5—15 October 2023, 10am—7:30pm (30 minute sessions)
Unleash your inner monster with this AI-charged avatar experience.
Ever wondered what kind of monster lives inside? Guài can show you.
Presented by Melbourne Fringe and Footscray Community Arts, this immersive augmented-reality mirror uses state-of-the-art technology to map your face (and emotions), and then transforms you into a fantastical monster avatar that reflects the uniqueness of you.
With stunning visuals and bespoke sound design, Guài is a unique and playful experience for kids that deconstructs AI’s alienating power and turns it into a fun personality-tester with beastly results.
Step up to the mirror and see what the AI sees – you’ll never look at your little monsters the same way again.
Date: 5—15 October 2023
Time: 10am—7:30pm (30 minute sessions)
Read more about artist Mindy Meng Wang in our Q&A here.
Please note Guài contains sustained bright lights, both sudden and sustained loud noises, and a high level of audience participation.
A parent or guardian can be present in the audience without a ticket, as long as they accompany a ticket holder. Audiences consent to biometric analysis of their facial features as part of the interactive experience. The data is processed locally and discarded immediately after the interactive experience. No individual data is stored or kept on any server.
Presented by Melbourne Fringe and Footscray Community Arts
Date & Times
Thursday 5 October 10:00 am
Sunday 15 October 7:30 pm
- Footscray Community Arts
This venue is wheelchair accessible. This venue is wheelchair accessible and the venue has accessible bathrooms.
There is reserved accessible parking for people with disability.
This venue has a Hearing Loops which is an aid for people who experience hearing difficulties – a loop of cable that generates a magnetic field that can be picked up by hearing aids.
This venue has toilets which are accessible for wheelchair users.
This venue has no stairs or all stairs can be bypassed via a ramp, lift or elevator.
This venue has a car park with spaces reserved for people with disability.
Assistance Dogs allowed
Assistance dogs are allowed into all parts of this venue.
Meet the Artists
Mindy Meng Wang
Mindy has won many national and international awards on Guzheng in China , in Australia , she won “the Best Musician” of the 2021 Music Victoria Awards and the 2021 “, the 40 Under 40: Most Influential Asian-Australian Awards”, and she is the first the artist in resident at Melbourne Recital centre two years in a row (2022/2023) and 2023 Sidney Myer fellow.
Monica LimMonica is a Malaysian-born Australian sound artist whose work spans installations, performance art, contemporary dance and screen.
She is interested in new cross-disciplinary genres and forms as well as combinations of new technology with music. Her work has been presented at Arts House, Science Gallery Melbourne, AsiaTOPA, White Night, Liquid Architecture, Melbourne Fringe, Arts Centre Melbourne, Sydney Dance Company and WorldPride as well as international symposiums such as ISEA and NIME. Monica is currently undertaking postgraduate research at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne in movement-led composition and new technologies. She is part of the research team at VCA Dance’s TrakLAB and the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Ethics. Monica is a 2023 Artist-in residence at the Grainger Museum and is co-creator of the Electromagnetic Piano with Mirza Ceyzar and David Shea.
Monica is co-founder of Project Eleven, a philanthropic initiative which supports the contemporary arts and serves on the boards of the Melbourne Recital Centre, Substation and Liquid Architecture as well as the Member’s Council for Musica Viva.