Excerpts of Amplification, Acland Street Projection Festival

Acland Street Projections Festival (ASPF) will bring the art back to St Kilda with a free nine day event designed to highlight the local artists, architecture and atmosphere of this iconic street.

Open from dusk to midnight each day from Friday 11th September to Sunday 20th September 2015, this truly unique experience will see art screened onto buildings, laneways and landscapes in and around the Acland Street precinct.

Held during Melbourne Fringe Festival, the ASPF curatorial program will feature established local and national projection artists, as well as artists from diverse practices, including Balletlab with a selection of rich visual excerpts from Phillip Adams's turbo-charged dance work, Amplification, captured on film by Matthew Gingold.

Amplification is a portrait of the body in chaos. Using the car accident as a metaphor for mental/physical disassociation, Amplification examines the thresholds of the human body's response to sound, light and physical impact. Originally developed through research conducted at a hospital emergency ward and the Melbourne morgue, Amplification magnifies the 1.6 seconds ‘disassociation' freeze time which occurs at the moment of impact, portraying a morbid fascination with the body in chaos. Amplification was conceived and premiered in 1999 and has since toured worldwide. Filmed at the Malthouse Theatre in 2011, presented for Dance Massive.

Creative Team

Choreographer: Phillip Adams

Composer/Turntablist: Lynton Carr

Set and Lighting Design: Bluebottle

Costume Design: Graham Green

Performers: Timothy Harvey, Rennie McDougall, Carlee Mellow, Brooke Stamp, Joanne White

Producer: Amelia Bartak