Public Program

Spectra Workshop :: BYOLab* with SymbioticA

Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th October 2018
10am – 4pm at the Liverpool Street Gallery, UniSA

A two-day intensive workshop introducing participants to the theoretical and practical methods used to manipulate living systems. Participants will learn the basic principles of plant tissue culture and how to create a basic DIY lab, and explore  the philosophical and ethical implications of humaintervention with other living things.
*Build Your Own Lab

SymbioticA, Centre for Excellence in Biological Art, University of Western Australia
Oron Catts – Artist, curator and director
Devon Ward – Artist and designer and core researcher

BYOLab: $200 full/$175 concession
Register here. Limited to 20 participants.

Image credit: SymbioticA Lab 2012; photo Loren Kronemyer

Spectra Screenings ::

Wednesday 10 October 2018

7.00pm at the Mercury Cinema 
A special screening of Australian classic, The Dish presented by the National Film & Sound Archive.
FREE entry but registration is essential.

Image credit: The Dish (still), 2000. D: Rob Sitch. © 2001 Warner Bros. 

Thursday 10 October 2018

8.00pm at the Mercury Cinema
Up There, short film program curated by Cris Kennedy, National Film & Sound Archive. 117mins
Cosmic Zoom - 1968. 8 mins. A New Look at the Sun - 1970. 21 mins. All About Weightlessness: the Astronaut's Dilemma - 1955. 11 mins. Who's Out There - 1975. 28 mins. Cosmos - 1970. 6 mins. Mercury : The Exploration of a Planet - 1976. 24 mins. Voyager 1 :Saturn Encounter - 1980. 7 mins. Le Voyage Dans la Lune = a Trip to the Moon (Musical Soundtrack) - 1902. 12 mins.

Screening is suited to patrons ‘coming and going’ throughout the evening. FREE entry and registration is not required.

Image credit: Cosmic Zoom (still), 1969. D: Eva Szasz

8.00pm at the Iris Cinema
Open Air, 70 mins, 2018; Grayson Cooke
Working with aerial imaging on two vastly divergent scales and with music by acclaimed jazz trio, The Necks, Open Air is a creative manifestation of the forces that shape the Earth. 

Screening is suited to patrons ‘coming and going’ throughout the evening. FREE entry and registration is not required.

Image credit: Open Air (still), courtesy the artist Grayson Cooke

Spectra In Conversation :: Public Talks

Friday 12 October 2018

4.15pm–5.15pm, Mercury Cinema
At the Heart of Glass
Join Jam Factory’s CEO, Brian Parkes and Creative Director, Glass, Karen Cunningham, in a fascinating conversation with Chief Scientist of the world-renowned US-based Corning Museum of Glass, Dr Jane Cook. Together they will shed light on the ways that science and technology can, and are, transforming glassworking practice.
FREE entry but registration is essential.

5.30pm–6.30pm, Mercury Cinema
Bodies in Space

Artists, Sarah Jane Pell (AUS) and Sue Austin (UK), both create work in environments that irrevocably alter how they understand, use and perceive their bodies. Join Natasha Mitchell (ABC RN) in discussion with the artists about the ways in which weightless environments have transformed not just their arts practices, but also their lives.
FREE entry but registration is essential.
Proudly presented in association with the Adelaide Film Festival.

7.00pm–8.00pm, Lecture Gallery – MOD
Art in the Extreme
Join Sachie Yasuda, Project Manager of the Australian Antarctic Division’s Artist Fellowship program, in conversation with two artists who have recently spent time on the ice, Philip Samartzis and Martin Walch. As well as talking about the work they did during their time in Antarctica, we’ll hear first-hand how such an extreme and immensely beautiful environment continues to inform their respective arts practices.
FREE entry but registration is essential.

Image credit: Philip Samartzis, Home of the Blizzard, photo Dan Wilkins

Spectra Closing Night Performance :: A Galaxy of Suns

Friday 12 October 2018
8.15pm at the Freemason’s Hall, 254 North Terrace, Adelaide

Created by Michaela Gleave, with Amanda Cole and Warren Armstrong, this unique collaboration across contemporary music, art, astronomy and design is live performance on a galactic scale.
20 minutes’ duration.

$10 full/$5 concession – book here

Spectra symposium delegates receive FREE entry to the performance, but must book and show their pass on arrival.

Image credit: A Galaxy of Suns, 2016; photo Lucy Parakhina