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Problem Play is Matthew Moore’s third short film, and was the recipient of the Screen Australia Hot Shots grant. It tells the story of a young actress who is struggling to come to terms with playing the role of Viola in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. As the rehearsal process throws her ever deeper into the the role, her own life begins to mirror her characters dilemma. As the demands of the role begin to shake the very foundations of who she is, a transformative new beginning emerges. http://goalpostpictures.com/problem-play
A blend of interactive media and burlesque, Burn is an anarchic cabaret, a cacophony of mobile phone ringtones and a strictly choreographed dance by an under-rehearsed ensemble. A collaboration between Lucille Spielfuchs and Grant Moxom.
Performed by Lucille Spielfuchs and Miss Moontang. Based on the wonderful world of, Australian artist, May Gibbs. Finally the Gumnut duo comes to life, shimming and shaking all the way from Australia’s bush lands are the Gumnut Girls, the Wattle Babes, the golden greens of Australia’s wildlife. Complete with rouged bottoms, this 1920s duo know how to clown around and Charleston the night away.
By Rys Votano – https://vimeo.com/97184901
Chromatzia is part of the Photo-chromatzia experiments. The main objective is to see what forms can be created using colour and the long exposure.
For this shoot we started with a pale white body painted figure against the pink background, creating a harmony and gentle tone. As the day progressed, we covered her in different layers of paint and changed the movements to become more grotesque and fearsome.
Video is Part of the Weight of Light installation work. This is an excerpt.
For a full installation exhibition design please contact Rhy Votano (http://rhysvotano.com/)
Originally a treat for Dr Sketchys; this cross-dressing,gender bending duo are armed with badminton rackets, beards and bloomers. Straight out of the twisted Victorian days, these powdered creatures play some sports and verse the audience in a giant badminton match- part on stage, part off. The absurdity is performed with Emma Champion (Sister Ursuline).
By Jordan Turner and team: Coalescence is the result of a short film/music video telling the story of a relationship between creator and their experiment. Now, an analogue/glitch art inspired project: https://vimeo.com/124514912
2012[in picture: tba]
A result of a semester of work on collaborative performance making at UNSW. This work was a durational performance piece exploring conflict and ritual. Performers were tied up by their co-performers and then dropped water bombs on (from the mezzanine). The performer would eventually free themselves and change places in a structured and repeating motion.
2011 [left to right: Lucille Lehr, Emma White, Kate Brown]
A full-length piece investigating our human desire to want to see magic, to make up stories and answer questions we cannot know the answers to. The orange room was one part of the installation in which each audience member perceived the room differently- depending on what their personal note said. e.g “Great Aunt just died” “The moment after the pillow fight” “they hadn’t eaten for three days” urging the audience to make up the rest of the story by watching the actors carry out tasks.
A production based on Chinese playwright, Gao Xingjian’s play The Other Shore. Directed by Kevin Jackson. The work is a result of a 4 week intensive collaboration from students at UNSW. An experimental theatre piece, providing lessons in the Buddhist art of Zen. The fourth wall is broken down and the work becomes an immersive experience exploring the human condition through Chinese history, philosophy and poetry.
GANESHA AND THE HOLY COW
A dedication to the vibrant and inspiring Hindu paintings of gods and sacred animals. This project was a special treat for various Dr Sketchys; inspiring audiences with visual beauty and textures, whilst also establishing a communal atmosphere by offering people to play with vibrant kumkuma powders and leaving markings on our painted bodies.
A 24 hour long performance art piece at Shopfront Theatre exploring time and focus on stage. This performance was filmed live on the internet and was open for live viewing for it’s entirety. Performers fell asleep on stage, only to wake up in front of an audience again.
DIE LIEBE DES DON PERLIMPLIN
Theatre K. Aachen, recreates Federico Garcia Lorca’s play with a surrealist edge. Directed by Annette Schmidt, this production created haunting images and playful oddities amongst the truth, lies and confusion of imagination and reality told in the original text.