This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
I went to see Public Bunnies; (Op. 3 in C# Minor) at PACT last Friday. It explores the rules and rituals we impose on ourselves by creating an elaborate society in which old underwear is treated with the highest of importance and status. The concept is quite strange but it works, and it works well.
Successful applicants for the YAK Summer Residency 2010 were announced on Monday. Congratulations to Sophie Webb, Mark Pritchard, Bits and Pieces (Felicity Nicol, Joanna Erskine, Grant Moxom, Jessica Falkholt, Carolyn Eccles and Michael Cutrupi), Luke Holmes and Faustina Delany.
There will be a public showing of work developed during the residency at Shopfront on the 16th of January. Members of the arts industry and general public will be welcome to attend. Check back here closer to the day for further details.
I just came across this clip on the Create Digital Motion website. It is one of the most beautiful music videos I have ever seen.
The way the music and vision are linked through movement, colour and texture is mesmerising. The strings enter with a restrained, graceful flourish of colour, pulling back to the solo piano’s minimal swaying harmony, all with an overarching beautiful melancholy. Esteban Diácono’s vision is literally woven through Ólafur Arnalds’ music, creating a multimedia work that reaches the listener/viewer on a deeply emotional level.
Simplicity is beauty.