A cold August night is no excuse to miss an intriguing performance by Michaela Davies, a cross-disciplinary artist working with installation, sound, performance and video. Davies will performing at the Powerhouse Museum’s Late Night at the Museum, where she will be exploring the juncture between technology and the human form.
Her interactive installation, Involuntary Bells, harnesses the bodily convulsions produced by electric muscle stimulation, to create an instrument using the human nervous system. Expanding the limits of the human body, performers are forced to execute the musical whims of audience members who can control their movements using a MIDI keyboard. Their unnatural jolts create a performance that is equally unpredictable and unnerving.
Also scheduled for Late Night at the Museum: music by Future Classic DJs, food trucks on site by Eat Art Truck and a cash bar. You can spend time in the FabLab and have your head 3D scanned and printed by Wysiwyg 3D, or see demonstrations of laser cutting and 3D printing. Visit the Museum’s new exhibition Interface: people, machines, design, interact with the light installation Orkhēstra, have your portrait drawn by Oscar the drawing machine or try out Design Futures craft activities. Sweet treats to eat, specially themed and produced by Black Star Pastry.
Pre-sale: $15 adult and $12 members/ concession, on the door: $18 adult and $15 members/ concession.
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