Dancemaker/Producer/Co-director: Efren Pamilacan Jr. is an accomplished hip-hop dancer, born in Melbourne with Filipino cultural heritage. He is the recipient of City of Melbourne Arts Grants (2013, 2014 and 2016) and a VicArts Grant in 2015.
His works include City Sessions – a Melbourne based dance competition; Nice Fest – an international performing arts festival, and Factory Reset – a collaborative multimedia performance art piece performed at Big West Festival. In 2015, Pamilacan was honoured with the Peter McPhee Student Award for his work for MIXMIX Asia – a creative arts programme that supports youth organisations in the Philippines.
Jason Ng is a local musician and professional academic of Monash University based in Melbourne Victoria. His contemporary musical works have been featured in performance art piece Factory Reset and exhibited at events Planet Rock, City Cessions, Cypher Culture and Nice Fest. He is a PhD candidate and APA (Australian Postgraduate Award) recipient, whose research focuses closely on identity, culture and communications in Hip-hop as a mode of cultural exchange and entrepreneurship across the Asia-Pacific region. With a drive to share new experiences through music, he is driven by an ongoing process of experimentation and draws on his own research and experiences to inform his work.
Visual Projection and Light Installment Artist
Jobe Williams, otherwise known by his intermedia moniker HYPER REELIST, is an audio visionary, multimedia creative and technologist, based in Melbourne. Primarily working with light, sound, synchronicity and interactivity, he manipulates a wide range of technological devices to generate immersive experiences and illusions. This is achieved through experimenting with cross modal methods of communication that allow once separate sensory experiences to modulate one another using digital processes. His recent work includes a collaboration with studio ENESS, for which he programmed a light installation for the Strawberry Fields Festival. In the past year, Williams has performed live visuals for the catwalks of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, accompanied by musical artists Machinedrum, Basenji and Phondupe.