MMeets Matthew Bird: An immersive encounter with the afterlife—Performance
Fri 8 Dec 2017, 6.00pm–7.00pm
Sarcophagus. Photo by Peter Bennetts
Join us at MPavilion for the inaugural twilight performance designed around artist and experimental architect Matthew Bird’s interactive MProjects installation, ‘An immersive encounter with the afterlife‘. This multidimensional installation—composed of a celestial field of reimagined ‘bells’, and which invites audiences to experience a performative encounter with the afterlife through chance interactions—renders Bird’s creative curiosities of esoteric and metaphysical space.
This is the first in a series of commissioned performances interacting with the installation, in collaboration with composer Daniel Von Jenatsch, choreographic artist Phillip Adams and fashion designer Pia Interlandi. Over the course of its (after)life at MPavilion, seven local, emerging and established performers will activate the installation: Emma Riches, Tom Woodman, Rachael Wisby, Luke Fryer, Ben Hurley, Pia Lauritz and Timothy Walsh. This visual and sonic experience will transform MPavilion into a spirited and experimental instrument, with the aim of creating a responsive, transcendent and nondenominational performance dialogue with the hereafter.
Come down to the Queen Victoria Gardens to witness the performance and interact with the installation in person. Stick around for a drink and a dance afterwards—DJ Tomb Raver will be providing the soundtrack from the end of the performance until 9pm.
This event is part of a mini-program built around the MProjects by Matthew Bird, ‘An immersive encounter with the afterlife‘, in collaboration with composer Daniel Von Jenatsch, choreographic artist Phillip Adams and fashion designer Pia Interlandi. Find out more about other events in the program below:
MTalks | The Afterlives of cities
Saturday 16 December, 3–4pm: Discussion with experimental architect Matthew Bird; astrophysicist and ARC Future Fellow, Daniel Price; architect and urbanist Charity Edwards; and architect and VR designer Tom Morgan.
MMeets | Matthew Bird: An immersive encounter with the afterlife
Saturday 16 December, 6–7.30pm: Performance and Q&A with Matthew Bird, Daniel Von Jenatsch, Phillip Adams and Pia Interlandi
Thursday 21 December, 6–7pm: Performance, followed by music by DJ Shoplifting
This event is made possible by the Hugh D T Williamson Foundation through funding for MPavilion’s series of events looking at design & science.