Events

Dark Mofo: On the Void

Summary

Our thinkers each in their own way offer up a meditation on the potential of listening again, listening deeper. The results of which have very real consequences for our existence.

Start Date

10th Jun 2017 1:00pm

End Date

10th Jun 2017 2:00pm

Venue

Dechaineux Lecture Theatre, Centre for the Arts, Hunter Street

RSVP / Contact Information

NO RSVP REQUIRED. Enquiries: Rebecca Fitzgibbon rebecca@mona.net.au +61 408 102 919

In space, no one can hear you scream. Or is that really the case? Much of what we know about the farthest reaches of the universe comes from sound, not light. Is the void silent? We try to find sense in the world, perhaps in listening out for silence. Our thinkers each in their own way offer up a meditation on the potential of
listening again, listening deeper. The results of which have very real consequences for our existence.

Panellists

Chris Levine is an internationally significant artist working in the field of light. An artist who regularly crosses boundaries of the possible, Chris has an impressive list of collaborators ranging from Massive Attach to HRH the Queen. Chris’s latest work for Dark Mofo generates an illuminated soundscape forged out of ancient and sacred geometries.

Rainer Jozeps

For 30+ years Rainer Jozeps has worked at the highest level, successfully leading a number of Australia’s major cultural institutions. From the Elizabethan Theatre Trust as Deputy Manager of its Melbourne orchestra, to Managing Director of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO).

He has consulted to the Adelaide Central School of Art, the Northern Territory Museums & Art Gallery, and held Chair and Board positions on the Crafts Council of SA, Patch Theatre, State Heritage Authority (SA) and the Elder School of Music (Adelaide University).

As a long time practising Buddhist, Jozeps is an experienced meditation guide. Trained in the Mahayana tradition, his examination of emptiness and its relationship with the temporal world, lead to his creation of the 2017 Dark Mofo project, Silence: a meditation on sound and silence through music with the TSO.

Dr Lucia McCallum is a Geodesist at the School of Physical Science, working in the group of radio astronomy. Her field of research is the Very Long Baseline Interferometry, using signals from far distant radio galaxies to measure the Earth. In 2015, Dr Plank received an Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). As a University Associate, she works with the University's own radio telescopes at Mt. Pleasant, the Northern Territory and in Western Australia, in common measurements together with telescopes all over the world.


Part of On Silence: three conversations

A global economist, an architect, a barrister and political agitator, an astrophysicist, a bishop, an international sound/light artist, a performance artist, a leading policy maker and an internet artist under global indictment: On Silence. A series of free talks on the theme of silence, in politics, science and art, hosted by Ryk Goddard, and presented by the University of Tasmania during Dark Mofo, and streamed live.

Continue the conversation by taking part in UTAS’s free online course about silence and Dark Mofo.