“Saturday night, out in Bendigo, I was a bit shocked for a couple of reasons..
1) I saw Hourglass, one of the best live shows EVER, and,
2) Only a handful of people were there.”- Megan Spencer
“The tonal range of a whirly is limited but it was intriguing to see how the sounds were created. The computer manipulation was subtle and lingered after the instrument stopped. Kaur’s multi-projection of watery ripples was our first introduction to the black chiffon screen in this short, atmospheric mood piece.” – RealTime, Jacques Sodell
Here’s some documentation from MUAC in Mexico. Also, Nicole Canham, AD won an Art Music Award for Best performer with Hourglass so I reckon we should show her off again : )
A rowdy collection of Australian artists made our way to Quezon City, Manila in September on our own shoestring budgets to take part in a show, Love Not Yet a Musical! by the Sipat Lawin Ensemble. (That’s a whole other thing, and wow was it a thing!) While there, I did another iteration of my truck series: this time the Manila Road Movie. In a small truck, transformed into a mobile camera obscura, we set off to explore the streets of Quezon City.
Photo by Jess Bellamy
Pictures from the final dress rehearsal of “Hourglass” at Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo.
Spanish event info on the MUAC website!
One of the funnest projects I’ve done this year… the second installation of the ‘truck’ series.
So, Sarah Kaur was in Shanghai. For I, along with Swiss artist Auréle Ferrier, were invited to present a project in Chinese media artist Hu Jieming’s space in the Shanghai Bienale. This project never saw the light of day, or even the infra-red light that was the feature of Hu Jieming’s modified shipping container – making it into a ‘black box’ exhibition space.
While Nicole, Julio and Carlos were recording with Gareth in his amazing studio, Monty and I took a walk around the block. Here’s some of what we saw… we weren’t looking specifically for traces of the Wars, but found it anyway. These images might be used in a later development of Alaudia.
Some pictures we took during the first creative development of ‘Alaudia’ in Cambridge and Huddersfield in June – July 2012. Also, a couple of pictures of Nicole Canham and I at the “Creating Multimedia for Music Performance” Unconference at the Anglia Ruskin University in June 2012.
This year I started a project with amazing collaborators – some old and some new: Nicole Canham, Monty Adkins, Julio d’Escrivan and Carlos Charles Lopez. Our project explores a subject matter I have ever dealt with before, but somehow from a weeks of brainstorming it came: what can a contemporary multimedia performance reflect on the 100 years since WW1?
I have started work on a new photographic series, “We are here, but we were never here”. I have been collecting photographs for the last few years while travelling, and this series is my attempt to make sense of them.