Next Wave Festival



Yelling at Stars, by Willoh S. Weiland, was Australia’s first inter-stellar message to be transmitted deep into outer space on the closing night of the 2008 Next Wave Festival at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. The transmission was a 40-minute sound, audiovisual and performance work prefaced with an introduction by SBS Television’s World News Australia presenter Anton Enus.

The live performance was recorded and streamed live to Deep Space Communications Network in Florida, USA, where it was converted into radio waves and transmitted approximately 4 light years into space. The performance was supported by a major web-based component, in which the ‘Yelling at Stars’ team lead viewers through the many philosophical and scientific issues involved in interstellar communications.

Read Cynthia Troup’s article in Realtime HERE.

Yelling at Stars was created as part of Willoh’s Residency and Mentorship with APHIDS. Aphids Residencies and Mentoring Scheme was established with the support of the Sidney Myer Fund.

Next Wave Festival
The Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Kings Domain Gardens
Saturday 31 May

Aphids acknowledges the people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land upon which we work. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.