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Tele Visions: Emma Ramsay & Alex White


Emma Ramsay
Born 1983, Sydney, Australia. Lives and works Sydney.

Emma Ramsay works across music and art collaborations, exploring the satisfaction and disappointment of the audience/artist experience in different music and art environments – dreaming up specific ideas and situations that tackle these sentiments with other artists that would not have happened otherwise. 

Emma Ramsay was a founding co-director and curator of live arts festival Tiny Stadiums and has exhibited and performed in spaces such as 55 Sydenham Rd, Marrickville, Sydney; Artspace, Woolloomooloo, Sydney; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. As one third of experimental dance band Holy Balm, Ramsay has had releases on US label Not Not Fun, Australian labels RIP Society Records, Hustle Muscle & Near Tapes. Holy Balm has toured in Australia and the US. Current projects include an online radio intervention with fellow Holy Balm band member and Sydney artist Anna John, which incorporates local community news, field recordings and wider art and music sound.


Alex White
Born 1976, Melbourne, Australia. Lives and works Sydney, Australia.

Alex White is an artist, producer and curator. White creates art in the form of sound, video, and interactive audio visual installations using custom software patches and hardware based modular synthesis systems. He performs as Nadir with Ben Byrne.

White’s interest in intersections between technology, community and culture which has led him to leadership roles with Serial Space, Sydney where he established its identity and focus as a development and presentation space for experimental hybrid art forms; Electrofringe, Newcastle, NSW, Australia where he was a co-director of Electrofringe Festival (2007 and 2008); and Moduluxxx – Modular Synthesis Festival (2012 and 2013), a festival that celebrates modular synthesizers. Alongside his volunteer positions his professional activities have focused on skills development and community empowerment via technology, including roles at the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia, Sydney; Marrickville Youth Resource Centre, Marrickville, Sydney; and his current position as Digital Learning Coordinator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney. White is the founder of the Lion Mountain Studio project, a community initiative that assists people from a refugee background to create music.