ABOUT

Ex Ponto is the creative studio of multidisciplinary artist, Ivan Masic. With a focus on the insoluble intimacy between music, light and the moving image, Ex Ponto has delivered a wide range of creative projects in the form of music releases, performances and videos, short-form documentaries, and projection-based installations.

Ivan has toured Europe with Yolngu trio, Malawurr, as lead DoP on forthcoming feature-documentary, Morning Star. He was commissioned by Melbourne Museum to design and deliver projection-mapped visuals for the Revolutions: Records & Rebels exhibition opening and has collaborated with a range of artists and organisations, including City of Melbourne, RMIT University, These Are The Projects We Do Together, Offen Music, Mad Professor, Primitive Calculators, and Kuda New Media Centre in Novi Sad, Serbia.

As a musician, composer, and producer, Ivan has self-released dozens of albums with improvisation collective, Council of Elders, and experimental no-wave band, Wunderlust. 2019 saw the international release of the debut Ex Ponto LP, Neka Neka via General Purpose records; a homage to Bosnian poet Ivo Andrić, ex-Yugoslavian experimentalists of the 80s, and the thriving, late-night intellectualism of Belgrade’s Club 20/44. More recently, Ex Ponto has produced new music for Testing Grounds’ Knowledge Economy series and a follow-up LP In A Quarry…Far, Far Away, released on Vladimir Ivkovic’s Offen Music in 2022.

As co-director of Little Projector Company, Ivan creates, facilitates, and documents the development and exhibition of site-responsive installations, performances, and tours that combine the language of cinema with projection, music and live performance.

  1. "Drapes of Helusion”

    Stop-motion animation inspired by the literary works of Edgar Allan Poe.

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  2. “Binaural Associations”

    Single-channel projection and binaural soundscape exploring Carl Jung's idea of the primeval forest within the active imagination.

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  3. “Exit Everything"

    Short film, exploring surveillance technology and its effect on our interaction with the built environment, and the living world.

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  4. "Live on A Dead Lake”

    Documentation of a live performance by Council of Elders at Lake Eildon during one of the longest droughts in Victoria's history.

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  5. "Processed Cymatics”

    Audible sound frequencies are used to animate inert powders, pastes and liquids, offering a glimpse
    into the hidden dynamics of nature.

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  6. "Trout Fishing In America”

    Music video for Trout Fishing In America by Easy Dada. Shot on Super 8 film at the Royal Botanical Gardens and Moomba Festival in Melbourne.

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  7. “Birth Not A Burial”

    A collaboration with Council of Elders to conceive and deliver an interactive sculpture, projection and closing night performance for the 2014 Nocturnal Winter Arts Festival.

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  8. “Festival In Opposition”

    Documentation video for Festival in Opposition - a platform for establishing a relationship of art, education and politics of improvisation, as well as temporary zones of groupness and joint creation, through participatory musical and poetic production.

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  9. “Barra-Westwind | Malirri"

    Music video for Barra-Westwind's Malirri (Falling Leaves in Yolŋu matha). Malirri dance performed by Galpu clan and shot on location in Darwin, Yirrkala and Nhulunbuy, NT.

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  10. “The Subject | The Sublime"

    Documentation video for The Subject/The Sublime - a multi-artform performance by Arie Rain Glorie & The Projects for the 2018 Winter Wild Festival.

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  11. “Revolutions: Records+Rebels"

    Psychedelic, liquid light show projections delivered through a modern lens for the opening of Melbourne Museum's Revolutions: Records+Rebels exhibition.

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  12. “Stuck In Oberon"

    Music video for Ex Ponto's 'Stuck In Oberon' - a playful interrogation of dogma, old-world philosophy, and contemporary screen culture.

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