See what that says: Catch me at This Is Not Art. And more specifically, Electrofringe. Daniel and Somaya, the awesome peeps at Electrofringe kindly offered me a place in their program, so I’m taking the Cone of Silence to TINA.
Over the last 3 days I’ve been patterning, cutting, sewing, riveting, lining and packaging to reconfigure the Cone of Silence from RMIT’s first site, to create the wearable, mobile version. A quiet costume, kinda.
I’m super excited about going – especially after the ace, but stupidly short time I had there 3 years ago. I’m looking forward to catching at least a couple of good shows and learning stuff.
I’ll be wandering the streets of Newcastle, soundproofing the city – bringing some silence back into the place – especially amongst the glitch of a festival focused on making a helluva lot of noise.
The Cone of Silence is also available to hire for 30 minute sessions from the Festival Hub/Club. So you can have a bit of quiet time in the overwhelming goodness of the festival.
If you’re at TINA, please come and say hey if you see me about. I’ll be there from Thursday – Sunday and will also be giving a more formal artist talk at the Round Theatrette on Saturday afternoon (3rd October), at 2pm. If you’re one of the 3 people there, feel free to ask awkward questions – I’m always up for a challenge. Heh.
And if you’re not at TINA, well, you should be seeing some of the Melbourne Fringe shows – some of which I’ll post about shortly – there are a few little gems about, that’s for sure.
*twitter hashtag: #electrofringe