Chicks on Speed: SCREAM

Start Date: 13 Dec 2013

End Date: 08 Mar 2014

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Above image credit: Chicks on Speed, 2013

Design Hub is pleased to announce a major exhibition by Australian/European artists Chicks on Speed (Alex Murray-Leslie and Melissa Logan). SCREAM explores a multidisciplinary, practice-based approach to performance research, blurring the boundaries between pop-music, fashion, performance and film within an experiential interactive installation or GESAMTKUNSTWERK (a total work of art).

SCREAM will see Design Hub dramatically transformed by Chicks on Speed’s explosive collage of images, sounds and objects. The artists will construct a sonic sculptural installation that also acts as a playable ‘objektinstrument’. The exhibition introduces a series of six interactive iPad apps as new instruments for musical expression invented by Melissa Logan & Alex Murray-Leslie in conjunction with ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, technologist Jens Barth, with support by Melbourne based sound designer Benjamin Walbrook. SCREAM explores the role of the audience by empowering the public with tools to participate in Chicks on Speed’s collective jam session.

The new Chicks on Speed fashion film vs music video UTOPIA made at ArtSpace and MCA, Sydney, will be presented in the Design Archive window 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. UTOPIA features Melbourne-based dance troupe The Lycra Ladies and Billy Lime.

A series of collateral events will also accompany SCREAM, including a workshop, a Live Art Performance with collaborators Erica Lewis, Lycra Ladies, Billy Lime and RMIT students and the premiere of Chicks on Speed’s remake of the Luis Buñuel Film, L’Age D’or.

SCREAM is a joint project between Artspace and RMIT Design Hub.