The Melbourne Art Foundation (MAF) is proud to announce

MAF 2016
Lectures & Forums

Autotune Everything:
Art and the Sonic –

Cosmic – Politic

18–20 August 2016, 6pm – 10pm
Greek Centre for
Contemporary Culture
168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Presented in association with the Research Unit in Public Cultures (RUPC) – University of Melbourne and Liquid Architecture.

Curated by
Nikos Papastergiadis, Joel Stern and Danni Zuvela.

This free program will bring together dynamic thinkers and performers from across the world during Melbourne Art Week to stage a conversation on contemporary art, sound and public space.

Johannes Kreidler is supported by RMIT international Artist in Residence program (iAIRt) and the Goethe Institut.

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  • 6.00pm: MAF Keynote Speaker – Ute Meta Bauer, Director of NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore – The Oceanic Turn
  • 7.00pm: Dennis Del Favero, UNSW Scientia Professor, Sydney – Parallel aesthetics: the emergence of a new type of human and machine narrative


  • 8.00pmMasato Takasaka – The artist as session musician
  • 8.30pm: James Rushford – morgue oars
  • 9.00pm: Karli White is submerged in water
  • 9.30pm: Andrew Mclellan – Unilateral Directories


  • 6.00pm: Hou Hanru, Director MAXXI, Rome – Open City Open Museum


  • 7.00pm: Seth Kim-Cohen – Ambience and The End of the End of Art
  • 8.00pm: Johannes Kreidler – Fremdarbeit (Outsourcing) (2009) for 4 Instruments and Moderation and Product Placements (2008) for Moderation + Video
  • 9.00pm: Megan Clune – Clune Sings Cage (in the style of Baldessari Sings LeWitt)
  • 9.30pm: Chun Yin Rainbow Chan – Broken Vessel of 1996 (一九九六年的破釜)


  • 6.00pm: Evelyne Jouanno, Founder Ars Citizen and Emergency Biennale –  Emergency has today become a worldwide and continuous hit (Urgence est aujourd’hui devenu un tube mondial et permanent).
  • 7.00pm: Caleb Kelly, UNSW National Institute for Experimental Arts, Sydney – The Empty Sounding Gallery: Embodied Audiences in the Art Space


  • 8.00pm: Clocks and Clouds (Kraig Grady and Terumi Narushima), The Austronesian Embassy of Anaphoria Island – Platonic Autotune
  • 9.00pm: Makiko Yamamoto presents Eric Demetriou who presents Camila Galaz, Sam George presents Travis John, Joel Stern presents Kalinda Vary
  • 9.30pm: Marco Fusinato – Extended Breakdown




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