2019 EDGE Sydenham, Sydney, Australia
As darkness descends ElectroSK8 transforms the concrete playground of the skatepark into an electronic wonderland. Experience digital colour, light and sound installations responsive to movement, as artists and skaters join forces to create and play.
10th August 2019
Sydenham Green Skate Space
Curated by Dr Lian Loke and Abhiruchi Chhikara
Presented by Inner West Council
Supported by University of Sydney Design Lab and UNSW Art and Design
State of Emergency
As environmental and political events collide, a state of emergency is nigh. Who is prepared for rescue missions and basic survival if all you have is gaffa tape, a holey tarp and a crate?!
Performing artists, in collaboration with NSW SES volunteers, use roaming and interactive performance, choreography, text, and objects of rescue to create humorous, yet blatant expressions of the realities of the current climate emergency. Durational and interactive performance throughout the night culminate in an apocalyptic set piece taking over the skate-bowl. Through intervention on public space the work creates stark, playful and hopeful calls to wake up out of ‘business as usual’ and find the state of urgency we need to avert the climate crisis.
Devised performance by Gideon Payten-Griffiths and Paul Walker with Alana Yee
Costumes by Lian Loke, Bron Turnbull and Annie Winter
Electronic head dress by Anz Easaw and Abhiruchi Chhikara
Composer/Sound Artist Grant Overend
In collaboration with NSW SES Marrickville and Ashfield-Leichardt units, Marty Jay