Patrick Hase is a digital media artist and creative practice researcher whose focus is exploring the cultural and emotional impacts of extending ourselves through digital processes. His recent projects have used a mix of custom digital interfaces, experimental web design and collaborative a/v systems to create playful non-mimetic experiences across a range of offline and online spaces.
Anuraag Bhatia is an curator, artist, and DJ working in sound and community contexts. They have been Creative Director of Melbourne-based multi-art event series Cool Room since 2015, and their work builds community resilience and knowledge-sharing through curation and platform development, and explores the possibilities of digital tools to shape and modulate attention.
Aarti Jadu is a multidisciplinary sound artist. She began her sound journey in the context of devotional music originating from India. Being a first-generation Australian artist, Aarti’s practice naturally bridges diverse ideologies for the survival of her own integrity. She fervently explores voice through electronics to greater understand energy and its potential in relationship. Her recent work in trauma-informed voice workshops and somatics, along with years of study in yoga and raga music, forged a path to collaborate with neurologists to communicate and discuss matters of human experience, philosophy and science.
Bec Fary is a white (Irish and English descended, with five generations of settler-coloniser family history on this continent) creative audio producer and practice-based researcher living and working on stolen Woi Wurrung and Boonwurrung land in so-called Footscray, Australia. Through acoustic entanglements of human and more-than-human soundings, Bec hopes to unfold complex interrelations between a recordist and a place, and their human and non-human neighbours.
E Fishpool is a Yuin artist based across Budawang and Walbanja Country. Their work maps processes of unlearning and (re)learning identity through sampling sound, dialect and field recordings.
Hei Zhi Ma 黑芝麻
黑芝麻 (they/she) is an experimental sound artist based on unceded Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country. Through djing and production, 黑芝麻 explores cultural identity and belonging, sensuality and queer love. To them, music is about community, sharing, and collaboration. Their cross-genre mixes and production merge experimental ambient, techno, and breaks with found sounds.
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J (picnic, etc.) is a dj, musician and founder of the record label and publishing platform daisart.
Mohamed Chamas is an artist, game developer and poet based in Naarm (melbourne) who channels the ‘dijital djinni’; a rewiring agent for practice-based research. Chamas’ work evokes ancient mysticism to fuse and synergize with emerging technologies. This diffractively interfaces with religious studies, ludology, and critical theory.
Panda Wong is a poet, editor and washed up retail superstar working and living on stolen Wurundjeri country. With a focus on collaboration, her practice centres around grief and how it’s performed in virtual/meatspace.
SAM MIERS is a newcomer artist born and based in Batemans Bay, Yuin Country. His work focuses on local practices of dialogic health. Sam is dedicated to a life in Batemans Bay working with Yuin and newcomers on song series and ceremony.
Tahlia Palmer is an interdisciplinary artist of Yuwaalaraay/Koamu and European descent who lives in Narrm / Melbourne. Her amby downs musical project explores history, identity and connection to Country through layers of distorted noise, cavernous reverberations and field recordings.