Monday, 28 July 2008

Sunshine & Grease opening weekend

Some photos of just a few of the acts from the incredible festival held last weekend for the opening of Sunshine & Grease, a new music, film and book store.

The proprietor, Pat O'Brien, living it up.

Absoluten Calfeutrail and Juarez collaboration.

Wasted Truth.

Collapsed Toilet Vietnam (who did cause the cops to arrive, only too late to find the noise).

Label boss, after winning the art raffle and receiving this work by Chris Hill (Mof Far Far Rah).

Sunshine & Grease is located on the first floor of Bus Gallery, 117 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. You can find all the Sabbatical titles instore as well as a wealth of awesome known and unknown pleasures.

Opening times:
Thursday, 12-6pm
Friday, 12-8pm
Saturday, 12-6pm

On Saturday 9 August Sabbatical proudly presents the launch of our next series release Green Beret (SBB011) at the Afterdark (565 High Street Northcote). This release documents an ongoing collaboration between three Melbourne based artists active in a range of contexts: Justin Fuller, Arek Gulbenkoglu and Henry Krips. The self titled work consists of two extended pieces recorded at MPS studio in 2007, and will be available for purchase at the launch along with other Sabbatical catalogue items. Also performing on this occasion are Snawklor, Undecisive God and Default Jamerson. 9pm start/$5 entry. Default Jamerson 9:30 - 10pm / Undecisive God 10:15 - 10:45pm / Snawklor 11:00 - 11:30pm / Green Beret 11:45 - 12:15pm

Saturday, 26 July 2008

250708 Documentation

From the top down: Absoluten Calfeutrail, Krystkrvstoffison, Family Jewels and Breathing Shrine.

No photo of Blarke Bayer's intense and (extremely) loud set that had people in cars over the road confused.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Sabbatical presents 250708

This Friday, 25 July at Forepaw Gallery.

10.30 - Breathing Shrine (Rob Mayson and Bonnie Mercer)
9.50pm - Family Jewels (Nic Warnock)
9.10pm - Krystkrvstoffiston (Chris Hill and Simon Taylor)
8.40pm - Absoluten Calfeutrail (Mark Groves)
8pm - Blarke Bayer (Ben Andrews)

Playing times strictly adhered to as the show must be completed by 11pm.

Thursday, 17 July 2008

SBBTCL 140608: Documentation

From top to bottom: Scrathplate, Always, Armyish, Sean Baxter & Rod Cooper, Absoluten Caleutrail & Blarke Bayer.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Sabbatical Presents 12.07.08

Sabbatical Presents: Saturday 12 July at The Afterdark 565 High Street Northcote / 8:30PM / $5

When Worlds Collide (Adam Nash, Greg Wadley)
The Inevitable Orbit (Julian Williams, Dion Nania, Frances Plagne, Greg Flywheel Greg)
Lakes (Sean Bailey)
Eye Off (Simon Taylor)
Cicatrix (Matthew Brown)

Every day thousands of people go to online virtual worlds such as Second Life to communicate, create and explore. There is also a burgeoning scene of people making art and music inside this virtual world, using the unique qualities its virtual space. Two performers who blur real and virtual spaces are Adam Nash and Greg Wadley. They have devised a mixed-reality piece - When Worlds Collide - based on Adam's Seventeen Unsung Songs installation, which is located on a virtual island in Second Life. Adam and Greg pilot their avatars around the island, triggering sounds and animations as they navigate the sculptures. The sound and vision they create is broadcast into ''real world'' venues via a projector and PA.

Adam and Greg have performed WWC twice in Melbourne. They return for a third show - with a twist - at the Afterdark bar, 565 High st, Northcote on Saturday 12th July. The twist is that Greg will be performing from San Francisco - in real time. He will be represented at Afterdark by a laptop, placed on the stage. Also playing this night are The Inevitable Orbit, Lakes, Eye Off and Cicatrix.

The ''instrument'' in this performance - Seventeen Unsung Songs - is an audiovisual installation for Second Life created by Adam (avatar name Adam Ramona). Presented by the Odyssey Art Simulator, it represents a landmark in the development of the virtual audiovisual art/music scene. Deeply interactive, it consists of immersive audiovisual sculptures that are played by the users themselves, activating sounds and animations as they navigate within the sculptures.

Adam Nash is internationally recognized as one of the most innovative artists working in Multi-User Virtual Environments. His work has been presented around the world including at SIGGRAPH, ISEA, and the Venice Biennale. He is currently one of the recipients of the inaugural Australia Council Second Life Artist in Residency grant.

Greg Wadley has played in a number of Australian bands and is a founding member of performance group the Hi God People. Through his Spill label he has produced compilations of Australian music and performed production roles on many albums. He is conducting research into virtual worlds at the University of Melbourne.