Possible Worlds – Evoking Ethnographic Surrealism
An ambient audiovisual performance by Robert Willim
Venue: RMIT Design Hub, Multi-Purpose Room, Level 1
Date + Time: 10th December 2014, 5:45-6:15pm
Free event, open to the public
Possible Worlds is a audiovisual performance, which stems from a collaboration with The Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm. Sound and images have been collected on trips to different parts of the world. These are combined with material from the archives and collections at The Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm. Recordings from early ethnographic expeditions are enmeshed with contemporary material from entirely different contexts. The material is mixed with computer generated electronic soundscapes, erasing the border between technologically generated expressions and material captured at concrete locations. Mundane everyday things collide with devotional objects, with undefined landscapes and actions as well as the non-place sounds from processors and tone generators. The material is mixed and performed live during a 30 minute set based on surreal juxtapositions and layering of sound and images.