group to form a large group 'instrument'. Make a solar powered analog synth from a hacked supermarket outdoor light or learn how to build a combat robot to compete at Robowars
TALKS // The Great Debate
That Men Can't Be Feminists
Come one, come all to Serial Space’s 7th Great Debate as part of Time Machine. This infamous debate series has hosted some of Sydney’s most impassioned and articulate thinkers, arguing and discussing political, personal, private and popular topics.
Saturday 21 July 7.00 - 11.00pm at Serial 001
LECTURES // Nancy Mauro-Flude
In a series of afternoon lectures a variety of topics and formats will be covered. Female hacker Nancy Mauro-Flude gives us an insight in to what lies behind the user-friendly facade of our operating systems in a one hour lecture 'The Intimacy of the Commandline'
Saturday 28 July 3.00 - 4.00pm at Serial 002