Retrograde

Marlene Radice

Marlēné Claudine Radice and Belco Arts present

Retrograde

Artist residency and creative development showing

Residency: 17-28 May 2021

Creative development showing: 7pm Friday 28 May 2021

$10 per person

Creative development showing suitable for ages 18+.

Marlēné Claudine Radice is using her two-week residency to workshop a video art and live performance piece, Retrograde. The work will be a piece for a live performer with a multimedia projection. The projections will be images and video content by and about the artist Ana Mendieta. The work is a dialogue between sound art and visual images exploring physical relationships with the body and its surrounding environments. The video art of Ana Mendieta explores her relationship with her body as a Cuban woman during the 1980s and her feeling of cultural and physical displacement as well as the violence inflicted by society upon women’s bodies.

About Marlēné Claudine Radice

Marlēné Claudine Radice is an Australian composer who specialises in notated electroacoustic composition by exploring how art and sound compliment one another. Taking recorded sounds away from their original sources, she processes and manipulates these into new musical structures. Raw industrial noises, looped voices and hypnotic soundscapes are layered to create a nuanced and original sound. Her creative practice primarily deals with the identity politics of queer femme bodies.These ideas are conveyed within her works through gestural devices in performance can be used to articulate nuanced aspects of this lived human experience.

Marlēné’s music has been performed and recorded by Fbi Radio’s Ears Have Ears (NSW), the Sonic.Art Quartet (Berlin), The Music Box Project (NSW), Art Not Apart Festival (ACT), COUP Melbourne, Feminatronic, Future Creatives Festival (VIC), the Monash New Music Ensemble (VIC) and her electronic duos Erwartung (NSW) and Phaser x Ensori (Vienna). In 2017 she performed at Dark Mofo as a part of Herman Nietsch’s artwork ’Action 150’ and in 2019 as a part of the Soundout! festival of experimental and improvised music (ACT). Her writing has also been published in CutCommon, Sound in Progress Magazine, and ADSR zine (NSW).

She has been commissioned as sound designer and composer for the National Museum of Australia (2017) and Questacon (2013). Her work has been performed by the duo Unassisted Fold (GE) as a part of HighSCORE Festival 2017 (Italy) and has presented her research on Iannis Xenakis at the 2017 Xenakis Symposium in Leeds. In 2018 her work was premiered by The American Modern Ensemble at the inaugural Mostly Modern Music Festival in New York.

Marlēné completed a double degree in Music (Composition) and Arts (Gender Studies/Italian) at the Australian National University where she studied with Jim Cotter and Larry Sitsky. In 2016 she completed her Honours in Composition at Monash University with Prof Mary Finsterer. She is was a team member for Making Waves; an online platform which promotes emerging Australian composers until July 2019, and is currently on the committee for the Tilde New Music and Art Festival (VIC).

Supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.

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