Willoh S.Weiland is an artist, writer, curator and the Artistic Director of Aphids (www.aphids.net). Aphids creates contemporary cross-artform works using performance, music, site-specificity and new technologies. Recent projects lead by Willoh include an Australian tour of Thrashing Without Looking, a live- cinema and performance work experienced through virtual reality goggles; Fever Beach and Exile, interactive digital artworks for iPhone and iPad; and Atelier Edens, a research project investigating the creation of cross-artform works in remote areas. Willoh has been identified as a leader in interdisciplinary arts practice in Australia and is regularly invited to speak at conferences and events both nationally and internationally.
Forever Now is the third in a trilogy of works investigating the relationships between art and space. Willoh’s first work in the trilogy, Yelling at Stars, was Australia’s first inter-stellar message transmitted deep into outer space and later presented at the 2010 Next Wave Festival. The second, Void Love, a soap opera about astrophysics, was created during a residency at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne University of Technology and was launched online by a concert hosted by Australia’s own king of Swing Kamahl. Willoh has made work for the Australian Centre for the Moving Imag;, Melbourne’s Next Wave Festival; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; and the Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow.