ABOUT US

interactive installations | immersive arts | activations | community engagement | puppetry | experimental performance

Founded in 2006, the indirect Object is an award-winning arts group creating original interactive and immersive experiences for non-traditional spaces.

 

With a core team of long-term collaborators, our work blends a handmade aesthetic with technology to engage the senses. We are known for our ability to create accessible, responsive, nuanced and multi-layered experiences that generate a strong emotional connection.

 

Our grounding motivation to explore the relationship between space, light, performing object and audience is a direct link back to our origins in experimental puppetry, and has led to an expansive creative practice reflecting our commitment to exploring new ideas.

 

Our creative practice is diverse and at times, contradictory. We create works for children, families, the general public and adults. Regardless of the audience or presentation platform, our work is always evolving, accessible, sensory, and free to the public.

 

We develop, design and build our work by hand ourselves. Experimental performances typically involve multi-room soundscapes, projection, purpose-built portable spaces and high-impact low-tech features. Our community activations are accessible, inclusive, and feature striking visual aesthetics. Our interactive outdoor installations are the culmination of years of experimentation with light, sound, design, and tactile objects (be they a puppet, luminous wire, or fibreglass sculptures). These projects also reflect the shared skills, insights, and creative direction of our ongoing collaboration.

RECENT FESTIVALS & EVENTS

Treasure Hill Artist Village Light Festival (Commission), Taiwan 2020-2021

Upstream Festival of Arts & Culture,  Albury Wodonga 2020

Enlighten, ACT 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Extreme Arts Holiday Program, FCAC, VIC 2015 - 2020

Glen Eira Libraries, Summer Program 2020

Glow Winter Arts Festival, VIC 2019

Glow Festival, HOTA Home of the Arts, QLD 2019, 2020 (postponed) Winterfest Parramatta, NSW 2018, 2019

Luminous, Gladstone, QLD 2018, 2019, 2020 (canceled)

Williamstown Winter Arts, VIC 2019

Roola Boola Children's Arts Festival, VIC 2019

CERES Environmental Park, Beautiful Darkness 2019

Music After Dark, VIC 2019

White Night Melbourne, VIC 2017, 2018

White Night Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, VIC 2018

Geelong After Dark, VIC 2019, 2020 (canceled)

Moonlight Festival, VIC 2019

Storyfest, VIC 2019

Kids Day Mackay, QLD 2019

Illuminate the River, VIC 2019

SeaChange Festival, NSW 2018

Mackay Festival of Arts | Illuminate Mackay, QLD 2018, 2020 (postponed)

Floriade Night Fest, ACT 2017, 2018

The Night Markets, VIC 2017, 2018, 2019

Werribee Winter Street Party, VIC 2018

Commonwealth Games Festival 2018, QLD

Festival of Live Art, VIC 2018

Floraide, ACT 2017

Due West Immersive Arts Festival, VIC 2017, 2019

West of What?, FCAC, VIC 2017

Art in Public Places, City of Hobson's Bay, VIC 2017

Werribee Children's Picnic, FCAC, VIC 2015, 2016, 2017

City of Kingston KingstonArts (various events) VIC 2017, 2018, 2020

Art Ed Victoria. VIC 2017, 2018

One Night in Footscray, VIC 2017

Big West Festival, VIC 2015

Ambulance Victoria 2010 - 2017

Festival of Colour, VIC 2017

Think West Festival, VIC 2017

Crack Theatre Festival, NSW 2014, 2016

Oakleigh Music Festival, VIC 2017

Clayton Street Festival, VIC 2017

Fun in Colour, Highpoint Shopping Centre, FCAC, VIC 2016

Coburg Carnivale, City of Moreland, VIC 2016

Good Friday Appeal 2016

Prague Quadrennial, Prague, Czech Republic 2015

Taipei Artist Village (Residency), Taiwan 2017

© the indirect Object 2006-2020

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land and waters of Australia and recognise the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung, Bunurong and Wadawurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which we work and live. We pay our respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

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