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 projects in the form of music videos, short-form documentaries, audio-visual installations and, live performances.
Ivan recently toured Europe with Yolngu trio, Malawurr, as DoP on the forthcoming feature-documentary, Morning Star, and was commissioned by Melbourne Museum to design and deliver projection-mapped, cymatic projections for the Revolutions: Records & Rebels opening event. Other credits include end-to-end video productions for RMIT University, City of Melbourne, Testing Grounds, Next Wave Festival, Centre For Multicultural Youth, 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. The debut Ex Ponto LP, Neka Neka via General Purpose records (2019) is 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. In recent years, Ivan has recorded new music for Testing Grounds’ Knowledge Economy series and a follow-up to Neka Neka, which is scheduled for release on Offen Music in May, 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 storytelling.
"Drapes of Helusion”
Stop-motion animation inspired by the literary works of Edgar Allan Poe.Watch Video
Single-channel projection and binaural soundscape exploring Carl Jung's idea of the primeval forest within the active imagination.Learn More
Short film, exploring surveillance technology and its effect on our interaction with the built environment, and the living world.Watch Video
"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.Watch Video
Since 2006, Ex Ponto has been exploring the world of Cymatics through large-format projection, interactive public art exhibitions, live visuals, and experimental workshops.Learn More
"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.Watch Video
“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.Learn More
“Festival In Oppositionl”
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.Learn More
“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.Watch Video
“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.Learn More
Psychedelic, liquid light show projections delivered through a modern lens for the opening of Melbourne Museum's Revolutions: Records+Rebels exhibition.Learn More
“Stuck In Oberon"
Music video for Ex Ponto's 'Stuck In Oberon' - a playful interrogation of dogma, old-world philosophy, and contemporary screen culture.Watch Video