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 TADRA, and other visions

Jahra Wasasala x Henry Lai-Pyne x Spewer

Mixed Media Performance

 

Commissioned by CHUNKY MOVE

Activators 10 (residency / development program)

Monday 27–Friday 31 March 2023

Collaborators: Jahra Wasasala @jahra.arieta Henry Lai-Pyne @eek_now Spewer @spewer_os  Oosh @ooshcon Liam Wolfe @liamwlfe Harrison Hall @infernalfaun Sam Mcgilp @mygilp

 

TADRA, and other visions uses motion capture, animation and dance to explore and reinterpret Fijian mythology, symbology and expressive movement. TADRA  holds a process of world-building and technological interrogation that focuses on the memory and stories of the dancing-body while transmuting Fijian folklore into a digital vision of mutation and distortion. This work in development utilises motion capture technology to inhabit virtual creatures and environments, in the process of enhancing and abstracting bodily expression in a live space.

KALOUGATA - DRA

Jahra Wasasala x Henry Lai-Pyne

Animation Film and Dance Performance

 

KALOUGATA - DRA has had two development iterations presented through an online virtual experience with Tempo Dance Festival 2022 (Aotearoa, NZ) and through a live-exhibition space at The Physics Room Gallery (Aotearoa, NZ) that featured an experimental experience between Jahra’s live physical performance, costume design, sculpture and Henry’s multimedia animation.

Collaborators: Jahra Wasasala @jahra.arieta Henry Lai-Pyne @eek_now Oosh @ooshcon Harrison Hall @infernalfaun Spewer @spewer_os

 

KALOUGATA - DRA uses motion capture, animation and dance to explore and reinterpret Fijian mythology, symbology and expressive movement. KALOUGATA - DRA holds a process of world-building and technological interrogation that focuses on the memory and stories of the dancing-body while transmuting Fijian folklore into a digital vision of mutation and distortion. This work in development utilises motion capture technology to inhabit virtual creatures and environments, in the process of enhancing and abstracting bodily expression in a live space.

EXTREME SYMBOLS

Experimental Animation film and Score

 

Commissioned by Soft Centre

Premiered at SOFT CENTRE’s ARC at the Ritz Cinema

8th of April 2022.

 

EXTREME SYMBOLS is an experimental animation short and score that was completed between 2021 and 2022. The work is a dedication and homage to my dear friend Baramet (Ham) Laosethakul who passed away in early 2021. The work has been a process of my grief, and seeks to process joint memories, environments, dreams, and speculative nostalgia between two friends.

 

Are we able to create and position omens in a state of lucid dreaming? Could these supernatural objects grant fortuitous affect upon the waking life. EXTREME SYMBOLS is a process of digitally seeking and creating new artefacts and images in order to consolidate the past and present.

 

EXTREME SYMBOLS incorporates a mixture of various mediums, methodologies, and subject matter to address the various stages and ideas that are involved in consolidating loss. The experimental film includes the use of photogrammetry to create digital scanned artefacts, sourced video footage, live-action film, digital sculpture and animation, motion capture, and artificial intelligent assisted imagery.

jebaited

Virtual livestream and artist interviews

commissioned by Arts House, Cambelltown Arts Centre, Taipei Performing Arts Centre, and Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, as part of BLEED 's 2022 online symposium/ after party. 

incl. of 

- Avatar A
- Avatar B
- their respective UE4 domains
- 4x obligatory, but v enjoyable 16:9 Zoom Artist Interviews w/ Avatar A (u can find em on youtube
- 1x vtuber unreal livestream w/ Avatar B
- 1x Arts House instagram heist
- 1x Cloudy Ku mix
- 1x Liam's brain
- 1x anticlimactic geoguesser fumble

Collaborators:

Henry Lai-Pyne - Lead Artist 

Mat Spisbah - Lead Artist 

Liam Wolfe - Unreal Engine design and real-time developer

Emile Zile - Host / Avatar

Cloudy Ku - DJ

6 Across, 6 Down

2-channel video install

Commissioned by SOFT CENTRE

Installed and exhibited at SOFT CENTRE UNFURL 2022, Closing Concert V, The Calyx, Sydney Botanical Gardens 

27/11/2022

 

Bridget Mary Chappell, Fresh Waterfalls

accompanying film/animation

full project details:

Undertow ~ 

Commissioned by the City of Melbourne

Vinyl released on Heavy Machinery Records

https://heavymachineryrecords.bandcamp.com/album/undertow

30/10/2020

 

~ The accompanying video serves as an extension to the critical story telling of Undertow. This compositional extract, Bridget’s accompanying text, and the film’s direction speaks on the exploitative history of the Birrarung River through colonisation and how this force is still ongoing. The film continues Bridget’s process of data abstraction and subversion with a focus on Colonial cartographic iconography, illustration, and image creation. The bridge between past and present colonial efforts is represented with the evolving motif of the ornamental frame - a seemingly illustrative branding and beautification of settler cartography. Through this frame, we can see distortions (perhaps devolution) to the fidelity of it’s material and the geographical images it attempts to neutrally portray. ~

SKINS

Live audio visual film performance

Commissioned by AsiaTopa and Exhibitionist

Performed at ACMI

30/03/2022

 

video for Roy Mills: Dissociation from LP:Hell Beckons For Ye Who Ain't Repenting

This album and all of its dedications are in direct support of the Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation & the Mogo Local Aboriginal Land Council.
All revenue raised will be split evenly between: Mogo Local Aboriginal Land Council (Mogo LALC): https://bit.ly/2W1JRhH Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation: https://bit.ly/2WrLEeT

soi (4) : visuals in-situ feat. Ham

track id: Lensk - Strained

AsiaTOPA: Sinofuturists 2020 (promotional video)

w/: Mat Spisbah :)

Performances:
Lu Yang New Work Premier: "Delusional World" - 6th March 2020 - Federation Square

Alex Wang & Chill Chill - 26th March 2020 - Melbourne Recital Centre

Howie Lee & Teom Chen - 27th March 2020 - Melbourne Recital Centre

WHOLE: event series

Visual Identity

with Jack Nelson

SOI: event series

Visual Identity 

with Ham Laosethakul                      ... until the next ... <3

Hextape, Toyota

music video


Released on Anterograde

https://anterograde.bandcamp.com/album/toyota

8/3/2020

track: Gooooose - Plasma Sunrise

terra - Naarm (the return to Bolte Bridge) - 2020

 

fundraiser for Bushfire Relief for Wildlife Rescue : AUD 375 donated <3

Performing Lineup:

- Bayard Cooper (live) w/ Performance by Ece Yavuz, Joe Newton-keogh and Miles Lee.

Choreography: Ece Yavuz

- Siri

- Negative Thought Pattern (live)

- Shiga Mioko

- Cypha (live)

- Hextape

- DJ Mum

- Voss

- surprise guest: Kétia (Lisbon)

no shutdown :)) (10:00pm ~ 11:00am)

executed with:

Ghostello, and Maurice Galactica

SOFT CENTRE VIVID 2023, Carriageworks

Brand ID and Animation Assets

SOFT CENTRE pres. UNFURL, 2022

Brand ID and Animation Assets

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