EP#12: 'The Soil' with Lucas Ihlein, Kim Williams and Simon Mattsson

Fertilizer, sediment, and pesticide run-off from sugar cane farming are among the major causes of degradation to the Great Barrier Reef. Between 2015 and 2019, artists Lucas Ihlein and Kim Williams have been collaborating with local farmer Simon Mattsson to explore tactics for grass-roots cultural change to support regenerative farming practices within the cane farming community of Mackay, Queensland. In the final episode of the DLUX Constellations Podcast we hear about this innovative project that bridges the gap between land art, creative practice, contemporary commercial agriculture and community.

The Constellations is a live podcast recorded at 107 Projects in Redfern. We acknowledge that this recording took place on Gadigal Land.

Sugar Vs The Reef Lucas Ihlein, Kim Williams and Simon Mattsson, 2017

Sugar Vs The Reef Lucas Ihlein, Kim Williams and Simon Mattsson, 2017

EP#11: 'The Plants' with Cat Jones & Monica Gagliano

This episode we’re talking with Cat Jones about her project Somatic Drifts, a one on one sensory experience exploring empathy and transgression. Somatic Drifts enables participants to experience the body of another entity through touch and illusion. What realm does the human exist within? How far can we drift? What can this drift enable us to change? During the project Jones worked with neuroscientists specializing in brain plasticity and chronic pain. The team recently published a new study that came about as a result of her findings.

Joining her to talk about the crossovers of this project with vegetal philosophy and her own research in plant intelligence, will be evolutionary biologist, Dr Monica Gagliano, who Jones spent time with towards the beginning of the project.

Somatic Drifts, by Cat Jones 2014

Somatic Drifts, by Cat Jones 2014

EP #3: 'The Stars' with Michaela Gleave, Amanda Cole & Astronomer Michael Fitzgerald

On Episode #3 of The Constellations Podcast we talk to the team behind ‘A Galaxy of Suns’ an app for your smart phone that connects you with the unseen motions of our galaxy. Created by artist Michaela Gleave, composer Amanda Cole and programmer Warren Armstrong, A Galaxy of Suns gives your smart phone the ability to ‘play’ the skies, turning each star into music, as it rises above the horizon in front of you.

For more information and to download the app to try for yourself, click here

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EP#2: 'The Pain' with Eugenie Lee & Dr. Tasha Stanton

Episode #2 of The Constellations Podcast — We talk to artist Eugenie Lee and Dr. Tasha Stanton on 'Seeing is Believing'. A performance/installation work that combines the latest research, scientific development and virtual reality technology to allow audiences a visceral 'taste' of Eugenie's lived experience of Chronic Pain. 

For images and information on the ‘Seeing is Believing’ installation, click here

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EP #1: ‘The Heart’ with George Khut, Angie Morrow & Katarina Ostojic

In our first episode, 'The Heart', we take a look at The BrightHearts Research Project, developed by George Khut with researchers from Kids Rehab. This art and medicine collaboration investigates the application of George Khut’s heart-rate controlled artworks  during medical procedures performed on children in hospital. 

For more information on the Bright Hearts research and to see the app in action, click here