Dark Night, Bright Light

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Dark Night, Bright Light

Camilla Hannan: Sound

Matine Corompt, Van Sowerwine: Vision

Journey into the night, where sound overtakes and images are glimpsed. Meanings are mixed and metaphors dominate. Cacophony, silence, disruption and crescendo. Camilla Hannan’s sound work sits upfront and centre, taking you to places that are simultaneously familiar and alien. In collaboration with visual artists and animators Martine Corompt and Van Sowerwine. Dark Night, Bright Light inhabits and transcends



Camilla Hannan is an Australian sound artist who works exclusively with field recordings. She processes these recordings into abstract representations of place and experience. She investigates the construction of urban and natural environments sonically, and spatially, morphing these elements into new unsettling worlds. She has a particular interest in site-specific work outside of traditional gallery and narrative constructs. Camilla works in installation. performance, composition and radio.

Camilla’s work has been represented in Australia, Europe and the U.S.A. She has performed at festivals including Articulating the Medium (San Francisco), ParisSonic (France) and Liquid Architecture National festival of Sound Art (Australia). Her installation work has been featured at Instants Chavirés Paris, the Sydney Opera House, San Francisco MOMA, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and the AC Institute, New York. She is a radio producer with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation camillahannan.com


Van Sowerwine works across the areas of stop motion animation, interactives, sculpture and photography. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the ICA, London, at Ars Electronica, Linz, at the Seoul New Media Biennale, at the Art Gallery of NSW and as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival’s visual arts program. Her short films have screened at film festivals across the world including at Cannes and at the Sundance Film Festival. vansowerwine.com


Martine Corompt works predominantly with moving image installation with a specific interest in researching aspects of animation such as reductive representation, caricature and the animate space. Subjects such as the representation of bodies of water and the natural and unnatural landscape have been used to probe these ideas so far. Her work has been exhibited nationally within Australia as well as America, Japan and Europe.  She is currently undertaking a PhD at VCA Melbourne University titled ‘Forced perspectives; cartoon and the cult of reduction’. martinecorompt.com

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