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13 December 2017
Until 22 Dec
Matthew Bird: An Immersive Encounter With the Afterlife
MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens
8 – 22 Dec 2017
Matthew Bird: An Immersive Encounter With the Afterlife

Sarcophagus. Photo by Peter Bennetts

Artist and experimental architect, MADA Senior Lecturer Dr Matthew Bird will transform MPavilion into an interactive installation that invites audiences to experience an immersive and performative encounter with the afterlife.

Exhibition: 8–22 December 2017
Performances: Friday 8 December, 6–7pm (launch performance, followed with music by DJ Tomb Raver until 9pm); Saturday 6 December, 6–7.30pm (performance and Q&A); and Thursday 21 December, 6–7pm (performance, followed with music by DJ Shoplifting until 9pm).
Panel discussion: Saturday 16 December, 3–4pm, with Matthew Bird, astrophysicist and ARC Future Fellow, Daniel Price; architect and urbanist Charity Edwards; and architect and VR designer Tom Morgan
Cost: Free, all welcome

Queen Victoria Gardens
St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

The work will be composed of a celestial field of reimagined carillon bells that will produce both chance and compositional harmonies via the natural force of wind, playful audience manipulation, and a commissioned performance by composer Daniel Von Jenatsch and choreographic artist Phillip Adams. This visual and sonic installation will transform MPavilion into a spirited and experimental instrument with the aim of creating a responsive, transcendent and nondenominational performance dialogue with the hereafter.

Matthew Bird will realise this project with the assistance of students from Monash Art Design & Architecture.

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