Supersense will be running in Melbourne between the 18th and 20th of August 2017. As part of this thought and sense-provoking experience, there will a festival within a festival taking place.

Overground is a collaborative work presented by Supersense, Liquid Architecture and the NOW now. Originally beginning during the Melbourne International Jazz Festival in 2010 and 2011, Overground is now returning for 2017 at Supersense. 

The experience will take place at the Arts Centre Melbourne, and is a four hour collaborative experiment held in various lounges, foyers, halls, and stalls throughout the opulent building. Overground features Australian and international musicians and artists who will demonstrate free improvisation, performance art, jazz, poetry, comedy and much more.

This sensory experience includes almost 50 artists, who will be organised into groups and ensembles that have never previously worked together. The performances rely heavily on improvisation, meaning there will be a fleeting, ephemeral quality to the resulting works. The point of Overground is to utilise risk and uncertainty to creative an innovative and evocative experience.

Overground is a collaboration by Supersense director, Sophia Brous, Liquid Architecture‘s Joel Stern and founding director of Sydney’s legendary NOW now organisation Clayton Thomas.

The ‘festival within a festival’ promises to evoke its audience’s senses, and redefine how sound and improvisation have traditionally been viewed.

Liquid Architecture is an Australian organisation for artists working with sound, who communicate ideas and investigate the meaning of sonic extremes.

Overground: A Festival within a Festival

SUN 20 Aug 2017
2PM – 6PM
Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Rd

Grab some more info about Overground here, and check out more Liquid shows below.

WED 2 – FRI 18 Aug 2017
EXHIBITION: Sound Series: Stick and Stone
Blindside, Melbourne

FRI 11 Aug 2017
Performance: Félicia Atkinson in Hobart
Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart

WED 16 Aug 2017
LECTURE: Fujui Wang [TWN] on Taiwanese Sound Art
RMIT, Melbourne

WED 16 & THU 17 Aug 2017
Michel Chion: The Audio Spectator
ACMI, Melbourne as part of Melbourne International Film Festival

SAT 19 Aug 2017
Michel Chion in conversation
Alliance Française de Melbourne

SUN 20 Aug 2017, Arts Centre, Melbourne
Félicia Atkinson, Fujui Wang and many more at Supersense / Overground

TUE 22 Aug 2017
Fujui Wang, Snawklor and more
Make It Up Club, Bar Open, Melbourne

TUE 22 – SAT 26 Aug 2017
RESIDENCY: Félicia Atkinson: Karawatha Forest

THU 24 Aug 2017
Félicia Atkinson & Fujui Wang [TWN]
Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

FRI 25 & SAT 26 Aug 2017
Michel Chion: Cinema For the Ear
Australian Cinémathèque GOMA, Brisbane

SUN 27 Aug 2017
Michel Chion: The Voice in Cinema
Art Gallery New South Wales, Sydney

MON 30 Oct – SAT 4 Nov 2017
Tetsuya Umeda in residence
The Substation, Melbourne