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Liquid Architecture

Sean Dockray and Public Office: Para-nodes

Date and Time

Sat 11th Aug, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Public Office
126 Moor Street

Event description

This work­ing group will focus on the fric­tion between the dystopian/​utopian aspects of net­worked exis­tence. What got us to this place of war­rant­less wire­tap­ping and data-cap­i­tal­ism? Is there a path­way through the cur­rent cor­po­rate-entan­gled edges of the net­work? Though all manner of utopian myths sur­round the early Inter­net, and by exten­sion its fore­run­ner, Sean Dock­ray and Public Office will dis­cuss the begin­nings that clearly define the ends – and the pos­si­bil­i­ties that live between the cracks.

Eaves­drop­ping, a col­lab­o­ra­tion between Liquid Archi­tec­ture, Mel­bourne Law School and the Ian Potter Museum of Art, com­pris­ing an exhi­bi­tion, a public pro­gram, series of work­ing groups and tour­ing event explor­ing the pol­i­tics of lis­ten­ing through work by artists, researchers, writ­ers and activists from Aus­tralia and around the world.


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Liquid Architecture is an Australian organisation for artists working with sound. LA investigates the sounds themselves, but also the ideas communicated about, and the meaning of, sound and listening. Our program stages encounters and creates spaces for sonic experience, and critical reflection on sonority and systems of sonic affect. To do this, we host experiences at the intersection of contemporary art and experimental music, supporting artists to produce performances and concerts, exhibitions, talks, reading groups, workshops and recordings in art spaces, music venues and other sites. Liquid Architecture is curatorially driven and our methodology embraces research, collaborations and imaginations. We want to echo beyond local conversations, problems, debates and questions, to reverberate across media and disciplines, and so to sound out new discourses about the audible world, and beyond. Liquid Architecture acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first owners of this country, and we recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.