ACTIVATORS 9 To immortality and out the other side – Installation Launch

Activators 9

To immortality and out the other side
Lilian Steiner & Patrick Hamilton

Dance is potent. It circulates within us like blood, and seeps out of us like sweat. Enigmatic in character, Dance nests within many bodies in order to define its shape. Although volatile and untouchable, Dance is always poised at the ready, waiting to be observed.

To immortality and out the other side is a sculptural work that celebrates Dance as an essential material for the creation of its own archive. With the aid of motion capture technology, the dancing body and its logic has passed into the digital realm in order to birth a new, physicalised skeletal body – its own archival relic, a fossilised dance…

However, housed within Gallium (a natural metal with a melting point at 29.76°C), this Dance remains volatile and untouchable, just like its creator.

This work is a collaboration between dancer and choreographer, Lilian Steiner, and designer and 3D visualiser, Patrick Hamilton.

Please note: This installation is free and you can drop in anytime during the opening hours listed below. If you’d like to attend the launch and/or the artist talk, RSVP here.

About the Artists

Lilian Steiner is a dancer and choreographer whose practice champions the deep intelligence of the body and its unique ability to reveal and comment on the complexities of contemporary humanity. Her choreographic work has been presented in notable contexts in Australia, France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain and Hong Kong. Lilian received the Green Room Award for Best Female Dancer in both 2017 and 2018, as well as the Helpmann Award in 2017.

Patrick Hamilton is a Melbourne based designer, 3D visualiser and video artist. Combining CGI, photography, sculpture, sound, video and other digital media, his practice spans photo-realistic imagery for commercial applications through to more experimental art making. His often unorthodox use of materials and 3D technology aims to question our ability to observe and interface with the increasingly digitised world around us.


Installation Launch: Thursday 11 August, 5:30pm–7:30pm
Light refreshments provided.
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Installation Opening Hours: Friday 12 August, 9:30am–5:30pm and Saturday 13 August, 9:30am–2:00pm
Free, drop-in

Artist Talk: Saturday 13 August, 2:00pm–3:00pm
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111 Sturt St, Southbank