Digital Originals

Digital Originals

Exclusive digital presentations and new commissions from Sydney Opera House. Showcasing new work at the intersection of digital and live performance by iconic artists, emerging voices and diverse local communities, alongside the latest innovations in international and Australian digital art.

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Digital Originals
  • Outlines: Serwah Attafuah x Soft Centre | Apotheosis

    Apotheosis (2021)
    Serwah Attafuah and SOFT CENTRE with Lydia Kivela & ptwiggs
    Available Free throughout 2021

    A real-time motion capture performance, in which movement artist Lydia Kivela explores a hyper-real 3D environment created by Serwah Attafuah, accompanied by an original score, performed...

  • Outlines: Omelia | R+J RMX

    R+J RMX (2021)
    Omelia
    Available Free throughout 2021

    Technology is now sophisticated enough to write poetry and enter into intelligent dialogue with humans - but what is the role of machines in the creative process? Masters, servants, or just a different set of tools? R+J RMX is a performance wo...

  • Shortwave: Jazz Money | All a Homeland

    Shortwave is a series of new digital commissions, designed to platform a diverse cross-section of emerging or early career interdisciplinary Australian artists working at the forefront of digital performance.

    all a homeland, 2022
    Jazz Money
    Score by Zeppelin Hamilton

    Available Free
    Commissioned...

  • Shortwave: Deepfaith | A Deepfaith Digital Odyssey

    Shortwave is a series of new digital commissions, designed to platform a diverse cross-section of emerging or early career interdisciplinary Australian artists working at the forefront of digital performance.

    A Deepfaith Digital Odyssey - Act 1 - Until We Fly, 2021
    Deepfaith

    Available Free
    Comm...

  • Shortwave: jobfit & Craig Stubbs-Race | mitifb(sorrynotsorry)

    Shortwave is a series of new digital commissions, designed to platform a diverse cross-section of emerging or early career interdisciplinary Australian artists working at the forefront of digital performance.

    mitifb(sorrynotsorry), 2021
    jobfit & Craig Stubbs-Race

    ‘mitifb(sorrynotsorry)’ is a p...

  • Shortwave: Kalanjay Dhir | The best i can do is redirect energy

    Shortwave is a series of new digital commissions, designed to platform a diverse cross-section of emerging or early career interdisciplinary Australian artists working at the forefront of digital performance.

    the best i can do is redirect energy, 2021
    Kalanjay Dhir

    Help the artist’s flowery ava...

  • Shortwave: Xanthe Dobbie | Eidolon

    Shortwave is a series of new digital commissions, designed to platform a diverse cross-section of emerging or early career interdisciplinary Australian artists working at the forefront of digital performance.

    Eidolon, 2021
    Xanthe Dobbie
    with original score by Jorde Heys

    Available Free
    Commissio...

  • Shortwave: Eugene Choi | A Burning House

    Shortwave is a series of new digital commissions, designed to platform a diverse cross-section of emerging or early career interdisciplinary Australian artists working at the forefront of digital performance.

    A Burning House, 2021
    Eugene Choi

    Follow the pigeons into the nooks and crannies of th...

  • UnWrapped: New Works for Film

    New digital works by Roslyn Helper, Anya McKee and Dance Makers Collective, and Victoria Hunt.

    Original digital works created by local independent artists as a part of the Sydney Opera House's Artist and Sector Development Program. The program's digital mentorships support artists to extend thei...

  • Amrita Hepi, The Anguilla Pursuit (2021)

    Amrita Hepi, The Anguilla pursuit (2021), video. 4:31. Commissioned by Sydney Opera House and C-Lab, Taiwan with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan. Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery.

    The Anguilla Pursuit takes inspiration from migration of the freshwater eels, Anguilla ...

  • Su Yu Hsin and Angela Goh, Tidal Variations (2021)

    Su Yu Hsin and Angela Goh, Tidal Variations (2021), video, 14:40. Commissioned by Sydney Opera House and C-Lab, Taiwan with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan and Critical Path. Courtesy the artists.

    Using the lenses of technology, ecofeminism and the body, artists Su Yu Hsin and Ang...

  • Riverbed Theatre, The Weight of Things (2021)

    Riverbed Theatre (Taiwan)

    Riverbed Theatre, The Weight of Things (2021), video, 13:30. Commissioned by Sydney Opera House and C-LAB, Taiwan with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan. Courtesy the artists. (Craig Quintero, Lynn Yeh, Kuan-Yu Chen, John Rommereim, Carl Johnson)

    Imagined ...

  • Charwei Tsai, Numbers (2022)

    Charwei Tsai, Numbers (2022), video, 16:44. Created in collaboration with Stephen O’Malley. Commissioned by Sydney Opera House and C-Lab, Taiwan with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan. Courtesy the artist.

    Filmed across Australian natural environments and Sydney Opera House, Taiwane...

  • Yu Araki - Bivalvia: Act I | Returning - Chapter 1

    Yu Araki, Bivalvia: Act I (2017), HD video, colour, sound, 20:00. Courtesy the artist and MUJIN-TO Production.

    The desire to understand the origins of ideas, histories and objects runs as a connecting thread through artist Yu Araki’s work. Layered with ornate footage, rich soundscapes and refere...

  • Yu Araki - Bivalvia: Act II (L) | Returning - Chapter 1

    Yu Araki, Bivalvia: Act II (L) (2021), HD video, colour, sound, 21:04. Commissioned by The Sydney Opera House for Returning with support from the Arts Commission Yokohama (ACY) and The Japan Foundation, Sydney and The Japan Foundation, Japan.

    Continuing Araki’s interest in bivalves, the scientif...

  • Yu Araki - Behind The Scenes | Returning - Chapter 1

    Watch artist Yu Araki in conversation with dramaturg and vocalist Katherine Allen on the making of Yu Araki’s Bivalvia: Act 2 (L) and participating in the Returning project.

  • Caroline Garcia - Choose your Fighter | Returning - Chapter 1

    Caroline Garcia, Choose your Fighter (2020), HD video, colour, sound, 3:24. Courtesy the artist.

    Caroline Garcia’s Choose your Fighter, is a moving image work in which Garcia recasts herself as a (Head)hunter. Armed with an Indigenous Filipino blowgun known as a sumpit, Garcia moves throughout t...

  • Caroline Garcia - Force of a .22 Calibre Bullet | Returning - Chapter 1

    Caroline Garcia, Force of a .22 Calibre Bullet (2021), digital video, colour, sound, 7:55. Commissioned by The Sydney Opera House for Returning with support from The Japan Foundation, Sydney.

    Filmed on a body camera, typically used by the police force, Caroline Garcia’s Force of a .22 Calibre ...

  • Caroline Garcia - Behind The Scenes | Returning - Chapter 1

    Watch artist Caroline Garcia on the making of Force of a .22 Calibre Bullet and participating in the Returning project.

  • Cherine Fahd - Play Proximus | Returning - Chapter 1

    Cherine Fahd, Play Proximus (2021), HD video, 10:37. Courtesy the artist. Commissioned by the Sydney Opera House for Art Assembly, with support from our Corporate Partners and Donors as part of New Work Now, project donors and the ARROW Collective.

    An articulation of touch and intimacy, artist C...

  • Cherine Fahd - Behind The Scenes | Returning - Chapter 1

    Watch artist Cherine Fahd in conversation with videographer Sophie Georgiou on the making of Play Proximus /em> and participating in the Returning project.

  • Koki Tanaka - Reflective Notes (Reconfiguration) | Returning - Chapter 1

    Koki Tanaka, Reflective Notes (Reconfiguration) (2021), HD video, colour and sound, 06:32. Commissioned by The Sydney Opera House for Returning with support from The Japan Foundation, Sydney.

    Koki Tanaka’s video essay, Reflective Notes (Reconfiguration) explores the impact from COVID-19 and se...

  • Koki Tanaka, Provisional Studies: Workshop #7 (Day 2) | Returning - Chapter 1

    Koki Tanaka, Provisional Studies: Workshop #7 How to live together, and sharing the unknown (day 2) (2017), action, workshop and video documentation, 32:30. Commissioned for Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017 by curators Kasper König, Marianne Wagner and Britta Peters with production cooperation from...

  • Koki Tanaka, Provisional Studies: Workshop #7 (Day 9) | Returning - Chapter 1

    Koki Tanaka, Provisional Studies: Workshop #7 How to live together, and sharing the unknown (day 9) (2017), action, workshop and video documentation, 46:43. Commissioned for Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017 by curators Kasper König, Marianne Wagner and Britta Peters with production cooperation from...