Julia Drouhin & Anand Kumar


Julia Drouhin

Julia Drouhin (she/her, VK7HAG) amplifies invisible sound streams that reveal friction in sociality via radioscape, installation or collaborative performance.

She was part of the Instrument Builder Project (IBP5) engaging artists from Australia and the Asia-Pacific curated by Contemporary Art Tasmania, Volcanic Winds and Liquid Architecture for Mona Foma 2021.

She undertook a mentorship at the Structures Sonores et Cristal Baschet supported by the Australia Council for the Arts at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (France) in 2019 to study water-based instruments made primarily for autistic children.

She was one recipient of 2019 Australia Art Orchestra residency creative music intensive, 2020 Tone List Sounding Together, Tankwa Artscape residency 2019 (South Africa), Contemporary Art Tasmania studio 2019 and Situate Art Lab 2016 that supported a street sound walk commission by Vrystaat Festival (South Africa) in 2018: Altitude Immersive Radio.

Her curatorial project Sisters Akousmatica with Phillipa Stafford was awarded the 2017 CBAA Excellence in Music Programming award with 3CR.

Julia completed her Ph.D. about the art of walking and broadcast impact in public space in Paris 8 (France) in 2011 before living in lutruwita/Tasmania, where she currently works for artists with disabilities at Mosaic and Second Echo Ensemble.

Anand Kumar

Anand Kumar is a performance artist with a background in contemporary dance. He has experience as a performer, choreographer, sculptor and director. He trained in Sydney studying middle eastern dance prior to developing into a performance artist through work with Annetta Luce (Arizona, USA) and with performance artist group PORK (Sydney, AUS).

He has traveled and performed extensively in Sydney, Melbourne, Berlin and Hobart. He has performed with group shows at Cockatoo Island festival, Medium Rare gallery, The Sensualists, Peats ridge festival, Tanz im August Berlin, Sydney Festival and at Sidney Myer Music Bowl Australia Day performances. He has also worked on video artworks for band CODA, Sydney Opera house and photography for band Actual Russian Brides and performance artist Lull.

Since moving to Tasmania 7 years ago, he has performed in video artist, Amos Gebhart’s There are No Others, which was created as a collaboration with MONA FOMA and Kate Miller-Heidke 2016. He has also worked for Unconscious Collective in FLUX for Unconformity festival 2016, Faux Mo for MONA FOMA 2018 and Hypnapod at both M’Pavillion and Sunflower Festival Tasmania 2020 and 2021. He co-directed and performed in the art installation Ice Bär | Smoke Bär 2019. He has most recently performed with Pope Alice for Dark MOFO 2021.

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.