VAULT: the non-stop performing history of Circus Oz

Vault premiered at the 2014 Melbourne Festival. Check out info about the exhibition and download the catalogue here.

Since 1978, Circus Oz has been bringing circus with a distinctly Australian bent to audiences around the world — no animals (or, just a few) but plenty of skill, wit, grace, satire, and sometimes the fine art of stupidity. Along the way they have filmed their own performances, as have others. These videos (over 1000 of them) have been collected and transformed into an organically growing online platform for reflection, discovery and storytelling — the Circus Oz Living Archive.

Vault draws upon the videos, facts and mysteries of the Living Archive to present a multi-layered history of Circus Oz as a series of digital circus acts — tricks made of light, sound, code and memories. 

 

 


 

 

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