Illuminate Adelaide 2022 Programme

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Gorillaz Gorillaz

Illuminate Adelaide presents a programme of light, music, art, innovation and immersive experiences for winter.


The programme includes Istanbul-based visionaries Ouchhh Studio's major exhibition, Wisdom Of AI Light, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett's band Gorillaz, Montreal studio Moment Factory's Light Cycles at the Botanic Gardens, free city-wide centrepiece City Lights, plus genre-defying music/visual series KLASSIK underground, and electronic music event Unsound.

“We are delighted to be supporting Illuminate Adelaide through the South Australian Tourism Commission,” Minister For Tourism Zoe Bettison says.

“Illuminate Adelaide celebrates our commitment to the tourism, arts and technology sectors and enables South Australia to be viewed on the world stage as an innovator and leader in these fields. “This event has art, light, music and technology at its core and brings them into the public realm and venues of the city with a highly accessible programme.

“I encourage all South Australians to rally their family and friends this winter, come into our beautiful city over the month of July, buy a ticket to an experience and walk the free City Lights program, and immerse yourselves in Illuminate Adelaide.

“We are one of the world’s great creative cities and this event generates job opportunities for thousands of South Australians across the arts, technology, hospitality and tourism sectors.”

In an Australian premiere (and Illuminate Adelaide exclusive) Ouchhh Studio feature their work with NASA and CERN as well as the work of Leonardo da Vinci, in Wisdom Of AI Light, a multi-sensory experience putting the art in AI.

The studio will also present Ocean Data at Light Adelaide as part of the City Lights programme.

Long before the concept of online concerts and festivals, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett meshed art, music and technology together to create virtual band Gorillaz. Now, having turned this playful experiment into an enduring and innovative phenomenon, 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs are set to perform for one night only in Adelaide.

Unsound Sinjin And Zora
Unsound Adelaide

The free, city-wide centrepiece City Lights returns with a new series of immersive installations, artworks and large-scale activations, set to turn Adelaide's most iconic streetscapes into a night-time adventure of colour and sound.

Light Cycles is back by popular demand, return to the Botanic Gardens. From Montreal studio Moment Factory, Light Cycles enchants the senses in a series of installations using lights, audio, video and special effects.

In an Australian premiere, Joanna Dudley's video installation 'We Will Slam You With Our Wings' steals from some of history's most notoriously sexist speeches, recasting them into a feminist war cry echoing through the ages.

In the land of music, there's Unsound Adelaide – the international celebration of cutting edge experimental and electronic music, returning to its spiritual home. Then there's Stephen O'Malley of Sunn O))) collaborating with experimental musician Kali Malone, frequent collaborators Sinjin Hawke (USA) and Zora Jones (Austria), 700 Bliss (USA) the take-no-prisoners duo of DJ Haram and Moor Mother, and Australian cult favourites HTRK, as well as the late night Unsound Club.

Chinese-Australian avant-garde composer Mindy Meng Wang and Melbourne-based Tim Shiel collaborate at Nexus Arts for the actualisation of their project 'Nervous Energy', and Eishan Ensemble will also play Nexus Arts, performing their blend pf contemporary and classical music traditions of both east and west.

A distinctive music programme will feature each weekend across four weeks in a co-curated programme with Illuminate Adelaide at Live At The Lab.

Head to the Illuminate Adelaide website for information on the full programme.

Illuminate Adelaide 2022 is on from 1-31 July.

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