Spatial-Golding - photo by Katja Goljat SONICA
Spatial-Golding - photo by Katja Goljat SONICA
Spatial-Golding (photo by Katja Goljat, Sonica Festival, Ljubljana)

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Liquid Architecture x Light

Unclassified (All Ages)

An evening of experimental sound and cinema inspired by Lis Rhodes’ 1975 film installation Light Music.

Light Music, presented in ACMI’s Gallery 3 as part of Light: Works from Tate’s Collection, is Lis Rhodes’ response to what she perceived as the lack of attention paid to women composers in European music.

Rhodes’ film set out to counter not only the enduring hegemony of narrative cinema, but also male domination within the avant-garde at the time. It was a call for a feminist filmmaking aesthetics embracing both the abstraction, and collective sociality, of light, shadow and smoke.

This one-off performance program is a response to Rhodes’ work, celebrating the rich culture of sound and image experimentation by contemporary women artists in Australia, presented by ACMI in partnership with Liquid Architecture.

The program features new audiovisual performances by acclaimed artists Sally Golding, Bonnie Mercer, amby downs and Carmen-Sibha Keiso whose works will be presented alongside rare screenings of two early films by Rhodes, Dresden Dynamo (1971) and Light Reading (1978).


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120 mins


Unclassified (All Ages)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Light: Works from Tate's Collection

Exhibition | 16 Jun – 13 Nov 2022

From Turner to Kusama, celebrate the groundbreaking artists who harnessed the elemental force of light over 200 years of art history.

The Passing Winter, 2005, Yayoi Kusama. Tate: Purchased with funds provided by the Asia-Pacific Acquisitions Committee 2008. © Yayoi Kusama. Photo: Tate

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