activating ‘site’

activating ‘site’

Bianca Hester, sonic objects, solar objects: variously


As part of The Cinemas Project, we’re making a film that explores the hidden side of Warrnambool including the ‘lost’ sites of cinema. Would you like to be part of artist, Bianca Hester’s film? We will be gathering within and re-activating places where film has been shown in Warrnambool as well as other ‘social’ sites.

We are looking for performers to participate in filming on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 June. There are three sessions each day (each lasting about an hour) from 7.30am finishing at 5pm. We will be activating the sites using sonic means (hoops) and visual (bronze objects) – please email us for further information. Further details about the film below.

Dual performance-processes engaging the sonic and visual possibilities of forgotten cinema sites in Warrnambool, employed in the generation of new a film project.

We are very pleased to announce that for The Cinemas Project, Bianca Hester will present a film and performance event entitled, sonic objects, solar objects: variously. The film is based on two interrelated performance-processes – sonic and visual; these performance-processes will be used to activate sites around Warrnambool, in particular ‘hidden’ or ‘lost’ cinema sites.

Employing a range of fabricated and cast metallic objects as props, Hester will work with a group of participants in Warrnambool to explore a range of sonic and optical possibilities across a variety of sites including those of disappeared cinemas such as the Liberty Cinema (now a Coles supermarket) and the Shandon Drive-In (now an abandoned block). These explorations will take place across three days, culminating in a sonic-optic performance and film projection that will gather participants and an audience in the local Coles carpark on July 4th 2014.

Bianca Hester is one of Australia’s most exciting and pre-eminent artists. She has recently exhibited in the Sydney Biennale and as part of the National Gallery of Victoria’s highly popular exhibition, Melbourne Now. Hester’s new work for The Cinemas Project, sonic objects, solar objects: variously, extends and further develops some of the processes used in these recent works bringing a dynamic new formation of the these to Warrnambool audiences. Most important, however, is the fact that these processes are activated in relation to the contingencies of specific sites in Warrnambool, resulting in a unique iteration, activating new convergences that produce fresh insights upon these locations.

Further information about sonic objects, solar objects: variously is on the Artist’s page.