Scatter is an audio-visual work for live and mediated performance directed by Chamber Made artistic director Tamara Saulwick and featuring acclaimed vocalist Jessica Aszodi.
Referencing the history of Western portraiture, Scatter reflects upon the depiction of women through time – from canvas to hand-held device – to interrogate and disrupt the gaze that so dominates this lineage. Composition by Peter Knight will see Aszodi’s mediated voice fractured, processed and distributed amongst 64 speaker/screens set on moving robotic platforms creating an ever-shifting spatialised sonic and visual landscape. Eventually the live performer becomes the site for her own embodied voice, giving articulation to what may have been silenced, disrupted or absent.
Concept and Direction Tamara Saulwick
Composer Peter Knight
Creative coder and Programmer Steve Berrick
Dramaturg Martyn Coutts
Robotics Jonathon Roberts
Artist and Researcher Keith Armstrong
Scatter is a partnership between Chamber Made, Experimenta, QUT Creative Lab, and the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.