At PICA we recognise that we are situated within the unceded lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation. We pay our respects and offer our gratitude to Elders past and present, and to those emerging leaders in the community. We acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the importance of their care and continued connection to culture, community and Country.

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Alice Hui-Sheng Chang

Gentle Steps With an Open Mouth

Gentle Steps With an Open Mouth

Melbourne-based sound improviser and experimental vocalist, Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, presents a program of new works including a participatory piece for a large vocal group.

As a vocalist working with extended techniques, Alice builds intimate exchanges with her audience. She creates an array of timbres and textures by controlling tension in her throat and alternating the passage of air and vocalisations. Alice’s performances respond to the energy of the audience, employing sound varying from the calm to the extreme to create an awareness of the acoustic properties of the site. She challenges the boundary of a presentation site physically and imaginatively, viewing each performance as a site-specific response.

Alice has been involved in residencies in Australia, Taiwan, South Korea, France, Portugal and UK. She has performed or exhibited in Australia, Taiwan, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Poland, UK and US. She regularly collaborate with other sound artists and artists from different mediums in conventional and unusual spaces.