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.

  • Serwah Attafuah x Soft Centre | Apotheosis

    Episode 1

    Presented by Sydney Opera House at Outlines 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 live, by ptwiggs. Inspired by the glaring neon ambience of ...

  • Omelia | R+J RMX

    Episode 2

    Presented by Sydney Opera House at Outlines 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 work ...

  • Shortwave: Xanthe Dobbie - Eidolon (2021)

    Episode 3

    EIDOLON is a fanatical ode to the image - a myth built on fragmented histories. In the year 2000 Jennifer Lopez wore a green, Jungle-print dress designed by Donatella Versace, so iconic that she broke the internet and Google had to invent Google Images just to keep up. A few thousand years before...

  • Shortwave: Kalanjay Dhir - The best i can do is redirect energy (2021)

    Episode 4

    Help the artist’s flowery avatar polish a sheet of brass and receive a little neural reward! Every day, the Sun works so hard to convert matter into energy. Many experiences on Earth are contingent on this energy called sunlight.

    the best i can do is redirect energy (2021) thinks about the behav...

  • Shortwave: Jazz Money - All a Homeland (2022)

    Episode 5

    Our narratives are informed by the maps laid upon and beneath our skin. ‘all a homeland’ invites the audience on a poetic journey of place and self, an excavation of the identities in our built worlds and the ways in which we build ourselves against them. Against a vivid blue background sand, fla...

  • Shortwave: jobfit & Craig Stubbs-Race - mitifb(sorrynotsorry) (2021)

    Episode 6

    ‘mitifb(sorrynotsorry)’ is a poem/track that collages moments of pre-apocalyptic frustration, absurdity and cheeky thoughts. Originally created in 2019 at a 30th birthday party in the Blue Mountains, jobfit have developed this track iteratively over two years, the latest version released via Sydn...

  • Shortwave: Deepfaith - A Deepfaith Digital Odyssey, Act 1 (2021)

    Episode 7

    Travelling to a new Verse, we begin our story… A coming of age for this neo-outsider. A tragedy to some, a new hope for others. As she moves from her post-life-apocalypse. We extend an open invitation to anyone who wants to be their best.

    Directed by DeepFaith
    Music Produced by DeepFaith and Chr...

  • Shortwave: Eugene Choi - A Burning House (2021)

    Episode 8

    Follow the pigeons into the nooks and crannies of the city, into the homes they inhabit even if they are on fire; follow the woman from China and the man from South Korea, and remember how they met in Japan; remember how they use to joke and dream in a shared language that is not their own, about...