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jul 30, 2014

articles/reviews


RT Profiler 5
RT Profiler 5

If Winter is getting you down, the waft of jasmine and arts festivals in the air should remind you Spring is on its way. In Profiler 5 we get the run down on both the Melbourne and Darwin Festivals from their dynamic directors and so much more.

realtime tv: Josephine Ridge, Melbourne Festival
realtime tv: Josephine Ridge, Melbourne Festival

Creative Director of the Melbourne Festival talks with Keith Gallasch about highlights in her 2014 program including Heiner Goebbels' When the mountain changed its clothing; Trisha Brown Dance Company's From All Angles; Falk Richter & Anouk van Dijk's Complexity of Belonging and more.

realtime tv: Keir Choreographic Award finalists
realtime tv: Keir Choreographic Award finalists

Atlanta Eke (Keir Choreographic Award Winner), Jane McKernan (People's Choice Award), Matthew Day & Sarah Aiken discuss their works and reflect on the experience of being a part of this inaugural award.

Interview: Edwina Lunn, Darwin Festival Director
Interview: Edwina Lunn, Darwin Festival Director

Keith Gallasch talks to Festival Director Edwina Lunn about what makes the Darwin Festival unique. She runs us through some of the highlights including Rimini Protokoll's 100% Darwin; Punkasila & Slave Pianos' The Lepidopters and Temporary Territory by the Indonesian artist collective Ruangrupa.

Interview: Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, The List
Interview: Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, The List

UK artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd chats with Gail Priest about her penchant for fun, frolic and carnival. She's been working with Campbelltown Performing Arts High School students to make a performance and video for the epic exhibition The List, opening at Campbelltown Arts Centre 8 August.

Interview: Sophia Turkiewicz, Once My Mother
Interview: Sophia Turkiewicz, Once My Mother

Filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz discusses with Dan Edwards her debut documentary about her mother's flight from Poland during the Second World War and a complex mother-daughter relationship haunted by trauma.

Interview: PJ Rose, No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability
Interview: PJ Rose, No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability

Benjamin Brooker talks to the artistic director of this unique theatre company about the national tour of Sons& Mothers and their new project, Echoes… of Knowing Home, a multidisciplinary work by playwright Alexis West and Indigenous performers with disabilities.

Fashioning art
Fashioning art

For Profiler 5 we’ve asked some impeccably attired artists how they view fashion; how fashion influences their work; and their thoughts on the slippage of fashion into art and art into fashion. Darren Sylvester | Elizabeth Ryan | Lian Loke | Laura Jane Lowther | Ivan Cheng

In Profile: Lawrence English, Wilderness of Mirrors
In Profile: Lawrence English, Wilderness of Mirrors

Composer/producer Lawrence English talks to Gail Priest about the political motivations behind his latest album, Wilderness of Mirrors (Room40), his most arresting sonic statement to date.

In Profile: Natalie Abbott, Maximum
In Profile: Natalie Abbott, Maximum

Dancer/choreographer Natalie Abbott chats with Gail Priest about her latest work Maximum which sees Abbott teaming up with a body builder to "ask questions of our bodies together."

Contributor profile: Nicola Fearn
Contributor profile: Nicola Fearn

RT's Darwin-based writer shares her thoughts on theatre reviewing in the growing performance culture of the Territory.

banner captions

Banners: Brenton Alexander Smith, The Bicycle Man, 2013, photo Hyun Lee; Thomas Greenfield, Leonard Mickelo, Patyegarang, Bangarra, photo by Jess Bialek; Motel Dreaming photo Simon Cuthbertson, courtesy of Motel Dreaming, DARK MOFO, MONA Museum of Old and New Art; Roy Ananda, Slow crawl into infinity, 2014, installation view, courtesy Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art

jul 2, 2014

articles/reviews


RT Profiler 4
RT Profiler 4

RT's fourth Profiler explores life and death—how the struggle for survival can bring out the best in us. And in case it's getting too melancholy we have fascinating travel tales from artists in our Dreaming Cities survey plus more.

realtime tv: Lynette Wallworth, Tender
realtime tv: Lynette Wallworth, Tender

Artist, writer, director Lynette Wallworth talks with Keith Gallasch about the making of Tender as part of The Hive Fund initiative. Includes trailer footage of Tender, courtesy of ABC 1.

realtime tv: Pilar Mata Dupont, Purgatorio
realtime tv: Pilar Mata Dupont, Purgatorio

Interview with visual artist Pilar Mata Dupont about her video work Purgatorio, commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre for the upcoming exhibition, The List.

Interview: Michael Smetanin, Mayakovsky
Interview: Michael Smetanin, Mayakovsky

Keith Gallasch interviews composer Michael Smetanin about his opera, with a libretto by Alison Croggon, based on the life and poetry of Russian artist Vladimir Mayakovsky, presented by Sydney Chamber Opera & Carriageworks.

Interview: Phillip Adams, Andrew Hazewinkel, LIVE WITH IT (we all have HIV)
Interview: Phillip Adams, Andrew Hazewinkel, LIVE WITH IT (we all have HIV)

John Bailey talks to the co-directors of this community-focused project looking at HIV and survival in the 21st century.

Interview: Hetti Perkins, Art + Soul 2
Interview: Hetti Perkins, Art + Soul 2

Keith Gallasch talks with writer & presenter, Hetti Perkins about the second series of this inspiring program about Indigenous art in Australia.

Interview: Dario Vacirca, Open Space
Interview: Dario Vacirca, Open Space

Benjamin Brooker talks politics, art and public space with the artistic director of Adelaide's Open Space, the mulitdisciplinary arts organisation that has evolved out Knee High Puppets.

Dreaming Cities
Dreaming Cities

For Profiler 4, we’ve asked a selection of artists to tell us about a city that gets their creative curiosity piquing and how that place has influenced their practice or a particular project. Featuring Lawrence English, Paul Gazzola, Janie Gibson, Cat Jones, Teik-Kim Pok, Jodi Rose, Jon Rose, David Young

Archive Highlight: Speak Percussion
Archive Highlight: Speak Percussion

In light of a new series of concerts by Speak Percussion—Richard Barrett Percussion Portrait, (SIAL, RMIT, 26 July) and Transducer (Arts Centre Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, 1-2 Aug)—Matthew Lorenzon reflects on the company's innovative output over the last 12 years.

In Profile: Prying Eye, White Porcelain Doll
In Profile: Prying Eye, White Porcelain Doll

Kathryn Kelly chats with veteran dancers Zaimon and Lizzie Vilimanis about their debut dance theatre production which explores the dynamics of captive and captor.

In Profile: Lily Hibberd, Twin Cinema: Four Devils and a Woman in Red
In Profile: Lily Hibberd, Twin Cinema: Four Devils and a Woman in Red

Urszula Dawkins chats with artist Lily Hibberd about old cinemas in the Latrobe Valley featured in her exhibition and performance presented as part of The Cinemas Project, curated by Bridget Crone.

Contributor profile: Caroline Wake
Contributor profile: Caroline Wake

RT's Sydney-based writer ruminates on the role of the review as record in theatre and performance.

Contributor profile: Jodie McNeilly
Contributor profile: Jodie McNeilly

RT's Sydney-based writer on dance waxes philosophical—her other passion—about the relationship between writing and movement.

RT Blogs: Partial Durations
RT Blogs: Partial Durations

CD reviews: Benjamin Carey et al.: _derivations reviewed by Matthew Lorenzon and Austin Buckett: Grain Loops reviewed by Henry Andersen

RT Blog: RealTime Talk
RT Blog: RealTime Talk

Keith Gallasch on The disenchantments of Stephen Dillane; or Tacita Dean discovers contemporary performance

may 21, 2014

articles/reviews


RT Profiler 3
RT Profiler 3

The third in our Profilers offers multiple art journeys— to the country, the heart of darkness and even to the stars.

realtime tv: Sarah Last, Wired Open Day
realtime tv: Sarah Last, Wired Open Day

The Wired Lab Artistic Director Sarah Last talks us through the immersive experiences offered at this year's Wired Open Day in Muttama, regional NSW.

realtime tv: Theatre Kantaka, Club Singularity
realtime tv: Theatre Kantaka, Club Singularity

Director Carlos Gomes and performer-devisor Katia Molino discuss the making of Theatre Kantanka's latest show Club Singularity, presented by Campbelltown Arts Centre (16-17 May, 2014) and Performance Space in association with National Art School (21-24 May, 2014).

Nick Mitzevitch, Art Gallery of South Australia
Nick Mitzevitch, Art Gallery of South Australia

Chris Reid is impressed by the return to aesthetic curation illustrated by Mitzevitch's Adelaide Biennial and his reconfiguring of the gallery.

Aphids, The Drive-In Project
Aphids, The Drive-In Project

Rebecca Conroy ponders the processes of art making in community through the lens of Aphids' Drive-in project in Dromana, Mornington Peninsula with observations from the company's Artistic Director Willoh S Weiland.

In Profile: Chris Bennie, Fern Studio Floor: a cosmology
In Profile: Chris Bennie, Fern Studio Floor: a cosmology

Virginia Rigney contemplates Bennie's response to the unintentional legacies found in the Fern Studio, Bundanon.

In Profile: Aña Wojak, 3 Decades
In Profile: Aña Wojak, 3 Decades

Jeanti St Clair on this extensive retrospective of Wojak's painting practice, at The Cannon Gallery in the Northern Rivers region of NSW.

In Profile:Wyatt Moss-Wellington, Sanitary Apocalypse
In Profile:Wyatt Moss-Wellington, Sanitary Apocalypse

Oliver Downes explores the folk phantasmagoria of this idiosyncratic songwriter.

In Profile: Paper Cut Contemporary Performance Collective, Spent
In Profile: Paper Cut Contemporary Performance Collective, Spent

Gail Priest asks this trio of ambitious Newcastle-based performance makers about their recent production Spent.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Words, Pictures, Sounds
UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Words, Pictures, Sounds

A creative individual’s desire for ideas is unquenchable. For Profiler #3 we’ve asked artists to tell us about the words, pictures and sounds that have influenced their practice overall and what’s currently keeping them tipsy. Featuring Phillip Adams, Martyn Coutts, Alex Davies, Lucy Guerin, Samuel James, nova Milne, Soda_Jerk, Sam Songailo, Lindsay Vickery, Julie Vulcan

Contributor Profile: John Bailey
Contributor Profile: John Bailey

RT's Melbourne theatre correspondent tells us about his writing adventures as a five-year-old and why he's still doing it.

In Profile: Laetitia Wilson
In Profile: Laetitia Wilson

RT's WA visual, media and hybrid arts reviewer tells us how she sees the relationship between text and art.

mar 26, 2014

articles/reviews


RT Talk: more Art, empathy & action
RT Talk: more Art, empathy & action

Over at the RT blog, Keith Gallasch continues the discussions around art, empathy & action with an in-depth look at Kym Vercoe's seven kilometres north-east and an interview with Rimini Protokoll's Stefan Kaegl

RT Profiler 2
RT Profiler 2

Welcome to RT Profiler 2 featuring our first wave of FOLA coverage plus video conversations with visiting international artists Isaac Julien (UK) and Chiara Guidi (Italy). And so much more… see below.

realtime tv: FOLA—What is Live Art?
realtime tv: FOLA—What is Live Art?

FOLA artists Nicola Gunn (Person of Interest), Tristan Meecham (Game Show), Sam Halmarack (Sam Halmarack & the Miserablites) and Beth Buchanan (I Know That I Am Not Dead) respond to the question: What is Live Art?

realtime tv: FOLA—Nicola Gunn, Person of Interest
realtime tv: FOLA—Nicola Gunn, Person of Interest

Nicola Gunn talks with Gail Priest about Person of Interest, a work-in-development made in collaboration with Nick Roux, presented by Theatre Works as part of FOLA, Melbourne.

realtime tv: FOLA— Sam Halmarack & the Miserablites
realtime tv: FOLA— Sam Halmarack & the Miserablites

UK artist Sam Halmarack talks with Gail Priest about Sam Halmarack & the Miserablites, presented by Arts Houses as part of FOLA, Melbourne.

realtime tv at FOLA: Tristan Meecham, Game Show
realtime tv at FOLA: Tristan Meecham, Game Show

Tristan Meecham talks with Gail Priest about his large scale participatory spectacle, Game Show, made in collaboration with Aphids and Bec Reid.

realtime tv: Isaac Julien, PLAYTIME
realtime tv: Isaac Julien, PLAYTIME

UK artist Isaac Julien, currently exhibiting PLAYTIME at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, discusses some of the finer points of filmmaking with Keith Gallasch.

realtime tv: Chiara Guidi & Jeff Stein, Jack and the Beanstalk
realtime tv: Chiara Guidi & Jeff Stein, Jack and the Beanstalk

Italian director Chiara Guidi (Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio), facilitator Jeff Stein and assistant to the director (interpreter) Nadia Cusimano discuss the development of the upcoming children's theatre show, Jack and the Beanstalk, at Campbelltown Arts Centre.

The Arteffect
The Arteffect

Do our creative deeds have an impact on social and political views? We’ve asked ten artists how they see their practice contributing to the debate about the power of art.

Interview: Chicks on Speed
Interview: Chicks on Speed

Brooke Olsen chats with Alex Murray-Leslie & Melissa Logan about music, art, technology and audience engagement.

Interview: Deborah Leiser-Moore
Interview: Deborah Leiser-Moore

Keith Gallasch in conversation with performer and theatremaker Deborah Leiser-Moore about her latest show KaBooM: Stories from Distant Frontlines.

Interview: Annette McLernon, FORM Dance Projects
Interview: Annette McLernon, FORM Dance Projects

Annette McLernon tells Gail Priest about the past, present and future of FORM, the growing hub for contemporary dance in Sydney's west.

In Profile: Chris Howlett
In Profile: Chris Howlett

Christy Dena asks this Brisbane artist about his augmented reality game-making in Armenia.

In Profile: Alison Bennett
In Profile: Alison Bennett

Gail Priest responds to Bennett's visceral augmented reality project based on tattoos.

RT Traveller: Split, Croatia
RT Traveller: Split, Croatia

We asked ex-pat photomedia artist Peter Volich for a photo essay of the city which he currently calls home.

Contributor profile: Katerina Sakkas
Contributor profile: Katerina Sakkas

Meet our Sydney-based film writer, Katerina who is also a visual artist, a horror specialist and RT's advertising sales manager.

Contributor profile: Oliver Downes
Contributor profile: Oliver Downes

Our Sydney-based writer, Oliver Downes is rapidly shaping up to be an all-rounder having so far covered, film, music and theatre.

feb 5, 2014

articles/reviews


RT Profiler
RT Profiler

Welcome to RT Profiler, our new online format for 2014. We'll be publishing 7 chunky issues across the year focusing on people—bold experimenters in the arts with big ideas.

MOFO DOCO
MOFO DOCO
video

Feel the atmosphere of Australia's most eclectic music festival, MONA FOMA in this video of performance excerpts and interviews with Conrad Shawcross & Ken Farmer (The ADA Project), Robin Fox (RGB Laser) and Russell Haswell (noisemaker).

Robin Fox, RGB Laser
Robin Fox, RGB Laser
video

Robin Fox talks in detail about the development of RGB Laser premiering at MONA FOMA 2014 and artistic life with a Creative Australia Fellowship.

Sasha Waltz in conversation
Sasha Waltz in conversation
audio

Listen to the conversation between German choreographer Sasha Waltz (Dido & Aeneas), Nadia Cusimano and Martin del Amo. The event was co-presented by Critical Path, the Goethe Institut and Sydney Festival and they have kindly let us reproduce it here.

The Necks
The Necks

Oliver Downes chats with The Necks' pianist Chris Abrahams about the power of repetition, collectivity and letting the music take you there.

MAAP, LandSeaSky
MAAP, LandSeaSky

Keith Gallasch talks with Kim Machan, director of MAAP, about surviving perilous funding cuts to present an ambitious touring program of Australian and Asian media art

SCANNER 2014: the experimenters, Part 1
SCANNER 2014: the experimenters, Part 1

Over 30 artist tell us about their bold and adventurous art projects in 2014. Part 1 - A - G: Abbott | Armstrong | Benjamin | Brown Council | Chamber Made Opera | Clocked Out | Cursio | Darbyshire | del Amo | Dixon & Dixon-Grovenor | Djuki Mala Company | Dyer | Eke | Ensemble Offspring | Franzmann | Gleave

SCANNER 2014: the experimenters, Part 2
SCANNER 2014: the experimenters, Part 2

Part 2 H-W: Haren | Hine & Rae | Hope | IETM Satellite | Khut | Lake | McGowan | Marynowsky | Mauro-Flude | Meecham | Oades | starrs & cmielski | Stern | Thoms | Ughetti | Whittaker | Williams | Wilson

Contibutor Profile: Ben Brooker
Contibutor Profile: Ben Brooker

Our Adelaide-based performance writer shares his thoughts on reviewing: "I always begin a review with this thought in my mind: art would exist without criticism, but criticism would not exist without art." More

Contibutor profile: Astrid Francis
Contibutor profile: Astrid Francis

Astrid is our Perth-based writer who explores an intuitive approach to both performing and writing. "The best thing about writing about performance is that it forces me to stay with the work for a much longer period than just the time of the show itself."

RealtimeTalk
RealtimeTalk
Blog

a forum for debate and discussion about adventurous contemporary art practices. 1st post: Keith Gallsch on Not Happy Orstraya Day

Partial Durations
Partial Durations
Music blog

Latest reviews: 3 Shades Black: Homophonic, Midsumma Kim Tan, Lizzy Welsh, et al. : Oscillations Chris Rainier, I was a Bum Once Myself: The Boxcar Revelations of Harry Partch

nov 20, 2013

articles/reviews


Luke George & collaborators, Not About Face
Luke George & collaborators, Not About Face

Jessica Sabatini is drawn in by the collective engagement and ghostly habiliments of Luke George's recent work about spirituality and mysticism.

OzAsia: Leigh Warren & Dancers, Not According to Plan
OzAsia: Leigh Warren & Dancers, Not According to Plan

Anne Thompson is captivated by the sensuality of Leigh Warren's latest dance work focussed on Cambodian-born dance artist Xiao-Xiong Zhang.

Jon Rose' The Canberra Pursuit, Canberra 100
Jon Rose' The Canberra Pursuit, Canberra 100

The artist's account of this community engaged project creating a multitude of new musical instruments from bikes, as part of the Canberra 100 celebrations.

features


In Profile: Sarah-Mace Dennis
In Profile: Sarah-Mace Dennis

Sarah-Mace Dennis (QLD/London) is an interdisciplinary artist working across text, photomedia, performance and video investigating themes of history and memory. Here we discuss her recent large scale public artwork for Queensland Multicultural Centre and the State Library as well as her upcoming works exploring consciousness and social change.

In Profile: Rachael Dease
In Profile: Rachael Dease

Rachael Dease (WA) didn't intend to be a singer or a theatre director but she now is both. She talks with us about her major project to date, City of Shadows, a music theatre work inspired by the extraordinary archive of forensic photos from the Police & Justice Museum.

Archive highlight: Jon Rose
Archive highlight: Jon Rose

Jon Rose is one of the most prolific composer/musicians in Australia. To complement his recent contribution above, we've gathered together all Rose-centred content into a handy compendium.

Contributor profile: Anne Thompson
Contributor profile: Anne Thompson

Anne Thompson Anne Thompson is an academic, dramaturg, director and reviewer of dance for RealTime. Most recently she instigated our Women in Performance feature. Here she shares with us what prompted her to start the series.

RealTime Regional
RealTime Regional

Over 2013/2014 RealTime will be featuring arts activities in regional Australia. Our current focus is on the Riverina & Eastern Riverina regions. Includes interviews with key arts organisations, artist profiles, coverage and documentation of arts events in the area.

in the loop


Quick picks
Quick picks

You’re History: Performance Space 30th Birthday, Syd;  Super Discount, Back to Back, Malthouse, Melb; Beautiful One Day, Ilbijerri Theatre Company, version 1.0, Arts House, Melb; Birthing Things in the Spirit: The Water Birth, David Capra, Campbelltown Arts Centre; Arden vs Arden, The Hayloft Project, Darebin Speakeasy, Melb; Aorta, Stephanie Lake, Chunky Move, Melb; CRITNIC, Nat Cursio, Melb; SDS1, Ahilan Ratnamohan, PICA, Perth; Ngalpun Mudth (Our Home), NAISDA Indigenous Dance Showcase, Carriageworks, Syd; Melbourne Now, NGV, Melbourne; Lift, Kate Murphy, Breenspace, Syd; Insight Radicals: MCLEMOI, Syd; Archana Hande artist talk, spaced, Perth; Corridor, CACHE in POINT, Syd; West Head Project & Peggy Glanville Hicks Address, New Music Network, Syd/Melb; seensound: visual/music, Loop Bar, Melb; the NOW now 2014 Launch, Syd; Dennis O’Rourke Memorial, Chauvel, Syd; Fallout, Lawrence Johnston, Dendy Newtown Syd

Opportunities
Opportunities

2014 Synapse Residencies, ANAT, ART-Town: call for artists; Hatched, Ensemble Offspring; Skip Ahead, YouTube & Screen Australia; Amplify Your Art, Accessible Arts

nov 13, 2013

articles/reviews


Hamlet, Belvoir; The Floating World, Griffin
Hamlet, Belvoir; The Floating World, Griffin

Keith Gallasch is sucked into the vortices of madness in Simon Stone's Hamlet and Sam Strong's The Floating World

Francisco López, Open Frame
Francisco López, Open Frame

Greg Hooper revels in the intensity of Francisco Lopez' performance at this year's Open Frame festival

features


RealTime Regional: The Ronalds
RealTime Regional: The Ronalds

Patrick and Shannon Ronald create hyperreal photographic installations that play with scale, dimensionality and interactivity. They talk with RT about some of their projects and why they live and work in region.

RealTime Regional: Jason Richardson
RealTime Regional: Jason Richardson

When musician, composer Jason Richardson moved to the Wagga region around 13 years ago it prompted an interesting shift in the way that he made music. Inspired by the Wagga Space Program and Alan Lamb, the environment itself is now Richardson's instrumental palette, as his most recent work with the playgrounds of Leeton illustrates.

Partial Durations
Partial Durations

Latest reviews over at the RT Matthew Lorenzon blog: Arcko Symphonic Ensemble X-ray Baby; Zine: World’s Only #3; Speak Percussion, The Black of the Star; The Crowd ACO, ANAM & The Consort of Melbourne

in the loop


Quick picks
Quick picks

Corroboree Festival Sydney: Dance Clan 3, Bangarra Dance Theatre; born in darkness before dawn, Nicole Foreshew, Australian Museum; string theory: focus on contemporary Australian art, PICA; Karen Casey, Dream Zone, Fremantle Art Centre; The Adventures of Namakili & I Am Man, Brown’s Mart & New Blak Territory, Darwin; The Changing Standards of Dialogue, Other Projects, Metro Arts, Brisbane; ANTI–MUSIC: 1979–1983, Pestorius Sweeney House, Brisbane; Tiny Stadiums, PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, Sydney; Live Art Development Agency, UK

Opportunities
Opportunities

Hatched, Ensemble Offspring; Skip Ahead, YouTube & Screen Australia; Amplify Your Art, Accessible Arts. Still in the loop: Public Art, Heffron Hall, City of Sydney; Westspace call for 2014; Exposure Summer Intensive, Tasdance; CJZ/Rock Surfers New Writing Commission; Editor, Un Magazine; Waterwheel Symposium Call for Participation

nov 6, 2013

articles/reviews


MAAP Space, Yeondoo Jung
MAAP Space, Yeondoo Jung

Greg Hooper is charmed by this meticulous recreation of memories played out in realtime by Korean video artist Yeondoo Jung

From a Black Sky, Sandra France, Helen Nourse
From a Black Sky, Sandra France, Helen Nourse

Zsuzsanna Soboslay analyses both the fine features and flaws in this new opera set during the 2003 Canberra Bushfires, presented as part of Canberra 100

Forced Legacy—The Story of Alyngdabu, Kathy & Alli Mills, Damien A Pree
Forced Legacy—The Story of Alyngdabu, Kathy & Alli Mills, Damien A Pree

Nicola Fearn is moved by this personal account of family lineage and loss told by descendents of Alyngdabu, a Kungarakan woman in 1900s

features


Contributor profile: Zsuzsanna Soboslay
Contributor profile: Zsuzsanna Soboslay

A performer, writer and artist, our Canberra correspondent Zsuszi Soboslay says: "Writing uncovers things I sense but around which I may not yet have a framework."

Contributor profile: Kathryn Kelly
Contributor profile: Kathryn Kelly

Brisbane writer Kathryn Kelly only ever wanted to be dramaturg when she grew up. "I have always wanted to review. Not in the snarky journalistic tradition that is the excuse for most of what fills up newspaper columns in Australia, but in the wholehearted and generous dramaturgical tradition…"

in the loop


Quick picks
Quick picks

This is a Door, Pop-Up Playground, Melbourne; Wagnerlicht, Arts Centre, Melbourne; R&J, The Breadbeard Collective, La Boite Indie, Brisbane; Standing Bird Two & Verge, The Blue Room; Trace Recordings, UTS Gallery; Brendan Lee, The Great Divide: RevHeads; Markus Popp, National Film and Sound Archive; Performa, New York

Opportunities
Opportunities

Public Art, Heffron Hall, City of Sydney; Westspace call for 2014; Exposure Summer Intensive, Tasdance; CJZ/Rock Surfers New Writing Commission

oct 30, 2013

articles/reviews


Barry Dickins’ A Kind of Fabulous Hatred
Barry Dickins’ A Kind of Fabulous Hatred

Tony Reck encounters the wrath of Sylvia Plath in this complex monologue based on the poet's last days, directed by Laurence Strangio and performed by Caroline Lee

Opera Queensland & Dancenorth, Abandon
Opera Queensland & Dancenorth, Abandon

Bernadette Ashley is swept up by the emotional storm conjured in this collaboration between Townsville's Dancenorth and Opera Queensland

Contributor profile: Stephen Carleton
Contributor profile: Stephen Carleton

One of RT's Brisbane-based writers tells us a little about what makes him tick. "I’m describing myself first and foremost as a cultural geographer these days…"

Alvin Curran, Soundstream
Alvin Curran, Soundstream

Chris Reid is impressed by visiting US Composer Alvin Curran's music which " flits about like an overactive, laterally-thinking mind, jumping from one idea to another, taking the listener on a journey of dramatic musical contrasts."

features


RealTime Regional: Grong Grong Creative House
RealTime Regional: Grong Grong Creative House

Six artists, each in a room in the Grong Grong Motor Inn in the Riverina for a week in August. Check out the project via some of the artist's documentation.

in the loop


Quick picks
Quick picks

2high Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse; Carnival of the Bold, Changemakers Festival; My Avant-Garde Is Bigger Than Yours, Kings ARI; Crash Course, James Berlyn, PICA; [CTRL][P] Objects on Demand, Object Gallery; Lorraine Heller-Nicholas, Love Story, Videobrasil; Daniele Puppi 432 Hertz, Cinema Rianimato e Dintorni, AEAF; Sonica, Glasgow

Opportunities
Opportunities

Waterwheel Symposium Call for Participation; Editor, Un Magazine; Courthouse Arts Visual Arts Program; CCP Salon 2013. Still in the loop: AEAF—emerging + experimental curators; Renew Sydney: Leichhardt; First Draft Directors 2014-2015

oct 23, 2013

articles/reviews


A Night of Wonder, Coleambally SunRice Mill, The Cad Factory
A Night of Wonder, Coleambally SunRice Mill, The Cad Factory

A site-specific event by Vic McEwan, Mayu Kanamori, Shigeaki Iwai and the Coleambally community. Watch our video interview with director Vic McEwan, featuring comprehensive footage of the event, and read the review.

Peter King, John Gabriel Borkman, La Mama
Peter King, John Gabriel Borkman, La Mama

Tony Reck is invigorated by King's use of expressionist acting techniques in his grotesque interpretation of the Ibsen classic that revealed Christianity's failure in the face of death and the void.

Channels Video Art Festival
Channels Video Art Festival

Urszula Dawkins is impressed by this inaugural festival's in-depth investigation of video art now, through the lens of then.

features


Partial Durations
Partial Durations

Over at the music blog Matthew Lorenzon reviews The Black of the Star by Speak Percussion and The Crowd by ACO, ANAM & The Consort of Melbourne

in the loop


Quick picks
Quick picks

Simple Forces, Joyce Hinterding, BreenSpace, Sydney; Reinventing the Wheel: the Readymade Century, MUMA, Melbourne; The Double World, tranSTURM, Newington Armory, Sydney; Bogong ELECTRIC, Bongong VIC; Crossing Roper Bar, AAO, WA tour; Big Dance in Small Chunks, Form Dance Projects, Riverside, Parramatta; Sons and Mothers, No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability, Space Theatre, Adelaide

Opportunities
Opportunities

AEAF—emerging + experimental curators; Renew Sydney: Leichhardt; 107 Projects Applications for 2014; First Draft Directors 2014-2015

sep 25, 2013

articles/reviews


The NOISE
The NOISE

Keith Gallasch chats with James Eccles from this improvising string quartet about the upcoming concert Composed NOISE featuring seven newly commissioned works. Please Note: Due to unforseen circumstances these concerts have had to be postponed.

features


In Profile: Keg de Souza
In Profile: Keg de Souza

Keg de Souza describes herself as an “anarchitect.” This amalgam comes closest to encapsulating her practice which involves architecture, environmental design and activism.

In Profile: Miranda Wheen
In Profile: Miranda Wheen

Miranda Wheen is a dancer you just can't take your eyes off. Here she discusses intercultural collaboration and the possible connection between Eddie Obeid and his pelvis.

RT @ Darwin Festival
RT @ Darwin Festival

RealTime Managing Editors Keith Gallasch and Virginia Baxter have been onsite mentoring five writers from Darwin and Alice Springs to produce reviews of works in the final week of the 2013 Darwin Festival program.

in the loop


Quick picks
Quick picks

Melbourne Festival, quick picks from local works; Niteworks, Bundanon; This Is Not Art, Newcastle; Festival of Toy Music, Brisbane Powerhouse; Wedhus Gembel, Snuff Puppets, Melbourne; Not About Face, Luke George, Dancehouse, Melbourne; Aaron Bradbrook, Perth Centre for Photography; Yeondoo Jung, MAAP Space, Brisbane; in/Visible Women, Magdalena Australia, Brisbane; Women’s issues continued… Live Art Development Agency

Opportunities
Opportunities

Sculpture at Scenic World 2014; AWG, Platform X: Transmedia Storyworld Writing. Still in the loop: raumlabor workshop, Tin Sheds Gallery; Nude models, Deborah Kelly, Sydney Biennale; Public Art major works, City of Sydney; Revelation Film Festival 2014; Blacktown Arts Centre Residencies

sep 18, 2013

articles/reviews


Parramasala preview
Parramasala preview

Keith Gallasch surveys what's in store this year with new director David Malacari at the helm. Malacari hopes to offer a festival that "introduces communities to each other, making the culture more than a sum of its parts."

Rita Kalnejais, Babyteeth, STCSA
Rita Kalnejais, Babyteeth, STCSA

Ben Brooker contemplates momentary tragedies and fragile mortalities in this production by State Theatre Company of South Australia

features


In Profile: Pia van Gelder
In Profile: Pia van Gelder

Pia van Gelder has a love of "heirloom machines" and is in pursuit of an "AV Mysticism." Here she discusses the Tetra Synth the Mountain Operated Synthesiser.

In Profile: Michaela Davies
In Profile: Michaela Davies

With a PhD in psychology and a considerable talent for boxing, Michaela Davies is not to be messed with. Here she discusses her Compositions for Involuntary Strings and the live boxing installation Game On.

Totally Huge New Music Festival 2013
Totally Huge New Music Festival 2013

Matthew Lorenzon was joined by local writers Steve Paraskos and John Barton to deliver daily reviews of Tura's biennial new music festival

in the loop


Quick picks
Quick picks

OzAsia, Adelaide Festival Centre; Art and About, City of Sydney; Gigi Scaria, Dust, Ian Potter Museum; Memory Collective, Toowoomba Art Gallery; User Generated Architecture, Tin Sheds Gallery; Martin Friedel’s Underworld Songs, Astra; Whips and Tendril, Campbelltown Arts Centre

Opportunities
Opportunities

raumlabor workshop, Tin Sheds Gallery; Nude models, Deborah Kelly, Sydney Biennale; Public Art major works, City of Sydney; Revelation Film Festival 2014

sep 11, 2013

articles/reviews


Michaela Gleave, Universal Truths
Michaela Gleave, Universal Truths

Urszula Dawkins talks with Michaela Gleave about the humbling wonder of the universe explored during her CSIRO residency, resulting in an exhibition at Anna Pappas Gallery

Channels Video Festival
Channels Video Festival

Gail Priest speaks with Eugenia Lim, one of the co-directors of this new festival exploring video in multiple manifestations including screenings, installation, performance and parties

The Instrument Builders Project, Yogyakarta
The Instrument Builders Project, Yogyakarta

Malcolm Smith takes in this innovative collaborative project bringing Australian and Indonesian musicians and artists together to create surprising sights and sounds

in the loop


Quick picks
Quick picks

Super Discount, Back to Back, STC, Sydney (plus real discount offer); Flock, Weave Movement Theatre, Melbourne; Nought, ADT, Samstag Museum, Adelaide; Kate Murphy, Probable Portraits, Shepparton Art Museum; Open Frame, Room40, Brisbane; Embedded & Primavera, MCA, Sydney; Drawn to Experience, POP Gallery, QLD College of Art

Opportunities
Opportunities

Blacktown Arts Centre Residencies; Fisher’s Ghost Prize, Campbelltown Art Gallery; House Proud 2014, Boroondara City Council; version 1.0 masterclass Still in the loop: Melbourne White Night; Summer Studio Residency, Penrith Regional Art Gallery; Fast+Fresh Dance, FORM Dance; FlickerFest call for entries; Workshops & Residencies, Lucy Guerin Inc; Next Generation Placement, ASSITEJ; Forever Now

sep 4, 2013

articles/reviews


Burning Issue: Election 2013
Burning Issue: Election 2013

Suffering election campaign anxiety, depression, fear and panic, Keith Gallasch checks out causes and cures.

Nat Cursio Co, Blizzard
Nat Cursio Co, Blizzard

New RT writer Jessica Sabatini reflects on other anatomies and ecosystems in this new dance work

New Music Network: Tangents & Cycle ~440
New Music Network: Tangents & Cycle ~440

Gail Priest detects raptures and ruptures in this concert by two electroacoustic groups at the Sound Lounge, Sydney

features


RealTime Traveller: Linz, Austria
RealTime Traveller: Linz, Austria
Ars Electronica special

On the eve of the 2013 Ars Electronica, expatriate artist Matthew Gardiner gives us the run down on where to eat, drink and be merry when not taking in this annual festival for art technology and society

in the loop


Quick Picks
Quick Picks

Curating Cities, NIEA, Sydney; ikono On Air Festival, international; Post Life, ICE, Sydney; 2013 Brisbane Festival; arte magra: from the opaque, AEAF, Adelaide; 30 years, Creative Arts, University of Wollongong; Sydney Underground Film Festival; Melbourne Recital Centre; The boat goes over the mountain, Happy Dagger Theatre, The Blue Room, Perth

Opportunities
Opportunities

Melbourne White Night; Jump Mentoring; Summer Studio Residency, Penrith Regional Art Gallery; Fast+Fresh Dance, FORM Dance; FlickerFest call for entries Still in the loop: Workshops & Residencies, Lucy Guerin Inc; Critical Path Responsive Residencies; Next Generation Placement, ASSITEJ; Forever Now

aug 28, 2013

articles/reviews


CANBERRA 100: Hit the Floor Together, QL2
CANBERRA 100: Hit the Floor Together, QL2

Zsuzsanna Soboslay is impressed by emerging choreographers and young dancers taking flight in this collection of new dance works under the guiding vision of Daniel Riley McKinley

CANBERRA 100: Catalogue of Dreams,  Urban Theatre Projects
CANBERRA 100: Catalogue of Dreams, Urban Theatre Projects

Zsuzsanna Soboslay enjoys the delicacies and nuances of this production exploring the welfare system by former and current UTP directors Alicia Talbot and Rosie Dennis

Underbelly Arts, Cockatoo Island
Underbelly Arts, Cockatoo Island

Lauren Carrol Harris is drawn in by the lo-tech high-concept performance works from Applespiel, Nick Keys and we do not unhappen

Hidden Spaces, Ready Stages, Gabriella Mangano & Silvana Mangano
Hidden Spaces, Ready Stages, Gabriella Mangano & Silvana Mangano

Urszula Dawkins vicariously enjoys spelunking around the Arts Centre Melbourne via this new multiscreen video commission

in the loop


Quick picks
Quick picks

Private Dances, Northcote Town Hall; Windows to the Sacred, S.H. Ervin Gallery; Festival of Slow Music, Ballarat; This Fella, My Memory, Carriageworks; Salomé & City of Shadows, Helium, Malthouse; In Confidence: Reorientations in Recent Art, PICA; Alvin Curran, Melbourne, Sydney

Opportunities
Opportunities

Workshops & Residencies, Lucy Guerin Inc; Indigenous Production Scholarship, Metro Screen; Critical Path Responsive Residencies; Bivouac 2013; Next Generation Placement, ASSITEJ; Blue Mountains Film Festival

jul 31, 2013

articles/reviews


Blak, Bangarra
Blak, Bangarra

Keith Gallasch is taken with Daniel Riley McKinley's idiosyncratic choreography, Jacob Nash's striking design and Banagarra's powerful dancers in Blak

Martin del Amo, The Little Black Dress Suite
Martin del Amo, The Little Black Dress Suite

Jodie McNeilly rummages through Martin del Amo's choreographic wardrobe to see what's in store in this upcoming show of short solos presented by Form Dance Projects

Sónar, Barcelona
Sónar, Barcelona

Dan MacKinlay queries the imbalance between art, biz and hype at this year's Sonar Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art

Partial Durations
Partial Durations

Over at the music blog Matthew Lorenzon reviews Aviva Endean, Intimate Sound Immersion; and Simon Charles checks out Directly or Indirectly no. 1 Callum G’Froerer, Dave Brown, Joe Talia and James McLean

ISEA2013 in RealTime
ISEA2013 in RealTime

Over 30 articles and 6 video interviews covering of ISEA2013.

in the loop


Quick picks
Quick picks

Darwin Festival; Arts House Season 2; Vitality, Dirty Feet & Chronology Arts, Seymour Centre; Floored, Victoria Chiu, Dancehouse; Hedda, This One Show & The Blue Room Theatre; Ten Hands, Topology tour; Stuck Pigs Squealing, Night Maybe, TheatreWorks; Capital Jazz Project, Street Theatre; Dark Matter, Soda Jerk, UTS Gallery; Tura, Totally Huge New Music Festival; Ian Potter Cultural Trust 20th Anniversary

Opportunities
Opportunities

Asialink Arts Residency Program applications open; MONA Scholarships, Tasmanina; Gasworks Midsumma call for works, Melbourne; 2013 Expanded Architecture at the Rocks. Still in the loop: Metro Screen Seminars, 2high Festival 2013 artist call out, Tele Visions call for screen work; Bundanon Artist Residencies; PauseFest

jul 24, 2013

articles/reviews


Underbelly Arts 2013
Underbelly Arts 2013

Gail Priest talks with artistic director Eliza Sarlos about the big dreams that will overtake Cockatoo Island during the Underbelly Lab and festival

Nat Cursio Co, Blizzard
Nat Cursio Co, Blizzard

Philipa Rothfield gets a sneak preview of independent choreographer Nat Cursio's upcoming production for The Substation, Melbourne

Michael Kieran Harvey, Carriageworks
Michael Kieran Harvey, Carriageworks

Keith Gallasch is deeply impressed by the heroic efforts of Michael Kieran Harvey in this epic 90-minute piano recital featuring works by Raymond Hanson, Elliot Gyger and Harvey himself.

ISEA2013: Naala-Ba (Look Future)
ISEA2013: Naala-Ba (Look Future)

Keith Gallasch reflects on what's present and what's missing from this compact selection of video works by Indigenous artists curated by Merindah Donnelly at Carriageworks

Partial Durations
Partial Durations

Over at the Matthew Lorenzon/RT music blog reviews of Invenio, Luminesce; Ellen Winhall, My Sister’s Song and Forest Collective, Shared Lines

in the loop


Quick picks
Quick picks

Janis II, The Commercial & MCLEMOI Galleries, Sydney; Owen Wingrave, Sydney Chamber Opera, Carriageworks; Shilpa Gupta, MAAP Space, Brisbane; Suburban, Ian Strange, NGV, Melbourne; Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Byron Bay; South Australian Living Artists (SALA); NMN: Tangents And Cycle ~440, Sound Lounge, Sydney

Opportunities
Opportunities

Metro Screen: Indigenous programs & Storyworld Seminar; 2high Festival 2013 Artist Call Out, Brisbane Still in the loop: Tele Visions, call for screen work, Bundanon Artist Residencies; Australian Writers' Guild 2013 INSITE Award; Abbotsford Convent, Spiritous 2014; France 24 – RFI Web Documentary Visa D’or Award 2013; PauseFest

jul 17, 2013

articles/reviews


ALIENATION, Perth Theatre Company
ALIENATION, Perth Theatre Company

Astrid Francis worries at the imbalance between empathy and irony in this recent production based on accounts of alien abductions.

Much Ado About Nothing, Joss Whedon
Much Ado About Nothing, Joss Whedon

Kirsten Krauth, unabashed fan-girl, enjoys the wit, whimsy and revenge of the nerds that constitute the pop-TV impresario's take on a Shakespearean classic

The Click Clack Project, The NIS
The Click Clack Project, The NIS

Matthew Lorenzon surfs the multiple narratives offered in this all-abilities sonic arts show featuring The Amplified Elephants and BOLT Ensemble at Footscray Community Arts Centre

Partial Durations
Partial Durations

Over at the Matthew Lorenzon/RT music blog reviews of Invenio, Luminesce; Ellen Winhall, My Sister’s Song and Forest Collective, Shared Lines

in the loop


Quick picks
Quick picks

Winter Season, Arts Centre Melbourne; Old Kings in Exile, Soundstream Collective, Adelaide & Melbourne; 4A: The Capital Gains Consultation Project, Teik-Kim Pok, Sydney; White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, Malthouse; Hello, Becky Hilton & Producciones La lagrima, Melbourne; Here&Now13, Lawrence Wilson Gallery, Perth; Home 3, Olaf Breuning, IMA, Brisbane

Opportunities
Opportunities

Tele Visions, call for screen works; City of Sydney, accommodation grants Still in the loop: Bundanon Artist Residencies; Australian Writers' Guild 2013 INSITE Award; Abbotsford Convent, Spiritous 2014; France 24 – RFI Web Documentary Visa D’or Award 2013; Waverley Artist In Residence Program 2014; PauseFest

jul 10, 2013

articles/reviews


Festival TransAmérique 2013, Montreal
Festival TransAmérique 2013, Montreal

Alex Lazaridis Ferguson looks for good game in the seventh edition of this leading Canadian arts festival taking in works by Dana Michel, Thomas Ostermeier, Marie Brassard, Markus Ohrn and Xavier Le Roy

Jon Rose’s The Music of Place: Reclaiming a Practice
Jon Rose’s The Music of Place: Reclaiming a Practice

Julian Knowles reviews the latest Currency House Platform Paper on the value of music in Australian society

You Can’t Stop the Music
You Can’t Stop the Music

Jon Rose critiques the recent City of Sydney public conversation on the state of live music in the city

Partial Durations
Partial Durations

Over at our music blog Matthew Lorenzon reviews the new album Practical Mechanics by Nonsemble

in the loop


Quick picks
Quick picks

Queensland Music Festival; TeleScope online screenings, Melbourne International Film Festival; Intra-action, MOP Gallery; Taking Centre Stage–Telling Indigenous stories in Australian theatres, NIDA; My Life in the Nude, Maude Davey, La Mama; Ensemble Offspring, Sizzle, Petersham Bowling Club; Persona, Fraught Outfit, Malthouse & Belvoir; Personal Space, Tanya Lee, Fremantle Arts Centre; Instrument Builder’s Project, iCAN, Yogyakarta

Opportunities
Opportunities

Bundanon Artist Residencies; Australian Writer's Guild 2013 INSITE Award Still in the loop: Abbotsford Convent, Spiritous 2014; France 24 – RFI Web Documentary Visa D’or Award 2013; Digital Associates Program, QUT Creative Industries Precinct; Waverley Artist In Residence Program 2014; PauseFest

jul 4, 2013

articles/reviews


Miguel Gomes' Tabu
Miguel Gomes' Tabu

Matthew Clayfield's erudite take on the "trickle-down formalism" of this curious faux classic

Notorious R + D, CAST, DARK MOFO
Notorious R + D, CAST, DARK MOFO

Judith Abell attempts to crack the technology case in this exhibition of works by Tasmanian artists developed during Networked Art Forms: Tactical Magick Faerie Circuits festival, curated by Nancy Mauro-Flude

ISEA2013: Myriam Gourfink & Kaspar Toeplitz, Breathing Monster
ISEA2013: Myriam Gourfink & Kaspar Toeplitz, Breathing Monster

Keith Gallasch probes the premise of data noise in this work of minimalist dance and maximalist sound present by Performance Space & The National Art School

Partial Durations: Gentleness-Suddenness, Bruce Crossman
Partial Durations: Gentleness-Suddenness, Bruce Crossman

Over at our music blog guest writer James Nightingale on this recent concert of Asian influenced new music at Campbelltown Arts Centre.

in the loop


Quick Picks
Quick Picks

NAIDOC Week, national; Live and Deadly, Carriageworks; My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art; The Western Australian Composers Project Concerts, PICA; Finucane & Smith’s The Glory Box…Paradise, 45 Downstairs; Collaborateurs, Artereal; With Open Arms, Blindside; Cache in Point, Red Rattler; congratulations Christy Dena QUT's Digital Writer in Residence

Opportunities
Opportunities

Abbotsford Convent, Spiritous 2014; Quickfire Residencies, Performance Space; ADT Youth Ensemble; France 24 – RFI Web Documentary Visa D’or Award 2013 Still in the loop: Dancehouse, Housemates Performance 2014; Small Screen 2014, Screen Space; Digital Associates Program, QUT Creative Industries Precinct; Waverley Artist In Residence Program 2014; PauseFest

jun 26, 2013

articles/reviews


Catriona McKenzie’s Satellite Boy
Catriona McKenzie’s Satellite Boy

Katerina Sakkas is mesmerised by McKenzie's debut feature, a meditation on country, friendship and belonging.

In the loop: quick picks
In the loop: quick picks

Revelation: Perth International Film Festival; Show Off, Performance Space at Carriageworks; Helium Season, Malthouse; pulse:heart:beat, Synergy, TaikOz, City Recital Hall; Staging Broome Stories, Playwriting Australia; Fright or Flight, 3 is a Crowd, Judith Wright Centre; Box of Birds, Anne Ferran, Stills Gallery; Vocal Folds, Gertrude Contemporary

In the loop: opportunities
In the loop: opportunities

Digital Associates Program, QUT Creative Industries Precinct; Dancehouse, Housemates Performance 2014 call; PauseFest, installation proposals; Waverley Artist In Residence Program 2014; Small Screen 2014 proposals, Screen Space; Brisbane Fringe Festival 2014 registrations open

features


ISEA2013: The Portals, Chatswood
ISEA2013: The Portals, Chatswood

Virginia Baxter and Keith Gallasch experience the augmented reality of a Metaverse Makeover and navigate The Portals with Executive Producer Ricardo Peach

ISEA2013: The Portals, Chatswood
ISEA2013: The Portals, Chatswood

Somaya Langley gets connected via The Portals artist talks

ISEA2013: Long time, no see?, Keith Armstrong & collaborators
ISEA2013: Long time, no see?, Keith Armstrong & collaborators

Anne Phillips experiences new ways of sensing the world in Keith Armstrong's 'walkshop'

ISEA2013: Holoshop: Drawing and Perceiving in Depth, Paula Dawson
ISEA2013: Holoshop: Drawing and Perceiving in Depth, Paula Dawson

Keith Gallasch delights in the perceptual play of these 3D illusions

ISEA2013: Embodied Media, Night Rage, in Synapse: A Selection
ISEA2013: Embodied Media, Night Rage, in Synapse: A Selection

Keith Gallasch is bemused by this dark aural installation by Keith Armstrong, Lawrence English and Michael Candy

jun 20, 2013

features


 ISEA Closing Keynote Address: Julian Assange
ISEA Closing Keynote Address: Julian Assange

Usrzula Dawkins summary of this provocative presentation from the WikiLeaks founder

Electric Nights, Parramatta
Electric Nights, Parramatta

Keith Gallasch enjoys the riverside walk of electric wonders on the banks of the Parramatta River

Polysonics, ISEA/ABC
Polysonics, ISEA/ABC

Gail Priest reviews this eclectic collection of mediated music making

Mark Hosler, Negavtivland
Mark Hosler, Negavtivland

Lisa Gye takes in Mark Hosler's adventures in illegal art

Running the City, COFA, UNSW
Running the City, COFA, UNSW

Keith Gallasch explores more of this extensive exhibition curated by Felicity Fenner

Catching Light, Campbelltown Arts Centre
Catching Light, Campbelltown Arts Centre

Darren Tofts on the cross-generational analogue/digital collaborations

realtime tv @ ISEA2013: Zydnei, Troy Innocent
realtime tv @ ISEA2013: Zydnei, Troy Innocent

Mixed-reality game creator Troy innocent talks about invading Sydney

realtime tv @ ISEA2013: Alex Davies, The very near future
realtime tv @ ISEA2013: Alex Davies, The very near future

Alex Davies discusses his attempts to rupture time and space in his epic mixed-media installation at Carriageworks

jun 12, 2013

features


ISEA2013: Velonaki, Ingram, Gemeinboeck & Saunders, Artspace
ISEA2013: Velonaki, Ingram, Gemeinboeck & Saunders, Artspace

Keith Gallasch wanders through the uncanny valley of three robotic artworks

ISEA2013: Synapse, Powerhouse
ISEA2013: Synapse, Powerhouse

Urszula Dawkins selects a few highlights from ANAT's Synapse survey exhibition

ISEA2013: Ryoji Ikeda, datamatics [ver 2.0]
ISEA2013: Ryoji Ikeda, datamatics [ver 2.0]

Gail Priest contemplates her insignificance during Ryoji Ikeda's audiovisual data onslaught

realtime tv @ ISEA2013: semipermeable (+), SymbioticA
realtime tv @ ISEA2013: semipermeable (+), SymbioticA

Interview with Oron Catts, curator of this bio-art exhibition

realtime tv @ ISEA2013: EchoSonics, UTS Gallery
realtime tv @ ISEA2013: EchoSonics, UTS Gallery

Interview with Nigel Helyer, curator of this exhibition of ecologically inspired sound art

ISEA2013 in RealTime Blog
ISEA2013 in RealTime Blog

For quick responses from Urszula Dawkings, Gail Priest, Keith Gallasch and Virginia Baxter check out the ISEA2013-in-RealTime Blog

may 22, 2013

articles/reviews


the listening museum, clocked out, ensemble offspring & urban art projects
the listening museum, clocked out, ensemble offspring & urban art projects

Greg Hooper enjoys the ambience of industry in this site-specific collaborative concert.

dark mofo’s beam in thine own eye
dark mofo’s beam in thine own eye

Shane Eastwood speculates on possible altered states of being offered by this upcoming exhibition from Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art

vivid @ seymour, new wave: sound
vivid @ seymour, new wave: sound

Gail Priest talks with curator Andrew Batt-Rawden about this mini-festival of new music

coming up in realtime 115: the body in question
coming up in realtime 115: the body in question

When performance art works from the past are re-enacted by others, what can that mean? When live art creates intimate and visceral encounters, what precisely is the art involved? A taster of what's coming in RT115.

in the loop


london calling
london calling

Frequently messages land in our inboxes that get us calculating our frequent flyer points. This week a cluster of perverse pleasures—Bill Viola, Bouchra Ouizguen, Belarus Free Theatre, and Mackenzie Wark—lures us to London.

quick picks
quick picks

Version 1.0, Major Minor Party; Moduluxxx; NMN: Altman & Brooks; 16th Spanish Film Festival; Melbourne International Animation Festival; Elvis Richardson, Slide Show Land; Tony Albert, Projecting our future; Loading The Silence, Linda Kouvaras

opportunities
opportunities

Call For Proposals, Conduit Arts, Melbourne; Templeberg Residential Writing Fellowship. Still in the loop: Librettist Workshop, Chamber Made; City Of Melbourne Annual Grants; Stephen Cummins Bequest Residencies, Performance Space; Beijing Residency, 4a Centre For Contemporary Asian Art; Workshops; Channels Video Art Festival

may 15, 2013

articles/reviews


push international performing arts festival 2013, vancouver
push international performing arts festival 2013, vancouver

Alex Lazaridis Ferguson is intrigued by the melding of fact, fiction, biography and myth in a selection of shows in this year's festival including She She Pop's Testament, Boca del Lupo's Photog and Tim Crouch's I, Malvolio.

wang gongxin, maap space
wang gongxin, maap space

Greg Hooper experiences time-shifts and curious landscapes in two video works by this pioneer Chinese video artist

in the loop


head on photo festival, sydney
head on photo festival, sydney

Australia's largest photography festival infiltrates Sydney galleries May-June. Previewed exhibitions include: Jimmy Pozarik & Tom Goldner, Global Gallery; Barbara McGrady, Redfern Community Centre; Anton Kuster, The Muse, TAFE Sydney Institute; Dean Tirkot, MOP Gallery; Kourtney Roy, Customs House; Cordelia Beresford, Gaffa Gallery

quick picks
quick picks

La Boite Indie Season 1; Lineage, Form Dance Projects; Anne Landa Award for Video and New Media Arts 2013, AGNSW; Everyday Rebellions, Gertrude Contemporary; Suncorp Twenties, Sydney Theatre Company; Joachim Koester & Frances Stark, Ian Potter Museum of Art; Stories Then & Now, Performance 4a & Carriageworks; Goodbye Jamie Boyd, Buzz Dance & Monkey Baa

opportunities
opportunities

Sensing Sydney, Carbon Arts, City of Sydney, Dramaturgy Internships 2013, Playwriting Australia, Librettist Workshop, Chamber Made, City of Melbourne Annual Grants.

may 8, 2013

articles/reviews


human rights arts & film festival
human rights arts & film festival

Dan Edwards interviews Sari Braithwaite about the upcoming program of documentaries, narrative features and shorts.

sculpture at scenic world
sculpture at scenic world

Gail Priest strolls through a Jurassic rainforest infiltrated with art.

features


realtime traveller: brussels, belgium
realtime traveller: brussels, belgium
sophie travers

"Second only to Berlin for easy living and arts stimulation, Brussels is a mecca for performing arts in particular. The healthy competition between the Flemish and Wallonian communities that share the capital leads to a disproportionate number of arts institutions, festivals and events."

in the loop


quick picks
quick picks

Moving Image I, Critical Path; Direct Democracy, MUMA; Bloom — Space, AEAF; Undone, Arts House; Paul Dresher, Double Duo; Film Real – Black Screen, NFSA & Footscray Arts Centre; Peter Dailey, Apparition: The Syndicate Ii, Fremantle Arts Centre; Networked Art Forms & Tactical Magick Faerie Circuits, CAST; May Music, Conduit Arts Initiative; Diffuse, UTS

opportunities
opportunities

Beijing Residency, 4a Centre For Contemporary Asian Art; Stephen Cummins Bequest Residencies, Performance Space; ISEA13 Workshops, Critical Path; workshops, Networked Art Forms & Tactical Magick Faerie Circuits, CAST; emerging producers, Backbone 2High Festival 2013; Call for scores Campbelltown City Council

archive highlights


archive highlights
archive highlights

Thematic selections of articles and reviews from our enormous back catalogue with commentary including Art & asylum: politics, ethics, aesthetics; Australian Indigenous film; Contemporary Chinese cinema; and Art & disability: new geographies of the body

may 1, 2013

articles/reviews


film: no, pablo larrain
film: no, pablo larrain

Jake Wilson on the ambiguities of advertising and politics in this film about Chile's 1988 referendum on democracy

earbash: jon rose, rosin
earbash: jon rose, rosin

Chris Reid is more than impressed by the breadth and ingenuity of composer/violinist Jon Rose revealed in this 3CD box set released in celebration of the artist's 60th birthday. We also have 2 copies of Rosin to giveaway!

in the loop


quick picks
quick picks

Opal Vapour, Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal, Mobile States; robots at Artspace; Composition to Movement Festival, CPL/UNSW; Eve & Eve, Rebecca Agnew, 24HR Art; R&J, Expressions Dance Company; Living in the Ruins of the 21st Century, UTS Gallery; Friday Nights, Metro Arts; Hatched & Digital Now, PICA; Natalie Abbott, Physical Fractals, PACT; No Child, Nilaja Sun, Theatre Works; Shadowlife, Bendigo Art Gallery; Uta Uber Kool Ja, Army Of Love, Judith Wright Centre

opportunities
opportunities

Arts House Season 1, 2014; Revelation Perth International Film Festival; Exploring Modular Synthesis Workshop, Wired Lab; The 2013 Hive Production Fund; Arstpace Curatorial Fellowship; Channels Video Art Festival; Proximity Festival; Heartlands Refugee Art Prize; HIDDEN: Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Walk

apr 3, 2013

articles/reviews


cementa, kandos
cementa, kandos

Sophia Kouyoumdjian explores the newest art conglomerate—Cementa, in Kandos, regional NSW—featuring site-specific installations from over 60 artists

in the loop: a pop-up windmill
in the loop: a pop-up windmill

A four-storey windmill, brainchild of Joey Ruigrok van der Werven and Paul Gazzola, will enhance both the physical and cultural landscapes of the Rocks Precinct, Sydney

in the loop: quick picks
in the loop: quick picks

Metropolis New Music Festival; Kaldor Art Projects #27: 13 Rooms; Trio A/Dance is hard to see, Sara Wookey; C3West Ultimate Vision, Monuments to Us, Lara Thoms & Workout, MCA; Wang Gongxin, MAAP Space; The Big Picture, Stills Gallery; Big Game Hunting, Fiona Hall, Heide; The Agony, the ecstasy and i, The Blue Room; Oi You!, Urban Art Festival; The Past is a Foreign Country, Paper Cut Collective & Tantrum

in the loop: opportunities
in the loop: opportunities

Exist Conference; Next Wave 2014; Cultivate dance theatre lab, Force Majeure; ABR Voiceless Fellowship; Nka Foundation, artist residency Ghana; Leisa Shelton workshop, JWC

features


earbash: zephyr quartet
earbash: zephyr quartet
a rain from the shadows

Chris Reid admires this cd and book exploring the relationship between music and poetry

realtime @ dance massive  2013
realtime @ dance massive 2013

March 12-24 RealTime is in residence at Melbourne's Dance Massive. Reviews of works by Chunky Move, Lucy Guerin Inc, Marrugeku, Antony Hamilton, Lee Serle, Stephanie Lake, Larrisa McGowan, Matthew Day, Natalie Abbott, Tim Darbyshire, Jo Lloyd, Russell Dumas, Sandra Parker, Ashley Dyer and more…

realtime tv at dance massive channel
realtime tv at dance massive channel

video interviews from Dance Massive 2013 including Anouk van Dijk, Antony Hamilton, Dalisa Pigram, Stephanie Lake, Lee Serle & Tim Darbyshire plus 2011 interviews with Gideon Obarzanek, Ros Crisp, Luke George, Trevor Patrick and more

partial durations
partial durations

A joint blog project between Matthew Lorenzon and RealTime for news, reviews and discussion of New Music. Currently covering Metropolis New Music Melbourne: Thomas Adès, Matthew Herbert, Mira Calix, Ensemble Offspsing, Syzygy, Speak Percusions + more

mar 13, 2013

articles/reviews


music: soundout 2013
music: soundout 2013

Dan Bigna is unmoored in a maelstrom of spontaneous music making at Canberra's free improv and experimental music festival, SoundOut

film: performance, yaron zilberman
film: performance, yaron zilberman

Matthew Lorenzon is not convinced by the "forceful repetition of platitudes" and the fugue of affairs in this film about a New York string quartet

portal: resonate highlights march 2013
portal: resonate highlights march 2013

Some complementary reading from Resonate Magazine's Insight series, published by the Australian Music Centre including Cat Hope, Jon Rose, Peter Knight and Clocked Out

in the loop


quick picks
quick picks

I should have drunk more champagne; Onside & 6 Women Dance; MKA Group Show; Waterwheel World Water Day Symposium; Grant Stevens; Drawn from Sound; Melbourne Queer Flm Festival; Message Sticks; Speak Percussion, MaerzMusik; ANAM Australian Voices; The Bell Ringer’s Ball; Made in China, Australia

opportunities
opportunities

Forever Now & Adhocracy residencies, Vitalstatistix; ISEA conference registrations, Sydney; Gasworks Circus Showdown; NSW Creative Industries Action Plan; upcoming Australia Council deadlines

mar 6, 2013

articles/reviews


realtime tv: sarah-jane norman, unsettling suite
realtime tv: sarah-jane norman, unsettling suite

Sarah-Jane Norman shows us around her installation and discusses the performances that make up Unsettling Suite, part of the Matters of Life and Death season at Performance Space, Sydney

sydney festival, part 2
sydney festival, part 2

Keith Gallasch with more Sydney Festival fare: Peter Pan, Belvoir; School Dance, Windmill & STC; It's Dark Outside, Perth Theatre Company; Masi, The Conch Theatre; The moment I saw you I knew I could love you, Curious UK; The Rape of Lucrece, The Royal Shakespeare Company; The Rite of Spring, Raimund Hoghe; Ligeti Morphed, Ensemble Offspring; Murder, Erth Pysical and Visual Theatre

ten days on the island, interview with jo duffy
ten days on the island, interview with jo duffy

Gail Priest talks with Ten Days festival director Jo Duffy about her plans to intensify the festival experience and continue the creation of lasting legacies for culture and infrastructure across the state

features


contributor profile: philipa rothfield
contributor profile: philipa rothfield

"Writing makes you think. It thinks for you."

contributor profile: varia karipoff
contributor profile: varia karipoff

"I write about art to steal my way into the middle of it."

in the loop


quick picks
quick picks

Flesh & Bone, KAGE; Jaap Blonk Australian tour; ArtMonth, Sydney; Inaudible Visions, Oscillating Silences, Isabelle Delmotte, Ballina; WOW Film Festival, WIFT plus Seen and Heard, Red Rattler; Le_temps: explorations in phenology, UTS Dab Lab; Dream Telepathy, Remote Space; Imagining the Capital: Canberra on Film and Cinema’s Golden Summer, NFSA; Old Tote celebrations, NIDA

opportunities
opportunities

Call for proposals: Underbelly, Sydney; Sydney Fringe; SITUATE art in festivals, national; Dimanche Rouge, Tallinn, Estonia; Artspace residencies, Sydney & Montreal; The Cube, QUT, Digital Writing Residency; upcoming Australia Council deadlines

feb 6, 2013

articles/reviews


koji wakamatsu, busan film festival
koji wakamatsu, busan film festival

Jake Wilson explores the three final additions to Koji Wakamatsu's filmography screened at the 2012 Busan Film Festival in Korea, just a few weeks before the filmmaker's untimely death

adelaide festival: thursday, brink productions & english touring theatre
adelaide festival: thursday, brink productions & english touring theatre

Director Chris Drummond discusses Brink's collaboration with the English Touring Theatre to create Thursday, a theatre piece inspired by London bombing survivor Gill Hicks, premiering at the Adelaide Festival

the now now 2013
the now now 2013

Kate Carr, new writer to RealTime, is impressed by the idiosyncratic selection of spontaneous sounds over several nights of the 2013 NOW now festival

features


realtime tv: matthew whittet, school dance
realtime tv: matthew whittet, school dance

Keith Gallasch talks with writer/performer Matthew Whittet about flights of fantasy and feats of invisibility in School Dance created by Windmill Theatre (directed by Rosemary Myers) and presented as part of the Sydney Festival by Sydney Theatre Company

realtime traveller: glasgow, scotland, uk
realtime traveller: glasgow, scotland, uk
robert walton

"I cringe at using “cultural” as Scotland is so caught up in its own distinctiveness from England and its proud history (and there’s lots to be proud of) that everything can become a little tartan-tinted. But Glasgow bucks that trend by looking outward and is genuinely awash with contemporary, vivid and living culture."

in the loop


performance space, matters of life and death
performance space, matters of life and death

Performance Space ups the ante with this season of works about the big questions, featuring Reckless Sleepers' The Last Supper, Brian Lucas' Performance Anxiety, Sarah-Jane Norman's epic Unsettling Suite, a dare-devil Night-Time, a death-fueled Clubhouse and more…

quick picks
quick picks

Yellamundie, Carriageworks; National Play Festival, Perth; AWF Playwriting Awards announced; Harvest, PACT Centre for Emerging Artistst; Until Then, Then, The Public Studio; The Subjects, ANAT; Richard Bell: Lessons on Etiquette and Manners, MUMA; Tools, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Beam Contemporary; seminal German sounds: Einstuerzende Neubauten & Pole tours

opportunities
opportunities

Urban Theatre Projects, _SPACE residencies, Bankstown; R E Ross Trust Playwrights’ Script Development Award, VIC; Studios & exhibitions Gaffa Gallery, Sydney; Police Lane Gallery, Ballarat; Physical Theatre Lab, IUTGE, Austria

archive highlights


the now now festival
the now now festival

RealTime's coverage of the NOW Now festival from 2002 to the present

jan 30, 2013

articles/reviews


realtime tv: matthew whittet, school dance
realtime tv: matthew whittet, school dance

Keith Gallasch talks with writer/performer Matthew Whittet about flights of fantasy and feats of invisibility in School Dance created by Windmill Theatre (directed by Rosemary Myers) and presented as part of the Sydney Festival by Sydney Theatre Company

the composers 2: john cage, bang on a can all-stars
the composers 2: john cage, bang on a can all-stars

Gail Priest revels in John Cage's liberating philosophies in this series of concerts presented by the Sydney Opera House featuring New York's Bang on a Can All-Stars, including an all-in Musicircus

the composers 2: john cage, bang on a can all-stars
the composers 2: john cage, bang on a can all-stars

Keith Gallasch contemplates lineage and legacy evidenced in the final concert in this centenary series, Permission Granted, performed by Bang on Can All-Stars with Ensemble Offspring

berberian sound studio, peter strickland
berberian sound studio, peter strickland

Philip Brophy is haunted by the hypnagogic in Peter Strickland's film Berberian Sound Studio recently screened at ACMI

something in the way she moves, julie-anne long
something in the way she moves, julie-anne long

Cleo Mees entres a tear in the fabric of invisibility with Julie-Anne Long's suburban dance poem, presented by Performance Space as part of Sexes

the colony, centre for australasian theatre
the colony, centre for australasian theatre

Victoria Carless admires the ambition of and big dreams behind The Colony, the premier work of this new Cairns-based performance company

features


realtime traveller: glasgow, scotland, uk
realtime traveller: glasgow, scotland, uk
robert walton

"I cringe at using “cultural” as Scotland is so caught up in its own distinctiveness from England and its proud history (and there’s lots to be proud of) that everything can become a little tartan-tinted. But Glasgow bucks that trend by looking outward and is genuinely awash with contemporary, vivid and living culture."

in the loop


in between time 2013: guided by the moon
in between time 2013: guided by the moon

Taking place in brisk Bristol UK, IBT13 offers many tantalising live art diversions including fake moons, strolls through the woods, intimate conversations and audience led revolutions.

quick picks
quick picks

Cementa, Kandos, NSW; The Transmuted Signal, Frequency Oz radio/net broadcast; Wim Vandekeybus/Ultima Vez' What The Body Does Not Remember, Adelaide Festival; SoundOut, Canberra; Blak Nite Cinema, ACMI; Glenorchy Arts and Sculpture Park (GASP), Tasmania; Colour Box Digital Media Exhibition, Footscray; Sonic Acts: The Dark Universe, Amsterdam

opportunities
opportunities

Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship; Brisbane Festival, independent performance works; International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) 2013, Perth; Bayside City Council Artists-in-Residence; Chippendale Creative Precinct New World Art Prize; Western Australia Contemporary Dance Initiative, Australia Council; Horror Filmmaking Bootcamp, Hobart; Borough of Queenscliffe's 150th Anniversary Art Awards

nov 20, 2012

articles/reviews


realtime tv
realtime tv
lee wilson & matt prest, whelping box

Lee Wilson and Matt Prest discuss the making of Whelping Box, recently presented by Performance Space (with co-creators Mirabelle Wouters and Clare Britton).

realtime tv
realtime tv
branch nebula, concrete & bone sessions

Lee Wilson and Mirabelle Wouters discuss their upcoming project, Concrete & Bone Sessions part of Sydney Festival 2013

archive highlight
archive highlight
branch nebula, concrete & bone sessions

A brief survey of Branch Nebula's work over the last ten years, via their coverage in RealTime with introduction by Keith Gallasch

daniel matej, soundstream new music festival 2012
daniel matej, soundstream new music festival 2012

Chris Reid revels in the performative play and complexity of Slovakian composer Daniel Matej, special guest of the Soundstream Festival, Adelaide

giveaway: the share, the reginald
giveaway: the share, the reginald

Courtesy of the Seymour Centre Reginald Season we have 3 double passes to give away to The Share by Adelaide company five.point.one.

features


portal
portal
australian music centre's resonate magazine

A digest of Resonate Magazine's features highlighting female composers and musicians working across a range of musical forms and genres

studio


brian fuata
brian fuata
small scale performance propositions

Gail Priest conducts an SMS text interview with Brian Fuata about his slippery acts of writing and performance

in the loop


the next 25, celebrating sounds in wa
the next 25, celebrating sounds in wa

Tura New Music celebrates its 25th Birthday in style, with four concerts, a party bash and swanky soiree.

other media, other worlds
other media, other worlds

The OtherFilm festival takes on Brisbane, Melbourne, Meredith Music Festival and Adelaide with its 2012 iteration which goes beyond "celluloid" to explore "other" media

quick picks
quick picks

Encoded, Stalker, Sydney; On Loop, Ensemble Offspring, Sydney; International Space Time Concerto Competition, Newcastle; Body Fluid—The Seven Cycles, John A Douglas, Chalkhorse, Sydney; 241 years, Morrish, Osborne, Jeynes, Rohrig, Dancehouse, Melbourne, Sidetrack, Sydney; The Conversation, Jon Mark Oldmeadow, Claudio Tocco, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne; UpRaw online art & exhibition, Sydney

opportunites
opportunites

Tanja Liedtke Fellowship; Aphids Indigenous Mentoring Program; Vivid Light expressions of interest; Creative Partnerships with Asia, Australia Council

nov 6, 2012

articles/reviews


video interview with robyn archer
video interview with robyn archer

Keith Gallasch talks with Robyn Archer, Creative Director of the Centenary of Canberra 2013 about the year long celebrations.

music in the 2012 ozasia festival
music in the 2012 ozasia festival

Chris Reid is impressed by the many ways east meets west, contemporary meets classical at the Adelaide Festival Centre's annual OzAsia festival

gareth hart, ellipsis
gareth hart, ellipsis

Varia Karipoff is mesmerisd by the complex web spun by Gareth Hart in this solo dance theatre work as part of the Melbourne Fringe

features


realtime traveller
realtime traveller
auckland, aotearoa, new zealand

"…As a Sydney-sider in Auckland things can seem alarmingly familiar…a parallel universe where just a few small details have been altered…"

realtime tv video interviews
realtime tv video interviews

More realtime tv video interviews including Ensemble Offspring, Stu Buchanan, Joel Stern, Garry Stewart, Kate Champion, Lara Thoms, Jon Rose, Gideon Obarzanek, Cat Hope, Kusum Normoyle, Marina Rosenfeld, Eugene Ughetti, Luke George, Rosalind Crisp & more...

in the loop


bringing the desert to town
bringing the desert to town
fac, kanyirninpa jukurrpa & martumili artists

We don't need a map, brings the desert experience of the Martu people to the Fremantle Arts Centre with works on paper, media-art collaborations, cultural workshops and an actual chunk of the Pilbara

dimanche rouge #21
dimanche rouge #21
paris, brisbane, sydney, melbourne

Paris-based experimental performance festival Dimanche Rouge teams up with Exist, Tape Projects and Ptarmigan to present an evening of streamed performance and live art

quick picks
quick picks

Lady Electronica, Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane; Cloudy Sensoria, Bundoora Homestead, Melbourne; Hail, Amiel Courtin-Wilson, national release & exhibition, Melbourne; Kusum Normoyle, Accord with Air: Tjentiste (2011-2012), Peloton, Sydney; Liverpool Biennale 2012: Uninvited Guest, FACT, UK; Random International’s Rain Room, Barbican

archive highlights


australian indigenous film
australian indigenous film

A collection of articles on Indigenous filmmaking published in RT since 2002: includes feature films, shorts, festivals, issues, interviews and the RT/AFC publication Dreaming in Motion

oct 23, 2012

articles/reviews


philip rolfe, parramasala
philip rolfe, parramasala

Keith Gallasch talks with festival director Philip Rolfe about the tasty South Asian banquet of performance, dance, music and food about to be served up in Sydney's west

anne teresa de keersmaeker, carriageworks
anne teresa de keersmaeker, carriageworks

Keith Gallasch celebrates Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker's visionary En Atendant and Cesena at Carriageworks

on the misconception of oedipus, perth theatre company
on the misconception of oedipus, perth theatre company

Astrid Francis is disturbed and compelled by this 21st century post-Freudian ‘prequel’ devised by Matthew Lutton, Tom Wright and Zoë Atkinson

on the road with jon rose's sound circus
on the road with jon rose's sound circus

Rishin Singh offers an insider account of what happens when you take a bunch of city improvisors to the outback

features


place: santiago, chile
place: santiago, chile
traveller: tim welfare

"…Santiago currently sits alongside Sao Paulo as one of the two world capitals of graffiti. Street art has played an important role and reflects the history of political and social events in the city…1000s of examples (and I am not kidding) located on every street corner. "

in the loop


happy birthday mr cage
happy birthday mr cage

Sydney Opera House celebrates the centenary of John Cage's birth with a mini-festival featuring New York ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars and Sydney's Ensemble Offspring

giveaway: the pause that enlivens
giveaway: the pause that enlivens

PauseFest returns to Melbourne in November celebrating the future with industry panels, workshops and a jam-packed screening program

quick picks
quick picks

Deanne Butterworth, Twinships, West Space, Melbourne; Mish Grigor, Winner, Firstdraft, Sydney; Gaelle Mellis, Take Up Thy Bed and Walk, Vitalstatistix, Adelaide; First Amongst Equals (Part II) curator Leigh Robb, PICA, Perth; Swedish for Argument, curator Holly Williams, UTS Gallery, Sydney

opportunties
opportunties

Spaced: art out of place, IASKA, expressions of interest; In-Habit and Seedpod, Punctum, expressions of interest; ISEA 2013, call for conference participation; Melbourne Filmmaking Summer School, University of Melbourne; Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards nominations

sep 18, 2012

articles/reviews


claire edwardes & damien ricketson, ensemble offspring
claire edwardes & damien ricketson, ensemble offspring

Ensemble Offspring co-directors discuss the thinking behind their eclectic programming of contemporary classical and new music, the ensemble's longevity and aims for audience development

profile: stephen whittington
profile: stephen whittington

Chris Reid surveys the activities of Adelaide-based composer/pianist/educator Stephen Whittington including his recent John Cage Day celebrations at Elder Hall

anne teresa de keersmaeker speaks
anne teresa de keersmaeker speaks

Keith Gallasch shares his hurried notes from the inspiring after show talk with Rosas choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker discussing En Atendant & Cesna at Carriageworks, part of the Biennale of Sydney

features


soundcapsule #5
soundcapsule #5

Free downloadable sounds to tickle your cilia from artists recently featured in RT Ensemble Offspring - Professor Bad Trip Lesson 3 Thembi Soddell - Artefact Performance (excerpt) Lawrence English - Coprinus Comatus Eugene Carchesio - Circle Music 4

realtime travellers: munich, germany
realtime travellers: munich, germany
traveller: glyn roberts, playwright/producer

…Munich is a babe in the most non-gendered sense of the word (purely because I don’t know the gender of Munich yet). He/She is an elegant androgynous creature, not afraid of its past, its future or the over-use of primary colours when dressing…

in the loop


quick picks
quick picks

Crack Theatre Festival, TINA, Newcastle; South Australian Film Corporation 40 year anniversary celebrations; Synaesthesia, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania; The Other Film Festival, Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall; MCA: Primavera 2012 & Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro, Sydney; Marco Fusinato, The Color of the Sky Has Melted, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

new spaces & opportunities
new spaces & opportunities

107 Projects, Redfern, Sydney; The Arts Platform, Surry Hills, Sydney; Next Wave, Kickstart national applications; New Music Network Mini Series, national applications

sep 5, 2012

articles/reviews


sound full, dunedin public art gallery
sound full, dunedin public art gallery

NZ correspondent Sally Ann McIntyre probes the implications of sound in this exhibition curated by Caleb Kelly and Aaron Kreisler featuring work by Australian and New Zealand artists

fräulein julie, katie mitchell
fräulein julie, katie mitchell

Jana Perkovic is mesmerised by this live film/theatre adaptation of the Strindberg classic, currently in repertoire at Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin

entity, random dance, itunes digital release
entity, random dance, itunes digital release

Gail Priest looks at digtital broadcasts and distribution of live performance, with reference to the recent iTunes release of Wayne McGregor's 2008 work Entity

the wedding party, amanda jane
the wedding party, amanda jane

Katerina Sakkas considers the lightness of being in this Australian take on the rom-com, hitting cinemas in October

features


realtime travellers
realtime travellers

micro-guides for arts adventurers to the world’s most intriguing cities including Detroit, Beijing, Yogyakarta, Wroclaw, Beirut, Shanghai, Berlin, Hong Kong, Barcelona, New York, Sarajevo, Turku

in the loop


ozasia, adelaide festival centre
ozasia, adelaide festival centre

This year's annual showcase of performance, visual art and film from the Asian region graces Adelaide in September, this time with an Indian flavour

speak to me, experimenta
speak to me, experimenta

Experimenta's 5th biennial of media art is about to launch with an enticing range of commissions and contributions from Australian and international artists

quick picks & opportunities
quick picks & opportunities

TarraWarra Biennial, Yarra Valley, Victoria; UNDER_SCORED, Brisbane; iD Digital Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra; 13 Voids, Mark Themann, AEAF, Adelaide; Fearless, Milk Crate Theatre, Carriageworks, Sydney; CCP Declares: On the nature of things, CCP, Melbourne OPPORTUNITIES: The Right Foot Project, Dirty Feet

giveaway: rosas' cesna, carriageworks
giveaway: rosas' cesna, carriageworks

In association with the 18th Biennale of Sydney: all our relations, Carriageworks is presenting the Australian premiere of two new works by renowned Belgian contemporary dance ensemble, Rosas, directed by the legendary choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. We have 4 double passes to Rosas' Cesena, September 15.

aug 21, 2012

articles/reviews


time machine, serial space
time machine, serial space

Dan MacKinlay is anxiously suspended in time amongst the detritus of art in Serial Space's inaugural celebration of time-based practices

parallel universes, the block, qut
parallel universes, the block, qut

New RT writer Sarah-Mace Dennis is shadowed by memory and media as she experiences this historical video art overview

no place, ql2
no place, ql2

Zsuzsanna Soboslay queries states of consciousness in this media-heightened dance work exploring hypnogogia by emerging choreographer Adelina Larsson

16th sydney film school festival
16th sydney film school festival

Keith Gallasch selects some highlights from this leading film school's annual screening festival

under the radar, brisbane festival
under the radar, brisbane festival

Virginia Baxter walks us through some radical explorations in this upcoming festival of hybrid, underground and alternative performance

in the loop


dancing season
dancing season

Sydney Opera House's Spring Dance festival of international and local dance curated by Rafael Bonachela

sonic capers
sonic capers

Jon Rose and collaborators takes the Sound Circus to the corner country (borderlands of NSW, QLD & SA)

quick picks & opportunities
quick picks & opportunities

MAAP Space, Brisbane; ARTHERE, Sydney: Untitled (colloquial: Atrocity Exhibitions), Jack Sargeant & Linsey Gosper, ALASKA, Sydney; Arcade Assembly, Shopfront, Sydney; Micromachina Aqua, Scott Bain, South Australian Maritime Museum, Adelaide OPPORTUNITIES: World of Women (WOW) Film Festival, call for entries; Backbone's 2high Festival, Brisbane, call for entries; Intensive Training Program, dance, ADT, Adelaide; EU Culture Program applications

jul 17, 2012

articles/reviews


perth theatre company, it’s dark outside
perth theatre company, it’s dark outside

Astrid Francis is swept away by the stage magic of It's Dark Outside created by the team behind The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

nothing-object, forever, riley o’keeffe, cacsa
nothing-object, forever, riley o’keeffe, cacsa

Chris Reid ponders infinity and entropy in SA artist Riley O'Keeffe's recent installation which included a performance of Steve Reich's Pendulum Music

chinese independent docos, miff
chinese independent docos, miff

Regular RealTime contributor Dan Edwards has curated the program Street Level Visions: Chinese Independent Docos for MIFF including several films previously covered in RealTime

features


realtime traveller
realtime traveller
rebecca conroy, detroit, usa

…Like many before me, I fell in love with danger, the wildness and the satisfaction of a rust belt being reclaimed by an urban farming movement and all the possibilities that a post apocalyptic playground could ignite…

wired open day 2009
wired open day 2009

Gail Priest is impressed by the double album documenting performances by Alan Lamb, David Burraston, Garry Bradbury, Oren Ambarchi and Robin Fox exploring the potentials of the long wires at the WIRED Lab in rural NSW

soundcapsule #4
soundcapsule #4

Free downloadable sounds to tickle your cilia from Ida Duelund Hansen, Chamber Made Opera; Kraig Grady, Clocks & Clouds; David Burraston, The WIRED Lab

in the loop


realtime's advanced word - festivals
realtime's advanced word - festivals

Time Machine, Serial Space, Sydney; Everywhere But Here, Blindside, Melbourne; On Edge, Cairns; What's Coming - A Future's Festival, Alexandra Harrison, Dancehouse, Melbourne

quick picks & opportunities
quick picks & opportunities

National Screen Dance Initiative, Carriageworks; Mobile States Cluster, 2012, national tour; Parallel Universes, Monash University & QUT, The Block, Brisbane; Inject, Herman Kolgen, Bristol, UK Opportunities: Incubator residencies, Vitalstatistix, Adelaide; Queer performance residencies, Performance Space, Sydney; Australia Council Crowdfunding seminars, national

archive highlights


contemporary chinese cinema
contemporary chinese cinema

To complement Mike Walsh's review of the Hong Kong Film Festival we've updated the this archive highlight which includes an introduction by Dan Edwards

jul 3, 2012

articles/reviews


artv video interview
artv video interview
stuart buchanan, new weird australia

Stuart Buchanan from New Weird Australia talks with Gail Priest about three years dedicated to promoting eclectic Australian music and what's in store in the future

artv video interview
artv video interview
psycho subtropics, joel stern, otherfilm

Mini-doco about Psycho Subtropics, a gathering of Brisbane-based artists and musicians at Serial Space, Sydney, including interviews with co-curator Joel Stern and artist Michael Candy

features


realtime traveller
realtime traveller
malcolm smith, yogyakarta, indonesia

…Throw a stick in Yogyakarta and chances are you’ll hit an artist…The relaxed pace of Yogya, the city’s reputation as the cultural heart of Java, the fact that it’s home to one of the country’s largest art schools…make it the perfect place to immerse yourself in art…

realtime traveller
realtime traveller
dan edwards, beijing, china

… Beijing’s real pleasures lie behind the façade of its overbearing government buildings and public monuments, tucked away in the narrow alleys (hutong) of the old city and in hard to find corners. Here a rich culture plays out beneath the city’s surface, trying its best to avoid the watchful eye of the authorities…

in the loop


realtime's advanced word
realtime's advanced word

safARI, the unofficial fringe of the Sydney Biennale; The Reginald, Seymour Centre's 2012 program, Sydney; Tura New Music and ACO's The Reef, national tour. Opportunities: Ian Potter Foundation & ACMI Moving Image Commission; QUT The Block's Digital Associates Program; plus congratulations to Jason Sweeney on his Ted City2.0 win.

archive highlights


liquid architecture
liquid architecture

To co-incide with LA’s 13th year, we've gathered together all reviews of the festival since 2002—a comprehensive record of this leading music event.

jun 26, 2012

articles/reviews


next wave 2012 feature
next wave 2012 feature
day pass 2

Jane Howard is treated to a day's worth of Next Wave fare including Joseph L. Griffiths' Shelters, Laura Delaney & Danae Valenza's Hull, Natalie Abbott's Physical Fractals and Aimee Smith's Wintering

bellowing echoes, gertrude contemporary

Scott Wark is tranported by five time & space warping installations curated by Marcel Cooper and Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris

dance & interaction

Jane Howard on the various levels of confrontation and interaction in Liesel Zink's fifteen, Atlanta Eke's Monster Body, Dan Koop et al's The Stream/ The Boat/ The Shore/ The Bridge and Bridget Balodis, Mark Pritchard's Shotgun Wedding

aurora festival of living music

features


artv: choreographer garry stewart, be your self
artv: choreographer garry stewart, be your self

Video interview with Australian Dance Theatre's Artistic Director Garry Stewart and Keith Gallasch

jun 20, 2012

features


realtime traveller
realtime traveller
janie gibson, wroclaw, poland

…Its city slogan is "the meeting place" and in my time here I have come across many artists from Europe and beyond who are attracted to the rich strand of theatre found here...

realtime traveller
realtime traveller
thea bauman, shanghai, people’s republic of china

…Soaring above, gleaming neon and LED emblazoned skyscrapers punctuate an ever-evolving futuristic city skyline…the closest visual and sensorial experience you’ll find to Blade Runner…

realtime traveller
realtime traveller
jana perkovic - berlin, germany

…Not only is it indisputably uncool to have money here, the whole city has been structured for the needs of the unemployed.

contributor profile
contributor profile
greg hooper

…When I heard music I loved music, when I saw film I loved film, when I saw painting I loved painting…

archive highlights


dance on screen
dance on screen

A collection of RealTime's coverage of Dance on Screen with an introduction by Erin Brannigan

may 22, 2012

articles/reviews


2012 hong kong international film festival
2012 hong kong international film festival

Mike Walsh is bemused by the shift in the Chinese film industry towards commercialism, evidenced by a rash of rom coms screened at this year's festival

he xiangyu, cola project
he xiangyu, cola project

Christen Cornell talks with Chinese artist He Xiangyu about his experiments with this most mythologised of beverages

international space time concerto competition
international space time concerto competition

Matthew Lorenzon's quick guide to the concerto form which is set to be reinvograted by Richard Vella and the University of Newcastle's innovative competition for Australian and international composers

earbash
earbash
ros bandt & johannes s sistermanns' tracings

Gail Priest is drawn in by the delicate sonorities of this CD documenting 15-years of collaboration between two leading sound artists

features


realtime traveller
realtime traveller
janie gibson, wroclaw, poland

…Its city slogan is "the meeting place" and in my time here I have come across many artists from Europe and beyond who are attracted to the rich strand of theatre found here...

in the loop


national reconciliation week, seymour centre
national reconciliation week, seymour centre

May 26-June 2 offers a week of celebrations and reconciliations with the theatre work Bindjareb Pinjarra, Boomalli's exhibition Winds of Change, ATYP's work-in-progress, Katherine, plus talks, music and more

tiny stadiums, pact centre for emerging artists
tiny stadiums, pact centre for emerging artists

PACT's annual live art festival will return to the streets of Erskineville May 31-June 9 with performances including Bron Batten's Sweet Child of Mine, Alice Williams' Impossible Plays plus a weekend of installations and incursions

quick picks & opportunities
quick picks & opportunities

James Cook University's Screengrab award open for entries; NAVA & Crawl Inc's ARIna.org online resource; AFTRS Open & FORM Dance Projects, Dance Film Masterclass with Dr Richard James Allen; YPAA National Symposium, Speaking in Tongues, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre; Colin, Simon and I, Because We Care, The Place London; Creative Australia Fellows and Ars Electronica's Prix Ars awards

may 8, 2012

articles/reviews


artv studio
artv studio
video interview with lara thoms, the experts project

Lara Thoms talks with Gail Priest about her quest to collect everyday expertise in her live art work The Experts Project, part of Local Positioning Systems at the MCA, curated by Performance Space

fuguestate, jason maling & joseph giovinazzo
fuguestate, jason maling & joseph giovinazzo

Tony Reck experiences the mysteries of memory and the Collingwood Masonic Temple in Jason Maling & Joseph Giovinazzo's recent participatory performance

features


realtime traveller
realtime traveller
thea bauman, shanghai, people’s republic of china

…Soaring above, gleaming neon and LED emblazoned skyscrapers punctuate an ever-evolving futuristic city skyline…the closest visual and sensorial experience you’ll find to Blade Runner…

realtime traveller
realtime traveller
jim denley, beirut, lebanon

…One sees evidence of the devastation of its troubled past, but all around there is renovation and reconstruction, not just physically— the city is gripped by a desire for cultural change…

soundcapsule #3
soundcapsule #3
jon rose, thomas william vs scissor lock, shoeb ahmad

Free downloadable sounds from: Jon Rose, Tromber Marina (1982) Thomas William vs Scissor Lock, Dreams of Dreams (excerpt 2012) Shoeb Ahmad, Kitten's Eyes (2012)

in the loop


realtime's advance word
realtime's advance word

Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, Melbourne; The Seizure, The Hayloft Project, Melbourne; Boo Australia, Tim Welfare, Santiago, Chile; Guerilla Girls, VCA, Melbourne; A Hoax, La Boite, Brisbane; CUE FUNKTION, hellosQuare exhibition and residency, Canberra Contemporary Art Space

opportunities
opportunities

Auditions for Lucy Guerin Inc’s US tour of Untrained; The International Space Time Concerto Competition, University of Newcastle; Access Space Residencies, Sheffield, UK; Realise Your Dream, British Council, UK; Vagrant open gig series, New Weird Australia; 2012 Kit Denton Disfellowship

archive highlights


art & asylum: politics, ethics, aesthetics
art & asylum: politics, ethics, aesthetics

Caroline Wake surveys RealTime's coverage of art that has responded to and represented asylum seekers over the past decade.

apr 24, 2012

articles/reviews


music in the adelaide festival & fringe
music in the adelaide festival & fringe

Chris Reid analyses the shifting theatrical and emotional spaces of Bernstein's Mass, David Chew's Instructions for an Imaginary Man, the Australian Art Orchestra's Miles Davis, Prince of Darkness and the Zephyr Quartet's MICROMacro

mason & hyde's life in movement
mason & hyde's life in movement

Justine Shih Pearson is impressed by the rich archive of the artist's creative process uncovered in this documentary about the life and work of dancer/choreographer Tanja Liedtke

involuntary, one point 618 & adelaide festival centre
involuntary, one point 618 & adelaide festival centre

Jane Howard talks with director/choreographer Katrina Lazaroff about her upcoming work exploring our unconscious actions

features


realtime traveller
realtime traveller
jana perkovic - berlin, germany

…Not only is it indisputably uncool to have money here, the whole city has been structured for the needs of the unemployed.

realtime traveller
realtime traveller
bec allen - hong kong, people’s republic of china

…Three months. Seven million people. 7,417 legit skyscrapers. All on an island half the size of Canberra…

in the loop


dimension crossing, performance space
dimension crossing, performance space

A preview of Performance Space's first season for 2012 at Carriageworks featuring Robyn Backen’s Whisper Pitch, Michaela Gleave's Our Frozen Moment, Victoria Hunt's Copper Promises: Hinemihi and Blood Policy/Aphid's Computer Boy

sonic decadence: undue noise
sonic decadence: undue noise

Ten years young, the Bendigo-based sound collective is having two days of birthday celebrations including Dave Brown, Warren Burt, Rosalind Hall, Justin Bull, The Runny Tadpoles and more

universal remote, wade marynowsky
universal remote, wade marynowsky

Wade Marynowsky's solo exhibition exploring sculpture, photography and interactive media at UTS Gallery

quick picks
quick picks

Sunny Drake's X, Metro Arts, Brisbane; Buru, Marrugeku, North American Tour; Tyger Tyger program, West Space, Melbourne; Moduluxxx—Modular Synthesis Mini-festival, Serial Space, Sydney. Plus opportunities: Brisbane-Singapore exchange; Artspace Studio Residencies 2013; Screen Space proposals 2013; PACT Ensemble 2012; Kathleen Mitchell Award for Young Writers

archive highlights


a selection from the archive
a selection from the archive
contemporary chinese cinema

Dan Edwards surveys some of RealTime's coverage of the uniquely evolving screen culture of the People's Republic of China

mar 20, 2012

articles/reviews


artv:  jon rose, video interview
artv: jon rose, video interview

Jon Rose, winner of the 2012 Don Banks Award, in conversation with musician and improviser Jim Denley

dorkbot 2012 group show
dorkbot 2012 group show

Dan MacKinlay explores the clefts and crevices of diy media art at Serial Space

asghar farhadi’s a separation
asghar farhadi’s a separation

Dan Edwards appreciates the power of subtlety in this recent Academy Award winning Iranian film

earbash
earbash
thomas williams vs scissor lock, spartak

Gail Priest on the pleasurable challenges of two recent New Weird Australia limited edition CD releases

in the loop


mca re-opening celebrations
mca re-opening celebrations

A run through of events at the new look MCA including Local Positioning Systems, presented with Performance Space

clocked out & jwc's the cage in us
clocked out & jwc's the cage in us

Upcoming activities at Brisbane's Judith Wright Centre to honour the 100th anniversary of John Cage's birth

norpa's railway wonderland
norpa's railway wonderland

The latest offering from this Lismore based innovative regional arts centre's Generator program

quick picks
quick picks

ANAT's Echology Seminars; Waterwheel's live stream of the World Water Day Symposium; He Xiangyu's The Cola Project, 4a Contemporary Asian Art; Sydney Chamber Opera's In the Penal Colony; The Art Centre Melbourne's Contact!

giveaways
giveaways
message sticks & life in movement

RealTime has double passes to give away to select Message Sticks screenings & talks at the Sydney Opera House and national screenings of Life in Movement, the documentary on Tanja Liedtke by Closer Productions & Antidote Films

realtime traveller
realtime traveller

Micro guides for arts adventurers including New York, Turku, Sarajevo & Bacelona

archive highlights


clocked out
clocked out

Over ten years of coverage of Vanessa Tomlinson & Erik Griswold's Clocked Out new music ensemble

mar 6, 2012

articles/reviews


artv: composer profile, cat hope
artv: composer profile, cat hope
video interview with cat hope

Perth-based composer Cat Hope talks with Gail Priest about her unique approach to composing, scoring and programing new music with her new music ensemble Decibel.

artv: studio
artv: studio
video interview with kusum normoyle, s.i.t.e (screaming in the everyday)

Sound artist Kusum Normoyle talks with Gail Priest about her 'noiseful' interventions into public space.

NEW: realtime traveller
NEW: realtime traveller
micro-guides for arts adventurers to the world’s most intriguing cities.

In this fist batch of realtime travellers we have Nigel Helyer on Turku, Finland; Kym Vercoe on Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina; Jodi Rose on Barcelona, Spain; Michaela Coventry, New York, USA

soundcapsule #2
soundcapsule #2
free sounds from artists recently featured in realtime

For soundcapsule #2 we have tracks from Cat Hope, Decibel Eugene Ughetti Dale Gorfinkel Tracks can be streamed or downloaded.

review
review
rita kalnejais' babyteeth, belvoir

Keith Gallasch is moved and shaken by emerging playwright Rita Kalnejais's fusion of dark drama and high comedy in Babyteeth, playing at Belvoir until March 18

in the loop


in the loop - march 6
in the loop - march 6
realtime's advance word

ArtMonth Sydney including Tim Burn's retrospective at Tin Sheds Gallery; Cockatoo Calling - Adam Simmons & Erik Griswold; Melbourne Queer Film Festival; Il Pixel Rosso, and the Birds Fell from the Sky, Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall; Vic & Sarah McEwan's Cad Factory, Narrandera; Robots and Avatars, FACT Liverpool, UK; Excerpt Magazine

jan 31, 2012

articles/reviews


artv: video interview
artv: video interview
kate champion on force majeure & sydney theatre company's never did me any harm

Keith Gallasch talks with director/choreographer Kate Champion on set about her latest work premiering in the Sydney Festival and then playing in the Adelaide Festival

natalie jeremijenko & mihir desai, wilderness adventures for the palate
natalie jeremijenko & mihir desai, wilderness adventures for the palate

Urszula Dawkins samples the exotic edible artworks created as part of the Cross(X)Species Adventure Club exploring environmental sustainability

interview: jonathan holloway, perth international arts festival
interview: jonathan holloway, perth international arts festival

Keith Gallasch gets the run down on Jonathan Holloway's first feast for WA audiences

pact’s beguiled; shh hybrid arts’ how to lose sight
pact’s beguiled; shh hybrid arts’ how to lose sight

Teik-Kim Pok is immersed in recent experiential performances by Sydney emerging artists

21st international annual flickerfest short film festival
21st international annual flickerfest short film festival

Keith Gallasch samples Flickerfest 2012's shortfilm competition before it hits the road

the mechanical piano, waapa
the mechanical piano, waapa

Sam Gillies is intrigued by the collaboration between man and machine in recent compositions for the Disklavier

in the loop


in the loop jan 31
in the loop jan 31
realtime's advance word

U-Ram Choe, John Curtin Gallery & the Proximity festival of one-on-one art, Perth; World Theatre Festival, Brisbane; Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival & National Indigenous Photo Forum, Melbourne; Carnegie 18: New Music Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne; Sound Kapital, Carriageworks, Sydney; Sculpture at Scenic World, Blue Mountains, NSW; Calls for proposals - ISEA2012; City of Sydney; Serial Space's Time Machine

nov 22, 2011

articles/reviews


granaz moussavi’s my tehran for sale
granaz moussavi’s my tehran for sale

Dan Edwards cuts through the controversy surrounding the arrest of actress Marzieh Vafamehr, to appreciate the depth and artistry of this Australian/Iranian film

srdjan spasojevic’s a serbian film
srdjan spasojevic’s a serbian film

Jack Sargeant questions the decision of the Classification Review Board which sees A Serbian Film banned in Australia and defends filmmakers' right to shock

wired open day 2011, muttama, nsw
wired open day 2011, muttama, nsw

Shannon O'Neill travels to Sarah Last's WIRED Lab to experience country hospitality and astounding sounds

features


contributor profile: dan edwards
contributor profile: dan edwards

Regular RealTime writer Dan Edwards tell us a little about himself and why he writes about the arts

in the loop


realtime's advance word
realtime's advance word

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer lecture and exhibition, MCA; The Horse's Mouth, festival of autobiographical performance, The Old Fitzroy; DVD editions - dLux and Shortplay; Melbourne sounds - Robin Fox's Giant Theremin, Cara Anne Simpson's Geo Sound Helmets; Dale Gorfinkel's Out Hear Festival; Shen Shaomin's The Day After Tomorrow and Beijing Residency, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art; Natalie Jeremijenko’s Cross(x)Species Adventure Club, Carbon Arts, Sydney, Melbourne, Avoca; FotoFreo Fringe call for proposals

archive highlights


the NOW now
the NOW now

As the NOW now festival approaches its 11th year, Gail Priest explores RealTime's coverage of the event over the decade revealing a snapshot of the evolving improv community in Australia.

nov 8, 2011

articles/reviews


sydney fringe festival @ pact
sydney fringe festival @ pact

Caroline Wake looks at some bold solos: Alice Mary Cooper's Clown Lights Stage; Nathan Harrison's The art and craft of approaching your head of department to submit a request for a raise; Bodysnatchers' Gobbledygook; Emeline Forster's Dust; and Meiwah Williams' La dos Fridas

christine colllins, ray harris, aeaf
christine colllins, ray harris, aeaf

Chris Reid contemplates the viewer as actor in two recent installation works: I may have to see YOU again, Charlie by Collins and Hold me Close and Let me Go/ I've been here before by Harris

game on, theatre of rhythm & dance
game on, theatre of rhythm & dance

Keith Gallasch is intrigued by the cross-cultural collaboration between choreographer Annalouise Paul, dancer Miranda Wheen and classical Indian tabla player Bobby Singh

in the loop


realtime's advance word
realtime's advance word

Attempted censorship of Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio's On the Concept of the Face, regarding the Son of God in Paris; Amsterdam multimedia group PIPS:Lab in Sydney & Perth; Danielle Micich's Shiver, Performing Lines WA, Perth; Restless Dance Theatres' Debut 3—the dancers direct, Adelaide; Ilbijerri Theatre Company, The Minutes of Evidence Project and La Mama's Coranderrk, Melbourne; State Library of Queensland's Flash Women, Brisbane; Australia Council's National touring framework consultation

oct 25, 2011

articles/reviews


katarzyna sitarz, choreographer
katarzyna sitarz, choreographer

Keith Gallasch talks to the 2011 Tanja Liedtke Fellow about her time in Australia

fresh meat 2011, melbourne recital centre/nmn
fresh meat 2011, melbourne recital centre/nmn

Matthew Lorenzon is impressed by the range of approaches in this annual young composers concert

lucky, ipan productions, new theatre
lucky, ipan productions, new theatre

Lucky prompts Caroline Wake to reflect on how theatre works can best explore people smuggling and the plight of refugees

in the loop


realtime's advance word
realtime's advance word

Brisbane International Film Festival; How Does Your Arts Career Grow?, Adelaide Festival Centre & Carclew Youth Arts; Backbone Youth Arts 2high Festival and Future Voices Forum; Adam Cruickshank, The Half Asleep Pilgrim, West Space; Tashmadada & Creative Non-Fiction's Australian issue essay contest; Hans Van den Broek collaboration, Homeland, FraserStudios, plus Open Day; Pop-Up Oxford Street expressions of interest.

earbash


avantwhatever 002-005
avantwhatever 002-005

Gail Priest on releases by Gulbenkoglu Gorfinkel; Ben Byrne; Alex White; Ivan Lysiak

sep 21, 2011

features


realtime @ totally huge new music festival
realtime @ totally huge new music festival

RealTime on-site at TURA’s Totally Huge New Music Festival in Perth. Daily reviews plus video interviews with Marina Rosenfeld, composer in residence and Eugene Ughetti, Speak Percussion, ensemble in residence

in the loop


realtime's advanced word
realtime's advanced word

Rules of Play, Tin Sheds Gallery, Performance Month, Peloton, Sydney; Art & About, Sydney; This Is Not Art, Newcastle, NSW; Atlas, Melbourne Fringe; Eighth Blackbird, Sydney Opera House; Site & Sound call for proposals, Leichhardt Council

sep 6, 2011

articles/reviews


waiting for asylum, university of queensland art museum
waiting for asylum, university of queensland art museum

Caroline Wake examines the invisibility but also the visions of asylum seekers in three recent exhibitions

the danger ensemble, the hamlet apocalypse
the danger ensemble, the hamlet apocalypse

Douglas Leonard is curiously vivified by the end of the world in the final offering of the La Boite Indie series

hidden: places & spaces, gertrude street
hidden: places & spaces, gertrude street

Kate Warren discovers big visions and hidden treasures in this year's Gertrude Street Projection Festival

portal
portal
contemporary classical music online

Matthew Lorenzon surveys national and international online resources concerned with the practice of contemporary classical/new music

in the loop


realtime's advance word
realtime's advance word

RealTime onsite @ Totally Huge New Music Festival, Perth; selections from Sydney Fringe Festival & Sydney Underground Film Festival; OzAsia 2011, Adelaide Festival Centre; Tarryn Gill & Pilar Mata Dupont's Stadium, PICA, Perth; Warwick Thornton's Stranded, Stills Gallery, Sydney; Bindi Cole, Seven Times Seven, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne; Bangarra Dance Theatre, Belong, Wollongong & Melbourne

aug 23, 2011

articles/reviews


underbelly, cockatoo island
underbelly, cockatoo island

Gail Priest, Teik-Kim Pok and Sarah Miller explore the plenitude of performance and installation in the 2011 Underbelly Festival

peter blamey, emily morandini, ican
peter blamey, emily morandini, ican

Dan MacKinlay delights in the post-consumer DIY of recent audio installations at ican.

the little con, dancehouse
the little con, dancehouse

Jana Perkovic is swept up by the moment in The Little Con's improvised one-night-only performance at Dancehouse

studio


soda_jerk, the carousel
soda_jerk, the carousel

The culture-jamming duo's most recent work presented at Fremantle Art Centre is a performance lecture exploring death and immortality in cinema. Interviewed by Laetitia Wilson.

in the loop


realtime's advance word
realtime's advance word

Samantha Scott's Man Made Hybrid, Craft Cubed 2011; Public Fitting, Mark Titmarsh, Todd Robinson, MOP Projects; Max Lyandvert's Phonography, Paddington Reservoir; The Spare Room, New Theatre; La Boite Indie, The Hamlet Apocalypse, The Danger Ensemble; CIA Studios, Reckless Sleepers workshop

jul 26, 2011

articles/reviews


scenario, icinema
scenario, icinema

James Paull speaks with Edward Scheer about the pleasures and possibilities of interactive cinema in iCinema’s Scenario, presented at the Sydney Film Festival

anne landa award, art gallery of nsw
anne landa award, art gallery of nsw

Somaya Langley takes in Unguided Tours: The Anne Landa Award for Video and New Media Arts Exhibition, 2011 at the Art Gallery of NSW

without and without
without and without

Matthew Clayfield wanders through and wonders about a cardboard Manila in Within and Without at the Blacktown Arts Centre

contributor profiles
contributor profiles

Our series on RealTime contributors continues with profiles of Sydney-based visual arts writer Ella Mudie and Adelaide-based music and visual arts writer Chris Reid

in the loop


realtime news and advance word
realtime news and advance word

Land, Sea and Sky: Contemporary Art of the Torres Strait Islands, GoMA; Saatchi Gallery in Adelaide: British Art Now, Art Gallery of SA; A Mini Festival of New Performance, Adelaide Festival Centre; STRUT Dance, PICA; Sweet Bird andsoforth, ATYP; Aphids, Thrashing Without Looking, Melbourne

jul 12, 2011

articles/reviews


dead cargo, empire burning, metro arts
dead cargo, empire burning, metro arts

Doug Leonard savours two independent productions at Metro Arts—Tim Dashwood and Nigel Poulton’s Dead Cargo and Eugene Gilfedder's Empire Burning

the business, belvoir
the business, belvoir

It’s a long way from Maxim Gorky’s original but Keith Gallasch finds much to admire in Jonathan Gavin’s grim comedy The Business

sleeping beauty
sleeping beauty

Oliver Downes considers Julia Leigh’s debut feature, the lush but enigmatic Sleeping Beauty

alex davies, the black box sessions
alex davies, the black box sessions

Gail Priest is startled by Alex Davies’ new work, The Black Box Sessions at UTS Gallery

in the loop


in the loop
in the loop

PS122, New York; Soda_Jerk at Revelation Perth International Film Festival and Fremantle Arts Centre; Gertrude Projection Festival, Melbourne; Melbourne International Film Festival; Side to One, Adelaide and Sydney

jun 28, 2011

articles/reviews


the barak commissions, melbourne
the barak commissions, melbourne

Kate Warren rediscovers Aboriginal leader William Barak through the evocative works of Vernon Ah Kee, Jonathan Jones and Brook Andrew at Melbourne's NGV Ian Potter Centre

applespiel and nat randall, tiny stadiums
applespiel and nat randall, tiny stadiums

At Sydney's Tiny Stadiums Festival Caroline Wake encounters Applespiel’s Executive Stress/Corporate Retreat and Nat Randall’s Cheer Up Kid

trapture, sydney
trapture, sydney

Matthew Clayfield looks at the breakdown of a couple's break-up in Sands Through the Hourglass’s performance Trapture

studio


nasim nasr
nasim nasr

Chris Reid reflects on Adelaide-based Iranian artist Nasim Nasr's comments about her works Rebirth and Women in Shadow

in the loop


realtime news and advance word
realtime news and advance word

Post, Who's the Best?, STC; Bully Beef Stew, PACT; Belong, Bangarra Dance Theatre, QPAC; Shaun Tan: The Art of Story, Brisbane Powerhouse; Underbelly Arts Festival, Sydney; Liquid Architecture: National Festival of Sound Art; Arab Film Festival; Christoph Schlingesief, 54th Venice Biennale

may 24, 2011

articles/reviews


here i am
here i am

Surveying the best of the 2011 Adelaide Film Festival, Keith Gallasch admires Beck Cole's feature debut about challenges for urban Indigenous women, Here I Am

shaun gladwell, acmi
shaun gladwell, acmi

Vivienne Gaskin speaks to Shaun Gladwell about the significant innovations realised in his Stereo Sequences commission from ACMI

imperial panda festival, sydney
imperial panda festival, sydney

Caroline Wake looks at form and meta-form in two and a half weeks of excellent work by Rhubarb Rhubarb, Charlie Garber & Gareth Davies, Zoe Coombs Marr, Claudia O'Doherty, Dr Brown and Miles O'Neil

lucas ihlein and diego bonetto, tending
lucas ihlein and diego bonetto, tending

Alana Hunt speaks with the artists and amateur gardeners behind the eco-venture Tending at Sydney College of the Arts

contributor profiles
contributor profiles

In the second installment of our new series on RealTime contributors, Matthew Lorenzon and Carl Nilsson-Polias tell us who they are and why they write

in the loop


realtime news and advance word
realtime news and advance word

HighRise: An Intimate Portrait of a Vertical Neighbourhood, Auburn; Within and Without, Blacktown Arts Centre; pvi at Vitalstatistix, Port Adelaide; Vernacular Cultures and Contemporary Art from Australia, India and the Philippines, La Trobe University Museum of Art; Waiting for Asylum: Figures From an Archive, UQ Art Museum; Desperate Optimists, Australian tour; Penelopa, Nicholson Museum, University of Sydney, Art Gallery of NSW

earbash


decibel, disintegration: mutation
decibel, disintegration: mutation

Chris Reid praises Decibel's deeply satisfying sonic expansion of musical possibilities on their latest CD

may 10, 2011

articles/reviews


china: creative expression on notice
china: creative expression on notice

To start our new series Burning Issue, Dan Edwards considers the case of Ai Weiwei and the rising cultural repression in China

restless dance theatre's take me there
restless dance theatre's take me there

Jonathan Bollen looks at the role of memory in Restless Dance Theatre's Take Me There

in the loop


realtime news and advance word
realtime news and advance word

Mike Majkowski, Decibel, Sunwrae String Quartet, Canberra International Music Festival; Experimenta: Utopia Now, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery; Physical Video, GoMA; Winner Douglas Sirk Box Set; Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Melbourne; Head On Photo Festival, Sydney

earbash


blip, calibrated
blip, calibrated

Gail Priest enjoys the paradox of recording improvisation in Blip's Calibrated

various, listen to the weather
various, listen to the weather

Gail Priest is intrigued by a different approach to ecological audio in Flaming Pines' release Listen to the Weather

archive highlights


art & disability in australia
art & disability in australia

To coincide with our review of Take Me There, Anna Hickey-Moody looks back at our coverage of Restless Dance Theatre, Back to Back Theatre, Rawcus Theatre and others

apr 5, 2011

articles/reviews


annette shun wah's china heart
annette shun wah's china heart

In d/Lux/MediaArts' latest production, iPhone in hand, Kirsten Krauth goes 'looking for love' in Sydney's Chinatown

features


portal: contemporary performance online
portal: contemporary performance online

Our guide to the best and latest websites devoted to contemporary performance around the world

contributor profiles
contributor profiles

Our new series on RealTime contributors commences with Jana Perkovic and Urszula Dawkins, who tell us about themselves and why they write

studio


fiona mcgregor
fiona mcgregor

Ella Mudie reviews Fiona McGregor's latest work, Vertigo, and interviews the writer and visual artist about the day-long durational performance remediated as a five-hour video installation

in the loop


realtime news and advance word
realtime news and advance word

Bonita Ely, Three Rivers, AEAF; The Right to the City, TinSheds Gallery; The Waterloo Girls; Tiny Stadiums, PACT; Yang Fudong, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation

mar 22, 2011

articles/reviews


realtime @ dance massive
realtime @ dance massive

From March 15 to 27 RealTime is in residence at Melbourne's Dance Massive. See reviews of Chunky Move, Rosalind Crisp, Michelle Heaven, Shaun McLeod, Narelle Benjamin, Branch Nebula. PLUS video interviews

reuben margolin sculpts for chunky move
reuben margolin sculpts for chunky move

John Bailey interviews sculptor Reuben Margolin about his incredible kinetic scupltures and his collaboration with Chunky Move on Connected

jacopo godani guests at the sydney dance company
jacopo godani guests at the sydney dance company

Erin Brannigan speaks with Italian choreographer Jacopo Godani about his training, his time with William Forsythe and his new work for the Sydney Dance Company

wim wenders' pina bausch tribute
wim wenders' pina bausch tribute

Keith Gallasch looks forward to Wim Wenders' new 3D film Pina—to be screened at the upcoming Festival of German Film—and back to his memories of Bausch's work

in the loop


photography across australia
photography across australia

Photography & Place: Australian Landscape Photography 1970s Until Now, AGNSW; Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life 1990-2005 and The Begin-Again: A Contemporary Art Tour at Night, MCA; National Photographic Prize, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra; Wats On Ur iPhone? West Gippsland Art Gallery; American Dreams: 20th Century Photography from George Eastman House, Bendigo Art Gallery

earbash


new topology sounds
new topology sounds

Chris Reid savours the complex and luxurious sounds of Topology's latest album Difference Engine

mar 7, 2011

articles/reviews


opinion: the wild duck re-make
opinion: the wild duck re-make

A dissenting Keith Gallasch admires Belvoir's Wild Duck but asks can it match Ibsen's original?

putting the work back into networks
putting the work back into networks

Lisa Gye is enmeshed in the world of Networks (Cells & Silos), the first exhibition in the intriguingly designed new Monash University Museum of Art

new music: challenge as fun
new music: challenge as fun

At MONA FOMA in Hobart, Matthew Lorenzon revels in the sounds of Speak Percussion, Chiri Bae Il Dong, Cambodian Space Project, Jon Rose and more

refracted cities
refracted cities

Sitting on a street in Sydney's Chinatown, Christen Cornell enjoys video art from and about China's many metropolises at 4A Cinema Alley

in the loop


realtime news and advance word
realtime news and advance word

Imperial Panda Festival, Sydney; Come Out Festival, Adelaide; Re-enchantment: An Immersive Journey into the Hidden Meanings of Fairy Tales, ABC TV, Radio and Online; Afterglow: Performance Art and Photography, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

jan 17, 2011

articles/reviews


Inbetween Time 2010
Inbetween Time 2010

RealTime’s writers review the Inbetween Time Festival of Live Art and Intrigue 2010 in Bristol, UK

the unbearable lightness of unconsciousness
the unbearable lightness of unconsciousness

Keith Gallasch considers the ambivalent after-effects of survival in Force Majeure's gripping Not in a Million Years

non-danse's indelible traces
non-danse's indelible traces

Weeks after, Alex Lazaridis Ferguson is still immersed in choreographer Christian Rizzo's enigmatic b.c. janvier, 1545, fontainbleu

a comic-romantic crusader for our times
a comic-romantic crusader for our times

Kirsten Krauth succumbs to the charms of a would-be superhero without super powers in Leon Ford's excellent feature film debt, Griff the Invisible

nature, technologically
nature, technologically

Laetitia Wilson encounters the environmentally focused art of Kerstin Ergenzinger, Guillaume Marmin and Yi Ping Yang, Yun-Ju Chen and Chih-Chieh Huang in Taipei's Digital Arts Festival, Cluster

in the loop


realtime news and advance word
realtime news and advance word

Flickerfest Tour; Lisa Havilah is the new CEO of CarriageWorks, Jeff Khan joins Performance Space; Arctic Residency report at Midsumma; Australian-Asian art connections; Colbert and censorship

dec 22, 2010

articles/reviews


live art & beyond
live art & beyond

Sophie Travers speaks with Helen Cole, the producer of the Inbetween Time Festival of Live Art and Intrigue, Bristol, 2010

for you, against you
for you, against you

Timothy X Atack feels the intriguing push-me-pull-you of partnerships in the work of Jones and Llyr, Search Party, Action Hero and Pieter Ampe & Guilherme Garrido

complicity, responsibility, reality
complicity, responsibility, reality

Osunwunmi holds her breath while watching Hancock & Kelly Live's Iconographia and stops breathing altogether for Teresa Margolles' Aire

live art mouth to mouth
live art mouth to mouth

If IBT asks "What next for the body?", Timothy X Atack wonders what answers (or not) Jo Bannon, Alex Bradley, Rod Maclachlan and Teresa Margolles might provide

man on the edge of...
man on the edge of...

Timothy X Atack survives the onslaught of Kim Noble's two shows Kim Noble Will Die and You Are Not Alone

oblique ethnicities
oblique ethnicities

Osunwunmi contemplates the subtle complexities of Zoran Todorovic's Warmth and Sarah Jane Norman's Take This, For It Is My Body

you will live forever
you will live forever

Timothy X Atack examines the traces left by Helen Cole, Manuel Vason, Duncan Speakman & Sarah Anderson, Back to Back Theatre and Tim Etchells

two trips to enigma
two trips to enigma

Osunwunmi experiences duration and unexpected desire in surprising performances by Paul Hurley and Carter & Zierle

archive highlights


Inbetween Time 2006
Inbetween Time 2006

To coincide with our coverage of Inbetween Time 2010, we look back at the highlights of Inbetween Time 2006

nov 22, 2010

articles/reviews


skate, create, destroy
skate, create, destroy

Laetitia Wilson admires skateboarding as art in Suspended Motion at The Bakery, Perth

a childhood of theatre
a childhood of theatre

Bryoni Trezise learns from the unconventional wisdom of Chiara Guidi about children and theatre at Campbelltown Arts Centre

in the loop


RealTime news and advance word
RealTime news and advance word

James Turrell, Within without, NGA; Lyndal Jones, Rehearsing Catastrophe #1: The Ark in Avoca, Victoria; Melbourne Workers Theatre, Yet to Ascertain the Nature of the Crime; version 1.0 and post, A Distressing Scenario, Sydney; exist-ence: a festival of performance, live and action art, Brisbane; Inbetween Time Festival of Live Art and Intrigue, Bristol

earbash


various
various

Peter Blamey appreciates the sounds of a 'lost decade' of the not-so-distant past in Volume 2 of Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music, 1974-1983

archive highlights


romeo castelluci and societas raffaello sanzio
romeo castelluci and societas raffaello sanzio

To coincide with Chiara Guidi's Australian visit, we survey RealTime writing on Romeo Castelluci and Societas Raffaello Sanzio

nov 8, 2010

articles/reviews


accidental tourist
accidental tourist

Caroline Wake travels to Bosnia and back with version 1.0's Kym Vercoe in Seven Kilometres North-East

melbourne to mexico
melbourne to mexico

Sophie Travers speaks with Phillip Adams about BalletLab's upcoming projects in Melbourne, Mexico, Tasmania and beyond

adventures in perception
adventures in perception

Saige Walton sees the micro and macro simultaneously in epi-thet and en masse at the Melbourne Internationals Arts Festival

memorial to a memorial
memorial to a memorial

Gail Priest reminisces about the glory days of Lanfranchi's Memorial Discotheque while watching Richard Baron's new documentary

in the loop


RealTime news and advance word
RealTime news and advance word

Rolling Stock, Junee; Change, Monash University Museum of Art; the Awesome International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things, Perth; Brisbane International Film Festival; Spare Parts and Topology, Brisbane Powerhouse; VOICE: Vocal Aesthetics in Digital Arts and Media, Platform Paper, Moving Across Disciplines: Dance in the 21st Century, Presentiments from the Spider Garden

oct 25, 2010

articles/reviews


festival on country
festival on country

Jane Hampson takes in the remarkable Mahbilil Festival in Jabiru, Northern Territory

ghost stories
ghost stories

Caroline Wake listens to master storyteller Trevor Jamieson relate the tale of Albert Namatjira’s life in the Big hART/Belvoir co-production Namatjira

there will be blood
there will be blood

Fiona McGregor encounters Bloodbath, a collaboration between Bump Projects and the Sydney Roller Derby

strange visions
strange visions

Keith Gallasch explores the delirium of Hybrid Dream by Eclective Productions

in the loop


RealTime news and advance word
RealTime news and advance word

Restless Dance Theatre, Next of Kin; Ensemble Offspring, Sounds Absurd; one step at a time like this, Southern Crossings; Suspended Motion, Breadbox Gallery; Dawn Albinger, No Door On Her Mouth – A Lyrical Amputation; Light from Light, State Library of Queensland and Shanghai Library

sep 20, 2010

articles/reviews


censoring gay zombies
censoring gay zombies

Denied classification for the Melbourne International Film Festival, LA Zombie was later defiantly screened by the Melbourne Underground Film Festival

dances of images & artefacts
dances of images & artefacts

Keith Gallasch is impressed by Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Of Earth & Sky, opening in Melbourne this week, featuring new young choreographer Daniel Riley McKinley and Frances Rings

sino-supernova
sino-supernova

Ella Mudie marvels at the art of Wang Zhiyuan, Wang Jiuliang, Liu Dao/island6, Chen Fei, Yang Fudong and Li Hongbo at The Big Bang, White Rabbit Gallery’s third major exhibition

in the loop


RealTime news and advance word
RealTime news and advance word

Bloodbath, Bump Projects and Sydney Roller Derby League; Chunky Move, Glow; 20 Years: Bold, Black, Brilliant, Melbourne Museum; Melbourne Fringe Festival; three new exhibitions at PICA; the Sydney Children’s Festival

earbash


clocked out, the wide alley
clocked out, the wide alley

Keith Gallasch savours the sounds of cross-cultural collaboration between Brisbane-based Erik Griswold and Vanessa Tomlinson and Chinese composer Zou Xiangping

archive highlights


contemporary chinese cinema
contemporary chinese cinema

Dan Edwards looks back at a decade of great Chinese film, including the work of Liu Jiayin, Zhao Dayong, Hu Jie, Ou Ning, Zhao Liang and Jia Zhangke

sep 7, 2010

articles/reviews


make art, drink, vomit
make art, drink, vomit

Doug Leonard finds himself on a bender (well, sort of) in Daniel Santangeli’s Room 328 in Brisbane

singing and suing
singing and suing

Philip Brophy sees 'a war against pop' in Larrikin Music Publishing suing Men at Work over the use of Kookaburra: "a risible iconography that attempts to monopolise the Australian voice as one big rural campfire"

swimming home
swimming home

Having previously reviewed Khoa Do’s Mother Fish as a play, Caroline Wake takes a look at the new film version—the first in a planned “refugee trilogy”

in the loop


RealTime news and advance word
RealTime news and advance word

Sydney Fringe Festival; National Aboriginal Art Awards, Darwin ; Qld Premier’s National New Media Art Award; Simryn Gill, Gathering; Australia Dances 1945-65; Dream Worlds, Australian Moving Image 2010, Beijing

earbash


clocked out, foreign objects
clocked out, foreign objects

Greg Hooper enjoys the sounds of Vanessa Tomlinson and Erik Griswold on melodica, piano, percussion and a few things he couldn’t recognise

archive highlights


art & asylum
art & asylum

We survey art made by, with and about asylum seekers over the past decade, including the work of Mickie Quick, Mireille Astore, Mike Parr, Urban Theatre Projects, Ros Horin, Version 1.0, Tom Zubrycki, Clara Law and more

aug 23, 2010

articles/reviews


on edge, up north
on edge, up north

Victoria Carless sees inner worlds revealed in (please give: it a moment), Shamelessly Glitzy Work and 2Whyte at the On Edge festival in Cairns

magnificent in defeat
magnificent in defeat

Diana Klaosen admires works by Kirsty Hulm and Andrew Hustwaite & Anna Varendorff in The Un-Victorious an exhibition at the Criterion Gallery, Hobart

russian memories & miracles
russian memories & miracles

Tom Redwood interviews Alexander Proshkin whose The Miracle is to screen at the 2010 Russian Resurrection Film Festival

in the loop


RealTime news and advance word
RealTime news and advance word

Tasmania's James Newitt in MCA's Primavera; The River Project; Continuum Sax, AIR, Speak Percussion; Stephanie Lake, Mix Tape; NYID's HOIST; AEAF & the Mildura Palimpsest; Khoa Do's Mother Fish; Internet censorship

earbash


matt chaumont, linea
matt chaumont, linea

Peter Blamey's ears, not to mention his speakers, bend to the low frequency sounds of Linea, the first release for the Avantwhatever organisation

aug 16, 2010

articles/reviews


election 2010: cultural policy
election 2010: cultural policy

In an election where art has gone missing from major party campaigns, Keith Gallasch looks at the complexities of the cultural policy issue

election 2010: media
election 2010: media

Caroline Wake watches the election campaign via TV, Twitter, Get Up! and activist art

election 2010: wishlists
election 2010: wishlists

Ever since Peter Garrett initiated a public discussion about cultural policy, a wishlist of strategies has been building towards a cultural policy

election 2010: cultural policy guide
election 2010: cultural policy guide

Our brief, informal guide to some of the best books, essays, online material and broadcasts about Australian cultural policy

jul 26, 2010

articles/reviews


the bostock inheritance
the bostock inheritance

Keith Gallasch especially admires Alanna Rose's The Caretaker, one of three mentored Indigenous films from Metro Screen

harmony: music, city, bodies
harmony: music, city, bodies

Zsuzsanna Soboslay finds herself immersed in the sound worlds of the Canberra International Festival of Chamber Music

making space in sao paulo
making space in sao paulo

James Brennan looks at three Brazilian theatre companies investigating the relationship between public and theatrical space

features


the 10th indonesian dance festival
the 10th indonesian dance festival

Five days, eight writers and 23 reviews of fascinating dance, including Meg Stuart and Philipp Gehmacher's Maybe Forever, from a Goethe-Institut workshop led by Keith Gallasch

in the loop


RealTime news and advance word
RealTime news and advance word

austraLYSIS and Halcyon, Sydney; Brodsky Quartet, Eddie Perfect and Topology, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane; Sizzle, Sydney; Lucy Guerin Inc's Human Interest Story, Melbourne; Jenny Kemp's Madeleine, Melbourne; Game On 2.0, Launceston; Anastasia Klose, Adelaide

earbash


sky needle, time hammer
sky needle, time hammer

Gail Priest rediscovers the joy of listening to vinyl thanks to this offering from Joel Stern, Ross Manning and Alex Cuffe

jul 12, 2010

articles/reviews


the 10th indonesian dance festival
the 10th indonesian dance festival

Five days, eight writers and 23 reviews of fascinating dance from a Goethe-Institut workshop led by Keith Gallasch

memory flows: the shapes of water
memory flows: the shapes of water

Gail Priest engages with a range of media and installation responses to water in CMAI's Armory show

lou: coming of age in cane country
lou: coming of age in cane country

Kirsten Krauth plots the workings of nostalgia, dementia and desire in Belinda Chayko’s new feature film

new portraiture: cold tech, warm interior
new portraiture: cold tech, warm interior

Martyn Jolly comes face to face with works by Stelarc, Osang Gwon and others in Present Tense—digital works at the National Portrait Gallery

measure for measure: a delicate balance
measure for measure: a delicate balance

Keith Gallasch is engrossed by the revealing interplay of stage and screen in Benedict Andrews' Company B production

in the loop


RealTime news and advance word
RealTime news and advance word

Rolex Arts Initiative Awards; NightTime Statewide: Everyday Hero, NSW; Stone/Castro’s Superheroes, Adelaide and Melbourne; Starfuckers, Wollongong; Luke George’s NOW NOW NOW, Melbourne; Persistence of Vision, FACT, Liverpool, UK; Amelia Jones lectures on Marina Abramovic at Artspace

jun 28, 2010

articles/reviews


hiroshi sugimoto, biennale of sydney
hiroshi sugimoto, biennale of sydney

Gary Warner's vivid account of his encounter with Sugimoto's sparking Faraday Cage in the bowels of Cockatoo Island

blindside: the movie & motherhood
blindside: the movie & motherhood

Kathleen Mary Fallon responds to the Sandra Bullock film in the context of Jedda, Night Cries, Australia and her own script for the film Call Me Mum

gesture: reeldance installations #4
gesture: reeldance installations #4

Virginia Baxter is drawn into dance screen works that reconfigure bodies and spaces actual and virtual in installations scattered through a university. 

animal kingdom
animal kingdom

Kirsten Krauth is mesmerised by David Michôd's feature debut, a film expertly realised at every level and far removed from the Underbelly vision of Australian crime.

in the loop


RealTime news and advance word
RealTime news and advance word

Room 328 at Metro Arts, Brisbane; Under Milkwood at Sidetrack; Increased funding for NSW arts; Parramatta, creative city; New Cairns cultural precinct; ArtsNSW-UTS initiative, emptyspaces

archive highlights


benedict andrews
benedict andrews

Keith Gallasch surveys the career of visionary theatre director Benedict Andrews, introducing readers to the many RealTime reviews and articles on and even by the artist. Andrews' Measure for Measure for Company B at Belvoir St plays to July 25.

may 24, 2010

articles/reviews


dramaturgies #4
dramaturgies #4

Jonathan Marshall reports on issues arising in the fourth of the Dramaturgies seminars held in Melbourne

bindjareb pinjarra
bindjareb pinjarra

Suzanne Spunner admires this improvised play (now touring to Brisbane Powerhouse and The Dreaming Festival) about an 1834 century massacre of Aboriginal people.

tatsumi orimoto, oil can
tatsumi orimoto, oil can

The Japanese artist invites volunteers and passersby to perform unrehearsed at Sydney's Centre 4a for Contemporary Asian Art

Gillian Armstrong's Love, Lust & Lies
Gillian Armstrong's Love, Lust & Lies

Armstrong's revealing feature-length documentary is her fifth exploring the lives of three Adelaide women and now their daughters

in the loop


RealTime news and advance word
RealTime news and advance word

Heavy Metal Work Orchestra at Red Rattler; Dancenorth, The Cry, Townsville; Restaged Histories project, YOUTHvsPHYSICS at Brisbane Powerhouse; The Light in Winter, Melbourne, featuring Rafael Lozano-Hemmer; Vivid, Sydney

may 10, 2010

articles/reviews


speaking with the minister
speaking with the minister

NSW Arts Minister Virginia Judge initiates dialogue with the small to medium performing arts sector

wild party - vashti hughes ensemble
wild party - vashti hughes ensemble

Megan Garret-Jones looks for the heat in a staging of Moncure March's 1927 poem

i love you too
i love you too

Daina Reid's Australian romantic comedy feature fails to deliver that lovin' feeling

the past will betray
the past will betray

Tom Hall's interactive installation marks a step forward according to Matthew O'Neill

gethsemane - the song company
gethsemane - the song company

Zsuzsanna Soboslay is haunted by Gerard Brophy's Calcutta setting for Easter

in repose
in repose

Mayu Kanamori and collaborators explore the meanings of death and homeland for Japanese Australians

in the loop


RealTime news and advance word
RealTime news and advance word

Save Beijing's Caochangdi art district!; Eve Sussman's Rape of the Sabine Women in ReelDance Festival; hang out at SuperDeluxe in the Sydney Biennale; new digital poems online from Jason Nelson

earbash


mike majkowski, ink on paper
mike majkowski, ink on paper

The detailed improvisatory studies on double-bass delight Chris Reid

apr 27, 2010

articles/reviews


jeff khan - next wave 2010
jeff khan - next wave 2010

Director Jeff Khan talks about risks of scale and form in his innovative 2010 program

brian carbee, writer accidents happen
brian carbee, writer accidents happen

Interview with the dancer turned film writer about the evolution of his screenplay from dance to novel to film.

accidents happen
accidents happen

Keith Gallasch praises Andrew Lancaster's new Australian film for its wise and acerbic insights into the traps of grieving

salt
salt

An intensely beautiful and personal documentary explores the astonishing landscape of Lake Eyre

beneath hill 60
beneath hill 60

Jeremy Hartley Sims' suspenseful feature on Australian miners burrowing under the Western Front

in the loop


realtime news and advance word
realtime news and advance word

Zen Zen Zo does Dante's Inferno; Melbourne International Jazz Festival Highlights; media artist Lynette Wallworth makes opera interactive; Adam Geczy's performance art in Gent

mar 29, 2010

articles/reviews


jo dudley
jo dudley

Berlin-based Australian's dynamic music theatre, Louis & Bebe

katrina lazaroff
katrina lazaroff

Adelaide inSPACE premiere of new multimedia work about family and bushfire

matt prest & clare britton
matt prest & clare britton

immersive new performance work, Hole in the Wall, at Campbelltown Arts Centre

love me tender
love me tender

Tom Holloway's adventurous new play about 21st century father-daughter relationships

carmilla hyde
carmilla hyde

A close look at Dave de Vries' award winning revenge thriller feature film

in the loop


realtime news and advance word
realtime news and advance word

Willoh S Weiland is new Aphids artistic director; more art for Easter; media arts and Australia's rivers; Women in Piracy—art, adaptation, appropriation & theft

mar 15, 2010

articles/reviews


in the loop
in the loop
realtime news and advance word

New German film, video art, Easter shows, live art

unaustralian cinema
unaustralian cinema

An argument for making Asian film more visible in Australian screen culture.

lake mungo as medium
lake mungo as medium

The ancient lake figures revealingly in a horror film and a media art installation.

archive highlights


RealTime 2001 now online
RealTime 2001 now online

With the addition of RealTime 41-46 the RealTime archive now offers 55 complete editions!

mar 1, 2010

articles/reviews


in the loop
in the loop
realtime news and advance word

RealTime-Performance Space Open Forum: In place, inner place

internet censorship
internet censorship
investigating new legislation

Are creative practices on the internet threatened?

the endless garment
the endless garment
the art of machine knitting

Cutting-edge knitwear comes off the runway and into the gallery

sylvie blocher
sylvie blocher
what is missing?

Encounter remarkable "living pictures"

gazing at the contemporary world
gazing at the contemporary world
japanese photography

A unique selection of images that reflect key changes in society and photographic trends

tooling the art of electronics
tooling the art of electronics
dorkbot-syd group show

Experimental electronic artwork PLUS view video documentation of interactive installation tr-IO

bran nue dae
bran nue dae
rachel perkins

A popular film that goes beyond filmic conventions

archive highlights


lucy guerin inc.
lucy guerin inc.
acclaimed dance company

Reviews, interviews and articles from the archive

jan 25, 2010

articles/reviews


apt6 cinema program
apt6 cinema program
film and animation

An extensive selection from South East Asia to the Middle East

olafur eliasson & lynette wallworth
olafur eliasson & lynette wallworth
sydney festival 2010

A review of two seductive media arts exhibitions

features


new media arts online
new media arts online
portal update

The best sites, blogs and tools for exploring New Media Arts online

archive highlights


urban theatre projects
urban theatre projects

A selection of reviews, articles and interviews

dec 18, 2009

articles/reviews


in the loop
in the loop
realtime news and advance word

Urgent–Cultural Policy Discussion; NOW Now Festival; a new Sydney Fringe Festival

brown council
brown council
big show

Review PLUS view a video excerpt

what is music? sydney
what is music? sydney
experimental sound festival

Review PLUS view Miles Van Dorssen's Sydney sound installation

features


realtime soundcapsule #1
realtime soundcapsule #1
free downloadable compilation

Sound, experimental and new music from artists featured in RealTime over 2009

sound online
sound online
portal update

A guide to websites that cater to sound arts enthusiasts

studio


cara-ann simpson

archive highlights


what is music? festival
what is music? festival
coverage from the archive

Articles and reviews from 2002-2009

nov 23, 2009

articles/reviews


heart of gold
heart of gold
comic musical extravaganza

A rural-gothic mix of musical theatre with visual arts influences

the view from elsewhere
the view from elsewhere
film and video art from asia and the middle east

An expansive exhibition curated with scope and sensitivity

dominic redfern
dominic redfern
stonewall

Performance-video installation PLUS view video documentation of the exhibition

studio


kate murphy
kate murphy
the appointment

Review, interview PLUS view an excerpt from The appointment

archive highlights


sue healey
sue healey
dance choreographer

Articles, reviews and interviews PLUS view an excerpt from The Curiosities

nov 6, 2009

articles/reviews


johanna billing

features


dance film online
dance film online
portal update

Starter survey of dance film websites PLUS view dance drama machinima

studio


sam smith
sam smith
special effects

Review & interview PLUS view Into the Void

earbash


new weird australia vol 1 & 2
new weird australia vol 1 & 2
various artists

Free-to-download musical experimentations in review

archive highlights


dance on screen
dance on screen

Reviews, articles & interviews from the archive

oct 26, 2009

articles/reviews


reality check
reality check
watching sylvania waters

Fly-on-the-wall inspired visual arts

wade marynowsky
wade marynowsky
the hosts: a masquerade of improvising automatons

An encounter with interactive dancing robots

studio


isobel knowles
isobel knowles
i fell off my bike

review, artist statement PLUS view the animation

earbash


clare cooper & chris abrahams
clare cooper & chris abrahams
germ studies

DX7 synthesiser and Chinese guzheng combine intriguingly

archive highlights


animation
animation

Reviews, articles & interviews from the archive

sep 22, 2009

articles/reviews


2009 melbourne fringe festival
2009 melbourne fringe festival
preview

Program shortlist and interview

come hither noise
come hither noise
audio-visual works

Multi-sensory experiences in review

primavera 2009
primavera 2009
museum of contemporary art

Australia's up and coming artists under 35

in the loop


realtime news
realtime news
advance word

Electrofringe 2009; Wayfarer in Melbourne; Rong Rong; Lynette Wallworth documentary; Lucas Abela; Furas dels Baus workshop

archive highlights


australian indigenous film
australian indigenous film
film, animation, digital media

Interviews and reviews from the archive

sep 4, 2009

articles/reviews


beautiful kate
beautiful kate
rachel ward

Confronting taboo territory and subdued direction breaks new ground

cedar boys
cedar boys
serhat caradee

A finely crafted account of Lebanese-Australian life in Western Sydney

features


portal update
portal update
video art

Reviews of a selection of sites dedicated to video art and moving image

studio


jaki middleton & david lawrey
jaki middleton & david lawrey
you're not thinking fourth dimensionally

Temporal and dimensional illusion at the MCA PLUS video excerpt

aug 21, 2009

articles/reviews


chronology arts
chronology arts
gradations of light

New music, light, responsive video art and ideas

leavesley, costi & stringraphy
leavesley, costi & stringraphy
a nest of cinnamon

Japanese-Australian collaboration using live and pre-recorded multimedia

features


induce workshop
induce workshop
on edge, cairns

Visual arts and performance reviews

studio


branch nebula
branch nebula
sweat

Review & interview PLUS video excerpt

archive highlights


keith armstrong
keith armstrong
media artist

Articles, reviews and interviews

jul 17, 2009

studio


roger mills
roger mills
idea of south

A radiophonic transmission; review & artist statement

earbash


erdem helvacioglu
erdem helvacioglu
wounded breath 

Reverberant processing of electroacoustic compositions

rice corpse
rice corpse
mrs rice

Australian-chinese collaboration

archive highlights


liquid architecture
liquid architecture
sound arts festival

Articles & reviews from the archive

jul 3, 2009

articles/reviews


ernie althoff
ernie althoff
the middle eight

Sculpture as music

nighttime: petty theft
nighttime: petty theft
an evening of short works

Contentious cut and paste performances

review
review
rita kalnejais' babyteeth, belvoir

Keith Gallasch is impressed by the way in which emerging playwright Rita Kalnejais walks the line between dark drama and comedy in the recent production Babyteeth

oren ambarchi, the joan

studio


penelope cain
penelope cain
infestation

Review & interview

in the loop


RealTime news and advance word
RealTime news and advance word

Room 328 at Metro Arts, Brisbane; Under Milkwood at Sidetrack; Increased funding for NSW arts; Parramatta, creative city; New Cairns cultural precinct; ArtsNSW-UTS initiative, emptyspaces

norpa's railway wonderland
norpa's railway wonderland

The latest offering from Lismore's innovative contemporary performance company

archive highlights


rosie dennis
rosie dennis
performance artist

Reviews, articles & interviews from the archive PLUS a video excerpt

nov 30, 1999

articles/reviews


invisible forces

Keith Gallasch

features


realtime @ dance massive
realtime @ dance massive

March 12-24 RealTime is in residence at Melbourne's Dance Massive, a two-week event hosted by Arts House, Malthouse and Dancehouse, featuring leading, innovative Australian choreographers, companies and dancers.

realtime tv channel
realtime tv channel

More realtime tv video interviews including Ensemble Offspring, Stu Buchanan, Joel Stern, Garry Stewart, Kate Champion, Lara Thoms, Jon Rose, Gideon Obarzanek, Cat Hope, Kusum Normoyle, Marina Rosenfeld, Eugene Ughetti, Luke George, Rosalind Crisp & more...