Friday, November 05, 2010

NIGHTSHIFTERS - The Cracks


In Nightshifters, curated by Bec Dean I made 'The Cracks' - 7 small projections masked onto specific holes and features of the Carriageworks walls.   The abstract surface ‘characters’ of the cracks and holes of the western foyer of Carriageworks lie watching us silently, solidly, the wallflowers of the entertainment industry. I am cutting out the dream characters of the wall paint and morphing them into simple animations. This work samples these cloudgazed shapes and animates the brooding essence below.  Codified messages are passed on, through stencilled texts of the building and the coaxed friendships are engaged with the animistic suggestions of performer, Georgie Read.
Thurs 4- Sat 13 Nov, 8pm-11.30pm 
Performance Space @ Carraigeworks

Sunday, October 10, 2010

No Door on her Mouth

A very quick development to show with performer/writer Dawn Albinger.  A single channel projection moving from logged forest plantations, to Plato's cave to gutted hospital to a Truman Show ending, woven through by Dawn, the solo Diva/deer character.  Again with dark dramaturge, Margaret Cameron.
Judith Wright Centre (Brisbane) 11-12 Oct, Blue Room 26 Oct - 13 Nov(Perth)

Thursday, September 09, 2010

In Glass - Studio SOH

Paul White and Kristina Chan are hugely courageous dancers and project a superhuman quality with choreography of Narelle Benjamin setting a high bar of contortionism. One-way mirrors serve as a rear projection surface to animate their unconscious. I could have blasted the mirrors with total oversized, syncronised documentary, then cracked the mirror and dissolved into the netherworld like an Orphean conspiracy. 
'Spring Dance' at The Studio, Sydney Opera House, 7-12th Sept 2010

Sunday, August 08, 2010

ARTSPACE: Amygdala - Fear Conditioning


A doomsday, asteriod field using 22 of my past video projections from live performances.  Using twelve screens and four projections this is an experiment in finding a confluence between a selection of recollected hot spots of live performance combining distorted archival documentation and a reanimation of projection images that once accompanied other works.  The result is a heavy state of loaded experiences oscillating and regenerating amongst themselves.
With artists Ms&Mr from August 13th - September 10th, Artspace Sydney, 43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

http://www.artspace.org.au/newsletter/newsletter_20100804735572.html

Sunday, July 25, 2010

My Darling Patricia/ Mt Gambier residency


My Darling Patricia's development of 'Ted Head' is based on a collection of short plays for children by Ted Hughes. We were using the Varcoe Theatre rehearsal space and Tenison Woods school and drove up the Coorong to find apocalyptic environments, caves and deforestation. Then back to animate seeds, build leaf houses, bark monsters and car factories out of dough. Who could not have a great time doing this? The bakery around the corner had hearty soups and South Aussie pasties. Fingers crossed this will be on at the Malthouse in April next year.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Broome: BURU


A new work by Marrugeku, its great to be doing projections about the  landscape and the six seasons, with the spiritual presence of the 'Boss Lizards', the most powerful creatures in the Western Kimberley.  Of course I could devote a lifetime to understanding all the Aboriginal dreamtime stories here and I still wouldn't know enough, but Marrugeku seems to be forging a new path for performance in the Broome area.  Goolari TV is a big inspiration, artistic animations and short films from the community are made with very open access to training and equipment so the culture there is very direct; straight from the artist via Goolari TV, film and video art is immediately embedded in the community culture.  This image is of a mozzie in Mangala, the hot, wet time of the year.  On from 8th October, 2010.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Vivaria at 'Reeldance Installations #4'


Vivaria presented as part of 'Gesture Dance' curated by Erin Brannigan (Aust), Janine Dijkmeijer (Netherlands) and Pascale Moyse (UK) with other video installations by Kate Murphy, Su Healey and Adam Synnott, Sean O'Brien and Isabelle Rocamora,
spread across several site specific spaces and in-house faculty screens at the Uni of NSW Kensington.
Vivaria is a cube structure of a multitude of obscure spaces from Tokyo and Berlin with dancers Peter Fraser, Georgie Read, Linda Luke, Martin del Amo and Lizzie Thomson.  Their mechanised tableaus are interchangeable, like shuffling a deck of cards.

Also Screening at Cinedans Amsterdam, 8-12 Dec 2010
http://www.realtimearts.net/article/97/9889

Dates: June 15-19   Daily 10-5pm
Venue:  Io Myers Studio, Australian School of Business, Robert Webster Building.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Lost by Manipulation

Collaging for 'Wrong Prom' again...warping and sampling trashy dance videos::: a euphoria of patterning of patterns of superficial teen dramas, or at least a revelling in 80's romanticisim. Romanticism : superficial?   Its easy to dis' romanticism.. an imaginary aesthetic... paralleled by the impossibility of teenage dreams.  Maybe.

Wrong Prom, Carriageworks - 5 May/Flashdance, 23 June/Blues Brothers, 28 July/Grease, 25 Aug/Chicago 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Crystal

In progress dance video, shooting through a crystal ball mounted on the front of a dslr. Concept and choreography, Narelle Benjamin with dancers Emme, Martin del Amo and Julie-Anne Long, filmed at Fraser Studios in Nov 2009. Shot, animated and composited by me to an initial choreographic-edit sketch by Narelle. It will probably be adapted for projection some time this year...


Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Falling Like a Bird, Albury



A Hothouse Residency with Dawn Albinger and Julie Robson for one week working and shooting late into the night, walking through wetlands, passing through the full force of a storm. Broken trees, no electricity, no water, sucking lemons. With Margaret Cameron, Nikki Heywood, Annette Tesoriero  Sound: Lindsay Pollak, Cathie Travers.