RUMBLESTRIP imagines a future urban habitat made from the detritus of current built environments, imbued with a riotous end-of-times aesthetic, radically restructuring the rules of urban play and celebrating the world’s most demographically isolated city. It is at once dark and luminous, critical yet joyous.
Taking place for one loud, epic night only, RUMBLESTRIP occupied a large disused urban lot, close to the heart of the city yet at the seedy fringes of gentrification. It featured new collaborative works by eight Australian artists that integrate sound, mobile sculpture, video installation, inflatable structures and performance work.
The works draw on the artists’ preoccupations with informal and temporary architecture, car-orientated development, urban heat island effect, roadside signage and Australian cult cinema.
Re-purposing, cannibalising and mutating found and recycled industrial materials, RUMBLESTRIP builds from what has fallen apart or succumbed to obsolescence to suggest a different possible future.
Rumblestrip was conceived by Neil Aldum, Erin Coates and Simone Johnston
Artists: Neil Aldum, Erin Coates, Shaun Gladwell, Loren Holmes, Stuart James, Simone Johnston, Snapcat (Anna Dunhill & Renae Coles, aka The Lightning Furies)
Publicist: Kathryn Taylor
Graphic Designer: Loren Holmes
Photographers: Yvonne Doherty, Eva Fernandez
Drone Videographer: Sohan Ariel Hayes
Security: Paramount Security Services
Site Production Crew: Kat Abon, Glen Adams, Pedro Alvarez, Nathan Brooker, Andy Clark, Sophie Durand, Emilia Galatis, Patrick Harris, Shannon Hevron, Annie McLoughlin, Jacqui Monks, Holly O'meehan, Neish Phipps, Todd Pickett, Dominquie Pratt, Maranne Purnell, Robi Szalay , Gareth Wood
Lot 205, Pier Street (between Aberdeen and James, Northbridge)
Saturday, 5th March, 7:30 til midnight
Lightning Furies performance on each hour