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Mark Bolotin
2022 MFA Directing alumni Mark Bolotin

About Mark

Mark is an award-winning multimedia artist, director and technologist with a passion for exploring issues of human identity in the 21st century through theatre, film and music.

Under his organisation Synarcade Audio-Visuals, Mark wrote and directed the large-scale multimedia work Emergence: Build Your Own Being which premiered at the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Art House and Canberra Street Theatre. His subsequent work The Lumiphonic Creature Choir – a multimedia rock opera and
installation – has been shown across the world including at the New York Hall of Science, Burning Man, MCA Sydney, SXSW, the Museum of Modern Art Zagreb and TEDxSydney 2018.

Mark co-founded the leading New York art-technology organisation Hyphen Hub and was appointed as Arts Co-Director for New York’s inaugural Creative Tech Week. He has also shown work at the National Centre for the Arts (Beijing), Stadstheater Holland, Vivid Sydney, Flux Factory New York, Sydney Festival and more. In 2018, Mark was an invited delegate to the Future Innovators Summit at Ars Electronica.

This year Mark directed Beckett’s Catastrophe (Actors Centre Australia), the triple j Unearthed music video Blood and assistant directed Andrew Bovell’s When the Rain Stops Falling. He wrote and directed a modern multimedia interpretation of the Icarus myth for his graduating production.


NIDA Productions


Assistant Director
When the Rain Stops Falling

Blood by Jack R. Reilly (triple j Unearthed music video)


Other Productions

Concept Creator/Writer/Director
The Lumiphonic Creature Choir (multimedia rock opera) (New York Hall of Science, SXSW, MCA Sydney, Burning Man, Museum of Modern Art Zagreb)

Concept Creator, Director
The Museum of Faces (107 Projects, Immersive Gallery New York)

Arts Co-Director/Curator
Creative Tech Week New York

Multimedia Designer
Alchemy (National Centre for the Arts Beijing)

Visions of The Future (Hyphen Hub, New York)

Multimedia Designer
Interview: the Warhol Project (multimedia theatre) (Stadstheater, Holland)

Emergence: Build Your Own Being (immersive theatre) (Sydney Opera House, Canberra Street Theatre, Melbourne Arts House)

Reflections and Trains (Cockatoo Island Festival)

Demophobic (interactive film) (Balmain Film Festival)

Yavulli’s Flight