Chamber Made Opera, Speak Percussion, Aphids & Champagne Valentine


An interactive music video, EXILE iPad App combines the exquisite drama of Helen Gifford’s chamber opera with the extraordinarily textured generative visuals of cult digital media artists Champagne Valentine.

The EXILE iPad App is a major co-production between Aphids and Chamber Made Opera and is the ultimate dramatic synthesis of Greek tragedy, advanced digital media, new mobile technologies and contemporary music.

In December 2010, Aphids launched the Exile iPad app, hosting supporters in an exclusive event at Fed Square to celebrate the occasion. Attendees enjoyed sacrificial-inspired dishes prepared by Aphids’ organic catering sponsors Fresh Fork, and beverages by Mad Fish Fine Wines and Moritz. EXILE went live to iTunes on the 10th of December with featured previews of the EXILE App animated interactive experience illuminating Fed Square atrium and courtyard screens.

Federation Square
10 December, 2010

Images Thea Baumann & Tristan Meecham

APHIDS acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Boon wurrung peoples on whose lands we live and work. Sovereignty was never ceded and we pay our respect to past, present, and future Aboriginal elders and community, and to their long and rich history of artmaking on this Country.