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Image and Action – “Make sh*t, and make it fast”

Image and Action – “Make sh*t, and make it fast”

My thoughts on the talk by Joey at Carriage Works – Creating is a good thing, let’s do it more, and faster


The Table – A Wrap Up

The Table – A Wrap Up

A brief Wrap-Up of the Creative Development with Rowan Machingo


Making a Band, Opera, Underbelly Arts, and Artslab.

Making a Band, Opera, Underbelly Arts, and Artslab.

Image by Matthew Aberline from La Boheme: Bohemian Deconstruction for Polyopera   One project over (for now), others still going. Applespiel Make a Band and Take On the Recording Industry had a showing last Tuesday (7th) at Carriageworks, and it went really well. Lots of constructive feedback, and hopes that the project will find a […]


Tick-Tock

Tick-Tock

The stills above are from the showing on 31/05/11 (Tuesday). The venue is the Old Foyer at Shopfront.


Phone Conversations: To Categorise

Phone Conversations: To Categorise

Why do I categorise the world around me? What are my categories of choice? On Saturday evening, I had a delightful phone conversation with my friend Nick. We have known each other for quite some time and despite not keeping in contact as much as we used to, our one and a half hour phone […]


grind.

grind.

So this week (and next week) are uncannily full of events, rehearsals, classes and activities. It’s the last few classes of uni, which is good. It’s the second half of my (with Applespiel) residency with Performance Space, which is going really well and means we get to bump into artists we admire in the coffee […]


TEDx Feathers, Seduction, and Light Bulb moments.

TEDx Feathers, Seduction, and Light Bulb moments.

  I was lucky enough to be invited into the theatre audience for the TEDx conference on Saturday and I wish I could sum up my experience succinctly but it was like 10 hours of big, big ideas being shared and I don’t think I really could even if I tried. I will say this […]


Magic

Magic

I love magic. From slight of hand magic tricks that we all know aren’t magic but still, to the completely absolutely impossible shifts in setting and being brought to us in myths, movies, theatre, that we all know are real, because such is the power of the forces behind them, often emotional. At the end […]


Dinner Conversations: What is Impulse?

Dinner Conversations: What is Impulse?

What is impulse? Is it intuition or instinct? Or something else all together? Lately, I have been pondering over the question of impulse, and what it is to be impulsive. If I were to be honest, I would never describe myself as one that follows their impulses. I am orderly and organised, and although occasionally […]


Directing Flesh!

Directing Flesh!

Flesh meats Mind. A conversation with David Finnigan puts things into persective.


To Be Saved from the Deep Blue

To Be Saved from the Deep Blue

This post is for second week showings: 10/5/11 Very late post.   I brought in Bondi that day. Married it with corrugated iron. Then I learnt to climb a ladder. The need for precision, and to get physical!   Also more crucially, the need for setting rules as a performer before subverting them, if you […]


Busy Busy Busy

Busy Busy Busy

                    Busy, busy, busy, is what we Bokononists whisper whenever we think of how complicated and unpredictable the machinery of life really is. – Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle Hello again. Things are busy. I’m taking this year on with a three-pronged approach. Prong 1 – Uni. […]


Puppets

Puppets

a small piece of me playing with one of the puppets I made the other week.


The Colour Wheel: Why am I drawn to … ?

The Colour Wheel: Why am I drawn to … ?

I have always had an interest in The Colour Wheel, and why it is that I am constantly drawn to particular colours, shades, hues and tones. Could it be the charm of the colour? Perhaps the shimmer of a shade? Or even, how light hits the hue of a tone? I am meticulous and am […]


Anxiety and Sercurity

Anxiety and Sercurity

Eve Ensler Speaks about the dangers of ecurity on TED. Here are some brief thoughts about my own struggle with security and anxiety. How this struggle is shaping my approach to work as a whole and to this creative development in particular.


You are waiting at a train station

You are waiting at a train station

(Preface: I’m not going to describe what I created just yet… because I’m lazy, so this may not entirely make sense) Last night we went through our second week of presentations – I didn’t get to see all of them unfortunately as I took too long with my thing and only managed to finish it […]


The Red Shoes: To Dance (uncontrollably)

The Red Shoes: To Dance (uncontrollably)

A curtain draws open. Its thick fabric, red and rich, ripples to reveal a man. This man – a shoemaker (Leonide Massine) begins to ‘chasse’, ‘pas-de-bouree’ and ‘pirouette’; a pair of ballet shoes held in each of his hands. She (Moira Shearer) suddenly appears. Her body is lyrical and lucid, and her steps are as […]


The Private in the Public (bubbles are fun)

The Private in the Public (bubbles are fun)

Think back on a time when you were having an amazing conversation with a new lover or close friend. You get absolutely captured in the conversation, the eye contact. When you touch their arm it’s as though you are doing it, remembering it, hoping for it and having dejavu all at the same time. I […]


Robots are fun

I wanted that video to be at the bottom – Pretend it’s at the bottom. Do itt I want to give you an old game controller I have lying around and get you to control my friend. On that note. Here’s a picture of stellar being a robot spider. More importantly, below I will post […]


Pieces

Pieces

First ever blog entry. Internet makes me feel a little like I need to be in several places at once. I think my mind tries to manage that by separating into different pieces, one for each. I’m starting work on puppets at the moment. Another version of being in several places at once, only several […]


It’s strange that sometimes the thing we ask for is exactly the what we get.

It’s strange that sometimes the thing we ask for is exactly the what we get.

Since receiving the phone call back in December where I stammered that ‘Yes yes it would make my day to be an Arts Lab Artist in Residence ‘I am continually asked by all. So what is a residency? Its midway through our second week and I’d like to try and answer a little. Today I […]


8. Celebrate.

8. Celebrate.

Sixteen Candles is a horrible movie. I hadn’t seen it before (until two weeks ago). I imaged it as one of many fluffy, frosting-filled teenage movies that end with a famous kiss from the one hunk at school that everyone was in love with but even though you’ve proved yourself time and time again to […]


Beginnings

old foyer setup

The above video is from/of Migration (Doug Aitken).   As for Artslab… Views for a performance type (as of 4/5/11) Performer-specificity: Scored for the artist alone Breaking down hierarchies: Theatre a work of art of a singular vision (not a collective vision, or vision of Director, Designer, Actors etc.) – Alike the process undertaken by […]


DV8 Physical Theatre: To Swing & To Sway

DV8 Physical Theatre: To Swing & To Sway

DV8 Physical Theatre – The Cost of Living (2004) What is it that you see when you watch this film foot-age? What is it that you hear? And feel? Or smell? And most importantly, what do you experience (and notice you experience) in and through your own body? The power of sight – to look, […]