Monday, October 28, 2013

new blog to replace this one...

I am now posting all news and updates relating to Dance Interrogations on my new website
see me there!

hipsync blog

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Melbourne Fringe installment...the train journey

Gearing up for the train journey...I will be installed in this red rattler in various guises over the first two weeks of October

An exhibition of my screendance works and some paintings from colleague Melinda Smith will be on display Wed–Fri between October 2–11

The Little Con Express—a durational (5 hour) improvised performance event with guests Ann-maree Ellis, Dani Cresp, Melinda Smith, and others TBA
Saturdays, October 5 & 12

Dance Interrogations—the 2013 version for train carriage
Thurs–Sat October 3–12

Fringe Bookings 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

evidence from Sweden

Here's a video of the performance Mel and I did at the independent venue 'Atalante' in Gothenburg, Sweden last year.

and here's the post-performance talk & communication device demo

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


we are 'interfaced' rather than face-to-face
and we must search for our three-dimensionality
inside the pixels and portals

The body has become a storage device
with webcams for eyes
a 2 finger flipper that scrolls and clicks
riding around in bigger vehicles with smaller phones

We are in ecological denial
putting protective layers between ourselves
and the world we are dismantling

it's hard hard rubbish

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Thursday, December 27, 2012

PhD—Plotting Her Destiny

Dance Interrogations now becomes a full-time journey for the next three years as doctoral research (thank you Deakin University).

Following on from the 2012 collection of 14 improvised 30 minute solos in Adelaide and Edinburgh, now begins an intensive interrogation of the body as a site of meaning and creative interface in dance performance.

Over three years I aim to accumulate an artwork with my audience—each individual simultaneously witnessing and creating within our performative interaction. The performance combines dance, physical theatre, voice, soundscape and video projection in unusual architectural locations that act as metaphors for the body attending to the detail of the interior, it's volume, openings, texture, acoustic, history, function. 

I am proposing an interactive art in which the sharing of physical space also shares the power, responsibility, and creative voice. By dissolving the space between performer and audience, invading their intimate and interior spaces through proximity, touch, question, implication, I seek to interrogate the way we view the dancing body and implicate our bodies as creative and communicative vessels.

My role as improvisational performer is simultaneously that of subject and witness, uncovering the artefacts of my history as I share a particular experience with an audience. I interrogate my physicality and in doing so uncover traces of emotion, vocabulary, incident, idea that have moved through my architecture. I implicate my audience in the narrative as our bodies share this 30 minutes in a particular site.

It is a three-dimensional sharing of interior spaces both physical and metaphoric

...a fleshing of the interface