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Aphids cross-artform collaborations since 1994


Aphids was founded in 1994 by Artistic Director/composer David Young, writer/musician Cynthia Troup, visual artist Sarah Pirrie and fashion designer Kath Banger. In 2010, Willoh S. Weiland joined the company as Artistic Director putting her own unique mark on the company ethos with an experimental and innovative program fusing music, performance and new technologies.

2016
Artefact, ANTI CONTEMPORARY ART FESTIVAL, FINLAND
Howl, FESTIVAL OF LIVE ART, NORTH MELBOURNE
Spooky Action at a Distance, Schwindelfrei Festival, Mannheim, Germany
Flyway, SUBSTATION, NEWPORT
Underground, WONDERFEEL FESTIVAL, NETHERLANDS
Supermassive program, MELBOURNE

2015
Forever Now, MONA FOMA, TASMANIA
A Singular Phenomenon, MALTHOUSE THEATRE, MELBOURNE
Finale, LES RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES BERLIN, 2015
Flyway, NOA FESTIVAL, LITHUANIA
Fun Run, FINLAND & SOUTH KOREA
Crawl Me Blood development, VITALSTATISTIX & FRESH MILK

2014
The Drive In Project, DROMANA DRIVE IN
Finale, DROMANA DRIVE IN & LES RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES PARIS, 2014
Game Show, FESTIVAL OF LIVE ART, MELBOURNE
Flyway, THE NETHERLANDS & BULGARIA
The Second Before, GOING NOWHERE, ARTS HOUSE
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Residency, FEDERATION SQUARE

2013
Game Show, WORLD THEATRE FESTIVAL, BRISBANE
Fun Run, SYDNEY FESTIVAL
Metaverse Makeovers Live at the Portals, ISEA, SYDNEY

2012
Thrashing Without Looking, NATIONAL TOUR
The Lady and The Tiger, WEST SPACE, MELBOURNE
Last Night Now, BARRIO, ADELAIDE FESTIVAL
The Box, A PRIVATE LIVING ROOM IN KEW
Metaverse Makeovers, JUE FESTIVAL, SHANGHAI
Sonorities of Site, PUBLICATION LAUNCH
Precipice I & II CITY OF MELBOURNE
Flyway NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL
Computer Boy PERFORMANCE SPACE, SYDNEY

2011
Underground ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Fun Run - 2011 Darwin Festival, Darwin
Void Love THE ARTS CENTRE, MELBOURNE
A Quarrelling Pair ROME, ITALY
Metaverse Makeovers L'OREAL MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL
Thrashing Without Looking ARTSHOUSE, MELBOURNE
Hologram Holiday SUNNYBANK, BRISBANE
Cuttings LINDEN CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS

2010
So You Think You Can Cow REGIONAL VICTORIA
System Building BEIJING
Thrashing Without Looking PERFORMANCE SPACE, SYDNEY
Yakumo Honjin EAST COAST TOUR, AUSTRALIA
Waiting to Turn into Puzzles UNDUE NOISE, BENDIGO
Exile Studio Recording IWAKI AUDITORIUM, SOUTHBANK
Remote Sense CASTLEMAINE

2009
Underground INTERNATIONAL TOUR
Thousands of Bundled Straw MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE
Yakumo Honjin JAPAN
Bundaleer Forest Weekend SOUTH AUSTRALIA
So You Think You Can Cow MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL and BIG WEST
Care Instructions THE MALTHOUSE and DENMARK
Waiting to Turn Into Puzzles FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE
Radiobots SHEPPARTON
Xantolo MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE
System Building MELBOURNE / SYDNEY / NETHERLANDS / BERLIN
A Quarreling Pair LA MAMA NEW YORK

2008
Care Instructions LA MAMA at the COURTHOUSE
Aphids Hybrid Arts Residency PICA
Aphids Reel Music Festival ACMI
Yelling at Stars NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL
Listen My Secret Fetish MIDSUMMA FESTIVAL
So You Think You Can Cow EXPLORATIONS AT LA MAMA
Underground INTERSTATE TOUR

2007
Yakumo Honjin creative development JAPAN
Underground world tour HOLLAND BELGIUM ITALY JAPAN MEXICO
Schallmachine 07 SWITZERLAND
Oribotics [network] FED SQUARE in MELBOURNE FESTIVAL
Music at Mt Egerton
Val Camonica Pieces FULL TILT at the Arts Centre
A Quarreling Pair CASTLEMAINE STATE FESTIVAL

2006
New Music Machine at ANAM
Scale CD
Fight With The Violin SOUTH AFRICA
A Quarreling Pair MALTHOUSE THEATRE
Thousands of Bundled Straw CD
Nasu [the eggplant project]
Schallmachine 06 FED SQUARE in MELBOURNE FESTIVAL
Fritz Hauser Solodrumming FED SQUARE in MELBOURNE FESTIVAL

2005
Oribotics [laboratory] SIDNEY MYER ASIA CENTRE
Skin Quartet world tour AUSTRALIA USA BELGIUM SOUTH AFRICA
Thousands of Bundled Straw MELBOURNE FESTIVAL

2004
A Quarreling Pair LA MAMA in MELBOURNE FESTIVAL
Aphids’ 10th birthday celebrations
Scale with MUSiCLAB at Les Bains::Connective BELGIUM

2003
Instrument Building LINDEN
Skin Quartet ANNA SCHWARTZ GALLERY in MELBOURNE FESTIVAL
Fight With The Violin MELBOURNE FESTIVAL

2002
Maps Part 2 København DENMARK
The Glass Garden by James Brennan OLD MEAT FACTORY MARIBYRNONG

2001
Aphids Trio LINDEN

2000
Maps Part 1 Melbourne NORTH MELBOURNE TOWN HALL
I Have No Ghosts ICE CARVING at PUBLIC OFFICE UNDERGROUND CARPARK
Myer residencies MEAT MARKET

1999
Pelican Babies ABC SOUTHBANK CENTRE
Ricefields tour FRANCE, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA
Voices: auditory hallucinations CD
Radio 1 Samuel Beckett NORTH MELBOURNE TOWN HALL
Ciurlionis LITHUANIAN CLUB

1998
Banquet 98 STOP 22 ST KILDA
Ricefields LA MAMA
Riot of Life with Snuff Puppets

1997
Banquet STOP 22 ST KILDA
Travelling LA MAMA

1995
Torta

1994
Pod DANCEHOUSE
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