Adam Wojcinski takes the Way of Tea a whole way aWay from where it's never been before. He is versed in the ancient manuscripts of tea; his platform from which he whisks ancient traditions with global culture and contemporary art. He co-sparked a new tea movement from the heart: the World Tea Gathering. Adam is your international tea master that puts tea, love and beauty in the mix and makes it funky: his artistic presentation of the tea ceremony is Funk Wabi.
227768's 'Music Only' is a constructed environment that constrains multiple extraneous variables of the day time music festival. The visual stimuli of the festival is mediated by the use of haze machines enabling a focus upon the live auditory output of the artists. 'Music Only' acts as an apparatus to experience the music of the day festival within an altered environment. Festival patrons are able choose where and how they wish to listen.
Hannah Dupree's practice exists in the spiritual realms of colour, shape and tea ceremony. She is currently playing within an aesthetic influenced by Shinto structures and celebrations. For Let Them Eat Cake 2016 she is exploring the significance of the date; the first of the first as a symbolic moment in time. A time of new beginnings, of reaffirming life goals and plans. This is a day to celebrate, to let loose and to be your best self. To transform once again into the new person you really want to be.
Glitzern Grime specialise in the dramatic transformation of space to create a bewildering environment using new, used and up cycled materials. They are a Melbourne-based creative production house with years’ experience in creating extraordinary designs Their visionary artists work with industry specialists to create incredible visual delights. For their fourth year running they are back again to produce another mind melting dance floor for Let Them Eat Cake 2016.
Let Them Drink Tea
The Samurai Warlords of old knew how to throw a party. And it wasn't a party without tea. Warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi even took his own tea house and tea master with him to parties. This is because these battle-hardened people new full well that an exquisite taste; with thirst for rusticity; jams with the Buddha. This year the Director of LTEC is taking his tea house with him to the Mansion. His tea master is Adam Wojcinski and his band of tea artists: Yumi Umiumare, Yuka Discobeans and Hannah Dupree.
Melbourne-born contemporary visual artist Ash Keating has exhibited extensively in galleries and created numerous large-scale, site-responsive art projects in Australia and internationally since 2004. This year Keating returned to a studio practice to develop system based paintings that draw on past public works. These systems will be brought to the outdoor setting of Werribee Mansion where he will embark upon a large scale installation throughout the afternoon.
Alejandra Diaz is a socially engaged practitioner who explores identity and cross-cultural discourse through paint, performance, video-installation, meals and walks. Her work has been performed in festivals, art galleries and streets around Australia and New Zealand. Her latest works are immersive installations that exploring the idea of the ‘feeling of home’ with Neighbourhoods as co-authors of this participatory practice, in cohesion with themselves, the land, the urban, the field.
Perth-born, Melbourne-based artist Brendan Harwood has been making his mark on Melbourne over the last few years. With a focus on innovative and inspiring animation for projection mapped installations and spell binding live visuals for DJ's and producers. Since graduating from Masters at RMIT, Brendan teamed up with one of Australia's most influential tastemaker and music collective The Operatives.