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TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

8 Aug 2014 12:30 pm

End Date

8 Aug 2014 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

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TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public.

The Unconscious Collective comprises seven artists, with expertise and experience in sound, lighting, digital, performance and contemporary arts disciplines, who have come together as a group to develop and present Motel Dreaming. As individual practitioners, their work often explores hypnagogic and liminal states such as dreams, visions, reverie, wonder, and telepathic communication. Their interest in these states is, however, less about what they might reveal about the psychology of individual audience members, and more in their significance as a shared experience that may reflect broader social narratives and concerns.   

THE UNCONSCIOUS COLLECTIVE feat. Michelle Boyde, David Patman, Matt Warren

Three of the collective's members will speak about the Motel Dreaming project for this year's Dark Mofo, their individual practices, collaboration and cross-disciplinary practice.   

Michelle Boyde

Michelle is an RMIT-trained designer and creative director working at the intersection of design and performance. With a background in contemporary dance and choreography, Michelle's interest lies in the performative aspects of design and social choreography.                                  

Dr David Patman

David is a social theorist, digital artist and consultant who studies and works with the unconscious social dynamics of groups and communities (real and virtual). Trained as an engineer with a PhD in social theory, David is interested in the sociology and cybernetics of dreaming: both its function as a social practice and value as a source of information about social cohesion and dynamics.

Dr Matt Warren

Matt is a Hobart-based electronic media artist, musician, curator, radio presenter and writer. His art practice encompasses immersive electronic installation, single channel video and sound works. The works investigate memory, transcendence, liminal spaces and suspension of disbelief.

 Image credit: The Unconscious Collective, Motel Dreaming

TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts.

Fridays 12.30 - 1.30pm 

Dechaineux Lecture Theatre
Tasmanian College of the Arts (Hunter St)
Centre for the Arts
University of Tasmania
Hunter Street Hobart 7000 AUSTRALIA