In Deep Water

In Deep Water

29 – 30 March, 2014

Theatre Works

as part of FoLa (Festival of Live Art)

Come on a deep-sea journey to encounter the light creatures that live below, in performance installation In Deep Water. Artists Katie Sfetkidis and Ian Moorhead create an immersive and contemplative space, using sound and light to provide glimpses into this unexplored dark corner of the world.

Inspired by the bioluminescent creatures that live in the deep oceans, In Deep Water sees the continued exploration of dark spaces by artist Katie Sfetkidis. Navigating the installation, small audience groups will experience a concert of sound and light and a sublime journey into the unknown.

Devised by Katie Sfetkidis
Sound Design Ian Moorhead

Tickets on Sale here



In Deep Water at Underbelly Arts Festival

I are raising some money through Pozible and as an extra bonus The Keir Foundation is matching any donations $ for $


In deep water underbelly arts from katie sfetkidis on Vimeo.

In late July – August, I will be doing a development on Cockatoo Island, Sydney as part of Underbelly Arts Festival & Lab.  I will be working with sound designer Ian Moorhead to build and test a deep sea experience.

In Deep Water at !Metro Arts

Last week I spent a week working in a studio at !Metro Arts in Brisbane developing my new work In Deep Water. I spent most of the week working on different materials and shapes of the sculpture. I also meet with Garry Maguire at the Springbrook Bioluminescent Research Centre and went of their glow worm tour, which was very inspring.  I didn’t get any photos of this experience but the website for the centre has a lot of great pictures of glowing fungi and worms found in the area.

Here are some pics of some of the things I made during the week.

Banh Chung is …

Banh Chung is a process-orientated installation-performance that confronts the legacy of colonialism, war and mass migration. Banh Chung draws on traditional culinary practices, mythical legends and historical events associated with Tet. It invites visitors to experience three narrative strands that are carried via headphones as a series of sound plays.

RecentlyI spent a week with artists Chi Vu and her team working on a development for her show Banh Chung. Here are some photos from the weeks work.

Banh chung is a savoury ‘cake’ made of sticky-rice, mung bean and pork, wrapped in bamboo leaf, and eaten to celebrate the Lunar New Year (Tet). The ritual of making and eating this ‘cake’ – which requires at least 24 hours of preparation – is a tactile act of celebration and communal reflection…

Photos by Jave Lee

Artists : Chi Vu,  Amanda Ma, Naomi Ota, Jacques Soddell 

Dark Matters

Dark Matters from storybottle on Vimeo.

“Dark Matters is a rare kind of performance where there are no actors, and light and sound design take centre stage…participants, unaware, contribute to the sensory design of the installation, and become pawns in this dark and unnerving game” –  Eugyeene Teh at Promptside

Photos by Sarah Walker

Next on Now Art Blast: 24 – 26 February

Dark Matters at Art Blast: 24 – 26 February

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In the last weekend of February, Punctum presents ART BLAST as part of the Next on Now program.  I am lucky enough to have been a mentor for Next on Now and a participating artist in the AR

T BLAST weekend.

ART BLAST will see the fruits of a six month collaboration between twelve Central Victorian artists in a weekend long arts festival presented by Punctum. ART BLAST is part of the Next on Now program.  The Next on Now program has provided local emerging artists a creative development program with support, resources and workshops together with professional mentoring by practicing artists. The results are an extraordinarily diverse collection of professional artistic works which explore themes of love, death, childhood, sex, identity and public / personal space.

To see what the Next on Now artists have been up to and keep up to date with  ART BLAST visit the blog :

As part of ART BLAST,  I will be presenting DARK MATTERS: an exploration of darkness developed through Pucntums seedpod program.   DARK MATTERS will engage audiences bodies and minds to examine the possibilities of experiencing darkness as a space of contemplation and imagination.

It will be performed at the following times:

Saturday 25 February 6.00pm and 8.30pm and Sunday 26 February 2pm and 6.00pm at The Old Fire Station, Bendigo


Next on Now Art Blast Opening

Friday 24 February
ViewPoint Gallery, 13 View Point (Cnr High Street – across from the fountain)

Want to know more about the development of this work see my earlier post:

Find out more about live arts organisation Punctum here: