Young film and sound artists to light up the night

The next generation of creative talent on the big screen will be unlocked as part of the City of Melbourne’s SIGNAL.

​The youth creative studio will launch its latest Screen and Sound Commissions – featuring 12 new works by 8 emerging artists, developing new digital and online works alongside industry professionals.

During the 12-week program, the young creatives developed a cinematographic or sound work, as well as an audiovisual piece in collaboration with a commissioned artist.

Commissioned works will be on screen this week by:

  • Lǐ Xīng Yǔ (Echo Li) – a focus on performance, writing, photography and video, documenting both personal and political romantic obsession, linking love and cultural loss.
  • Amy Manson – an animator with a particular interest in the intersection between art, biology and scientific theory, inspired by insects that influence advances in technology.
  • Sofie McClure – an experimental non-fiction filmmaker whose work intersects with video art documentary, who seeks to challenge the conception of film as strictly audiovisual media.
  • Carmen Yih – a dancer and filmmaker whose commissioned work shows the complex layering of cultural codes and embodies the legacy on immigrant bodies.
  • Rebecca Bracewell – a hard of hearing orchestral musician, who turned to sound design and composition to explore more creative and flexible approaches to music making.
  • Monique Gawne – a multidisciplinary artist with a background in printmaking, documenting everyday life and shared learning experiences through audio collages.
  • April Guest – a beatboxer, composer, singer and pianist using vocal exploration as an antidote to binary gendered expectations of voice and the dysphoria it can produce.
  • Fetle Wondimu Nega – a sound artist, singer and music producer whose commission explores bilingualism and cultural code-shifting using live coding and vocals inspired by Ethiopian jazz and Orthodox hymns.
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