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Madeleine Flynn & Tim Humphrey

Presented in Season 2 2012

World Premiere
Presented by Arts House

Opening Night Party 6pm, Thurs 15 Nov
12 – 8pm, Fri 16 Nov
12 – 8pm, Sat 17 Nov
12 – 8pm, Sun 18 Nov
12 – 8pm, Mon 19 Nov
12 – 8pm, Tues 20 Nov
12 – 8pm, Wed 21 Nov

Gauge will be open from Fri 23 – Sun 25 November as part of Going Nowhere.

Arts House
Meat Market
36 Courtney St,
North Melbourne

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Gauge is a playground of investigation into weather, water and scale. In the grand 19th-century surrounds of the Meat Market, five artists and two scientists create a contemporary Wunderkammer – a curious space of exploration into a critical concern for our time.

Experience a hands-on encounter with a beguiling array of newly-created and historical apparatus – a collective artistic response to current debate around the water cycle and the distribution of water resources.

Researching the work through a year of investigative excursions, both physical and virtual, its makers have drawn on their collective reservoir of knowledge and imagination to develop these enigmatic inventions.

The wondrous result of this unique collaboration is at once an exhibition, an installation, a catalogue, a set of talks, a series of performances by both performers and audience, and a real-time-data-created work – all rebounding and resounding within Gauge’s carefully orchestrated space.

Created and Directed by:
Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey
In collaboration with; Performer/Composer/Inventor:
Graeme Leak
Artist/Miniature Percussion Designer:
Rosemary Joy
Visual Artist/Sculptor/Musician:
Cameron Robbins, Dr Michael Roderick, Senior Fellow and Associate Professor, Research School of Earth Sciences and Research School of Biology, Australian National University and Dr Adrian Pearce Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, University of Melbourne

Supported by – Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, Arts Victoria, CultureLAB and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.
Image by – Cameron Robbins