churning-web2016: CHURNING THE OCEAN

CHURNING THE OCEAN is an experimental and experiential audio-visual odyssey into the “yoga of sound” by Cindy Lee and Tom Hall.

Exploring the sonic spectrum of sound and speech, storytelling and song, CHURNING THE OCEAN aims to engage the inner vibrations that connect us all.

Our first performance was held on February 21 as part of the “Joyful Noise” weekend at Middle Way LA in Playa Vista, Los Angeles, accompanied by Lama Marut (Brian K. Smith) on guitar and singers Claire Thompson and Janeva Zentz.

We will continue to develop and show CHURNING THE OCEAN throughout 2016, stay Tuned for more details…


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True Nature, Cindy Lee, Body of Beatitude2012: TRUE NATURE

Motion graphics illustrating the nine metaphors of “Buddha Nature” from the Buddhist text the “Uttara Tantra.”

Created for retreat and meditation website “Awakening Journal.”

Shown at SOHO HOUSE in New York City and Toronto Canada.

With music byAN-TEN-AE and FreQ Nasty.


PURVIEW, video project by Cindy Lee | Body of Beatitude2006: PURVIEW

3 month > Australia Council sponsored Artist Residency at the 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles to research and develop the video installation “Purview.”

* “Pop Tarts,” at Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica.

> CLICK HERE to watch PURVIEW (unfinished)

1999-2006: PLAY

Video piece on exhibition for seven years at the Melbourne Museum, Carlton gardens, installed in the Australia Gallery.

2004-2005: FiftyFourVille

Video projection for new dance work by choreographer Prue Lang.

Sometimes reality is too complex for oral communication, but
legend embodies it in a form that enables it to spread all over the
Jean-Luc Godard, Alphaville.

Created in residencies in Brussels, Dusseldorf & Berlin.

Co-production: Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf,
Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, Rencontres Chorégraphiques
Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis Paris / Supported by: STUK
kunstencentrum Leuven, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V aus den Mitteln der Beauftragten des Bundes für Kultur und Medien

* Hebbel-am-ufer (HAU 3) Berlin, GERMANY 2004
* Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf GERMANY 2005
* Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt GERMANY 2004
* Rencontres choregraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis Paris FRANCE 2005
* Kalamata International Dance Festival, GREECE 2005

> CLICK HERE for more on Fiftyfourville


A live audio-visual show with custom made graphics – with DJ and music producer > FreQ Nasty.
Cindy worked as art director, on development of motion graphics and animation and VJ’d the show, live. Also working with the ‘Brother’s Mogg’ (motion-capture and animators for The Lord of the Rings)


2003-2005 UK and Europe tour in clubs such as Fabric London and
festivals such as the 2004 Glastonbury Festival in the UK, Glu Glu in
Budapest, Break Nation in Spain and Lab Art in St Petersburg.
Print exhibition of show graphics at Charterhouse, London.

> CLICK HERE for VNE Showreel


Video installation in collaboration with Prue Lang and David Le Barzic.

This work is an experiment in choregraphed reading.

* Bockenheimer Depot/ Das TAT, Frankfurt GERMANY 2003
* Pelerinages Festival, Weimar GERMANY 2004

> CLICK HERE for more on ScreenPlay

2002-2005: MIKE TEE VEE

VJing for 33 1/3 AgentMad events for artists including UNKLE, DJ Krush, DJ Hyper and Cut La Roc.

2001: Va p o u r

Video installation in collaboration with dancer Prue Lang. As part of a group show with artists from William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt. At DAS TAT, Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt, Germany



Sound installation as part of the EXPERIMENTA festival in Melbourne, in collaboration with This Digital Ocean.


2004: Uncharted

A short film directed by Prue Lang. A couple (Crystal Pite and Richard Siegal) contend with the discrepancies between physical and mental space in a cryptic dual occupancy.

> CLICK HERE for more on Uncharted

2002: Cracker Bag

Winner of 2003 Palme D’or Cannes Film Festival. Art Department on 12 minute short film ( 35mm) directed by Glendyn Ivin (Last Ride). And shooting behind the scenes documentation.

> CLICK HERE to watch Cracker Bag

2001-2002: Masked Gannet

Shown at St Kilda Film Festival 2002
1st AD and Editor of six minute short film directed by Josephine Wright.

2002-2006: Exit Films

Director’s Assistant for director Glendyn Ivin at Exit Films, Melbourne.
Also shooting and editing behind the scenes documentaries.

An editor of documentary “Save Your Legs” for director Boyd Hicklin. (Now a feature-length motion picture)


In 2002 and 2003, Cindy was invited by choreographer and director > Jerome Bell to participate in two developmental workshops for “The Show Must Go On 2″ in Melbourne and the UK.

In 2003 Cindy was invited to be an associate researcher in the Dance and Media Performance Fusion (DAMPF) labs at the 2003 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Germany and Animax multimedia theatre in Bonn, Germany.


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