Screen x Sound Commissions

Each year, SIGNAL commissions artists aged 16 to 25 to create new works for the SIGNAL Screen and Sound Walk. In March 2020, the SIGNAL building closed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. In May we put out the call for proposals from young screen and sound artists to develop new works for digital presentation and form new collaborations online.

Within a month, we received 66 proposals. From such a competitive field, commissions were awarded to screen artists Bianca Billy Raffin, Lazar Feldman, Leena Luu, and Grace Quiason; and sound artists Kim Le, Michelle Nguyen, Mara Erin Staller and Rebecca Riggs-Bennett.

Throughout the 12 week program, young artists received technical and creative support through weekly online development workshops led by sound artist Ryan Granger and video artist Yandell Walton. Each artist also received one-on-one mentoring from established artists and industry professionals. The screen artists were mentored by Archie Barry, Aaron Rees, Lara Thoms, and Emile Zile; and the sound artists were mentored by Bridget Chappell, Yeo Choong, Adam Hunt, and Thembi Soddell.

Over the first 6 weeks, the commissioned artists focused on realising their individual proposals, meeting regularly to share their progress with the group. All of the young artists, lead artists, and mentors were incredibly generous with their feedback and support for each work in development, encouraging conceptual and aesthetic exploration. The result is 8 rich, complex, and varied solo screen and sound works.

In the second half of the program, each sound artist was matched with a screen artist and they worked together to create a second, audio visual artwork. In just 6 short weeks, they were challenged to develop a brand new collaborative relationship, negotiate a shared creative process, and realise a new work from concept to delivery!

Experience all 12 new works here and learn more about the commissioned artists here.

Screen x Sound Commissions

Each year, SIGNAL commissions artists aged 16 to 25 to create new works for the SIGNAL Screen and Sound Walk. In March 2020, the SIGNAL building closed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. In May we put out the call for proposals from young screen and sound artists to develop new works for digital presentation and form new collaborations online.

Within a month, we received 66 proposals. From such a competitive field, commissions were awarded to screen artists Bianca Billy Raffin, Lazar Feldman, Leena Luu, and Grace Quiason; and sound artists Kim Le, Michelle Nguyen, Mara Erin Staller and Rebecca Riggs-Bennett.

Throughout the 12 week program, young artists received technical and creative support through weekly online development workshops led by sound artist Ryan Granger and video artist Yandell Walton. Each artist also received one-on-one mentoring from established artists and industry professionals. The screen artists were mentored by Archie Barry, Aaron Rees, Lara Thoms, and Emile Zile; and the sound artists were mentored by Bridget Chappell, Yeo Choong, Adam Hunt, and Thembi Soddell.

Over the first 6 weeks, the commissioned artists focused on realising their individual proposals, meeting regularly to share their progress with the group. All of the young artists, lead artists, and mentors were incredibly generous with their feedback and support for each work in development, encouraging conceptual and aesthetic exploration. The result is 8 rich, complex, and varied solo screen and sound works.

In the second half of the program, each sound artist was matched with a screen artist and they worked together to create a second, audio visual artwork. In just 6 short weeks, they were challenged to develop a brand new collaborative relationship, negotiate a shared creative process, and realise a new work from concept to delivery!

Experience all 12 new works here and learn more about the commissioned artists here.

Each year, SIGNAL commissions artists aged 16 to 25 to create new works for the SIGNAL Screen and Sound Walk. In March 2020, the SIGNAL building closed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. In May we put out the call for proposals from young screen and sound artists to develop new works for digital presentation and form new collaborations online.

Within a month, we received 66 proposals. From such a competitive field, commissions were awarded to screen artists Bianca Billy Raffin, Lazar Feldman, Leena Luu, and Grace Quiason; and sound artists Kim Le, Michelle Nguyen, Mara Erin Staller and Rebecca Riggs-Bennett.

Throughout the 12 week program, young artists received technical and creative support through weekly online development workshops led by sound artist Ryan Granger and video artist Yandell Walton. Each artist also received one-on-one mentoring from established artists and industry professionals. The screen artists were mentored by Archie Barry, Aaron Rees, Lara Thoms, and Emile Zile; and the sound artists were mentored by Bridget Chappell, Yeo Choong, Adam Hunt, and Thembi Soddell.

Over the first 6 weeks, the commissioned artists focused on realising their individual proposals, meeting regularly to share their progress with the group. All of the young artists, lead artists, and mentors were incredibly generous with their feedback and support for each work in development, encouraging conceptual and aesthetic exploration. The result is 8 rich, complex, and varied solo screen and sound works.

In the second half of the program, each sound artist was matched with a screen artist and they worked together to create a second, audio visual artwork. In just 6 short weeks, they were challenged to develop a brand new collaborative relationship, negotiate a shared creative process, and realise a new work from concept to delivery!

Experience all 12 new works here and learn more about the commissioned artists here.