What is the human race racing towards?
In a dark and sepulchral world, we sing an acapella wish for the future of humanity.
COMMUNE is an immersive multi-artform event (a blurring of music, dance, lighting design, poetry, bold costumes and theatre), directed by’ The Omega Point and featuring a gothic kaleidoscope of haunting electronic music from their LP in the making.
COMMUNE has been devised collaboratively between musicians, dancers, artists and designers to co-create an evocative, dream-like experience.
Taking place In a vast and spartan Carlton church, dominated by a pipe organ soaring toward the sky, COMMUNE draws us together to contemplate the future of humanity – are we on the path to self-destruction or will this be a new awakening?
COMMUNE, directed by The Omega Point and co-devised with a diverse team of established and emerging artists, including physical theatre performers, drawing on a range of forms such as Butoh and the writings of Antonin Artaud. It will feature: musicians as dancers, dancers as musicians, dream-like multimedia immersion in an exploration of possibilities for the future of humanity.
Participating Artists/ Co-devisors : Helen Smith, Bronwen Kamasz, Alejandro Espino Aldana, Alexander Meagher, Mark Conroy, Gabrielle Leah New, , Anna White, Spira Stojanovik, Feifei Liao, Abraham Polatkesen, Anna O’Bryan, Amberosa Rollston, Jody Jane Stitt, Alexandra O’Connell, David Blom, David Buchanan
Sidney Younger, Sean Jenkins, Eleanor O'Connell
Produced by: Robert Johnson
This event takes place on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.
As musicians / artists The Omega Point contemplate how to capture the traces of humanity within an accelerating technological culture, in particular our unique ability to seek meaning and purpose through myth creation, ritual, song and dance.
Described as the makers of 'a wild brand of apocalyptic art music' by Stuart Buchanan, Digital Curator of The Sydney Opera House and creator of 'The New Weird Australia' Podcast,
The Omega Point is a Melbourne/ Narrm based music and multimedia project, conceived by Alexandra Moon and El Paul Michel (also of Walls and Waves), is an Audio/ Visual project that fuses electronic music with performative storytelling and video art. They are joined by multi-instrumentalist and Mariachi Alejandro Espino Aldana and percussionist Alexander Meagher.
Alexandra Moon is a multimedia artist, performer and electronic music producer. She trained at the University of NSW School of Art and Design, in Sydney, and at The European Theatre Institute, in Berlin, Germany. Alexandra gained experience in performance and direction, through various productions and exhibitions during her years residing in London and Berlin.
Paul Michel, is a multi-instrumentalist originating from Mexico, who also performs music with his project 'Walls and Waves'. He gained notoriety in Mexico with his music project, Modern Vice, with whom he played on several notorious stages including Latido Festival and Guanajuato International Film Festival (MEX). Additionally he performs in Melbourne as a Mariachi in a Mariachi group lead by Alejandro Espino Aldana.