In December look out for the final print edition of RealTime, our 130th. It’s a sad but necessary transition to total online publishing as the print venture becomes unsustainable and there’s much we wish to do online. We‘ll continue to review and report but will show works, commission new ones, curate online exhibitions, initiate new kinds of reviewing, stream events and video-conference RealTime forums and workshops.
Profiler 13 anticipates the move with interactive works and a dance documentary you can access immediately. Travel the layers of an infinite book conjured by Jorge Luis Borges in The Book of Sand, realised as a digital opera by Dutch composer Michel Van der Aa and performed by mezzo-soprano Kate Miller-Heidke for the Sydney Festival. Engage with 10 intriguing digital creations in curator Roslyn Helper’s New Physics, an adventurous self-funded online art gallery. Aptly, Darren Jorgensen reports on the National Experimental Arts Forum recently held in Perth; Lauren Carroll Harris is entranced by Ryoji Ikeda’s Superposition; Jon Rose, just back from New York, impressed by a multi-million dollar scheme there to support new music, proposes a model to create sites in venue-starved Sydney; and Stephen Whittington delivers a rallying cry for the liberation of sound in a wittily provocative manifesto.
Virginia Baxter and Keith Gallasch, Managing Editors
Interview: Atlanta Eke
Atlanta Eke's work tends toward the hybrid. It's the essence of her choreography, drawing visual, sonic, new media and conceptual forms into new relationships of exchange with the dancing body. Andrew Fuhrmann spoke to Eke about her practice and her latest work, Miss Universal, commissioned by Chunky Move.
Michel Van der Aa, The Book of Sand
We take a look at Dutch composer and multimedia artist Michel Van der Aa’s engrossing interactive online video work commissioned by the Sydney and Holland Festivals and made freely available online. Inspired by Jorge Luis Borges’ The Book of Sand and featuring Kate Miller-Heidke and the 12- voice Nederlands Kamerkoor, it's well worth entering this mystical world.
A new gallery for & of the internet
Sydney-based artist and curator Roslyn Helper has enterprisingly initiated an online gallery, New Physics, promising a series of exhibitions which open with extant works by Joe Hamilton, Alrey Batol, Josh Harle and Louise Zhang alongside works altered for an online context by Kusum Normoyle and Holly Childs and Stephanie Overs. Also featured are an ongoing work by Giselle Stanborough and commissioned creations by Ellen Formby and Peter Wildman.
Review: Ryoji Ikeda, Superposition
Lauren Carroll Harris reviews this vastly imaginative and precisely realised video, sound and installation work, in its recent incarnation at Sydney's Carriageworks.
Models in sustainability for new, experimental and ‘other’ music performance
Last month Jon Rose was invited to be one of the curators in launching New York's new ‘new music’ space National Sawdust with his Interactive Sonic Ball project and to undertake a 12-concert residency at The Stone. His experience has inspired Rose to imagine a model for a sustainable music culture in Sydney against the odds of power and property values if without optimism about Australian arts philanthropy and state arts funding.
Our friends at Arts House in Melbourne have three different new shows this month before the season draws to a close, featuring the impressive talents of Brian Lipson, Nicola Gunn, David Woods and Jon Haynes. To celebrate, we are giving away one double pass to Nicola Gunn’s upcoming show Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster, this Sunday 15 November 2015 at 5pm. To enter simply email your name and phone number to email@example.com.
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|National Experimental Art Forum, Perth |
Experimental arts have gone national, but what does 'experimental' actually mean? A series of discussions at the National Experimental Arts Forum, hosted by the art laboratory SymbioticA in Perth, sought clarity.
Declaration of Sonic Rights
"If sounds are to be free to ‘be themselves’ (John Cage), we have to surrender our illusion of mastery and learn to attend to them in a different way. The dominant current mode of listening is oppressive; it imposes use value, and egocentric gratification onto sounds." - Stephen Whittington proposes a declaration of the rights of sounds.
FEATURE: FESTIVALS GALORE
Performance Space Liveworks
Adelaide Festival preview
Sydney Festival preview
PADA Near and Far
Crack Theatre Festival
On The Dox
Regional: Siteworks, CAD Factory
Jana Perkovic, From Belgium
Sydney and Melbourne theatre
Haunting, Firstdraft Gallery
PLUS MUCH MORE
Bodies of Thought:
12 Australian Choreographers
A GROUNDBREAKING BOOK
FOR LOVERS OF AUSTRALIAN CONTEMPORARY DANCE
“I commend this volume for raising the profile of contemporary dance, for constructing an invaluable resource for researchers and for posing evocative articulation of its choreographers and choreographies of thought. This volume is but a small and, yet, pivotal step in ever building and diverging from what Stephen Page conceives as the wonderful medium of dance “for talking about life and that journey of healing and spirituality”, first and foremost for the first peoples of this land and, by extension, for the white-fellas too.”
Maggi Phillips, Brolga: An Australian Journal About Dance.
KATE CHAMPION, ROSALIND CRISP, TESS DE QUINCEY, RUSSELL DUMAS, LUCY GUERIN, SUE HEALEY, HELEN HERBERTSON, GIDEON OBARZANEK, STEPHEN PAGE, GARRY STEWART, MERYL TANKARD, ROS WARBY
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Editors: Dr Erin Brannigan, Senior Lecturer in Dance, School of Arts and Media, UNSW and Virginia Baxter, Managing Editor, RealTime
Publishers: RealTime and Wakefield Press
Melbourne Festival: The Experiment
Melbourne Festival: Fly Away Peter
LH COLUMN: Key image, Miss Universal, Atlanta Eke; still from Michel Van der Aa's The Book of Sand; Zachary Lopez, Ben Stuart-Carberry, Tara Jade Samaya, Marcus Kym Louend and Alice Robinson, Dancing in the Now, photo Pippa Samaya; Ryoji Ikeda, superposition, 2015, Carriageworks, Sydney, Image Zan Wimberley; National Sawdust, New York, photo Jon Rose; Nicola Gunn, photo Sarah Walker.
RH COLUMN: PVI Collective's keynote/intervention, ‘quiet time,’ delegates trying to do nothing for 2 minutes, photo Daniel Grant; Stephen Whittington & Daruma, Japan; Mauricio Carrusco in The Experiment, photo by Emmanuel Bernardoux.
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