Self Seekers /// THE AMPLIFIED ELEPHANTS

SELF SEEKERS

THE AMPLIFIED ELEPHANTS

sonic electronics + live video

What can we learn about a person through their selfie? Creating an audio experience that suggests an abstract, technologised mindscape, The Amplified Elephants present Self Seekers, a show examining ‘selfie’ culture and the longer historical arc of the ‘self portrait’ in the context of the unique ways each person listens to the world around them.

First developed by The Amplified Elephants in 2015, with versions performed in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Melbourne (2017 and 2018), Self Seekers is a multidisciplinary electronic work featuring live video, abstract sound and performance.

In 2018, the ensemble presented the work for The Festival of Live Art, and have since further developed and extended the work to an hour in length.

Duration: 60 minutes

 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Footscray Community Arts Centre: 24–26 May 2019

Festival of Live Art: 24 March 2018

Footscray Community Arts Centre: 2017

SuperDeluxe, Tokyo: 2015

 

ARTISTS

Steven Hagiliassis

Steven Hagiliassis

STEVEN HAGILIASSIS Sound Artist / Media Artist   Steven Hagiliassis has been involved with JOLT for the last 6 months as part of the Sonic Adventurers Collective, but has been producing grand musical explorations for many years under his performance names,...

Teagan Connor

Teagan Connor

TEAGAN CONNOR voice / kaossillator / synthesisers / electronics / percussion author / visual artist   Having joined The Amplified Elephants in 2013 and the Sonic Adventurers in 2023, Connor has rapidly developed her sonic talents locally and abroad. Connor’s work...

Jay Euesden

Jay Euesden

JAY EUESDEN synthesisers / electronics / percussion   Along with Robyn McGrath and Kathryn Sutherland, Euesden is a founding member of The Amplified Elephants (2006-). Euesden’s practice is focused on minimalist sonic patterns, usually realising these ideas through...

Robyn McGrath

Robyn McGrath

ROBYN MCGRATH synthesizers / electronics   A founding member of The Amplified Elephants – a sound art ensemble – it was McGrath who originally thought of the name for the group. McGrath joined the Sonic Adventurers Collective in 2020. Sonically, McGrath primarily...

Daniel Munnery

Daniel Munnery

DANIEL MUNNERY computer-based sound maker Joining The Amplified Elephants in 2012, Daniel has quickly developed an oeuvre as an electronic laptop-based sound artist. Mentored by JOLT director James Hullick and sound artist Steve Richards (aka Cleaning Lady), Daniel...

Kathryn Sutherland

Kathryn Sutherland

KATHRYN SUTHERLAND voice / kaossillator / synthesisers / electronics / percussion   A founding member of The Amplified Elephants (founded 2006), Kathryn explores the physicality of making creative sound. Kathryn is also a founding member of Sonic Adventurers...

Esther Tuddenham

Esther Tuddenham

ESTHER TUDDENHAM voice / synthesizers / electronic music / poetry   Esther is a sound artist, poet, photographer and intermedia creative mind. Esther explores human emotions and their utterance in her work. In 2021 Esther completed her book of poetry and...

Natalie Walters

Natalie Walters

NATALIE WALTERS sound artist Natalie Walters is an electronic music sound artist. Her practise is focused on computer-based creation, with a unique voice featuring luscious soundscapes and long-form ambient textures with pointillistic percussion. Walters released her...