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SCAN 2003


The Border Project

Rachel Paterson


The Border Project, Despoiled Shore Medeamaterial Landscape with Argonauts The Border Project, Despoiled Shore Medeamaterial Landscape with Argonauts
photo David Wilson
The Border Project is an ensemble of theatre artists committed to charting the future language of live performance, creating performance that communicates with an audience that traditional theatre has left behind. Their work transcends borders, using a performance language that reflects the contemporary landscape, the time and place that we live in–the collision of sound and images from videos, pop music, film, television and cyber-media which surrounds us. The Border Project set out to dislocate our perception of media by re-engaging the live experience, taking the audience with them on a journey of diversity and innovation. The founding performers who hail from Flinders University in South Australia, now work across borders, living in different states and coming together to create their multi-layered work. The ensemble members are Katherine Fyffe, Cameron Goodall, Sam Haren, David Heinrich, Andrew Howard, Amber McMahon, Paul Reichstein, Andrew Russ and Alirio Zavarce. All are committed to a unique ensemble practice, with a shared history, performance skills and an equal involvement in the process of creating work.

In 2002, The Border Project presented its inaugural production, Heiner Müller’s Despoiled Shore Medeamaterial Landscape with Argonauts, and was nominated for the 2002 Adelaide Critics Circle Award for Innovation. In the second half of 2003, The Border Project will be creating a number of new projects, including a durational performance piece, Please Go Hop!, an intimate work exploring games, memory, fear, movement and pop culture with a crazy 80s sound track. The ensemble are also developing a major new work exploring Picnic at Hanging Rock, disappearance in the Australian landscape and the illusion of magic shows.

RealTime issue #57 Oct-Nov 2003 pg. 5

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