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Our 3rd rehearsal together. Introducing the ensemble to our collection of rubbish, for some it became obsessive and for others it was only rubbish

This rehearsal brought the ensemble in contact with the collection of rubbish we had used for the the showing in October.  If was an archaeological dig & I proposed the rubbish had significant value to engage their imaginations in the task of arranging the rubbish meticulously. Some engaged – others where put off by the […]


The Collection

The Collection

This post is retrospective thoughts since I haven’t been down to the river in a while. However, I wanted to share some thoughts I had when I was on the river. I spent a couple of hours in the 2-3 weeks leading up to our showing collecting rubbish from the Cook river. It was strange […]


The Ensemble Meets

The Ensemble Meets

On our first meet together today we gathered in the local park behind Carlton Shops. The intention was to be by the river but the weather was dicey at the time. So we settled for the park since it was only hope skip and a jump away from the theatre if things turned. We ate […]


Making the Tree Cave

Making the Tree Cave

We are a week out from our mid-way showing and the fun has really started. Christy and I (pictured below)  began building our tree canopy. Very DIY: chicken wire, cable ties and a whole lot of tree branches & organic matter. We actually made an attempt at a tree cave very early on. Our 3rd rehearsal […]


Introducing the Dreaming team.

Introducing the Dreaming team.

This initial Civic Life blog is a long time coming. We are about 2 months into this Civic Life business and its about time I introduced you to my team. I have been fortunate enough to be collaborating, thus far, with two wonderful female artists Lucy Heffernan and Christie Woodhouse. As a point of introduction […]


Photos

Before I move onto the next section – material generation and working with my mentor – Matt Prest – I wanted to upload some of the other photos from the showing way back when. Here they are:  


Textures and Thoughts

Textures and Thoughts

I’ve been thinking of a lot of different things in regards to this project. At the moment we have largely been experimenting with mood – that is creating images and music inspired by the Norse myth Ragnarok. Now it is time to get something more happening to create a more cohesive whole. In terms of […]


Modern Secular Reasons To Sing

Modern Secular Reasons To Sing

Photography by Lucy Parakhina.


This is the end.

This is the end.

Closing night. Heart Breaker. But already in joyful talks to remount the work with a producer late next year!


OPENING NIGHT just happened.

OPENING NIGHT just happened.

And there are three shows to go. Book Now! Five new works by ArtsLab12 artists-in-residence. Preview: Wednesday 31 October – 7pm. $5 All. Season: Thursday – Sunday 1-4 November- 7pm. $15 Concession, $20 Adult. Bookings: 9588 3948 or email admin@shopfront.org.au


BETWEEN US: Five New Works by ArtsLab12

BETWEEN US: Five New Works by ArtsLab12

Five new works by ArtsLab12 artists-in-residence A forest of sound. An edible woodland. A salivating monstrous plant. A garden of voices. A man tangled in dreams. Between Us is a collection of evocative new works by five emerging Australian artists. The audience can expect to eat, to sing, to be photographed, to listen and to […]


Re-emergence

Re-emergence

Hello, it’s Sepy. It may appear that I have disappeared off the surface of the planet lately – or, at least, from my corner of the ArtsLab blog. Sorry blog. But no, I’m well and kicking.


I know what you’re all thinking:

Friends with Deficits, 2012

  “In a context where many of us don’t go to church on Sunday, when and where is it appropriate to gather and sing?” My answer to that is: “I don’t know but I’m trying to work that out okay?” November. 2012. Prepare yourself for a taxonomical spectacular: MODERN SECULAR REASONS TO SING. xx Maria


Lie on the bed of answers.

Lie on the bed of answers.

I like most artists Don’t trust myself. I believe in what has failed I trust what doesn’t work. Feels wrong, looks bad, give up. I cry. I go to sleep and beg my dreams solve the world. The irony is… I am attempting to Yes Show you my dreams. The way shadows make sense to […]


The Science of Dreaming

The Science of Dreaming

RESEARCH!


Avatar Star

Avatar Star

That Boxing Day Feeling

Photography by Ava Karuso

It’s the day after the day.


What if that string grows into a vein and if you cut it, you choose to…

What if that string grows into a vein and if you cut it, you choose to…

I am proud to announce that my short 3min film CATATHRENIA has been selected as a finalist for ATYP’s The Voice’s Project  – Fresh Ink’s LOVEBYTES competition. Catathrenia will be featured in my ArtsLab piece. If I win this competition I gain a place at the National Young Writers Studio. Which excites me as this year was all about exploring my […]


Are your dreams in black and white or colour?

Are your dreams in black and white or colour?

  All photos courtesy of Stephen Godfrey


When life gives you lemons, make AAAAAARRRRRRT

When life gives you lemons, make AAAAAARRRRRRT

  I think we are all feeling the pressure of the up coming work in progress showing. Personally, life has been kicking me in my metaphorical testicles so the stress has compounded with trying to balance life and making. This showing is an opportunity to get feedback from peers and deeply respected members of the […]


Me.

Me.

I am the ArtsLab12 imposter.


Time is moving like this at the moment.

Time is moving like this at the moment.

Now. Now. now. Now.


Déjà vu

Déjà vu

  I would always dream I was the rabbit…   Déjà vu – I believe it is that moment when your dreams come true, even though I know it’s just an impression.     IMGs found on weheartit.com  


And then you wonder…

And then you wonder…

Picture this. You’ve had this idea for weeks. This idea in your head that manifests as a little tiny seed and with a few drops of water, a bit of sunlight, and a whole lot of time, begins to blossom into a flower, a fruit, a tree. You see this beautiful thing growing, you see […]