Through sound and vision, Super Field transports us to places that we may never physically visit due to their remoteness.
On at RMIT Design Hub from early December 2017, Super Field is an exhibition of sound and video works that explores some of the world’s most remote environments while investigating a range of social, economic and environmental concerns affecting isolated communities.
Curated by sound artist Philip Samartzis and audiovisual artist Madelynne Cornish on behalf of the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture, the exhibition gathers the work of 19 artists who have dedicated time to travel and build relationships with people and places far from our urban centres.
Super Field comprises four programs that change every two weeks throughout the exhibition, offering those in Melbourne over the long, hot summer a chance to metaphorically escape to far-flung locations such as the Australian Alps, The Kimberley, Antarctica and the Arctic and many other international wilderness sites.
These programs unfold across RMIT Design Hub’s two exhibition areas, with the larger space used to envelope visitors in a sonic field created by 40 loud speakers, while the elongated Project Room 2 becomes a video landscape to be explored spatially.
Super Field also features an exhibition environment designed by architects and 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale creative directors Baracco+Wright. For Super Field, Baracco+Wright have created a massive hanging scrim in the sonic zone and an environmentally inspired response for the video area.