Lilian will be working with artist and 3D visualiser, Patrick Hamilton, with her dancing body and a Rokoko (OR XSens) motion capture suit in combination with Unreal Engine software, collecting live movement data and transposing it into 3D visuals to develop sculptural furniture design. This work will develop and refine a physical vocabulary and choreographic language.

Memoir for Rivers and The Dictator, 2019. Photo: Gregory Lorenzutti

Lilian Steiner

Memoir for Rivers and The Dictator (2019). Photo: Jacqui Shelton

Liian Steiner is a dancer and choreographer whose practice champions the deep intelligence of the body and its unique ability to reveal and comment on the complexities of contemporary humanity.

Since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2010, Lilian has worked and toured extensively with Lucy Guerin Inc.  and is currently occupying the role of Resident Director with the company. She has also worked with choreographers Phillip Adams (Balletlab), Melanie Lane, Shelley Lasica, Brooke Stamp, Leah Landau and Rennie McDougall, as well as theatre-makers Marucs McKenzie and Harriet Gillies, visual artists Sally Smart, Brook Andrew, Emile Zile, Bridie Lunney, Alicia Frankovic, Ash Keating, and Mikala Dwyer, architect Matthew Bird (Studio Bird) and experimental sound artists JLIN, Anna Homler and Richie Cyngler.

Lilian’s choreographic work has been presented within Australia and internationally. Australian presentations include at Dancehouse Melbourne, Dance Massive, the Keir Choreographic Award, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne Now (National Gallery Victoria), FAUX MO at MONA FOMA (Hobart), Melbourne Fringe Festival and Lucy Guerin Inc.’s Pieces for Small Spaces. International presentations include at Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis (Paris), B.Motion Danza (Bassano del Grappa), Deltebre Dansa (Deltebre), Les Plateaux de la Briqueterie (Paris), Fête de la Musique (Geneva), Festival Constellations (Toulon), Sounds and Visions Festival (Barbican Centre, London) & Hong Kong International Choreography Festival (Hong Kong).

Lilian received the Green Room Award for Best Female Dancer in both 2017 and 2018, as well as the Helpmann Award in 2017. Her work Noise Quartet Meditation received the 2015 Green Room Award for Concept and Realisation.

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Patrick Hamilton

Patrick Hamilton is a Melbourne based designer, 3D visualiser and video artist. Combining CGI, photography, sculpture, sound, video and other digital media, his practice spans photo-realistic imagery for commercial applications through to more experimental art making. His often unorthodox use of materials and 3D technology, aims to question our ability to observe and interface with the increasingly digitized world around us.

Patrick has contributed visualizations for Heide Museum of Modern Art, Collingwood Yards, Dark Lab, Chunky Move, Next Wave, and Nike campaigns, and has Visual Effects credits on a number of films and music videos including Total Giovani’s “Can’t Control My Love” and Kiran J Callinan’s “Big Enough”. He worked with Jonnine Standish and director Jasmin Tarasin to develop and create Ghost Train VR – an immersive virtual reality experience on a decommissioned carnival ride, premiering at the 2018 Sydney Festival. More recently he produced the print and animation components for the 2019 Melbourne Music Week, as well as the 2022 Rising Festival campaigns. He is currently collaborating with Tin & Ed on a project for IKEA’s innovation & research department, Space 10, and working with dancer and choreographer, Lilian Steiner, on a number of motion capture-based projects to be presented in late 2022.

Patrick holds a Bachelor of Architecture (hons) from the University of Melbourne where he currently lives and operates KALEIDO.TV – a studio creating high-end CG content for clients in architecture, property, advertising and the arts. He has presented solo exhibitions at c3 Contemporary Art Space and Seventh Gallery in Melbourne, and has curated and contributed video works to a number of group shows online, locally and abroad.