Electrofringe in Townsville

Electrofringe in Townsville

Electrofringe in Townsville is an electronic arts exhibition of cutting edge Australian artists curated by Electrofringe and the School of Creative Arts (James Cook University).

Shown at eMerge Media Space at James Cook University in Townsville, the exhibition features the work of Danny Ford, Samuel Bruce, Alexandra Gillespie, Toydeath, Robert Crispe, Adam Brown, and Mitch Goodwin & Steven Campbell.

Nick Wishart (Toydeath) will be presenting an artists’ talk at the opening at 7pm.

Opening: Friday, 20th May 2011 @6pm.
Contact: electrofringedirectors@gmail.com or gallery@jcu.edu.au for more information.
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am – 4pm

ToydeathThe workshop
Turning Toys into Electronic Instruments will be run by Nick Wishart (Toydeath) which covers basic electronics for artists and musicians. This workshop is part of the Electrofringe in Townsville events.

Cost: $7
RSVP: elly.murrell@jcu.edu.au or electrofringedirectors@gmail.com (BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL)

The workshop will be followed by improv performance by the participants and screenings of Toydeath performance videos.
Cult circuit bending band Toydeath re-appropriate children’s electronic toys and wear human-sized cartoonish costumes to create a unique stage show.

Electrofringe and UNSW present: A Day with Joe Mariglio

Electrofringe is thrilled to have the opportunity to host sound artist Joe Mariglio while he is in Australia!

Thanks to the good folks at the Creative Practice & Research Unit, Joe will be conducting a workshop, artist talk and performance on Friday the 25th of March at the Kensington Campus at UNSW.

At 10am, Joe will teach an introduction to analog electronic music via CMOS. Come learn how to build analog synths and mess about with sound! You won’t even need to solder (we promise). The workshop will cost you $20 (to cover the cost of materials), but if you are a UNSW student you can do it for FREE. Places are extremely limited, so register now.

At 5pm, he will give a presentation on his work, and you will get the chance to pick his brains on all manner of things – from what it’s like to work with some of the pioneers of electronic music at UCSD, to his thoughts on SuperCollider. (If you ask nicely he might even play you a recording of his sourdough starter singing. No, really.)

At 7pm, Joe will be playing a set that he described to us as ‘aggressive, occasionally rhythmic, electro-acoustic music’. “Somewhere between experimental and pop” is the map we’ve got. Come and experience it for yourself. Tickets are $5 online or at the door, but FREE if you can brandish a UNSW student card at us.

More information on these events are here. For details on what the workshop will cover, download this.

If you would like more information on the esteemed artist, may we suggest exploring his work here. We particularly like this because it features field recordings of Australian fauna and this because trains are awesome. You may also find this article amusing and enlightening.

In conclusion!
Who: Joe Mariglio – teacher, sound artist, PhD candidate at UCSD.
What: Workshop, Artist talk, Performance
When: Friday 25th March 2011
Where: Studio 332, Robert Webster Building, UNSW

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Electrofringe 2011: Call for proposals now open

Electrofringe is now calling for proposals for the 2011 festival as part of the This Is Not Art (TINA) group of festivals in Newcastle. The five-day festival of electronic arts and culture will take place from the 29th September – 3rd October, 2011.

Electrofringe is committed to fostering creative and innovative uses of technology and electronic art forms, while focusing on artistic development and skills exchange. We are looking to unearth emergent forms, present innovative work and encourage interesting uses of technology. Electrofringe is interested in works that reflect all modes of creative practice.

For the 2011 festival, Electrofringe will be implementing a new arts-lab initiative for artists to work with and learn from one another. If you are an electronic artist (or a collective of artists) interested in presenting your work, discussing and developing it with feedback from members of your community, sharing your skills and/or collaborating with other artists to experiment and make work with during the period of the festival, we want to hear from you.

Proposals are accepted from a broad range of investigations including cross-disciplinary practice, media-based practice, networked and online collaborations, locative technologies, mobile artworks, live art, software art, electronics, experimental interfaces, sound, music, video, film, installation, performance and much, much more.


Proposal forms can be downloaded here:

Electrofringe 2011 – Proposal Submission Form (.pdf)
Electrofringe 2011 – Proposal Submission Form (.doc)
Electroprojections 2011 – Proposal Submission Form (.pdf)
Electroprojections 2011 – Proposal Submission Form (.doc)

If you have any questions about proposal submissions, please contact festival Co-Directors Estee Wah and Cara-Ann Simpson at electrofringedirectors[at]gmail[dot]com

Cara-Ann Simpson appointed Creative Co-producer 2011-2012

Electrofringe is very pleased to announce the appointment of Cara-Ann Simpson as Creative Co-Producer for 2011 and 2012.

Cara is an electronic artist with a background in arts and event management. She is also an active researcher, practitioner and participant in the field nationally and internationally.

We are very excited to have her join the Electrofringe family and we have all sorts of goodness planned for the coming year so keep your eye out for us in 2011. Happy new newness, electrofringers!

Electro_Online: Bonus Round at Serial Space TONIGHT!

2010 Electrofringe artist and curator Samuel Bruce will be doing a special extended presentation of this year’s Electro_Online program tonight at Serial Space in Sydney. Come on down as Samuel showcases some of the more curious works of this year’s selection,  and takes you, the viewer on a tour of other works and projects by these and other artists.

It’ll be a special thing, we hope to see you there. There’s even a facebook event for it if you’re that way inclined.

Electro_Online: Bonus Round
19:00 – 21:00
Serial Space
33 Wellington Street, Chippendale