Supersense 'Festival of the Ecstatic' 2019
at The Arts Centre 23-25 August
The Arts Centre and Sophia Brous invited me to create the festival 'Artwork' for the third iteration Supersense 'Festival of the Ecstatic' 2019,. This is my second time being commissioned for this festival.
Monoammonium phosphate, foil & food dye.....shot by Adam Hammad 2019
a weekend festival of wonder, imagination,creation, collaboration and new ideas.
the feeling of your heart beating and eyes welling up.
of ecstatic release. electricity. wonder.
connecting to something far bigger - an infinite consciousness - to others, to ourselves and to spectacular artistic expression
Supersense is a contemporary performing arts festival exploring planes of ecstatic experience.
Created and presented by Arts Centre Melbourne in association with peripatetic curator and performer Sophia Brous, Supersense presents a 3-day durational 'festival-as-theatre' where an immersive labyrinth of Arts Centre Melbourne's underground walkways, venues and performance spaces is transformed, creating an experience of wonder, excitement, curiosity and entranced surrender.
Supersense is devoted to exploring the many planes of perspectives of ecstatic experience. How do we achieve and seek out ecstatic states of being in a diverse and contemporary society? The ways we seek out transcendence speak to a collective instinct for precious encounters that take us into a place of revelation and transcendence – towards the ecstatic. The means through which we do this – through punk, devotional music, free improvisation, dance, movement and extremity – are what Supersense is all about, seeking out experiences of ecstatic wonder.
Supersense is a space for these contexts to be explored and above all enjoyed, perhaps giving rise to new planes of the ecstatic.
SOPHIA BROUS, MUSICIAN, CURATOR AND CO-FOUNDER, SUPERSENSE