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All Ages

The Unfurling of the Cosmos

Friday 05 July 2024 -
Saturday 13 July 2024

About

THE UNFURLING OF THE COSMOS invites you to take a journey up to a large, open air carpark rooftop, to re-experience the city skyline, the sunset and nocturnal horizons, and the vast sky above us that reaches into the milky way and beyond. 

This captivating and contemplative atmospheric installation has been created especially for RE//PERTH by sonic-spatial-social artist Luke Jaaniste from Mesmerism, who is known for working with unique arrangements of atmospheric technologies and spatialised music-scapes that reveal and revel in the wind and weather around us.

Where is the cosmos — which has been unfurling since ancient times, and continues to do so? It is found in the great vastness of galaxies and stars, which the nocturnal glow of inner cities, obscure in this electrified age. But we are living on a planet, swirling around a sun, which travels around our galaxy, and so the cosmos is also our sky, our atmosphere, the air we breathe in and out into our lungs and bloodstream... and thus the cosmos is also our bodies which absorb to live, to feel, to gaze up into lazing sunsets, the dazzle of a night time cityscape, and the inky darkness of the beyond. 

Event Details

Duration
4h
Age Suitability
All Ages

Under 15s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Price Range
$0.00
  • Free Non-Ticketed: $0.00
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Note:

This is an unlicensed venue. No ID is required for entry. Under 15s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

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LUKE JAANISTE portrait May 2024

Luke Jaaniste // Mesmerism

Luke Jaaniste is a sonic, social and spatial artist, and director of MESMERISM studio. Luke has been creating, researching and presenting immersive, ambient and atmospheric experiences for the last two decades. He loves to be mesmerised, to be brought into a vast yet intimate connection with his surroundings and the earth, and to set up the conditions for such heightened and contemplative states for any and all to share in. 

His large-scale outdoor site-specific work, titled THE MESMERISATION OF EVERYTHING, has recently appeared in BOTANICA, Brisbane City Botanic Gardens (2023) and NOW OR NEVER, Melbourne Docklands (2023).

RE//PERTH acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respect to the Whadjuk Nyoongar people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and play.