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Trigger Happy 'Visualised'

By Alon Ilsar


Trigger Happy ‘Visualised’, previously scheduled for Sat 17 Jul, has been postponed.

Refunds will be processed for all ticket holders shortly – no need to call us.

Due to the volume of ticket holders, refunds may take up to 20 days, so please bear with us.

We are working on rescheduling this event and we will be in touch once a new date is confirmed.

Our hearts go out to artists who have been losing work since last year. If you’d like to donate all (or part) of the value of your refunded tickets, we’ll use it to support local artists. Just let us know here.

You can read about our refunds and staying COVID Safe here.

Be taken on a next-generational musical journey by instrument designer Alon Ilsar, as he commands a holographic world with AirSticks – digital musical instruments, custom built.

The famed show – a collaboration between Alon and visual artist and programmer Matt Hughes, who digitally visualises Alon’s music live – sees shapes, colours and textures pulled out of thin air with hypnotic pulsing beats, while Alon uses his body as an invisible drum set.

Alon will conduct sound and light in an intimate space, performing the music of Comatone & Foley (Greg Seiler and Alon Ilsar) amongst Matt’s virtual world.

Previously performed with actor/performer Alan Cumming live in New York’s MET Museum and at Splendour in the Grass alongside The Thundamentals. Catch it on the Gold Coast while you can.

Trigger Happy is a vivid ride through an audio-visual wonderland, unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

‘Man, body, music, and light as one… a perfect amalgam between man-machine.’ AMNplify Magazine

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts as part of UNDERGROUND

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Your first UNDERGROUND ticket is $20 and all additional events that evening are $10 each when booked in the same transaction.

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Eat & Drink


In between moments of dis/comfort, inspiration, and great art, take a seat at the UNDERGROUND Pop-Up Bar, located in HOTA Central. Here you can put your feet up and enjoy a glass or two of your favourite tipple or craft beer, while catching up with friends, swapping favourite moments, mingling with artists, and unpacking big ideas our artists present you with throughout the evening.

For another option to delight your senses – book in and enjoy dinner at Palette Restaurant or treat yourself to cocktails and flirt with rooftop views at The Exhibitionist Bar, open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Keeping You Safe

To keep everyone safe while at HOTA we have a COVID Safe plan and are using the new Check In Queensland app. Please make sure you keep up to date with Queensland Government guidelines at

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