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Presented in partnership with Melbourne Music Week

Ara Koufax + Simona Castricum

“I feel like Ara Koufax and I are unlocking Melbourne’s best-kept secret experience of architecture, cinema and electronic music. Debuting my work in this space makes for a deeper collaboration with my supergraphic visuals to the Theatre’s geometry.”

– Simona Castricum

This show has been rescheduled from Tuesday 23 February to Monday 12 April due to revised COVID-19 government restrictions. 

In this special double bill, Melbourne-based producers Ara Koufax and iconic electronic performer and academic Simona Castricum each debut live audiovisual performances on screen at The Capitol. 

In SCREAM, Ara Koufax soundtrack their own experimental film about psychic violence. Pitch-black and occasionally tongue-in-cheek, SCREAM pairs electronic soundscapes with rollercoasters, SWAT raids, red carpet premieres and all manner of everyday horror. After a short intermission, enjoy Castricum’s debut performance of her 2020 album and architecture PhD dissertation ‘Panic/Desire’, presenting an allegory about the gender-nonconforming city between urban and digital realms.