madeleine flynn and tim humphrey

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FLYNN AND HUMPHREY

Short biography

Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey are leading Australian audio conceptual artists who create unexpected situations for listening. Their work is driven by a curiosity and questioning about sound in human culture and seeks to evolve and engage with new processes and audiences, through public and participative interventions. Their practice intertwines local, national and international relationships.

They have an award winning long term collaborative practice. In 2017 their practice was awarded the prestigious national Australia Council Award for Emerging and Experimental Artforms.

Their work has been presented and commissioned widely internationally including Theater Der Welt, Germany: Brighton Festival UK: Sonica Festival Glasgow: Asian Arts Theater, Gwangju: Incheon Art Platform, Seoul: Sydney Festival Australia: Melbourne Festival Australia: AsiaTopa, Melbourne: Perth Festival Australia: MONA FOMA Australia: Kennedy Center, Washington USA, ANTI Festival Finland amongst many others.

Their current areas of interest are existential risk, artificial intelligence in public space, and long form socially engaged public art interventions.

Their practice is documented at http://madeleineandtim.net/

LONGER BIOGRAPHY

Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey are leading Australian audio conceptual artists who create unexpected situations for listening. They have a long term collaborative practice. Their work is driven by a curiosity and questioning about listening in human culture and seeks to evolve and engage with new processes and audiences, through public and participative interventions. Their practice intertwines local, national and international relationships. Awards include several Green Room Awards for Excellence in Hybrid Arts, two Australian National AMC-APRA Award for Excellence in Experimental Music, and the Melbourne International Festival Award. In March 2017, their practice was awarded the prestigious Australia Council Award for Emerging and Experimental Artforms.

Their current areas of interest are existential risk, artificial intelligence in public space, and long form socially engaged public art interventions.

In 2019, they present Pivot , a field of semi- intelligent seesaws at MONA FOMA Tasmania, Australia, Setouchi Triennalle, Art Islands Japan and ISEA Gwangju, South Korea: Five Short Blasts for Perth Festival, Australia: We Contain Multitudes at ITAK Finland: undertake residencies and new work developments at Cove Park Scotland with Cryptic Glasgow and Substation Melbourne: Hauloito, Finland with Live Umbrella and Seoul Street Arts Creation Center.

In 2018, they presented Pivot, at Brighton Festival UK, Festival Glasgow Scotland, Substation Melbourne, Darwin Festival, and ANTI Festival Finland. Their new work, We Contain Multitudes was commissioned and presented at ArtsHouse Melbourne, and they undertook an Asialink Residency at Incheon Arts Platform, South Korea where they developed a new interactive work, We have Everything We Need and presented a new working model, The Karaoke Project with Acchi Cocchi Yokohama.. Their interactive sound work the megaphone project was presented at Singapore Arts Musuem from April-August 2018. They were awarded the National Apra AMC Award for Excellence in Experimental Music for their collaborative work Between 8 and 9.

In 2017, they presented their new work, Pivot, a field of semi-intelligent seesaws as a commission from Melbourne Fringe and Federation Square: their sound installation the megaphone project was presented at Sonica Festival Glagow their sound/vibration work for Imagined Touch was presented at Sydney Festival, their new work,Between 8 and 9, commissioned by Asia Topa and ChamberMade Opera was presented at Castlemaine State Festival and Melbourne Recital Centre, and Chengdu International Arts Festival. Their work Five Short Blasts was presented at Brighton Festival UK and at the major German Festival, Theater der Welt, Hamburg.

2016 saw their new work, Weekly Ticket begin in February 2016. This work posits the question-what if a public artwork was an artist? -and places an artist at Footscray Station for the next fifteen years. Their ANTI Festival new commission, Shriek, premiered on a frozen lake in February 2016, Tahko, Finland. Their interactive installation with Korean company, Nottle Theatre, and Kinosaki International Arts Centre, Japan, Ashi-yu Meeting, premiered at Seoul International Arts Festival and the megaphone project at New Visions Art Festival, Hong Kong.

2015 saw their work Five Short Blasts- a dawn work for flotilla and marine radio-presented at the Prague Quadrennial, Czech Republic: Gauge-an interactive sound of the weather installation- presented at the Brighton Festival, UK: the megaphone project-a participative public sculptural installation-presented at Ansan Street Arts Festival, South Korea and at the opening of the Asia Cultural Centre, Gwangju.: the siren event- a work for 6 industrial sirens and 85 musicians- at Big West Festival; Harbour Control for livestreamed dancers in inaccessiblesites, premiered City of Melbourne and I feel it in the back of my head: choreographiesf or radio, a series commission by Radio National Soundproof. Their sound/vibration work with choreographer Tim Darbyshire Stampede the Stampede premiered at Dance Massive, their sound/music score for Kekkai premiered at the Castlemaine State Festival: new work with Big Hart Acoustic Life of Sheds premiered at the TIAF. Audience for their work in 2015 has been 35,000 people.

For the last ten years, they have worked with Nottle Theatre Company, South Korea, presenting works in Australia, South Korea and Indonesia. National and international commissions, presentations and partners include: Melbourne International Arts Festival; ArtsHouse; Brisbane Festival; Awesome Arts Festival, Perth; Darwin Festival; Sydney Opera House; Singapore Festival; Arko Theatre, Sth Korea; John F Kennedy Center of Performing Arts, Washington DC: SBS, ABC, FOXTEL, Biwako Biennale,Japan: Four Winds Festival, Bermagui LEAF Festival, North Carolina at the site of Black Mountain College: ANTI Festival Finland:Ansan Festival, South Korea, Asian Cultural Centre, Gwangju, South Korea: Vltava River, Prague Quadrennial: Brighton Festival UK, ABC Radio National, Chunky Move. They are long term participators in the arts ecology, across all levels of the sector, including peer assessments for Australia Council, Creative Victoria, APAM, tertiary course designs, mentoring, and interview panels for artistic leadership roles. Tim has a Phd in Music from Monash University, and has lectured at Griffith University in creative arts practice. Madeleine is currently completing her Phd on choreomusical analysis at the University of Melbourne and has lectured in WrIting/Internet/Performance at Latrobe University, and music theory at the University of Melbourne. Their work is documented at www.madeleineandtim.net www.themegaphoneproject.com and weeklyticket.org

Madeleine and Tim offset their carbon emissions through membership of Fifteen Trees www.15trees.com.au