An intense electric guitar show is coming to the world’s largest LED volume screen, in Docklands

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An intense electric guitar show is coming to the world’s largest LED volume screen, in Docklands

Nantstudios, Docklands
Nantstudios, Docklands
Words by Staff Writer

Ready yourself for a sonic and visual purge of seismic intensity.

For those wanting to experience something highly-challenging and revelatory, then artist Marco Fusinato’s DESASTRES is a must-see event, after representing Australia at the Venice Biennale.

As a musician, Fusinato explores the idea of noise as music, using the electric guitar and mass amplification to improvise intricate, wide-ranging and physically affecting frequencies. The enveloping soundscapes of a noise-guitar performance will be visualised at NantStudios in Docklands cinema studios, home to the largest LED volume screen for virtual production in the world.

DESASTRES by Marco Fusinato

  • Fri 30 Aug — Sat 31 Aug | 4pm-10pm
  • NantStudios
  • 62 Pearl River Rd, Docklands VIC 3008

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DESASTRES is a visceral noise-guitar work that synchronises images to sound in a live, durational solo performance. Making its Australian debut after premiering at the 2022 Venice Biennale, artist Marco Fusinato performs this momentous piece at cinema studio NantStudios Docklands, home to the largest LED volume screen in the world.

Fusinato performs live using an electric guitar to improvise slabs of noise, saturated feedback and discordant intensities that trigger a deluge of images onto floor-to-ceiling LED screens of 6,000 panels towering 12 metres high and stretching across 88 metres.

Sourced through an open search across multiple online platforms, the mass indexing is a mess – a morass of disparate, disconnected, randomly generated images. This immersive encounter is open for the audience to make sense of. Find reality within hallucination, elation in disorientation and exhaustion from confusion.

Tickets are timed entry but do not limit the amount of time you can spend at DESASTRES and are valid for the entire day. Late arrivals will be admitted, if at capacity there may be a short wait.

Now or Never will take over Melbourne from Thursday 22 to Saturday 31 August. Tickets are on sale now. To purchase and to explore the full program, visit the Now or Never website here.

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