Madeleine Flynn, Tim Humphrey and Jesse Stevens
Presented by Arts House, in association with Melbourne Festival
1pm – 9pm, Tue 19 Oct
1pm – 9pm, Wed 20 Oct
1pm – 9pm, Thurs 21 Oct
1pm – 9pm, Fri 22 Oct
1pm – 9pm, Sat 23 Oct
5 Blackwood St,
epi-thet is a mixed media sound installation activated by the audience.
Within a large cavernous space, three microscope platforms wait for the audience to stir them to life. Hidden within the microscope, a tiny vision flickers by – a story of the ways we describe ourselves and each other. Sounds begin beneath our feet and rise to the edges of the room. We watch and hear each other activate the work, unsuspectingly and collectively creating a physical and musical work of quiet beauty.
Inspired by an ANAT Synapse Residency with Dr Shane Grey at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Madeleine and Tim have been working since 2008 on the sonification of research data, making it possible to hear as well as see a representation of the genetic process.
epi-thet uses data from public domain genetic databases to create sound and image. Using an algorithm that maps data from the genetic process to sound parameters, and information drawn simply from posture, a composition unique to each individual participant is created.
Madeleine Flynn, Tim Humphrey, Jesse Stevens
Supported by – epi-thet is supported by ANAT Synapse, Experimenta and with assistance from the Arts House In Space program
Image by – Dean Peterson