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in time series, 2005-2007


Lisa Griffiths, As You Take Time Lisa Griffiths, As You Take Time
photo Patrick Neu
These works deal with time and timing; how we sense time, never seem to have enough of it, how we deal with the inevitable passing of it. The series comprises film, live performance, gallery installation and international collaboration; all works are choreographed by Sue Healey in collaboration with performers.

In the film Three Times (7:30 minutes) three women inhabit their own sense of time. It is a trio of temporal intrigue. Rhythm, repetition, glitching, looping—the three solos play with the slipperiness of the subject. Special mention Napolidanza Competition, Italy (2005), nominated Best Dance Film, Ausdance (2005), finalist ReelDance (2006).

The film Once in a Blue Moon (12:30 minutes) deals with themes of life-times, memory and genetic ties. This work was created for three performers and their mothers. It is linked thematically with the film Three Times.

Nalina Wait, Shona Erskine, Tom Hodgson, Inevitable Scenarios Nalina Wait, Shona Erskine, Tom Hodgson, Inevitable Scenarios
photo Alejandro Rolandi
Inevitable Scenarios (2006) is a 60-minute live work, which was performed at the Studio, Sydney Opera House,and the North Melbourne Town Hall.

Will Time Tell? (2006) is a film (12:30 minutes) dealing with the fact that while travelling one’s sense of time is inevitably altered. This is a short story of an Australian in Japan. Each frame is choreographed with tempo and duration in mind. Will time ever tell the dancer-traveller what she needs to know? Finalist in the Dance on Camera Festival, New York (2007), VideoDansa, Barcelona (2007), VideoDance, Greece (2007), Cinedans, Amsterdam (2007), Dance Camera West Festival, US (2007).

Finally in 2007, Healey created the performance installation As You Take Time. [Text courtesy of the artist.]

Norikazu Maeda, As You Take Time Norikazu Maeda, As You Take Time
photo Patrick Neu
credits: Three Times: Film (2005), performers Shona Erskine, Lisa Griffiths, Nalina Wait, director of photography Mark Pugh, composer Ben Walsh, editor Sam James, designer Sue Healey; Once in a Blue Moon: Film (2006), performers Enid and Shona Erskine, Dianne and Lisa Griffiths, Marion and Nalina Wait, director of photography Mark Pugh, editor Sam James, designer Sue Healey; Inevitable Scenarios (2006), performers Shona Erskine, Lisa Griffiths, Craig Bary, Tom Hodgson, Michael Carter, Nalina Wait, James Batchelor, Rachelle Hickson, composer Ben Walsh, lighting designer Joseph Mercurio; Will Time Tell?: Film (2006), performers Shona Erskine, Norikazy Maeda, Yuka Kobayashi, Ryuichi Fujimura, Mina Kawai, Makiko Izu, cinematographer Mark Pugh, composer Ben Walsh; As You Take Time: Installation and Performance (2007), performers Shona Erskine, Rachelle Hickson, Lisa Griffiths, Kei Ikeda Norikazu Maeda, cinematographer Mark Pugh, media artists Jason Lam and Adam Synott, composer Ben Walsh

performances: Inevitable Scenarios, premiere Studio, Sydney Opera House, April 2006; As You Take Time, Gallery 4A, Sydney, August 2007

Lisa Griffiths, Nalina Wait, Shona Erskine, Three Times Film Lisa Griffiths, Nalina Wait, Shona Erskine, Three Times Film
photo Alejandro Rolandi
reviews/articles - realtime

the slippery path
erin brannigan, realtime 73, june-july, 2006

dancing cultural time zones
keith gallasch, realtime 81, october-november 2007

will time tell? into the cultural vortex
ashley syne, realtime, june 17, 2008

will time tell? many times
pauline manley, realtime, june 17, 2008

will time tell? multiple beings
yana taylor, realtime, june 17, 2008

will time tell? precise moves
jane mckernan, realtime, june 17, 2008

video

as you take time


as you take time: sue healey interview


other

inevitable scenarios
canberra times, april 19, 2006

joy is in the detail of barefoot dynamics
jill sykes, sydney morning herald, april 22, 2006

gallant dancers grasp at thin air
deborah jones, the australian, april 24, 2006

www.suehealey.com.au

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