The problematic phenomenology of climate change through the lens of the Early Renaissance polyptych.
5-channel kinaesthetic video installation.
An 8hr05min video triptych which deals with the sensory imperceptibility of climate change in our day-to-day existence — postulating it as one explanation for our collective inaction in the face of an existential threat.
The wanderings of a herd of camels lost amidst the roundabouts of an abandoned desert ‘suburb’ in the UAE. Single-channel HD video with sound.
A timelapse journey revealing a metropolis seemingly devoid of human presence.
Single-channel HD video with sound.
An exhibition of photographic stills & video art shot in and around Dubai after the global financial crisis.
Deserted, fully-signposted multi-lane highways cut swathes through the sand, only to end equally precipitously in the middle of nowhere; monuments to excess and the money that ran out.
In this online documentary, you can navigate your way through the web of streets that form the Old City of Jerusalem (Al Quds). The interface give you an impression of moving through it. Sometimes, you will find doorways that you can enter, doorways that take you into the hidden layers of Jerusalem.
Every year at the end of autumn, tourists and workers depart the Mediterranean islands of Greece, leaving behind hundreds of cats to fend for themselves. To the music of Sibelius'Valse Triste, we follow them through the beautiful, near-deserted island village of Oía on Santorini.
The music of Richard Wagner — played in accompaniment to the landscapes that inspired him.
Australia's SBS Radio & Television Youth Orchestra follows in the great Polish composer's footsteps: from Warsaw to Kraków, Prague to Vienna and Paris, 200 years after Chopin’s birth.
SBS Youth Orchestra gives the concert première of the “Wild Swans Suite” by Uzbek-born Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin. It features footage of Uzbekistan’s astonishing Silk Road architecture from Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand.
Ottorino Respighi’s extravagant ballet score sets the musical scene for a cinematic journey up the River Nile in Egypt.
SBS Radio & Television Youth Orchestra play the music of Bach, Giazotto & Gabrielli from Fürstenfeld Abbey in Upper Bavaria, Germany.
Concerto F60 will transform a former mining machine in Lichterfeld, Eastern Germany, into the world's largest musical instrument, to be played by professional musicians and Lusatian locals alike. It will be part of the IBA "Paradise II" programme for 2010, redefining an area transfigured by open-cut coal mining.
A musical journey through wintry landscapes to three places in Russia: remote and mysterious Valaam, sacred Zagorsk and a resurrected cathedral in Moscow. All of them now central to the revival of Faith within the former Soviet Union.
Music knows no boundaries. In Bethlehem, Merlijn Twaalfhoven and partners create "Carried by the Wind", a spectacular music performance from atop rooftops and balconies, across the Separation Wall that now divides this holy town.
Why do we see so often see only images of chaos and trouble from the Middle East? The vast majority of its people - as anywhere - simply want to live normal lives. A music project for Palestinian refugee children in Jordan.
Austria has made a disproportionate contribution to the pantheon of classical composers. With the help of three musical locals - two of them Australian expatriates - the SBS radio & Television Youth Orchestra explores the musical heritage of Vienna and Salzburg.
The neighbours of the Roma ghetto in Prešov, Slovakia, want to build a wall to prevent Roma children from stealing fruit and vegetables from their gardens. Composer Merlijn Twaalfhoven believes there are other ways to soften the hardened relations between the two groups. With a team of musicians and organizers from Germany, Holland, Poland, and Slovakia he designed a music festival in which Roma and non-Romas performed together. In doing so they touched the tip of an iceberg made of cultural differences and deep-seated mistrust.
The SBS Radio & Television Youth Orchestra plays music of and about Hungary, exploring its connections with Romany culture. Features young Australian violinist Claudia Zorbas who, at age 11, was the youngest student ever to be accepted into Budapest’s renowned Franz Liszt Academy.
Explores the events and places behind Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, with music performed by the SBS Youth Orchestra.
The composer always thought the music too loud and showy to be of any merit, but audiences have begged to differ ever since its premiere...