Brisbane Powerhouse Launches New Immersive Festival

29 November 2022 | 10:02 am | Emma Whines

"We're bringing some of the world's most innovative creators and performers to Brisbane."

LtoR: Peaches, Nakhane, Future Islands, Kae Tempest

LtoR: Peaches, Nakhane, Future Islands, Kae Tempest (Source: Supplied)

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Brisbane Powerhouse is set to launch its new music and arts festival ΩHM (pronounced OHM) next year, with an adventurous lineup that will blend art, culture and music for an unreal festival experience. 

Curated by the founder of independent Australian label, Room40, Laurence English and Brisbane Powerhouse Arts Program Director Brad Spolding, ΩHM is set to offer the best of the best in pioneering artists such as Future Islands, Peaches, The Chills, Kae Tempestblack midiNakhane and Monolake + Electric Indigo (Robert Henke + Susanne Kirchmayr).

In addition to the musical line-up, ΩHM will also host some of the best art installations and performances from this decade. Such as Hear My Eyes, who will premiere Pan's Labyrinth x Sleep D, audiovisual artist Robin Fox whose performance will merge light, laser and sound, Los Angeles-based composer Yann Novak will delve into individual perception and Iranian sound artist mHz, will draw you back to the simplicity of sound and light

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Commenting on the event, curator Lawrence English said that ΩHM traces the lines between practices that fall beyond the usual realms and genres we encounter: "Works like Zimoun's kinetic sound sculptures, Robin Fox's expansive audiovisual laser environments and Hear My Eyes: Pan's Labyrinth x Sleep D exist at a special nexus of sight, sound and space.

"These dynamic pieces capture intensity and energy matched with a fearless sense of focus. The works are simply mind-blowing." 

Brisbane Powerhouse CEO/Artistic Director Kate Gould also noted that  "As the leader of contemporary art and culture in Queensland, we're bringing some of the world's most innovative creators and performers to Brisbane.

"Building on the cultural legacy of our iconic venue, audiences can expect to see more inspired art that agitates and connects."

Tickets are available now, with performances spread out over February and March 2023.

Peaches, Future Islands, The Chills, Kae Tempest,
Monolake + Electric Indigo and more