1. 'HOME' an exhibition by Ian Strange

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    'HOME' an exhibition by Ian 'Kid Zoom' Strange In October 2011, after three years living in New York, artist Ian Strange [Kid Zoom] returned to Australia to create a major new installation work housed in Cockatoo Island's prestigious Turbine Hall. The exhibition featured a full-scale reproduction of his childhood home and a film documenting the violent destruction of three Holden commodores. This video documents the exhibition and shows excerpts from the film. www.IanStrange.com OR www.kid-zoom.com Installation footage of; KID ZOOM : HOME Exhibition IAN STRANGE Turbine Hall, Cockatoo Island Sydney, AUSTRALIA - 2011 and Excerpts from; 'Untitled Film (Destruction of Three Holden Commodores)' Single Take, 10min 15sec Loop Digital Camera RED Epic Ratio: 1:2,35 Dir. Ian Strange DOP: James Brown

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    • Pattern Machine at Cockatoo Island

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      Pattern Machine was a fourway collaboration that grew over a weeklong residency on Cockatoo Island, Sydney, during the 2011 Underbelly Arts Festival. At the end of the week, we performed 3 x 45 minute audiovisual sets at night, and had a generative surround installation running with the inflatable sculpture during the day. Jean Poole: spatial video composition and live video manipulation with 3 projectors, vdmx, quartz composer and madmapper. http://skynoise.net/projects Dan MacKinlay + James Nichols: Quadrophonic sound using field recordings, vintage synthesisers and heavily customised super collider patches. Dan: http://possumpalace.org James : http://dubtable.net Sarah Harvie: an inflatable sculpture tailor designed for our space with lots of late night sewing machine sweat. http://www.solidairdesigns.com More: http://www.skynoise.net/2011/08/05/pattern-machine-at-cockatoo-island-underbelly-arts-2011/ and: http://patternmachine.possumpalace.org

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      • THE ISLAND TAPES

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        Cockatoo Island is not only the largest isle in Sydney Harbour; it has one of the most colourful histories. Prior to being home to the first ever SbA Pro/Am Grand Final it was an imperial prison, an industrial school, a reformatory, a jail and was the site of one of Australia’s largest boat building docks. Cockatoo is also closely aligned with the legend of bushranger Captain Thunderbolt, who was one of two prisoners to ever escape the island. Their escape was aided by Thunder's lover Mary Ann Bugg who swam through the harbours shark-infested waters to save them. Thunderbolt was given his name whilst on the job: during one of his robberies he knocked on a door as a clap of thunder and lightening ignited the skies. The victim asked who was at the door to which he replied: “Thunderbolt”. Of course prior to the intervention of colonialism Cockatoo was no doubt a sacred stomping ground for indigenous tribes and possibly the odd cockatoo. During event lead up there were several trips out to the island. My first trip was with Cuzz and we were in charge of surface checks on the heritage-listed ground. After a serious run in with an egg-guarding screech-burger of a sea gull, and several heated discussions regarding the logistical problems of holding a comp on the island, we thought we would calm our nerves with a beverage. Whilst ordering the edge was taking off by a gruff but jovial chinless wonder of a Hungarian tuck-shop manager. He was the kind of odd character you would find in an old Bond film. His vibe somehow smoothed the situation and mid bev we ran back over to the site and finally sussed how the course could work. Over the months of prep that followed it was no doubt that Logistics Manager Steve Murphy went through the most trials and tribulations. At one point he was heard ordering some fluorescent inflatable tower lights over the phone: “So how big are they mate?“… (pause)… “Oh so about as big as a fat person?” The attention to detail was phenomenal. So how do you get a skate course built on an island you ask? Every element had to come by barge: 24 of them! The course design and construction was a combination of efforts between SbA, Convic and Shane Serena’s Revolution crews. The course housed elements such as the bank to ledge to bank, the out rail (based on Perth’s swing out bar), the doorstop slappy kickers, the wheel chair ramp and the Sydney Harbour Bridge China Bank. Come December the 10th the stage was set and it sure was a doozy. The Island was held in the last days of the Outpost Project street art festival. I pretended that the isle was decorated just for us. The dilapidated industrial beauty was punctuated with giant rusted swinging soy sauce fishes, a cockatoo mural made out of plastic cups, a life size replica of Kid Zoom’s house, Lister-painted balloons, ceramic washing machines and murals n pieces galore. Of course the skating was next level. Everyone goes on about the level. But you can kind of understand when the level is on this plain. I mean the technical proficiency of the current pros and top ams is light years beyond where we thought people could ever take their coordination. The top guys in Oz are all on par with (and make up some of) the top internationals, and nothing highlighted it more than The Island. The 35 peoples who were invited to the comp included some vets, some freshies and some of the world’s top shredders. continued at http://skateboardingaustralia.org.au/Blog/the-island-wrap-up

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        • OUTPOST PROJECT

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          Street art festival at Cockatoo Island on the Sydney Harbour from November 4 to December 11, 2011. Presented by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust in association with aMBUSH Gallery. Outpost Project will direct the attention to our local street art culture and artists and will offer Australian and international audiences and visitors a great chance to discover what has been happening in Australia for the past few years. For more info visit www.outpostproject.com.au

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          • Jonathan Jones & Cockatoo Island - Dialogue for the Future

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            Looking at big issues in an understated way - this is how one might describe Jonathan Jones’ work and life philosophy. Based in Sydney, the contemporary aboriginal artist works in varied media, including printmaking, drawing, installation, and film; but he is perhaps best known for his site-specific installation pieces. Jones’ art renders the visual languages of his indigenous people utilizing ultra modern materials – animal patterns, weapons, and woodcarvings reinterpreted in fluorescent light forms. For the 18th Biennale of Sydney (2012), Jones explores Sydney Harbor’s largest landmass, Cockatoo Island, as a collision point of colonial and indigenous cultures. The area’s layers of indigenous, imperial, and industrial history make it a unique stage for contemporary art and a compelling site for the Biennale of Sydney. More on: www.theavantgardediaries.com Find out more about Jonathan Jones on www.jonathanjones.com.au and to see what’s on at the Biennale of Sydney please visit www.bos18.com Directed by Nick Marzano. Director of Photography: Tim Tregoning, Camera Assistant: Julian Tynan, Editorial Lead: Romy Uebel, Production: Laura Brent, Editing: Merrick Van Asselt, Color Correction: Dylan Munro, Music by Bunnystripes.

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            • Outpost Project: Art from the Streets | Viral Video

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              Cockatoo Island from November 4 to December 11, 2011 The Outpost Project is all set to transform the gritty industrial spaces of Cockatoo Island into an explosion of urban art. An outcome impossible, without the talent, commitment and energy of more than 150 artists from around the world, all willing to come on a journey with curators Sydney Harbour Federation Trust and aMBUSH Gallery, in a first for the Southern Hemisphere. Renowned international and local artists such us ROA (Belgium), Ethos (Brazil), Kid Zoom (USA/Australia), Anthony Lister (USA/Australia) and the Everfresh Collective (Australia) will illuminate the island with large-scale installations, live art creations including aerosol art, stencilling, paste-ups, sticker art, cup rocking, sculpture, murals and bill boards. Exhibitions and forums will immerse visitors into global street art culture. Must-sees include George Shaw’s Oi You! Collection boasting works by Os Gemeos, Swoon, Faile and the world’s best known and most influential street artist Banksy. The Outpost Project will also exhibit works from the 2011 Australian Stencil Art Prize, a major T-shirt street wear exhibition, the May Lane Street Art Project presented by Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, plus local collectives collaborating with international artists. Against this backdrop, a vibrant live and changing weekend events program offers a mix of grand experiences and unexpected happenings. Street sports will take centre stage with the creation of a vast waterfront skateable plaza setting a scene for Skateboarding Australia's Pro/Am Tour Grand Final. Alongside the action, an array of pop-up bars, retail and gallery spaces, artist battles, demos, DJ’s, tours and art-making projects will cover the island with activity for all ages. The Outpost Project will also present an innovative education program, engaging students with the artists, voices, styles and issues of street art. Escape the mainland and immerse yourself in street art on Cockatoo Island. Rubinee Hoyne, Outpost Project Executive Producer, Sydney Harbour Federation Trust. Visit www.outpostproject.com.au

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              • Outpost Project - Art from the Streets | TVC

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                Cockatoo Island from November 4 to December 11, 2011 The Outpost Project is all set to transform the gritty industrial spaces of Cockatoo Island into an explosion of urban art. An outcome impossible, without the talent, commitment and energy of more than 150 artists from around the world, all willing to come on a journey with curators Sydney Harbour Federation Trust and aMBUSH Gallery, in a first for the Southern Hemisphere. Renowned international and local artists such us ROA (Belgium), Ethos (Brazil), Kid Zoom (USA/Australia), Anthony Lister (USA/Australia) and the Everfresh Collective (Australia) will illuminate the island with large-scale installations, live art creations including aerosol art, stencilling, paste-ups, sticker art, cup rocking, sculpture, murals and bill boards. Exhibitions and forums will immerse visitors into global street art culture. Must-sees include George Shaw’s Oi You! Collection boasting works by Os Gemeos, Swoon, Faile and the world’s best known and most influential street artist Banksy. The Outpost Project will also exhibit works from the 2011 Australian Stencil Art Prize, a major T-shirt street wear exhibition, the May Lane Street Art Project presented by Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, plus local collectives collaborating with international artists. Against this backdrop, a vibrant live and changing weekend events program offers a mix of grand experiences and unexpected happenings. Street sports will take centre stage with the creation of a vast waterfront skateable plaza setting a scene for Skateboarding Australia's Pro/Am Tour Grand Final. Alongside the action, an array of pop-up bars, retail and gallery spaces, artist battles, demos, DJ’s, tours and art-making projects will cover the island with activity for all ages. The Outpost Project will also present an innovative education program, engaging students with the artists, voices, styles and issues of street art. Escape the mainland and immerse yourself in street art on Cockatoo Island. Rubinee Hoyne, Outpost Project Executive Producer, Sydney Harbour Federation Trust. Visit outpostproject.com.au

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                • Ascent

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                  Short clip based around Max Berry's artwork that is to be part of the OUTPOST exhibition on Cockatoo Island in Sydney from 4th November until 11th December 2011. The clip focuses on one Artists work that is to be an integral part of a collective installation in the dog leg tunnel on the island. Shot in one day, it shows the artists creative process from inception to completion and the processes he incorporates into his body of work. Music courtesy of Mogwai - Gwai on 45 (Arab Strap remix) ©1998 Shot on a Canon 5D with Various lenses on 18th October 2011

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                  • Inflate My Heart With 1000 Gushes of Wind

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                    Dance Film by Swanbrero 2011 (Corey Crushcore and Lara Thoms) Shot on Cockatoo Island, Sydney As part of Underbelly Arts festival. Song By Cassius. Thanks to skydancers Australia.

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                    • Photography Day | "18th Biennale of Sydney, Cockatoo Island"

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                      A fun day of shooting video and photo with the Photography Crew, this time we went to Cockatoo Island, as per Bettina's recommendation. Great times, lots of learning and cool equipment sharing around. Music: "A Hopeful Transmission" + "Don't Let It Break Your Heart" - Coldplay http://itunes.apple.com/au/album/mylo-xyloto/id471339278

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