National Gallery of Australia 2019

Benjamin Skepper Live New Media Performance
National Gallery of Canberra

DATE: Saturday 9 March 2019
VENUE: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
LOCATION: James O’Fairfax Theatre

Internationally acclaimed Australian-Japanese new media artist and musician, Benjamin Skepper, will present a new composition. Skepper will record Nakaya’s heartbeat, which will form part of an original soundscape to be presented live with electronics and electric cello.

A curated selection of Nakaya’s vast archive of video works will also be projected during Skepper’s live performance, including artworks of contemporary video artist Bill Viola, from the NGA’s collection, with whom Nakaya has also collaborated.

Sponsored by The Australia Japan Foundation
Produced by Contour 556 and Localjinni
Supported by The Australia Japan Foundation, Yamaha Music Australia, Abode Hotels and Apartments, and contrapuntal.

Media Release National Gallery of Australia Nakaya Skepper Collaboration 2019 (PDF Download)

This project is part of Enlighten Festival 2019 https://nga.gov.au/enlighten/