SQUIDSILO

SQUIDSILO is Ashley Scott and Julie Vulcan. Two Sydney-based artists, our collaboration is driven by common interests and the individual skills we bring to realise new ideas. Most of our work involves technology-based projects and is committed to exploring new ways of creating and developing work that inhabits multiple simultaneous spaces incorporating the physical and virtual.

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Recent Work

RIMA

RIMA is a work that attempts to draw attention to the fine line between security and fragility in relation to our personal freedom and current political systems. A performance and installation, RIMA is a 23-hour durational performance with an invitation to witness what it might mean to exist in a world shrunk to 2 x 3 metres. Within this diminished and sensorily reduced world, Vulcan inhabits the bare space generating strategies to fill in time. Her movements are augmented by sound and samples live mixed by Ashley Scott and a continual roll of projected text. The short ongoing text missives give voice to Vulcan’s silence and are triggered by sensors within the space. The words, authored by Vulcan, blur a current situation unfolding with a parallel narrative set somewhere in the future. The text is informed partly by the reality of political prisoners and those detained in solitary confinement. The text is relayed to twitter and the performance is live-streamed adding to the dimension of surveillance.

“RIMA, with gentle and eerie grace, emerges from an inquiry from several years of dedicated practice, research and experimentation. Its fruits are rich in complexity, intellect and insight and the minds and bodies of Vulcan and Scott, having relentlessly pursued this dark and uncertain space of the human psyche, hold up a rare mirror into a realm of our suffering and a humanity that we have somehow passively accepted.

This work will leave you unsettled in the best way possible.

Nithya Iyer – A consciousness confined  TAGG Aug 3 2016

“RIMA is asking its viewers to hone their gaze, focus their attention. It is, as Vulcan writes “a cry for vigilance” … in an age where constant updates and data streams can lead to overwhelming apathy.”

Elyssia Bugg – Imagination and incarceration Realtime #134