Audio Foundation & Loop Project Space present: A Century A Salt


Two nights of experimental sounds and sights from Aotearoa New Zealand!


Live sounds by:

Ov Pain
Edie Eves
Jeff Henderson

Moving Image by:

Beth Hilton
Kim Pieters
Rachel Shearer
Beth Dawson
Phil Dadson
Ivan Mrsic
Te Kupu
Gerard Crewdson


Wednesday 21 & Thursday 22 August @ Loop Project Space, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne 3000
8pm | $10 entry


Artist bios:

Kraus –
Kraus is a psychedelic musician based in Auckland. His singular and eclectic recorded work encompasses a range of influences, from Golden Age electronics and psychedelic rock, to Eastern folk and pre-modern Western musics.
Since 2002 he has released 15 albums, and presented his mind-boggling and endlessly evolving live performances throughout New Zealand, Australia and Europe. His latest album “Grip the Moon” is available from Soft Abuse Records.

Ov Pain –
Comprised of Renée Barrance (Élan Vital) on synthesiser and Tim Player (Opposite Sex) on saxophone, OV PAIN “lay waste to the notion that new possibilities within rock and roll are destined to be staid bloated rituals engineered in pursuit of a cheap buck or a quick fuck.”
Having formed initially in the hard coldness of Dunedin, New Zealand, they are currently based in Naarm / Melbourne.
They have released material via CocoMuse, Vacant Valley, Independent Woman Records, and Zero Style.

Ede Eves –
Edwina Stevens (Ede Eves) is an audiovisual artist working across live performance, installation and spatial sound design, investigating the ‘sound of place’ via composition, improvisation and performance.
Working with analogue audio equipment, found acoustic instruments, and field recording equipment, their minimal and haunting soundscapes relate experiences of remoteness, where time behaves differently.
A substantial amount of Edwina’s work has been produced during self-directed residencies and impromptu travel.

Motte (Anita Clarke) –
Motte is the solo project of Wellington based violinist and composer Anita Clark. Weaving together a richly textured world with a violin, delay pedal, electronics, and voice, Motte rides the line between beauty and devastation, creating a world solely her own.
The sound is an improvised, modern classical meeting of alternative, experimental pop. Since 2015, Motte has released two albums since 2015, ‘Songs For Movies’ and ‘Strange Dreams’, with a third due for release in 2020.
While frequently touring throughout Australasia, Anita also composes for dance, recently for the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 2019 Choreographic Series, and film, recently a Wellington short-film ‘Bloom’, a Sydney based short ‘Shadows’ which recently played at Cannes Film fest, and a soundtrack for Montreal based experimental film maker Alexandre Larose.

Satori (Beth Hilton) –
Satori, the visual practice of Ōtepoti artist Beth Hilton, explores the medium of light.
Informed by the meaning of the word, Satori is an examination of stillness and of quietude. Using light as both a visual language and tactile medium, Satori creates slow, restrained compositions of illuminated form and colour.
The movements and progressions have semblance to internal imagery. With a rarefied approach to materials, and through techniques such as diffraction and polarisation, Satori’s imagery becomes fluid, reminiscent of phosphenes and other biological visual phenomena.
Satori performances often take place in collaborations with sonic artists, functioning expanded cinema experiences with using slide projectors and 8mm film loops.

Kim Pieters –
Kim Pieters is a long-term Dunedin-resident. One of Aotearoa’s most renowned abstract painters, Kim is also a former musician whose visual output is still deeply inspired by sonics.

She has for many years also produced photographs, improvisational film and music, from her Dunedin studios. Her audiovisual films initially developed as an intuitive merging of her interest in the moving photographic image and abstract sound and remain within that domain.

Rachel Shearer –
Rachel Shearer is an interdisciplinary artist and integral member of Aotearoa’s adventurous and vibrant music and arts community. She works across a range of fields – experimental music, installation, academic research, audio visual projects and collaborations with practitioners of moving image and performance.
She has been a member of influential music groups such as Angelhead and Queen Meanie Puss as well as working solo under her own name or as Lovely Midget. She has released records via such pivotal labels as Xpressway, Siltbreeze, Ecstatic Peace!, Corpus Hermeticum, Family Vinyard.
In recent years, Shearer has worked more frequently at the border of visual and sonic, producing large installations, public sculptures and film works exploring sounds, earth-energies and the interconnectedness where share with the world around us.
She holds a practice-led Phd which investigated earth-energies and environmental recording through a lens of Maori epistemologies.

Ducklingmonster (Beth Dawson) –
Ducklingmonster is an audio-visual artist from Onehunga, Aotearoa | New Zealand. She reimagines out-of-bounds areas through a range of practices, including music, video, comics, and performance, with a focus on disruption.
Publicly, her work has predominantly been in noisy sound, most notably in the group The Futurians, and more recently solo. She is is a core member of Tāmaki Makaurau based art collective Uniform.
Sonically she utilizes handbuilt and broken electronics, field recordings, presets, drum machine, keyboard, and vocals, with this aesthetic also prominent in her visual output.

Phil Dadson –
Phil Dadson is a seminal figure in New Zealand’s art history, both for pushing the boundaries of sound and intermedia art since the 70s and for his influence on a generation of now leading mid-career artists. His multidisciplinary approach to making art includes solo performances and exhibitions, building experimental musical instruments and sonic objects, video / sound installation, music composition, graphic scores, drawing, sound sculptures and improvisations with invented instruments.
Video remains a constant passion for Dadson, as much for its ability to synergistically combine image and sound as for its unique physicality (perhaps not so obvious today with technology closing the gap between film and video resolution.)

Ivan Mrsic –
Ivan Mršić is Croatian-born interdisciplinary visual artist, and musician. His work builds upon the foundations of the European avant gardé.
Updating Dadaist, and Fluxist strategies to suit a contemporary context, his video animation installations employ the audience’s perceptual of processes as material, wringing cross-firings from the neural-network to express emotions and feelings of the time we live in.

Te Kupu –
Te Kupu, a.k.a. Dean Hapeta, a.k.a. D Word of Aotearoa crew Upper Hutt Posse, is an agent provocateur, best known for his work as front man of seminal Hip-Hop crew, Upper Hutt Posse.
He has a deep concern for cross over indigenous activism and politics, eloquently explored through over the six DVD video-essay, Ngātahi – Know the Links.

Gerard Crewdson –
Gerard Crewdson, born in New Zealand/Aoteoroa in 1954 is a dual New Zealand/Australian citizen. Over a nomadic career of collaboration, now spanning over 40 years, Gerard Crewdson has developed a highly personal experimental and interdisciplinary practice.
A musician and performer, specialising in low brass (trombone and tuba), Gerard is a member of Braille Collective, New Zealand; Splinter Orchestra, Sydney and Pyramid Club, New Zealand.
More than this, Gererd is an artist’s Artist, constantly making new and uniquely fascinating works without recourse to style, trend, or even medium.

Jeff Henderson –
Jeff Henderson is a multi-instrumentalist and improvisor best known for his work on saxophones. As a musician he has performed and toured extensively as a soloist and collaborator. He is currently Director of the Audio Foundation and is a keen boxing fan.