- Date: Thursday, 15 November 2012 to Wednesday, 21 November 2012, 12pm-8pm featuring ‘Weather Broadcast’ short performances and guided interactions at 6pm
- Venue: Meat Market (Arts House) — 5 Blackwood Street , North Melbourne, VIC Tickets: This is a free event
Gauge is a playground of investigation into weather, water and scale. In the grand 19th-century surrounds of the Meat Market, five artists and two scientists create a contemporary Wunderkammer – a curious space of exploration into a critical concern for our time.
Experience a hands-on encounter with a beguiling array of newly-created and historical apparatus – a collective artistic response to current debate around the water cycle and the distribution of water resources. Researching the work through a year of investigative excursions, both physical and virtual, its makers have drawn on their collective reservoir of knowledge and imagination to develop these enigmatic inventions.
The wondrous result of this unique collaboration is at once an exhibition, an installation, a catalogue, a set of talks, a series of performances by both performers and audience, and a real-time-data-created work – all rebounding and resounding within Gauge’s carefully orchestrated space.
Created and Directed by: Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey
In collaboration with:
Performer/Composer/Inventor: Graeme Leak
Artist/Miniature Percussion Designer: Rosemary Joy
Visual Artist/Sculptor/Musician: Cameron Robbins, Dr Michael Roderick, Senior Fellow and Associate Professor, Research School of Earth Sciences and Research School of Biology, Australian National University and Dr Adrian Pearce, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, University of Melbourne
Gauge has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, Arts Victoria, CultureLAB and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.
Presented by Arts House.
NOTE - Gauge is also open from 23 to 25 November as part of 'Going Nowhere'
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