Super Critical Mass
Born 1975, Bendigo, Australia
Lives and works in Sydney, Australia
Born 1977, Parramatta, Australia
Lives and works in Brisbane, Australia
Super Critical Mass is a collaborative group comprising Julian Day and Luke Jaaniste that formed in 2007. Describing themselves as 'an ongoing sonic arts project' interested in the creation of 'evolving sound fields', the group creates compelling participatory experiences utilising public spaces and temporary communities brought together for the performances. The works are site-specific and ephemeral, deliberately crossing boundaries between performance, music and art. They are also highly participatory, with audience members often invited to take up musical instruments, found objects or use their own voices. Their multifaceted project for APT8 is spread through the galleries as filmed intervention, with a series of workshops to take place throughout the exhibition, culminating in a large critical mass event. The activation of an architectural space, the creation of an immersive relationship between the participants and space and between the sound and audience, are ongoing concerns.
Super Critical Mass (Julian Day / Australia, b.1975; Luke Jaaniste / Australia, b.1977) / Together We Breathe 2013 / Library of Birmingham, UK / Photograph: Gethin Thomas / Image courtesy and © The artists