Artists: Joel Zika

LPM Live Performers Meeting 2014 Eindhoven
Edition XV June 26th - 28th 2014 | Eindhoven
Audio Visual Performing Artists Meeting
March, 26th 2014, 12:44 pm | June, 29th 2014, 4:00 am
June 26 - 28, 2014
StrijpS, Eindhoven Netherlands, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Joel Zika

Joel Zika

Australia Melbourne

Australia, Melbourne
I am an Australian born new media artist based in Melbourne, Australia and Kristiansand, Norway. I create works of printed, projected and digitally sculpted installation. For the past ten years my practice has been solely focused on the phenomenon of the dark ride; an element of theme park culture originating at the turn of last century. Forgotten dark rides such as ghost trains and haunted houses from this era offer huge inspiration. Where possible I have performed my work live, sometimes 'stand alone', sometimes in direct collaboration with a band.

I have exhibited widely in Australia and internationally, my work is featured in the recent book: ‘New Romantics – Darkness and Light in Australian Art’ alongside Bill Henson, Jane Burton and Tony Loyd. I am a permanent staff member of Deakin University and am currently fulfilling a position at Noroff University in Norway. I am completing a PHD entitled ‘The translation of cinema into space’ at Swinburne University, Melbourne.