Refraction, Curated by New Weird Australia

Curated by New Weird Australia

Serial Space, Chippendale, Sydney
Organised by the UTS Sound Collective and supported by Sound Travellers.

TOM HALL (Only show in Sydney!)
Tom Hall is a media artist based in Brisbane, Australia. Hall’s eclectic works flourish by utilising a variety of mediums, each that reflect on his varied background and interests. With a strong focus on elements of the ‘everyday’ Hall’s practice involves considered explorations into place, space and time. In a live performance context Hall projects multi-channel video pieces drawing from a data base of found footage, composing and layering in real-time, this imagery is at times linked directly and indirectly to the sound, that Hall is also producing in realtime, through amplitude control.

After releasing a CDR through US label Disaro earlier this year, Horse Macgyver (Tim Dwyer) has recieved some genuine interest both locally and internationally – most recently in a Pitchfork article covering the emerging Witch House/Drag “genre”. His new tape is released via new label Bad Sound, established as a part of last year’s “Lets Paint TV” tour. More releases are planned including a vinyl compilation featuring Sniggle and Jonny Telafone. (info via Dream Damage)

Kusum is a musician and performer who works with voice in volume, feedback, tension and noise. She has developed a vocal style recognisably her own, set out to disrupt, divide, that is devoid of language but makes up in texture, density and ferocity. Working mostly as a solo musician she also produces vocal noise performances specific to site such as the city streets, laneways and hill-tops and also works collaboratively with local and international musicians, and is one member of Sydney based “Hard Hat”. Having recently performed In Japan and New York, and for the Biennale of Sydney 2010, these performances are too short to miss; don’t blink. Turn up on time. Think twice about bringing your mum.

Fighting against traditional perspectives of the DJ, Jordan Dorjee has fathomed how the turntable itself can become a musical instrument. Sculpting collaged works that re contextualise fragments of sound to create new musical structures, utilising sounds that vary from traditional instruments, spoken voice, machinery, nature or any other sound objects he can gather together. He is currently completing his BA Sound and Music Design at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Refraction is dedicated to the support, mentorship and development of student projects as they take their practice from the classroom to the community. Poster by Daniel Stone.

Photography by Marnie Vaughn.


KUSUM NORMOYLE, Footage by Stuart Buchanan

HORSE MACGYVER, Footage by Stuart Buchanan