Art Festival
11 — 27 Nov. 2022

Get your ticketsTickets Search

We acknowledge that we meet on unceded sovereign lands of the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation.

We offer our respect to the Elders of these lands and to all First Nations people who reside here.

Enter Site

With Water Up To Her Knees

When 24 Nov | 8pm | Opening night 25 Nov | 8pm | Closing night
Who Lisa Lerkenfeldt, Tristan Jalleh
Cost $20 – $30
Get your tickets

Composer Lisa Lerkenfeldt presents the world premiere of new work With Water Up To Her Knees.

In collaboration with video artist and film director, Tristan Jalleh, a densely detailed hyper reality of hidden rooms and resonances will be revealed.

Set in present day Naarm, within an amphitheatre of abandoned infrastructure, With Water Up to Her Knees blends performance, animation and sound.

Drawing from the artist’s field work and electroacoustic practices, piano and tape arrangements light up lost chambers and underground histories in a patchwork of reflective musique concrète, instrumental composition and surreal cinema.

With Water Up To Her Knees spotlights underground networks opening questions of reality, virtuality and perception through oral traditions, experimental AV composition and diary-like vignettes.

With Water up to her Knees is performed in two variations:

Lisa will launch a single on piano in association with French arts publisher Shelter Press.

Lisa will be joined by cellists Emile Frankel, Abby Sundborn and poet Panda Wong for a hybrid ensemble performance and film.

Composer: Lisa Lerkenfeldt
Visual Artist: Tristan Jalleh
Cellists (25 Nov): Emile Frankel, Abby Sundborn
Poet (25 Nov): Panda Wong

Please note there will be low lighting and haze used during this performance.

All Neighbourhood tickets are purchased via each venue’s website. To make ticket purchases, click on the ‘Get your tickets’ link, and you will automatically be redirected.

[Image by Alexander Kelaart]

Meet the Artists

Lisa Lerkenfeldt Read more +

After studying at Victorian College of Arts Lisa Lerkenfeldt began to compose electroacoustic music and create her own field recording and tape loop archives. 

Her signature tape loop installations and bleached piano solos unfold with an intoxicating slowness. Gently balancing feedback, modern classical instrumentation and multi-player arrangement, she has performed her extended works nationally with hybrid ensembles, augmented reality specialists and in collaboration with visual artists and animators.

Her debut LP ‘Collagen’ released on Shelter Press in 2020. Lisa premiered her EP ‘A Liquor Of Daisies’ at Melbourne Music Week in 2021 alongside its reissue. She is presently touring this mixed reality work throughout Australia with forthcoming shows in late 2022.

Tristan Jalleh Read more +
We see a split screen image. On the left is Lisa, standing in front of a large rock face with her hands above her head touching her blonde hair. To the right is a shallow sandy water with seaweed, shells and footprints in the sand.

Tristan Jalleh is Chinese-Malaysian Australian video artist and music video director based between Hanoi and Melbourne. He is also a member of the Sydney based QPOC art collective, Club Ate, formed by Justin Shoulder, Bhenji Ra and Corin Ileto. 

In 2020 he produced work for the NGA, NGV Triennial, MONA FOMA, Sydney Biennale, Australian Centre For Photography, ‘Heart Of Cyberpunk’ Festival in Hong Kong, and Vincom Centre for Contemporary Art in Vietnam. 

Jalleh builds immersive digital environments and virtual installations using his photography combined with hundreds of images resourced online. The blended aesthetic of video games, architectural design, and cinema creates densely detailed augmented-hyper-realities that resemble a combination of online and physical worlds.


Wheelchair accessible

Events Partners

With Water Up To Her Knees is supported by The Substation and Creative Vic. The Substation is supported by AusCo, Creative Vic, Hobsons Bay City Council and VicTrack. The Substation Logo Creative Vic Logo