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Final Reflections, Finally

Final Reflections, Finally

Some reflections, watery and slippery and still with some rippling distortions which is why I’ve delayed writing this ending blog, so bear with me. Going in to Artslab I was mega set on directing Ubu, determined, relatively focused and feeling very unsteady when asked to put that aside and just be in the space and […]


And so this is Christmas, and what have you done?

Christmas is over. But let me speak. PRE-ARTSLAB TREMORS I can’t believe an entire year has gone since I received news of getting into the ArtsLab program. Submitting application after application, writing proposal after proposal… ah, such is the life of many artists, just waiting for the day to be given another opportunity… to do […]


And exhale. Then breathe in.

And exhale. Then breathe in.

The year is wrapping up. Workin’ my new job. 2 more Markets by Moonlight with Applespiel. Planning and hoarding for next year’s activities: Applespiel’s Executive Stress/Corporate Retreat at the Adelaide Fringe. 2 yet-to-be-announced (secret!) projects that will require some time away from home. Applespiel’s Make a Band and Take On the Recording Industry with Performance […]


ArtsLab11 Reflection: What was the experience?

Photography by Yann Audic

My 2011 ArtsLab year has come to an end, and upon reflection, I know this experience will continue to shape the paths I forge and the stepping stones I choose to jump, to come. However, before I close this chapter, I want to briefly reflect and in turn reveal, what my ArtsLab11 experience has really […]


To pick up where I left off last time and to round off this ArtsLab blogging business.

To pick up where I left off last time and to round off this ArtsLab blogging business.

It took six months to render A Feat Incomplete and like a scientific experiment I have it all catalogued and pinned to my insides. It took two characters, seven basic plots, Colman Barks, Quantum Mechanics, 3 mushrooms, ox horns, many emails, pages and pages of writing, Aristotle, Barbra Walker, 20k of Vermiculite, half the furnishings […]


Looking For the Spoors of Origins Yet to Come. Those That Feed on the Decomposing Matter of Everything That Came Before.

Looking For the Spoors of Origins Yet to Come. Those That Feed on the Decomposing Matter of Everything That Came Before.

More conversations. More learning. More. Some of the many spoors left behind as ArtsLab11 finishes.


Tuning

Tuning

Video – Light – Ocean – Popcorn – Whisky – Homeless – Dirt – Chairs – Waiting – Television – White – Enclosure – Cockroach – Opera … These words don’t really follow a pattern but it vaguely describes how the ideas have developed… A long way from its beginning, but still holds very similar […]


Homunculus: Am I really around the corner?

Homunculus: Am I really around the corner?

I am nearing the end of ArtsLab, and I can’t believe how fast the last few weeks have flown. In this flurry, my piece is finally beginning to develop a pair of wings of its own (several pairs, in fact) and I am relishing the flight of many of my most treasured ideas and images. […]


Excitement

Excitement

  Rather desperately evading eye contact with nervousness, I’ve neglected to notice the appearance, be it slightly haggard, of the twin lizard excitement: hello there. I say lizard because both nervousness and excitement crawl into sunny spots, are scaly to touch, have strong internal architecture and little padding. Here are some pics from the Work […]


Distance.

Distance.

This is a photo of myself at The Last Prom, an apocalyptic prom event held as part of new Canberra festival You Are Here, which I have been told is now accepting expressions of interest and proposals for a second run next year. I worked as one of many Festival Coordinators for the first You […]


Recording my Language.

Recording my Language.

Right yeah like…Basic property of storytelling  is language so it’s not surprising right that I have come smack up against written and spoken langue during this piece.  On the home stretch now may be the time to try and enter into langue to describe my battle with it. (Is this ironic?? I still don’t understand […]


Gannet Whale

Gannet Whale

This is a gannet whale. In five million years dolphins and whales will apparently have died out, leaving room for the Gannet Whale. The Gannet Whale is four metres of seal-like flubbery fun, descended from the present day Gannet, a graceful bird that can both fly and swim under water. The Gannet Whale, unsurprisingly to […]


Woyzeck for ‘Under the Radar’, Brisbane Festival: To Revisit

Woyzeck for ‘Under the Radar’, Brisbane Festival: To Revisit

I am ‘on tour’. I am in sunny Brisbane performing in Netta Yashchin’s Woyzeck [Arts Radar/Amy Morcom] for the Brisbane Festival’s ‘Under the Radar’ Program. This is my first experience touring, and it is a humbling to say the least.


Wild Art II

Wild Art II

A day spent jamming to put ease my fears and put me in a good pace for ArtsLab phase three.


Once more into the breach, dear friends.

Today begins Phase 3 of Artslab. I am fluctuating between trepidation, doom-and-gloom, and excitement. The excitement is a very good thing. My head is buzzing with ideas and a lot of that is to do with the National Youth Performing Arts Summit which I was invited to attend this past weekend in Melbourne, at St […]


Myers Briggs Type Indicator: Am I really an ENTJ?

Myers Briggs Type Indicator: Am I really an ENTJ?

I was spring cleaning my bedroom over the weekend, when I stumbled upon a series of results from a Vocational Testing Program I had completed in Year 10. Curious as always, I filed through the subtests that assessed eight aptitudes: Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Ability, Abstract Reasoning, Perceptional Speed and Accuracy, Mechanical Reasoning, Space Relations, Spelling […]


Post ‘Post Work in Progress Blog’

Post ‘Post Work in Progress Blog’

Detangling the Personal and the Professional. Drawing lines in the dirt. A Second post Work in Progress showing blog after some time in the Suggestion Box.


Trapped in the (under)belly of the beast.

Trapped in the (under)belly of the beast.

Applespiel perform ‘Awful Literature is Still Literature I Guess’ at the 2012 Underbelly Arts Festival, Cockatoo Island. Artslab Work-In-Progress showing happened, chewed me up, sucked me dry, and spat me out onto Cockatoo Island to work with Applespiel on a little piece about disappointing books. We’ve debriefed the first phase of Artslab as a whole […]


ArtsLab11 Work-in-Progress: To Ponder

Photo by Pollyanna Kaisa Nowicki

I’ve finally managed to find (yes, find) two days, in fact, the last two days in my July Holiday Break (I work during School Term) to reflect on my first work-in-progress piece for ArtsLab11.


Suggestion Box

Suggestion Box

‘Sometimes I wish I could exist inside a box where nothing was a surprise there is absolutely nothing obscured in shadow and there is no room for emotion. I wish we all lived in those boxes and never met one another and had no fun. It would then be simple to exist and simple to breath.’


Theatre Mathematics

Theatre Mathematics

Movement (Flesh/Body x Surface x Texture) + Light + Sound = My work-in-progress AND Rachel x Sleep x Food + One Week (Technical + Dress Rehearsal) x LOTS OF HARD WORK = Very Excited Rachel!


Examine

Examine

I have the flu No fun. I’m about to sit an exam and hand in my final uni assessments. Ten weeks of prac to go and then I’m done. I bought myself froot loops to celebrate but I am too sick to enjoy them. Busy still, some projects wrapping up, some nearing the pointy end, […]


The Wall and The Worm of Dread

The Wall and The Worm of Dread

I’m a wall of frustration right now. Ideas seem to turn to hazy goop whenever I think about using them in an actual show. Kind of ‘Oh what a world, what a world’-style. I sent a friend the poem from the hobbit ‘Over the misty mountains cold’ to make them feel better about an adventure […]


Wild ART

Wild ART

But you know spending countless hours alone in a room
with nought but yourself and your bizarre imagination is bound to have that outcome at some point.