Sydney Opera House announces new season of Outlines, showcasing boundary-pushing digital works

Sydney Opera House announces new season of Outlines, showcasing boundary-pushing digital works

Sydney – The Sydney Opera House today announced the second season of Outlines, a playful, provocative showcase of artists that are embracing and disrupting digital platforms and technology.

The new season of digital works will be presented free and exclusively on Stream, the Opera House’s online streaming platform for world-class performing and digital arts, from 12 – 16 July.

Outlines features eight digital events from around the world, celebrating boundary-pushing artists, technologists and visionaries whose work interrogates motion-capture, artificial intelligence, machine-learning, 3D animation, generative art, decentralised performance and experimental film techniques.


The Outlines season includes:

Lu Yang: DOKU, The Binary World screening + Q&A
Two dancers in Sydney and Hong Kong meet in the same virtual world in Lu Yang’s innovative live motion-capture performance. The high-energy audio-visual experience draws on Buddhist philosophy, internet culture, video games and the aesthetics of anime. Followed by a Q&A with Lu Yang and producer Mat Spisbah.

Claire L Evans In Conversation + YACHT The Computer Accent screening
American post-pop outfit YACHT present their ground-breaking new documentary film, The Computer Accent, chronicaling the band’s multi-year experimentation with artificial intelligence. Featuring a Q&A with Grammy-nominated lead singer Claire L Evans.

Harrison Hall – Body Pipelines
Exploring the boundaries between the physical and the digital, artist and choreographer Harrison Hall, in collaboration with Luca Dante, Sam Mcgilp and Naxs Future, present two transformative works combining dance, 3D animation and music.

Sonic Mutations: A Generative Music Exploration
Artificial intelligence and live performance collide in a unique audio-visual collaboration between experimental electronic musicians Alexis Weaver and salllvage, and creative producers Kopi Su, using AI tools and techniques to mirror the creative process, with a visual presentation accompanying the live performance

Shortwave – New Digital Commissions – Brad Darkson, Claudia Nicholson, Nasim Patel, JD Reforma, Riana Head-Toussaint, Feras Shaheen
Shortwave is a platform for six interdisciplinary Australian artists, commissioned to create new works that explore and extend their digital practice. With Brad Darkson, Nasim Patel, JD Reforma, Claudia Nicholson, Riana Head-Toussaint and Feras Shaheen.

Queer PowerPoint – Live!
Executive realness comes to the online space as creators Xanthe Dobbie and Harriet Gilles livestream their cult smash slideshow – a gleeful queering of the corporate world’s straightest software, with a digital twist and super special guests.TRACES: A First Nations voice-to-art experience
The film TRACES documents the First Nations led audio-visual experience that was first staged at the Sydney Opera House in 2022. The digital voice-to-art installation is based on an illustration by Ballardong Noongar, Nimunburr and Yawuru artist Kamsani Bin Salleh with poetry by Gunai writer Kirli Saunders, inviting audiences to reflect on our connection to the land that sustains us.

Where is the body? What is the venue?
In this fascinating, future-facing discussion, a panel of Australia’s most innovative artists, futurists, curators and thinkers join forces to interrogate technology, art, culture and the future organisational models that they necessitate. Join host Christian Ramilo, futurist Ana Tiquia and artist Tiyan Baker for a conversation that goes deep into the possibilities, curated by choreographer Matt Cornell.


Event Details
WHAT:   Outlines
WHEN:   12 – 16 July, 2023

Photo credit: Luca Dante 

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