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Stuart Mcfarlane & Darrin Verhagen With Toby Brodel


Born 1975, Geelong, Australia. Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

Stuart McFarlane is a Melbourne based designer who works across a variety of design disciplines. His unique perspective often blends typology, functionality and materiality while allowing clarity and balance to preside. After graduating from Industrial Design from RMIT in 2003, Monument Architectural Journal nominated Stuart McFarlane as the No. 1 Australian Design Graduate. In 2007 the City of Melbourne appointed McFarlane as the Ambassador for Melbourne Design in Milan. In 2008 McFarlane opened his design studio working with clients including Sneaker Freaker and Monkii Multimedia to produce a range of projects including interiors, edition furniture and lighting. He was a finalist in the Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Awards in 2006 and his works are held in a number of public and private collections including the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.


Born 1967 Melbourne, Australia. Lives and works Melbourne, Australia

Darrin Verhagen is a music composer and sound artist, working in dance, theatre, computer games, screen, installation and audio-kinetically enhanced vision. His past experience in soundtrack now influences his installation works, manipulating perception and emotion in relation to light, movement and subjective narrative construction.

Verhagen has composed sound works for artists Patricia Piccinini and Gina Czarnecki (2006), sound scores for theatre including the Sydney Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare, Chamber Made Opera, Melbourne Theatre Company, the Malthouse, and Daniel Schlusser Ensemble, and sound scores for dance performances ChunkyMove, Australian Dance Theatre, Lucy Guerin, and Sue Healey. Verhagen’s most recent installations include the Audiokinetic Jukebox 2, National Gallery Victoria (2014), Music of the Spheres, White Night Festival (2014), Delete/resound, (2014), and the Audiokinetic Jukebox 1, Liquid Architecture (2013). Verhagen is a member of the Eyetracking and the Moving Image Research Group, and currently runs the Audiokinetic Experiments (AkE) Lab at RMIT University, where he explores creative applications for integrated sound, vibration, movement and light.


Born 1990, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia. Lives and works in Melbourne.

Tobias Brodel is a performing artist, instrumentalist and programmer. His work combines improvised musical performance with generative software to produce syncretic audiovisual experiences. As a composer Tobias has collaborated with Gamelan DanAnda’s Gong Kebyar ensemble as well as programmed generative scores for Melbourne’s Town Hall Organ and the Federation Bells at Birrarung Marr. He is also part of drone improvisation group Eye, a member of noise music duo Left Hand Path and performs solo guitar sets as Toby JamesJoy. This year Tobias has exhibited his interactive audiovisual instruments, Instrument Machine (2014), as well as performed an extensive audiovisual work documenting the Footscray docks, Switch on the Lightbulb (2014).