This event is part of the 2021 Melbourne Fringe Festival.
A unique exchange between artist and his subject. Aura paintings with resonant soundscapes.
Exploring Flow Experiences. International Artist, Brett Ashby takes his audience inside Pentridge, Melbourne’s former historic prison! Accomplished musicians as his subjects will be painted on canvas, whilst the artist rides a skateboard on ramps. The art focuses on the exchange of energy, art and power through physical whole body movement. Spirituality is a fundamental aspect to this performance, allowing for the artist to connect with the subject, space and place. The result is dependant on the exchange of energy provided from both artist and subject in this one of a kind experience.
Sound musicians using the handpan drum, singing bowls, gongs and harmonic overtone singing will accompany Brett in his performance. All this combined with the atmospheric sound of the skateboard will create a unique accumulation of art and sound. The interwoven resonate soundscapes, lighting effects, and on-screen visual displays generate a flow between body and soul.
The portraits and musician subjects will change daily. This rotation will complete a series of 11 portraits. Please note: the ticket price gives audiences access to 11 videos. Audiences can watch them in their own time, on demand.
Art by Brett Ashby, sound / light by Felix Ezrael and Shanaaz Peake.