Double Vision: mHz + Xenosine

Brutalist Noise Ensemble + Tesseract
21 Jun


Be captivated by an explosive fusion of breathtaking audio-visual art, lasers and technology at Double Vision, as part of ISEA 2024 EVERYWHEN. The opening night of Double Vision sees acts by New Zealand-based sound artist  mHz and Tamil-Australian audio-visual artist Xenosine.

mHz will present Brutalist Noise Ensemble v2, a piece that blends the physical and digital worlds. This work is an experimental audiovisual performance developed around the interaction of light and sound, digital and physical, human and machine. Like brutalist architecture, this project is all about showing off what is raw and real, in this case, noise instead of concrete. Unadorned sheets of metal, enclosed in simple wooden structures, are activated by a series of electromechanical pulses to create noise that glitches beyond the digital realm.

Under the moniker Xenosine, Vijay Thillaimuthu presents Tesseract, a vision for the superimposition of lasers and video projections as controlled by sound. The same voltage that is amplified as sound, also deflects laser light into visible patterns and creates video projections. Carl Sagan famously used the Tesseract to discuss quantum theory. We use complex power and communication networks everyday without understanding the underlying processes in totality. Tesseract provokes a questioning of the mechanisms of perception, existence and knowledge. The work interacts between two dimensional and three dimensional space.


Regardless of the medium, New Zealand-based sound artist mHz aims to highlight the beauty in the basics of sound and light production and reductionist audiovisual elements that draw inspiration from physical and architectural principles. He has exhibited his work at international venues such as ISEA (Montreal/Vancouver/Dubai), SETxCTM festival (Tehran), NIME(London), Modern Body Festival (The Hague), ICAD (New York), and NZ Festiva(Wellington), to name a few.

Electromagnetic phenomena has always been at the centre of Vijay Thillaimuthu‘s practice. Whether fascinated by the discovery of self generating tones through signal feedback, or the realisation that voltage could deflect and guide rays of light in analogue monitors and laser display systems, the driving force has always been the joyful exploration of electricity as well as the visceral, transcendental experiences it could produce in expression as sound, vibration and light.

"Vijay Thillaimuthu is working right in the analog space of defunct technologies" - Jake Wilson, The Age


Fri 21 Jun 2024


Brisbane Powerhouse


Pay What You Wish


120 minutes


Suitable for ages 12+

Contains strobe lighting

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse for ISEA 2024 EVERYWHEN