Friday 18 October
Free for MOCA Members, $5 non-members
As an animator, video artist, composer and performer, Gideon creates richly textured video operas that give audiences something they have never experienced before. Vibrant animated stories unfold on a large screen as the artist performs his masterfully constructed musical compositions alongside them, with all the lyrics matching the puppet characters’ singing and movement. All dialogue and narration are expressed through lyrics and music performed live alongside the projected video. Where other animation artists use soundtrack as an enhancement, in Gideon’s dense, hypnotic universe, the musical score is composed by the artist himself and serves as the backbone of the work. The score is composed first and used as a blueprint for making the video.