2 Seasons

Outlines is a playful, provocative showcase of artists that are embracing and disrupting digital platforms and technology to imagine new forms of performance. The annual season celebrates and champions artists, technologists, and visionaries whose work interrogates motion-capture, artificial intelligence, machine-learning, 3D animation, generative art, decentralised performance and experimental film techniques.

  • Lu Yang - DOKU - The Binary World: Outlines 2023

    Episode 1

    DOKU, The Binary World is a premiere screening of the live motion-capture performance by Shanghai-based artist Lu Yang, originally staged in 2022 as a real-time collaboration between Hong Kong's Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District and the Sydney Opera House.

    In a remarkable networked perfo...

  • Shortwave - New Digital Commissions: Outlines 2023

    Episode 2

    Shortwave is Sydney Opera House’s platform for interdisciplinary Australian artists, commissioned to create new work which explores and extends their digital practice.

    In the 2023 program, Brad Darkson, Nasim Patel, JD Reforma, Claudia Nicholson, Riana Head-Toussaint and Feras Shaheen present pe...

  • Claire L Evans In Conversation

    Episode 3

    YACHT lead singer and author Claire L. Evans, talks with Angharad 'Rad' Yeo about the American post-pop band's recent A.I. documentary 'The Computer Accent'.

    The film centered on one of the most hotly debated topics of the moment: will artificial intelligence enhance humanity’s creative process ...

  • Sonic Mutations - A Generative Music Exploration: Outlines 2023

    Episode 4

    Sydney-based electronic musicians salllvage and Alexis Weaver come together for a unique collaboration, using artificial intelligence in a live performance environment.

    Working from the premise that A.I. can unlock music’s potential in unexpected and delightful ways, salllvage and Weaver use di...

  • Queer PowerPoint Live! : Outlines 2023

    Episode 5

    This performance contains adult themes and strong language.

    PPT meets LGBTQIA+ as the corporate world’s snooziest presentation software gets a joyous queer makeover in this hit experimental performance from interdisciplinary artists Xanthe Dobbie and Harriet Gilles. Inviting artists to explore t...

  • TRACES - A First Nations voice-to-art experience: Outlines 2023

    Episode 6

    TRACES is an original film of the interactive voice-to-art installation staged at Sydney Opera House in 2022, by award-winning First Nations artists and writers, Kamsani Bin Salleh & Kirli Saunders, and featuring additional performances by Teela Reid and Nardi Simpson..

    Supported by Magabala Boo...

  • Harrison Hall - Body Pipelines: Outlines 2023

    Episode 7

    In the age of digital immersion, what does it mean to exist in a physical space? Can we be sure that the body is even real? In Body Pipelines, artist and digital choreographer Harrison Hall, alongside collaborators Sam Mcgilp and Liam Wolfe, explores the collapsing boundaries between the digital ...

  • Where is the body? What is the venue?: Outlines 2023

    Episode 8

    A fascinating exploration of our digitally dependent present, Where is the body? What is the venue? brings together a panel of artists, futurists and arts industry players to interrogate technology, art, culture and the future organisational models that they necessitate.

    How may “digital” fulf...