profiler feb 3, 2016
Welcome to the second of our weekly editions, this time with performative video art centre-screen—Kawita Vatanajyankur’s Work series, Campbelltown Arts Centre’s Video oediV and Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto, featuring Cate Blanchett.
Virginia Baxter spends time with Thai-Australian artist Vatanajyankur’s exquisitely beautiful Work series video images with their unnerving mix of wit, pain and contemplation.
Video oediV reveals the durability and inventiveness of video art, not least for women in this significant all-female international exhibition—now showing.
Have you been seduced by Todd Haynes’ Carol, or like Katerina Sakkas, sensed that something elemental is missing?
Brendan Woithe talks with Oliver Downes about ideas, collaboration and composing for Australian Dance Theatre’s The Beginning of Nature which premieres at WOMADelaide 2016.
Judith Abell witnesses another dimension to Mofo 2016—Syncing Feeling, performed by Townsville’s Dancenorth to a score by Melbourne dancer-composer Alisdair Macindoe.
At Mofo 2016, Andrew Harper encounters a performed graphic novel, poet Kate Tempest making music, Amy Spiers and Catherine Ryan’s mock water cannon with matching protest, monstrous sounds from Oren Ambarchi and Will Guthrie and Contemporary Art Tasmania’s Exhaust.
In the second of his three responses to the 2016 Sydney Festival, Keith Gallasch declares Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s FASE and Vortex Temporum the best of the festival’s fine offerings.
Cate Blanchett features in a multitude of roles in German video artist Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto which resurrects and freshly delivers manifestos from the golden age of declaration of intent. Catch it at ACMI now.
Angus McPherson is buffeted and calmed by major works for organ and ensemble from Austin Buckett and Simon James Phillips in their Sydney Festival performance.
OBIT: Pierre Boulez, 1925-2016
The great French composer, conductor and musical infrastructure builder died on 5 January, aged 90. Matthew Lorenzon considers his legacy, musically and politically.
Following on from Sumugan Sivanesan’s vivid report on the Paris Climate Games last week, Minneapolis-based Northern Lights surveys exhibitions, installations and video works in ARTCOP21.
YOURS FOR THE TAKINGDVD: Macbeth
South Australian director Justin Kurzel (Snowtown) continues to address the nature of evil in this striking rendition of Shakespeare’s Macbeth featuring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.
realtime 131 feb-march 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
The Basket, 2015 (detail)
single channel HD video, 2:12 minutes
Image courtesy the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney
Part of Video oediV at Campbelltown Arts Centre, 16 Jan-20 March