With Mona Foma starting in Launceston on Friday, artists are putting the finishing touches on their various performance pieces.
At Trevallyn's Paringa Archery Club, artist Loren Kronemeyer is finalising an interactive experienced titled After Erika Eiffel.
"In the show, the audience gets to have the experience of learning to shoot their first arrows, and along the way they are taught the story of a woman named Erika Eiffel," Kronemeyer said.
"She was the best archer in the world at one point, and she ascribes her success with the sport to the fact that she had a romantic relationship with her bow.
"So through the process of learning to shoot and exploring the custom range that I've designed, our guests get to align themselves along that spectrum as well."
Design Tasmania is set to be the site for multiple events across the festival, including Play, an exhibition of work created while artists were in lockdown.
Artist Alexi Freeman said his artwork is part of biomaterial research he is completing at RMIT.
"I'm looking at ways to create more ecologically and ethically based textiles for the fashion and textiles industry," Freeman said.
"This is my research in progress because this show is about what have we been doing in lockdown, how do we make our kitchens and our vestibules and our spaces at homes into offices and studios where we can continue to do our research."
Fresh from their successful installations last year, Soma Lumia is back, this time presenting a multi-site interactive piece called Lacunae.
Founding member and video artist Daryl Rogers said the piece was inspired by COVID-19.
"Lacunae was developed with the idea of COVID in mind, and it was really a riff on Zoom meetings and trying to work out who we are online and what we look like online and that sort of stuff," Rogers said.
"So we created this idea where you come into a space and you would have to determine where you were, and you're actually interacting with two other people in two other spaces.
"You're dancing and prancing, and as you move while listening to an interactive soundtrack, you're actually creating a unique video visual experience of yourself in an online space."
Composer Ian Chia said each of the three locations for Lacunae created a different environment for participants, with a soundtrack unique to the surroundings for people to dance to.
"There's a computer that tracks your movements, it's a three-minute experience that you do by yourself," he said.
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