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rt111 - editorial

At RealTime we’re proud to have been invited to host RealBlak, an initiative coming out of the 2011 National Indigenous Theatre Forum. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, guided by the editorship of Jane Harrison have written authoritatively and passionately about their engagement with the performing arts in terms of culture, protocols, personal ambitions and their relationship with white institutions and practices. We hope this initiative will further the wonderful work produced by Australian Indigenous artists in theatre, contemporary performance and dance by expanding the possibilities for writing critically about practice. Our thanks go to Liza-Mare Syron, Andrea James and Alison Murphy-Oates for inviting us to manage and publish RealBlak and for the opportunity to work so happily and collaboratively with Jane Harrison.

In this edition we welcome back Philip Brophy to the pages of RealTime as columnist with AudioVision, guaranteed to get you thinking twice about the unreal media reality that increasingly consumes us. Philip contributed extensively to RealTime in the 1990s and 2000s with his much-admired Cinesonic column about the relationship between image, music and sound design in film.

Vale Vikki Riley, who died recently in Darwin on her way to visit refugee detainees. Vikki’s memorably eccentric and perspicacious reviews of the dark edge of popular music had a strong following in RealTime in the 1990s. She is missed.

RealTime issue #111 Oct-Nov 2012 pg. 1

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