The D)-(D is emerging as one of Australia’s pre-eminent visual-audio duos.
The multidisciplinary D)-(D combine sound art and design with cutting edge digital technologies to create immersive performances and playful visual audio installations. Paramount to the D)-(D ethos is the creation of 21st century visceral experiences that adventurously explore new interactive terrains for audiences.
Recent noted projects have included RE:EVOLUTION (2014) with The Amplified Elephants and BOLT Ensemble and in partnership with the Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC); SELECT NATURALIS (2015) with The Amplified Elephants with FCAC; RESONANCE in the DOME (2016) at RMIT’s DESIGN HUB Gallery; and SHAMISEN RESONANCE with acclaimed shamisen artist Noriko Tadano.
Jonathan Duckworth is a Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow (2012-15), Senior Lecturer – Games and Director of Creative interventions, Art and Rehabilitative Technology lab [CiART] at RMIT University. His work specialises in digital media art, virtual reality, human computer interaction and design. Duckworth is a two-time recipient of an Australia Council Synapse grant which has enabled him to collaborate on two major projects with leading national and international researchers in Psychology and the Neuroscience of movement rehabilitation and learning. He has designed two interactive artworks called ELEMENTS (2006-) and RESONANCE (2012-) for movement rehabilitation of acquired brain injury at RMIT. ELEMENTS won the 2015 Premier’s Design Award, and 2016 Good Design Award for Best in Category for Digital Design. Duckworth has exhibited at peer reviewed major national and international venues for creative work including Craft ACT, Canberra (2013), Melbourne Festival (2014), and Sónar+D Festival, Barcelona, 2015. The Resonance interactive tabletop artwork exhibited at Sónar+D attracted over 4,500 visitors and was nominated as one of the top 10 ideas to see at the festival by Spanish national media El Mundo.
“truly mind-blowing” Chelsea Clinton Press, New York.
James Hullick is a composer, sound artist and artistic director who exists at the forefront of international sonic arts creation and presentation. James’ sonic practice is wide-ranging and is characterised by an unusual ability to use sound to engage in social issues. His projects have been presented internationally for a variety of ensembles and electronic formats. Innovative sonic terrains that James continues to work through include: recursive compositional techniques, perceptual music making, real time scores, sound making machines and community arts projects. James founded JOLT (2008) and has artistically directed many projects since that time. JOLT projects and festivals have taken place internationally in the US, Japan, China, Europe and the UK.
In 2011 James founded The Click Clack Project, an organisation that combines community sonic artists with professional sonic artists. James recently completed a three-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Melbourne. He was awarded a Creative Australia Fellowship through the Australia Council for the Arts (2015) and received the Michael Kieran Harvey Piano Scholarship (2015-16). James is a Visiting Fellow at RMIT University and Director of JOLT Arts.