HOW TO FAIL (TOGETHER)

I'm in Berlin throughout October working with rising piano star Julia Kadel. Our new collaboration is a meditation on collaboration and failure, using music, spoken word and game strategies that destablize the concert experience. How To Fail (Together) premiered this week, with two more gigs to come, on the 21st and 26th. Contact me for more details.

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SAMSTAG SCHOLARSHIP

Totally thrilled to have been awarded a 2018 Samstag Scholarship, Australia's best-known academic award for visual art. This will allow me to continue developing my research and practice internationally.

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THIS IS A VOICE

I'm delighted to be part of the Museum of Applied Arts and Science's latest show This Is A Voice, in conjunction with The Wellcome Collection in London. I am directing a 24-Hour Choir at The Rocks, Sydney, on the first weekend of September and regular Voicings this weekend. Some great artists including Agatha Gothe-Snape, Kusum Normoyle, Christian Thompson and Lawrence English.

maas.museum/event/this-is-a-voice-voicings

DUO BLOCKSTIX

My new composition Five Easy Pieces has just premiered in Canberra and will be performed on Saturday the 17th of June at the Sydney Opera House. I wrote it for the dynamic Duo Blockstix - Alicia Crossley, recorder, and Joshua Hill, percussion. They also play great new pieces by Tim Hansen, Damian Barbeler, Mark Oliveiro, Paul Cutlan, Daniel Rojas and Peter McNamara.

www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/classical-music/2017/duo-blockstix

You can also buy the album at www.duoblockstix.com 

REALTIME

"like a particularly groanworthy Dad joke"

Outstanding arts publication RealTime has written about my work Poles for its series reflecting on critical video works in Australia. Very honoured to be included! Huge thanks to Synergy Percussion, Hospital Hill and Alaska Projects.

www.realtime.org.au/poles-2016

2017 CALIFORNIA-PACIFIC TRIENNIAL

After six months of hard work, Super Critical Mass's latest work opens this week in the 2017 California-Pacific Triennial: Building As Ever at the Orange County Museum of Art, USA.

We've gone ambitious as usual and created a multi-dimensional work incorporating video, mirrors, objects, floor vinyl, text scores and performance. Opens Friday night 5th of May with performance on Saturday the 6th at 2pm.

www.ocma.net

WEIGHT OF AIR PODCAST

It nearly killed me but I somehow managed to stay awake for nearly three days to create two new works for pipe organ. You can hear the results in a fantastic New Waves podcast, including a link to the full 24-hour work The Weight Of Air. Thanks to the extraordinary Stephen Adams, Toby Frost and Veronika Vincze at ABC Classic FM. Image by Toby Frost.

www.abc.net.au/classic

UCLA

I recently gave a talk and workshop on my work at University of California Los Angeles. Bizarrely, I somehow joined a protest song class that marched into a Judith Butler lecture on resistance.

ARTSPACE

So excited to be in Artspace's first show of 2017. "Superposition Of Three Types" is a bold and dynamic exhibition of 13 artists working with colour abstraction. I've recorded an audio guide in conjunction with Macushla Robinson and will direct performances later in the show.

https://www.artspace.org.au/program/exhibitions/2017/superposition-of-three-types/

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MOFO 2017

Just wrapped on a crazily ambitious project at Hobart's excellent MONA FOMA festival in Tasmania. I effectively bookended the festival with two performances for pipe organ.

The first, Box Shaped Heart, took place at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). The second, The Weight Of Air, was a 24-hour (!) solo performance at the Hobart Town Hall. Both were recorded for ABC Classic FM's New Waves podcast and later record release.

There is also a two-channel video of the longer work, including my inevitable emotional breakdown 2/3 through. More info here:

https://mofo.net.au/the-weight-of-air-julian-day
https://mofo.net.au/box-shaped-heart-julian-day

And press:

http://www.cutcommonmag.com/julian-days-24-hour-organ-odyssey/
http://www.limelightmagazine.com.au/features/julian-day-will-be-sculpting-air-mona-foma

Image by Simone Steel

WHITE NOISE AND VIBRANT MATTER

This is your final week to catch my recent works White Noise and Vibrant Matter at Artspace in Woolloomooloo, Sydney. Crazily, the gallery's open every day and concludes with a big party next Saturday the 10th. To clinch the deal, take a squizz at this ace video by Hospital Hill.

vimeo.com

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