Hyper Temples Build and Destroy Experience Workshop

UnitePlayPerform Hyper Temples at Rockhampton River Festival

'Hyper Temples' is described by ØFFERINGS (the artist, Melissa Gilbert) as a 'living, breathing series of tactile object-works that will morph shape and move.' In this installation, ØFFERINGS references Jungian archetypes and breathwork; the form of each object beginning ‘with an intention, a mindful breath, and a letting go as I brought their shapes into being with paper and scissors. In turn, their glorious colours attune with a broader spectral palette.’

Audiences will be invited to participate in ceremonial activations and iterative movements to break down and then build up this multi-part sculpture anew. The work’s colours and dynamic form encourage childlike wonder, pedagogical play, and even radical self-expression. Just as ‘Hyper Temples’ changes, ØFFERINGS welcomes participants to engage in new movements, conversation, new community connections and a reconstruction of the self. 

Where is the Hyper Temples Build and Destroy Workshop?

Multiple daily workshops are facilitated at the heart of the Rockhampton River Festival at Rod Laver Plaza off Quay Street. These workshops are free.

Who is running these workshops?

ØFFERINGS (Melissa Gilbert) First Nations lineage is from Mununjali Peoples, Yugumbeh - Five Rivers with ties to Quandamooka. 

Melissa is the Artist, Founder and Educator behind UnitePlayPerform who will facilitate the Hyper Temples Build and Destroy workshop.

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This workshop by ØFFERINGS is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.