The Greek Australian Cultural League (GACL) presents the seventh Antipodean Palette Group Exhibition. A diverse selection of work was submitted at ‘Call for Entries’ earlier this year from artists in all stages of their career within the Greek-Australian community.
pieces from Masonik's Altar'd Lament will be exhibted....
The Daedalus Project is an ambitious multi-venue art event held across 4 Galleries (plus one symposium venue) over two weeks within the Lively Maylands cultural precinct. The exhibition showcases new and challenging work from 8 Hellenic-Australian artists all working with a broad range of technology enabled mediums through performance, robotics, Aerogel sculptures, sound installation, video, photography and textiles.
Masonik will be presenting Exodus in early 2017 - this will be the second installment in the
Altar'd Lament project.
Altar’d Lament is a multi-disciplinary art installation and performance project by the Masonik arts-collective that explores the rise, fall and rise again of the early 1900’s musical style known as Rebetika – an underground form of music comprised of both near-Eastern and Western influences that was eventually banned and its performers persecuted.
The Altar’d Lament project involves the development of a series of audio-visual multi- medium artworks, presented as a narrative concerning the evolution, development and controversial censorship of the Rebetika musical style. Through this narrative, Masonik seek to encourage audiences to consider the paradox that a cultural form can be simultaneously fragile and resilient, both comforting and threatening.