Repurposing the omnipresent portable device, Alter is an audio-visual installation for 16 iPads and 16 people in a delicate meditation on invisible systems and interconnectedness. Bodies, light and space are threaded together in this intimate sensory encounter. Created by Tamara Saulwick in collaboration with Peter Knight, Martyn Coutts and Steve Berrick, Alter creates a pocket in time for the act of collective listening and contemplation.
Composition: Peter Knight
Dramaturgy: Martyn Coutts
System design: Steve Berrick
Film footage: Scott Morrison & Tamara Saulwick
Festival of Live Art, Arts House, Melbourne 2016
North Melbourne Town Hall, Arts House, Melbourne 2017
Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing China, 2018
Xi'an International Studies University,Xi'an, China 2018
FlashMob Space, West Village, Chengdu China 2018
Grand Theater, Nanfang College of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China 2018
Dance Center, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China 2018
Alter was commissioned by Arts House as part of the In Your Hands series supported through the Australia Council's Digital Theatre Initiative.