Acclaimed Australian performance-maker Tamara Saulwick has achieved significant recognition through her use of digital, mobile and analogue technologies in the creation of contemporary performance works for theatres and public spaces.

Repurposing the omnipresent portable device, Alter is an audio-visual installation for 16 iPads and 16 people in a delicate meditation on invisible systems and interconnectedness. Bodies, light and space are threaded together in this intimate sensory encounter. 

Alter is representative of her interactive art pieces, is touring China in April 2018. This is the first project that Performing Lines (Australia) and Ping Pong Productions (China) will produce as part of the Four-Year Australia-China Performing Arts Exchange Program.

This tour supports the mission of the Australia-China Performing Arts Exchange Program, to broaden and deepen cultural exchange between the people of our two countries and represents our shared aim to increase understanding of and access to contemporary, independent performing arts between our countries.


Tamara Saulwick

Peter Knight

Martyn Coutts

System Design
Steve Berrick

Film Footage
Scott Morrison & Tamara Saulwick

Producing Manager
Siqi Wang

Technical Manager
Xin Ning

Performing Lines & Ping Pong Productions

Information for Presenters

Ping Pong Productions (China) and Performing Lines (Australia) have formed a partnership to broaden and deepen cultural exchange and understanding between our two countries, moving beyond metropolitan centres to reach deeply into both regional Australia and China. Following a highly successful pilot tour in 2016, this first tour is from Australia to China.

We are currently planning both our first inbound Chinese tour, and another outbound Australian work.

Presentation History

Beijing Foreign Studies University
Beijing, China
Peking University
Beijing, China
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
Beijing, China
Xi'an International Studies University
Xi'An, China
Xicun Lifestyle Center
Chengdu, China
Nanfang College of Sun Yat-Sen University
Guangzhou, China
East China Normal University
Shanghai, China

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

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