profiler may 4, 2016
Australians, end the incarceration of asylum seekers. End sickness, mental illness, self- and sexual abuse. End suicide, torture, manslaughter and murder. End hopelessness. Australians, admit responsibility. For first making war on iraq. For creating refugees, denying them basic human rights, treating them as criminals. Australians, end ‘the pacific solution.’ it is no solution. Move beyond compassion. Exercise imagination, strategise and act. Australians, close offshore detention centres. Respect the rights of refugees. Bring them to australia. Invite those whose claims have been processed to live and work among us. Treat other asylum seekers rapidly with new, humane processing. Australians, end this purgatory, this refugee hell of our making. This hell we too inhabit, with guilt and shame for the hurt we do. Keith & Virginia
NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES
Hobart’s Stranger With My Face International Film Festival impresses Katerina Sakkas with its mix of strong films by female directors, reconsideration of the horror genre and sense of community.
LARISSA MCGOWAN’S MORTAL CONDITION
The choreographer of Fanatic and Skeleton pushes further into her engagement with popular culture, asking, “What would computer game characters be capable of doing in reality?”
JEWISH & ABORIGINAL MINDS MEET
Elise Hearst and Andrea James come together as writer-performers around William Cooper, the legendary Aboriginal activist who in the 1930s protested Nazi maltreatment of Jewish people.
ADDICTION’S VICIOUS CYCLES
In writer-director Tony Reck’s Dirty Pictures, “the ensemble cast—all excellent—glide seamlessly between arrested moments of violence, despair, relief, mania and boredom,” writes Jana Perkovic.
KEIR CHOREOGRAPHIC AWARD
The first semi-finalists, writes Andrew Fuhrman, exemplify the award’s “bringing together of multiple artistic, philosophical and critical practices in performance.” The finals play out at Carriageworks this week.
DEREK KRECKLER: ACCIDENT & PROCESS
Across 2016-17 this exhibition, rich in images, forms and ideas is touring five states. Sample the show now.
Eve Orner’s internationally distributed documentary shames Australians for their maltreatment of refugees. National release 28 May.
realtime 132 april-may 2016
gideon obarzanek: after glow
keith gallasch, chunky move’s gideon obarzanek, rt81
garry stewart: dance evolution in the age of robotics
erin brannigan, adt's devolution, rt71
lucy guerin: between temperature & temperament
jonathan marshall, rt52
rosalind crisp: a european future
erin brannigan, rt48
helen herbertson: the place where things slip
philipa rothfield, delirium, rt36
tess de quincey & stuart lynch: dancing the city
keith gallasch, compression 100, de quincey lynch, rt11
Cover image (detail): Young participant at Playing Up (Lone Twin’s Beastie), photo Seraphina Neville, Tate Photography