Projection and Performance Night

Saturday 22 November 7.30 – 9.30pm

Greens Councillor of Marrickville, Melissa Brooks, will be opening the event at 7.30pm

AirSpace Projects, neighbours, lots of fabulous artists and Tai Chi fitness Australia are working together to create a window of art action in this normally sleepy street. Take a stroll down Junction Street between the hours of 7.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday 22 November and be surprised!  This project is unfolding organically so we don’t quite know what to expect ourselves!

Artists include: Andrew Aaron, Elizabeth Ashburn, David Attwood, Sarah Bliss, Sue Callanan, Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen, Maryanne Coutts, Ben Denham, Beth Dillon, John A Douglas, Sarah Eddowes, Bonita Ely, Josh Foley, Allan Giddy, John Gillies, Veronica Habib, Fiona Hooton, Gillian Lavery & James Nguyen, Dawn Joy Leong, Allison M. Low & SSYSTM, Jacqui Mills, Norie Neumark & Maria Miranda, Edward Ohanessian, Rafaela Pandolfini, Sue Pedley, Phoebe Port, Jacek Pryzybyszewski, Nina Ross, Linda Rowan & Hamilton Churton, Marlene Sarroff, Helen Sturgess, Abdullah M I Syed, Mark Titmarsh, Katie Williams & Emma Hicks, Peter Woodford-Smith, Jamil Yamani & Louisa Dawson and Yiorgos Zafiriou

Inquiries regarding participation or other to

This project is supported by Marrickville Council


Sue Chang, Tai Chi Master, Acu-Point Health Qigong Nature Therapist and Director of Tai Chi Fitness Australia, will be lending her support to the event by running a Tai Chi demonstration in Junction Street during the projection and performance night. Sue will set you In Motion so come prepared in flat shoes!



Life In Motion

Participating Artists Include:

Andrew Aaron

Andrew Aaron is a graduating Bachelor of Music student from UWS.  As an extension to his studies in music, Andrew has been experimenting with audio visual interactions centred around synchresis and synaesthesia. The work involves using software to translate musical events into visual events in order to create a compositional whole.

Location: Street Projection

Elizabeth Ashburn

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Untitled, 2014. Video 1:23.

Location: AirSpace Projects

David Attwood

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Canning Highway To Hell, 2014. Video 3:33.

Location: AirSpace Projects

Sarah Bliss

You Leave Here, Video 3:17

Sarah Bliss is an artist and filmmaker who explores the relationships between body, place, language and memory. Her work engages both personal and social history, examining in particular the experience of religious faith and the consequences of both its demands and its absence. Bliss works in multiple media, including still and moving images, installation, sound, and writing. She is currently curating a project that surveys performance, sound, and moving image artists who work with voice as either subject or tool. Her work has been recognized by a 2013 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Sculpture/ Installation; and by the Brazilian Azorean Prize of Plastic Arts. Recent and upcoming screenings include a moving images work on the 80-ft tall, 7 screen, 3D LED MCCA Marquee in Boston; the Alchemy Film Festival, Scotland; TransArt Film Festival in Berlin; STIFF Seattle; Espaço Cultural ESPM in Porte Alegre, Brazil; Creon Gallery in New York; and the Fridge Art Fair in Miami. Bliss is the recipient of full residency fellowship awards from the Alchemy Film Festival in Scotland, the Cill Rialaig Project in Ireland, and the Vermont Studio Center. She serves as Vice President of the Board of Temenos, an off-the-grid non-sectarian retreat center in rural Massachusetts.

Location: AirSpace Projects

Sue Callanan

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Ant Highway, 2014. Video

Location: AirSpace Projects

Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen

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Modulation 1, 2014. Video

‘Modulation 1’ is the documentation of a live performance piece by Alison Bennett and Kate Brown on the 5th of September 2014. Modulation can describe the transition of key within a melody, or refer to the movement from one form or condition into another. This piece documents the process of creative exchange between two performers as they respond to an installation of drawings by a Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen. It records the transformation of a memory of sound from calligraphic ink gestures on paper, into aural and bodily gestures through space.

Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen is a Sydney based emerging artist who uses drawing to translate sound experience into a visual form. Her drawings are intuitive interpretations of sound and its movement through time and space. They are informed by Buddhist chants and Australian bird calls, and are influenced by the spatial dynamics of Chinese landscape painting and alternative graphic notation systems.

Location: AirSpace Projects

Maryanne Coutts

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Thirst, 2009. Video 10:20. Created and animated by Maryanne Coutts, Sound by Stephen Oakes. Funded by the Faculty of Art and Design, Monash University, Melbourne.

Location: 10 Junction Street, next door to AirSpace Projects

Ben Denham

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Margins and Common Flood Tide, 2013. Video 5:22.

Location: AirSpace Projects

Beth Dillon

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It’s All About Me, 2014. Video 3:58.

Location: AirSpace Projects

John A Douglas

Circle of Fire (prequel), HD 1080p Video(looped), 2014.

John A Douglas is a Sydney-based artist who has lived with chronic renal disease for over ten years. Uniquely, his practice intersects biomedical science and medical treatment with his own human and emotional experience as a renal patient. The new work that is being developed is ‘Circle of Fire’ which will complete a trilogy of interdisciplinary works that have explored the artist’s lived experience with chronic renal failure. The video piece Circle of Fire (prequel) is a composited video sketch piece that acts as a prequel to the new project that will go into production in 2015/16. It depicts the artist in multiple forms perpetually rotating above a crater of fire which acts as a visual motif of the artists state prior to entering the operating theater for major surgery. As in previous works, the project will create an opportunity for audiences to engage with the inner world and mechanisms of medical intervention. Specifically, Circle of Fire investigates the artist’s life changing experience and embodiment of his recent (April 2014) renal transplant, drawing upon the aesthetics of medical imaging, landscape as metaphor and the relationship of the performing body to medical treatment. Douglas aims to inform and engage audiences, awakening them to the medical and non-medical(emotional) experiences of a transplant recipient and the challenges that need to be met in order to prevent rejection. Douglas has exhibited consistently in galleries and screenings in Australia and overseas since 2003. He holds an MFA(research) from COFA UNSW and has received numerous grants, his most recent being an Australia Council Creative Development grant in 2014. He has been published in numerous art publications and has appeared on radio and television.

John A Douglas is represented by Chalk Horse.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.



Location: SquarePeg Foyer, 10 Junction Street

Sarah Eddowes

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Quicksilver, 2014. Video:1:39

Location: AirSpace Projects

Bonita Ely

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Jabiluka UO2, 1979. (with Charles Green and William Winford). Camera Andrew Scollo; Editor Remi Luxford, UFO Film. Performance event at Preston Institute of Technology.

Location: 10 Junction Street, next door to AirSpace Projects

Josh Foley

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Caffeine, 2013. Video 2:11.

Caffeine was created with Josh Foley’s alter ego, Amanda James. Footage had been collected from early 2010 to late 2013. It documents the progress of Josh’s work, his studio experiments and also depicts occasional moments of miscellaneous reflection, distraction and discursion. This has been edited to form a short psychotic glimpse into the practice of one contemporary painting practice.

Location: AirSpace Projects

Allan Giddy

Allan’s pioneering use of alternative energy systems and light in ‘time-based sculpture’ began in 1992. Over time his practice has expanded into the public domain, specifically public sited ‘active sculpture’ aimed at the reinvigoration of public spaces. He is one of Australia’s foremost proponents of sustainable energy systems, electronic interconnectivity and interactivity embedded in the physical art object.

Location: Street Projection

John Gillies

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The Climb, 2007. b&w 27sec video loop, stereo sound. Performer: Ari Ehlich

This is the first time this video has been shown. A World Premiere at AirSpace Projects.

John Gillies is an Australian video artist who explores the scope of interdisciplinary practice through the incorporation of performance and music. A major theme of his art practice is the representation of the body through rhythmic devices. Recent video works include: The Mary Stuart Tapes, The De Quincey Tapes, Divide and Postscript. His works have been included in exhibitions and screenings at the Museum of Mordern Art, New York; Museo Nacional Centro de Art Reina Sophia, Madrid; Chisenhale Gallery, London and the ‘London, Sydney and Melbourne Film Festivals’. John Gillies: Video Works 1982-2001 was presented at Performance Space, Sydney in 2004. (Australia Video Art Archive)

Location: AirSpace Projects

Veronica Habib

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Recipricocity No. 5, 2014. Video 1:54.

Veronica Habib is a performance based installation and video artist who explores clothing’s potential restrictive quality, as she negotiates with her adapted clothing’s binding space. It is the interaction and movement that signifies an imaginary confined space, as women are taught to contain and control their bodies. The anthropomorphic qualities of clothing are utilised in her works as an external skin to explore themes of shame, body image and sexuality.

Location: AirSpace Projects and a performance in Sue and Peter’s front garden, 23 Schwebel Street, just at the end of Junction Street.

Fiona Hooton

Cityscape, 2014. Video.

An abstract work Cityscape combines hand drawn and photographed images. In the 19th C tradition of the flâneur or urban spectator, it idly traces a dream like trip through the geography of modernity, the square and the screen.

As an artist and arts worker based in Canberra my work is increasingly about designing experiences. I am interested in how we are shaped subconsciously by the space around us, in subsumed memories and what is and isn’t memorialised.  My practice has included large-scale permanent and ephemeral public artworks in a range of media.

Location: AirSpace Projects and interactive street projection

Gillian Lavery & James Nguyen


We came together to realise a simple idea. To record the act of pulling apart a piece of cloth strand by strand. But what unraveled was not the physical act of destroying this cloth. It was actually our experience of documentation as a means to open up new perspectives, rather than simply to fix and anchor an event.

Location: 8 Junction Street, next door to AirSpace Projects

Dawn Joy Leong

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Four Thirty Three, 2014. Video 4:33

Journeying through autistic proprioceptivity: dancing inside roaring silence, moving through blurry obfuscation, embattled fragments hurtle through time and space.

Location: AirSpace Projects

Allison M. Low & SSYSTM

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Takmo Tegur, 2014. Video 4:26.

Allison M. Low is based in Singapore and her practice involves the articulation of intangible states of being. She employs the use of childhood themes and surrealism in her work to create metaphors that speak to various aspects of unconscious desire, emotional trauma and loneliness.

After attaining a Diploma in Visual Communications from Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore, Allison went on to acquire a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at UNSW College of Fine Arts in Sydney where she majored in drawing and painting. She was awarded the ‘Highly Commended’ prize for her ongoing series ‘Oddlings’ at the COFA Annual Exhibition in 2012. This series led to her first exhibition at Robin Gibson Gallery in Sydney. She has been exhibiting frequently in Singapore and in Sydney ever since.

Since graduating from COFA, Allison has held the Assistant Curator position at Canvas Creative Space, which predominantly showcases local art in Singapore. She is also a member of the creative collective, DUNCE, which curates art and music events around the country, and is comprised of local musicians, visual artists, designers and playwrights alike. She runs an Art Distribution under DUNCE which is a pop up initiative that produces and distributes acid-free art prints and merch of artwork made by local artists, to support their practice by spreading awareness and making their work more accessible to the public. The ‘distro’ usually sets up at art markets, gigs and festivals around Singapore.

Updates on her practice can be found on instagram @allisonmlow. Her first three pieces of the Oddlings series are now being sold as archival fine art prints at a local online gallery called Artloft.

Known as SSYSTM, the birth of Super System galvanises Heider Ismail’s fresh perspective on unifying traditional and modern mediums of art. SSYSTM is a platform to execute and present works by the spirited artist – whose inspirations include science, hacktivism and cyberpunk. He is currently pursuing a BA degree in Communication Design from Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore.

Location: AirSpace Projects

Jacqui Mills

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Places That Sometimes Disappear,  2014. Video 3:16

Longing for a nostalgic past, dreaming of an intangible place. Places that sometimes disappear evokes senses of time and loss. Motion and stillness are blurred as still images merge. Places appear and disappear as though moving themselves through time and space. But what is left when the images fade? When they flux and flow, where do they go? To places that sometimes disappear?

Jacqui Mills is a Sydney-based emerging artist working with media, performance and installation. Jacqui is a graduate from the Eora Centre for Visual and Performing Arts in Theatre, Performance and Practise (2006). She graduated her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours (class 1) at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW in Sydney (2013) and is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate at UNSW Art and Design.

Since 2010 Jacqui has worked as a media artist for live performance for shows including The Promise (PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, 2010), Bully Beef Stew (PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, 2011), Kum Kum (Freshly Squeezed at PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, 2012), and SEETHrough (Indigespace at Performance Space, 2012 and The Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne, 2014).

Jacqui’s current work draws on her background in theatre and performance, exploring the meeting of theatre and video installation art. Her research explores video installation as a theatrical event. With a particular focus on exposing the rise and fall of the fourth wall, her work also examines mediated liveness.

Location: AirSpace Projects

Norie Neumark & Maria Miranda

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You Will Go Quietly, 2014. Video 3:13

“Gertrude and I are just the contrary”, writes Leo Stein in Journey into the Self. “She’s basically stupid and I’m basically intelligent.”

So cites Sianne Ngai (Ugly Feelings) as she introduces her concept of ‘stuplimity,’ playing around between the sublime and the stupid. Stupidity has been greatly under-rated. And nowhere more so than in the motion, emotion and commotion of slapstick comedy, which is animated by its own particular, zany stupidity. You Will Go Quietly is part of an ongoing series of short video performances calling upon the Three Stooges to explore/enact instances of stupidity, violence and, of course, stuplimity through the motions of slapstick comedy.

We, Maria Miranda and Norie Neumark, have maintained a collaborative art practice since the early 1990s, calling ourselves Out-of-Sync. Our practice is an ongoing and evolving work in progress. Engaged with questions of culture, place and memory, our practice draws provocations, ideas and material from literary texts and popular cultural forms such as film, TV and music, understanding these different cultural forms as ciphers to even greater mysteries.

Location: AirSpace Projects

Edward Ohanessian

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Escalator, 2014. Video 1:53

Location: AirSpace Projects

Rafaela Pandolfini

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Wind, 2014. Video:2:17, Sound:Dominic Kirkwood

Wind is an exploration into the expanded field of photography.

Rafaela Pandolfini is an interdisciplinary artist working with photography, video and dance. Rafaela is interested in expressing emotion as form and the shifting relationships between the artist, viewer and audience. She has recently been awarded a Masters by Research in Fine Art from COFA (UNSW) and has held solo exhibitions at First Draft Gallery Sydney, Seventh, The Meat Market, Flinders Lane Gallery of and Von Haus in Melbourne. Rafaela has been curated into various group shows including Speed Dating Finalists show at Depot II in Sydney, Tiny Stadiums Festival in Sydney and the Next Wave in Melbourne. Rafaela is a regular contributor to Assemble Papers.

Location: AirSpace Projects

Sue Pedley

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Studio Storm, 2014. Video 4:27

Location: AirSpace Projects

Phoebe Port

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A World Fixed In Time. Video 1:27.

Location: AirSpace Projects

Jacek Przybyszewski

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Séquence, 2008. Video 3:22.

Drawing a Sculpture: The Sculpture is the Video.

Location: AirSpace Projects

Nina Ross

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Untitled #1 (fish), 2011. HD video 3:29.

Untitled # 1 (fish) is a self-portrait performance video that investigates a partner’s influence on learning a language through learning how to fillet a fish. Not simply exploring the idea of being lost in translation, it examines the interpretation and appropriation of words. The videos speak to a wide audience, relevant to current global issues, while giving a voice to the personal in this broader experience.

Nina Ross is a Melbourne based artist who graduated with a Master of Fine Art (Research) with Honours (Class 1) from Monash University in 2013. She works predominantly with video, performance and photography. With a strong research lead practice, Nina’s current work explores the language acquisition process and its repercussions on a sense of self, drawing on her experiences of living in Norway and learning Norwegian. Nina has exhibited widely including Screen space Melbourne, Perth Centre for Photography, Queensland Centre for Photography, 5th International Biennial of Media Art, FILE Festival: Electronic Language International Festival Sao Paulo and INSTITUT FÜR ALLES MÖGLICHE Berlin. She has received various grants including an ArtStart grant from the Australian Council for the Arts and awards such as best video at 2012 Centre for Contemporary Photography Kodak Salon and the multimedia award at this years Head On Photo Festival.

Location: AirSpace Projects

Linda Rowan and Hamilton Churton

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Water Sequence # 6, 2014.

Water Sequence #6 is a mesmerising vignette of light and colour. The work explores the dynamic relationship between water and natural light. Drawing on Gurarani (South American) mythology of the Iara and Greek myths of water nymphs and sirens, the work explores the artists’ personal relationship with the harbour through a visual immediacy that captivates the viewer.

The story of water deities luring the unsuspecting traveller into the sea through a mesmerising song is a cross-cultural phenomena that highlights the universal nature of this type of dynamic visual experience. This transfixion transports the viewer into otherworldliness away from the tangible everyday. The work also reflects how in contemporary life people are drawn to the water. Sydney Harbour is the meditative epicenter that provides sanctuary from the urban chaos.

Linda and Hamilton both work in visual media and have a strong interest in video as an accessible contemporary artform.

Location: AirSpace Projects

Marlene Sarroff

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Enter Here, 2014. Impromptu video iPhone 5s 2:17

Location: AirSpace Projects

Helen Sturgess

Trace, 2007. Video

In a projected trapezoidal spill of light, the shadow of a child in a swing slowly, silently crosses the footpath, to and fro, to and fro, to and fro … . The viewer is stilled for a moment, stopped in their tracks both literally and metaphorically by this silent evocation of a quintessential childhood experience. Perhaps there is a sense of loss.

Location: Street Projection 7 Junction Street

Abdullah M I Syed

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Space Adventure, 2000. Video 1:00.

Location: AirSpace Projects

Mark Titmarsh

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Chromo-man 7, 2014. Video, single channel, colour, sound, 2:10.

Location: AirSpace Projects

Katie Williams + Emma Hicks

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No Fun Hats, 2014. Video 2:57.

Location: AirSpace Projects

Peter Woodford-Smith

Peter Woodford-Smith. Culture jammer instantaneous interventionist. 30 years practice in and out of the gallery. From the gunnery to the colony room .Sydney festival. Para Olympics. Desert equinox. La lune.

Location: 18 Junction Street in the front garden of George Webby and Hamo Tevita. George and Hamo are very exited to be supporting this event and the display of Peter’s work. They love Junction Street for it’s sense of community.

Jamil Yamani & Louisa Dawson



Stop The Boat by Jamil Yamini and Net by Louisa Dawson, 2014.

See the works on Vimeo

Stop The Boat

Documentation of two works by Louisa Dawson, Net and Jamil Yamani, ‘Stop the Boat’. Both works have been mapped into the facade just outside the gallery where the street event was held.

A cargo bike was adapted to project the image and the whole system was powered by a 12volt truck battery. The bike is still in concept stage with this being the first working prototype.

We chose to map an unexpected facade: not a grand facade, a church or a skyscraper but a simple sandstone brick wall in a suburban street.

Location: Pedal Powered Street Projection outside AirSpace Projects

Yiorgos Zafiriou

Photo credit: Jamie Dunbar

Yiorgos Zafiriou’s performance works currently explores the disembodied experience, and the relationship this body has to material objects. He is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts researching how to perform without performing through exploring subtle characteristics of existence.

Location: The performance Interior Foil Landscape, 2014 will be projected in AirSpace Projects