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By Sarah Ward
October 03, 2017
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Julie Vulcan: DARKlight_I: utterings

Step into the space between light and dark at Metro Arts' latest installation.
By Sarah Ward
October 03, 2017
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From the lights of skyscrapers dappled along every city's horizon to the constant glow of phone, television and computer screens, the future is rather bright indeed. If you're missing the darkness, or haven't really pondered the fact that everything is illuminated, let Julie Vulcan's DARKlight_I: utterings envelop you in a realm between the two extremes — and get you thinking.

Why are we drawn to the light? Why are we scared of the dark? Prepare for these questions to wash through your mind. The first section of her multi-part artwork WishingDARK, this four-day performance installation at Metro Arts presents a visual and sensorial experience, immersing attendees in a space where your eyes will have to adjust their focus.

DARKlight_I: utterings will run over five sessions from October 4 to 7, with an artist talk taking place on October 6. The latter has been dubbed DARKsnack, and it'll feed your curiosity about the method behind Vulcan's embrace of the darkness, while Vulcan herself sits in the low-light installation, all over dark-influenced drinks and snacks. You'd best get in quick as tickets are limited.

Image: Julie Vulcan, Wishing Dark. A work devised and performed by Julie Vulcan during a residency at the Rex Cramphorm Studio, University of Sydney. Sound by Ashley Scott.

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