The festival is a new platform for exploring and exhibiting the meeting point of creative worlds, producing and presenting works that reach outside the traditional boundaries of discipline, craft and process. Pioneering international artists in the fields of new music, performance art, visual arts, sound art and architecture will collaborate and create across a city-wide site with music as a central focus.
By introducing existing ideas, sounds, materials and our habitat in a new context, Cycle seeks to redefine the traditional art festival as a site of creation not just consumption. It experiments with new ways of using the concert hall and museum, whilst escaping them to showcase performances and installations in public spaces and found locations. We aim to push artists to engage outside of the boundaries imposed by their disciplines, with the intention of altering their own and their audience’s perception of their surroundings and by doing, to find a meaningful alternative to the avant-garde.