SMOULDER

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SMOULDER

Featured Performers:
Concept Designer and Projection Art: Carla Zimbler
Sound: Sumn Conduit: Ben Carey (modular synthesiser) + Sonya Holowell (voice)
Percussion and Electronics: Nicholas Meredith
Dancer and Choreography: Victoria Hunt
Technical Assistance : John Carolan

"From wind-carried embers to combustion and decay, we watched our land catch fire"

A combustible look from across the space, into these coal-black eyes. Things that smoulder never truly burn out, and in the fourth and final SPACE|ACTION investiture, the experimental vocalist and modular synthesist duo Sumn Conduit, Sonya Holowell and Ben Carey, lock eyes with the concentrated fluidity of movement artist Victoria Hunt. A backdrop of cosmic genesis and heavenly gates conjures like a fire grill upon the Phoenix expanse by the visionary projection artist Carla Zimbler, while oxygen and enervating breath stokes the pile through the auditory waves of synth master Nicholas Meredith. Hold this gaze, don't look away. 

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On Set | Behind the Scenes

“SMOULDER embodies a shifting environment through three connected yet disparate modes of improvised performance: sound, animation and movement. Inside Phoenix’s walls, time is elongated and oxygen is decreased. A fragile ember hovers in liminal space, shrouded by ash. Oscillations and distortions envelop a suspended moment, a warped haze of heat blurring the borderlines of reality. These undulations suggest a landscape born of trauma - burning, decaying and regenerating. SMOULDER floods Phoenix with the intense, suppressed emotions that saturate the aftermath of fire and calls for resilience, protection and kinship.”

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SMOULDER Credits:

Production Company: Entropico
Executive Producer: Erin Moy
Director: Chloe de Brito
Producer: Jemma Cole
DOP: Tom Black
Stylist: Isabella Mamas
H&MU: Celeste Gubb 
Gaffer: Tom Keyes
Camera Assist: Gary Morris
Sound Recordist: James Langfield for Gigpiglet
Production Assist: Chloe Hayman
Editors: Andrea Chen & Chloe de Brito  
Colourists: Tom Black & Andrea Chen
Set Stills: Evo
Artwork Design: Bridget Peters
Artwork Animation: Tommy Stone
Promo Audio: Rowan Dix

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    We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work — the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We honour their elders both past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

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