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Future-Proof (August-October 2015) is a site-responsive audio-visual installation at the Melbourne Polytechnic, Prahran, commissioned as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015 keynote project Uncommon Places II: Instructions from the Fringe. Featuring "affirmations", contemplative music and an early VHS aesthetic, Future-Proof draws on the language of the 1970s-1980s "human potential" movement in response to a large slogan on a nearby window. 

Graven Images (2015) was an audio-visual installation created as part of Metanoia Theatre's live work 10Cs. Asked to respond to the biblical commandment "Thou shalt not create any graven images", the work cheekily drew connections to sci-fi pop-culture images of aliens, UFOs, and government cover-ups. With a 1990s CRT computer monitor trapped in an endless loop of failed and blocked "image enhancement" processes, audiences were invited to consider who controls image production and access in the information age. 

Handy Checklist for Being at Federation Square (2015) was a short video produced in collaboration with Pete Humble (NSW) during the Over the Rainbow residency at the Yarra Gallery, and screened on the big screen at Federation Square. Based on the strict rules and regulations that surround making art in public space, the video playfully provided members of the public with a series of strange instructions for "correct" use of the Federation Square site. 

Space Ice Cream (2014) was a short video selected and beamed into space as part of APHIDS' Forever Now project, a twenty-first century response to the Voyager gold records. Through the lonely faux-glamour of late-night TV shopping, Space Ice Cream paid loving tribute to the disappointments and detritus that accompany technological advancement. 

Astrojet (2014) was an after-dark performance that commemorated Melbourne's forgotten Astrojet Space and Science Centre. Part bus tour, part audio guide, Astrojet took you on an eerily familiar expedition to a resurrected Space Centre and illuminated its ill-fated history. Paying homage to 70s sci-fi and defeated Space Age optimism, Astrojet memorialised failure and invited us to consider our own monumental disappointments. Part of Field Theory's Site is Set series and Blindside Gallery's Meet the Public Festival. 
Review: Astrojet: My Personal Excursion to the Space Centre by Joanna Gould, Regional Arts Victoria Inspiring Arts

Hello, CSIRAC (2013) saw the return of the Ghost of Computers past to Melbourne Museum, this time during the museum's Smart Bar evening event. Despite the presence of an official from the EPA Bureau of Metahuman Investigation (Bernard Caleo), the Ghost disrupted proceedings throughout the evening, causing strange messages to play over PA systems, haunting guest lecturers, and reminding visitors once again that every computer has a memory...

Photo Op Family (2012) was a Photo-Op remix performed over four hours at the Dark Horse Experiment, Melbourne. Dressed in their mother's cast-off clothes, Zoe and her real-life brothers Andrew and Alexander posed for a glamorous family portrait... over and over and over again. Gallery visitors became photographers, choosing and directing each of the siblings' poses, sometimes in great detail.

Eliza Donnithorne Doesn't Cry (2012) was a karaoke installation at Sydney's historic Camperdown Cemetery as part of Performance Space's Nighttime Twilight event. With the help of a microphone, some sappy video footage and a muzak version of The Cure's Love Song, visitors could serenade the grave of Eliza Emily Donnithorne. The artwork invited participants to consider the unfair urban myths surrounding Donnithorne, broader judgements surrounding women and emotion, and the Goths who have traditionally attended this grave.

Goodbye, CSIRAC (2012) was a retro sci-fi audio tour that led visitors into the guts of the Melbourne Museum to uncover the true story of CSIRAC, Australia's first computer. But watch out! The tour also summoned the mysterious Ghost of Computers Past... Original audio illuminated the extraordinary story of CSIRAC, and ghostly live performances interrupted and intermingled with the sound, reminding us that every computer has a memory. A love letter to 1960s computing and sci-fi, Goodbye, CSIRAC commemorated the things - and people - we forget when technologies become obsolete.
Review: Next Wave Festival 2012 by Harun Morrison, This is Tomorrow Contemporary Arts Magazine

Food for the Future (2010) was a small-scale participatory installation exploring our visions of the future that never became reality. Visiting ambassadors from the Future that Didn't Happen (Zoe Meagher and Matthew Kneale) created a base in Head Quarters, Westgarth (now Pollen Studio). Visitors were invited to help them chart their universe by answering the question "when you were a child, what technology did you think would exist by 2010?" In between taking bites of dehydrated space nutrition and entering data on their advanced equipment, the ambassadors added visitors' answers to a large-scale illustration of the Future that Didn't Happen.

Sunday October 24, 2010
3pm - 6pm
Head Quarters
Rear 55 High St, Northcote
Supported by Head Quarters

High Vis Dandy (2010) 

Photo-Op (2010) was a playful interactive installation and performance taking place over two weeks in the streets and shopfronts of Erskineville as part of the 2010 Tiny Stadiums Festival. Melbourne-based artist Zoe Meagher posed for a glamorous photo, over and over and over again, with Erskineville as the backdrop (literally). The results built up over the fortnight, culminating in a live portrait session where you became the photographer.
Playing with ideas of self-consciousness, visual culture and capturing ephemera, Photo-Op invited us to consider the perpetual pursuit of the perfect self-image, and our constant attempts to flawlessly copy images and ideals we have seen somewhere else. 

February 28 - March 8
Live outside Allan's Cakes March 7-8, 11am-5pm
Swanson St, Erskineville
Part of the Tiny Stadiums Festival 2010
Produced by PACT
Curated by Quarterbred