Archive for the ‘Performances’ Category
After successful performances of ‘Shima’ at Underbelly Arts 2011 Anna Kuroda and I are installing a variation of the work at At The Vanishing Point in Newtown, Sydney. The opening is tomorrow night (Thursday, 6pm – 9pm), with a special live performance by Murasaki Penguin, then the exhibition runs Thursday – Sunday 10am – 6pm until the 7th August.
The waving shimmer of light on water made by sun & wind. One moment, nothing. Another, floating. It is like a zebra stripe. Murasaki Penguin’s ‘Shima’ is a dance/sound/projection-mapping work exploring 島 (shima – island), shimmer & feelings of home.
Come and see my new collaboration with Japanese dancer Anna Kuroda at the Underbelly Arts festival on Cockatoo Island, Sydney this Saturday 16th July. We have performances at 5:45pm, 7:15pm and 9:30pm.
A series of ons and offs, 0s and 1s. Are we figures or figures? The boundaries between the real world and the digital are blurring at an alarming rate.
I was recently invited to create a new interactive sculpture for Dorkbot Sydney’s Group Show 2011 taking place at Serial Space near Central Station, Sydney from Tuesday 22nd – Saturday 26th February (12-5pm). Drop by and check out this new work alongside others by Luke Calarco, Jiann Hughes, Ross Manning, Wade Marynowsky and Michael Petchkovsky. A barbecue and artist talks by myself and most of the other artists will follow, beginning at 12:00 on Sunday 27th.
‘Blind, as you see it’, a theatrical performance involving puppetry, blacklight, dance and an eastern-influenced soundtrack, is being restaged as part of The Sydney Fringe 2010. There are no boring, overly long monologues here (unless you count a strange language spoken by chairs), it’s all about visual and sonic impact, something director/composer Michal Imielski is very good at.
I arrived in Launceston, Tasmania on Monday in preparation to attend the Junction 2010 Regional Arts Australia National Conference and associated festival.
I will be performing a one hour audiovisual improvisation with VJ Jim Coad at the festival Junc Room this Thursday from 8:30pm. It’s a free event in a big circus tent in Civic Square. We’ll be working live with material recorded from the festival and the Launceston environment as well as quirky eyeballs and custom electronic instruments. Come and check it out.
Thanks to the Australia Council’s ArtStart grant program for giving me the opportunity to travel to Tasmania. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Earlier this year I worked with Japanese video artist Keisuke Takahashi to design the visuals for Superperfect. The international theatrical collaboration between Shopfront (Sydney) and Nibroll (Japan) explored success, failure and the constant struggle to be ‘better’. Shopfront has just posted a highlights reel from the Sydney season.