The REMIX Summit 2023 will return to Sydney on 8th-9th June 2023, coinciding with the Australian Government’s new National Cultural Policy, “Revive,” which promises a new investment of $286 million over the next four years. The Summit, which explores the future of the cultural and creative industries, will have over 50 speakers, including Kip Williams, the Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company, Margot Mottaz, Curator of Superblue in Miami, Sakchin Bessette, Co-founder of Moment Factory in Canada, and Lāth Carlson, Executive Director of the Museum of the Future in Dubai, among others.
Immersive Experiences and Storytelling
The REMIX Summit 2023 will focus on the re-imagining of the cultural and creative industries, how the creative economy can play a leading role in Australia’s future, and how culture can play a part in reinventing and bringing people back to the Central Business District (CBD). The summit will also explore themes ranging from the future of public spaces and tourism to how new technologies are reshaping how we tell stories. In a stream exploring the growth industry of immersive experiences, Margot Mottaz, Sakchin Bessette, Kip Williams, and Lāth Carlson will share their thoughts on the future of immersive experiences and storytelling.
Margot Mottaz, Curator of Superblue in Miami, will showcase Superblue’s founding site, an immersive art experience covering over 30,000 square metres, with visitors winding their way through a mirrored labyrinth by Es Devlin, discovering a transcendent digital environment by teamLab, and entering an enveloping light-based Ganzfeld work by James Turrell. Sakchin Bessette, Co-founder of Moment Factory in Canada, aims to amaze, inspire, and bring people together by exploring new types of immersive experiences, and fostering an ecosystem of creative exploration and collaboration for artists. His company has been described as the most innovative live event company globally and was also named in Fast Company magazine’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list.
Kip Williams, Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company, will discuss the blockbuster success of The Picture of Dorian Gray, an Australian success story that offers a glimpse into how technology is shaping the future of theatre. Lāth Carlson, Executive Director of the Museum of the Future in Dubai, describes the museum as “a beacon of hope in a world facing significant challenges.” The Museum of the Future is a place of expansive storytelling and one of the first future-oriented museums globally, with robodogs walking around the lobby and entertaining guests. The museum welcomed over one million guests from 160 countries in its first year, selling out every day, making it the most successful new museum ever built.
Developments in the Public Realm
Jody Malam, Creative Director of Outernet in the UK, which claims to be “the world’s most advanced public building” and the largest digital exhibition space in Europe, will explore developments in the public realm. The £1 billion development, located next to Tottenham Court Road station in London, fully opened in 2022, featuring the world’s largest and highest resolution wraparound video display at over 2,000 square metres. These screens can host anything from digital art experiences, global livestreams to Web3-integrated retail concepts. Linda Sproul of Museums Victoria will talk about their recent immersive exhibition, ‘TYAMA’ at Melbourne Museum. Grounded in First Peoples knowledge, Tyama blends the physical and digital to create an unmissable immersive experience to reawaken a connection to the natural world.
Also read: Singapore Start-Up Popsical Secures SGD$200K In Funding From Choco Up To Expand Cloud-based Karaoke Streaming Platform
The REMIX Summit 2023 promises to be an exciting event that explores the future of the cultural and creative industries. With over 50 speakers, including experts from around the world, the Summit will focus on how the creative economy can play a leading role in Australia’s future and how culture can reinvent and bring people back to the Central Business District. The event will delve into various themes, including the future of public spaces, tourism, and the impact of new technologies on storytelling. According to Peter Tullin Co-Founder, REMIX Summits,
“The REMIX Summit in Sydney explores the future of culture and the creative industries. Cultural organisations and creative entrepreneurs around the world are developing new types of creative experiences that are bringing people back into our cities and fuel new forms of tourism including immersive experiences. The pandemic made us realise how much we value shared experiences. New technologies are also transforming the future of storytelling, online, in-person and through hybrid experiences. As the experience economy rapidly evolves, Australia’s creative industries need to be ready to tap into this booming market.”