The Parallel Effect COVID-19 Edition is an assortment of offerings inspired by the immersive world of The Parallel Effect – a live performance work and participatory installation which pre-pandemic, was preparing to lead audiences to parallel dimensions where knowledge of the Greenhouse Effect was actioned and many of today’s catastrophic realities of climate change mitigated.
Until it is safe to physically guide audiences through an interdimensional vortex, The Parallel Effect is immensely excited to present:
Top secret and mind-expanding dossiers, memorandums, handwritten letters, transcripts and pamphlets – all carefully selected from virtual and physical repositories of governmental, activist, organisational, international and local archives.
The Power of Parallels and Lament
SAT 30 MAY
The Power of Parallels – a spoken word piece enjoining audiences to travel beyond the current paradigms and politics of today to contemplate alternative pasts and futures.
Lament – a new videowork which takes this moment of “pandemic pause” to reflect and recall a past (the impact of which in many ways is being realised in the present) and anticipate a type of future.
A limited edition, COVID-19 illustrated zine, designed to fuel your imagination and furnish new adventures of storytelling both on our realm and beyond (featuring DIY assembly instructions for your very own pandemic-safe wormhole generator)
And loads (and loads) of other decadent bits and pieces guaranteed to whet your interdimensional appetite!!
MANY WORLDS VOYAGER – LIMITED EDITION PATCH
THE PARALLEL EFFECT COVID-19 ZINE
BUY A VIRTUAL DRINK FOR YOURSELF IN A PARALLEL WORLD!
Born on unceded Awabakal country, Daz Chandler is an interdisciplinary storyteller who loves writing early morning haikus and daydreaming about time travelling to theremin classes with sublime maestra, Clara Rockmore. When she can’t get to sleep, she fantasises about attending a film festival that only screens the worst in karaoke video. She loves hanging out with dogs (clearly the best people) and playing music with the newly formed synth punk duo, ‘Here Is Great.’
Her work which traverses words, film, audio and performance, explores territory which flirts with the surreal and unknown and challenges preconceived sociocultural or political ideas to create points of connection between unlikely parties. Daz’s work, The Parallel Effect was recently announced as the 2019 recipient of the Graham F Smith Peace Foundation Peace Award.
Lead Artist and Producer: Daz Chandler
Composer, Sound Designer and Performer: Edwin Montgomery
Archival Research Lead and Writer: Eloise Chandler
Designer and Contributing Artist: Ahmed Salama
Writer: Warren Armstrong
Video Editor: Nick Hogan
Audio description consultation and delivery: Nilgün Güven-Bouras
Original work, The Parallel Effect, is a Next Wave x and Punctum co-commission. It is the recipient of the 2019 Graham F Smith Peace Foundation Award and is supported by Darebin Arts Speakeasy. The videowork, ‘Lament’ and The Parallel Effect – COVID-19 zine, are supported by Next Wave and the City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants.