in-Stability is a performance series running Thursday nights through August and September as part of my Stability exhibition, where artists from a variety of disciplines are invited to perform with my kinetic sound sculpture and projection works.
The series continues this week with my duo with Barnaby Oliver. Barnaby & I have been playing together for several years, most recently creating minimalist long-form pieces with violin and bowed metal bowls. This Thursday we will be improvising soundtracks for my video projections in the space.
in-Stability: Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
Thursday 15 August, 2019 – 7:30pm sharp
Sunshine Art Spaces, 2 City Place, Sunshine (near Sunshine Station).
Make It Up Club, Bar Open (upstairs), 317 Brunswick St Fitzroy
Sunday 19 May 2019, 9-11pm
Corner of Swanston and LaTrobe streets, Melbourne
The fourth roughly-annual GAIP event/happening of Intersection. Ren Walters ‘explains’ below:
Please join in for a wander around together for part or all and invite whomever may be interested. SOUNDING, sitting, STROLLING, conversing, TRAVERSING, processing, obsessing, STARTING, stopping, observing, draping, SKATING, voicing, running, CRAWLING, stalling, jaywalking, SKULKING, SILENCING, mumbling, bumbling, INTRODUCING, intersecting, WHISPERING, breathing, ARRIVING, LEAVING, fumbling, tumbling, huddling, falling, REVERSING, INTERSPERSING and so on . . .
To quote a past participant; “I came along, couldn’t see nothing so I went home”
And; during the performance I received a text from a co-performer “where is the music, where is the performance?”
The following is the original “score”;
INTERSECTION – (a point or line common to lines or surfaces that intersect.)
Participants continuously cross at the four traffic lights on each corner of the intersection, for one to two hours duration.
The dream is to be invitational through practicing/embodying openness and generosity toward the environment and fellow pedestrians. Taking the uncontrived opportunities that arise through this immanency.
This mode of being may be enhanced or facilitated by particular movements, gestures, appearances, sounds, props etc., when understood as ‘enabling strategies/techniques’ to generate momentum, to supplant self-consciousness, to stimulate a ‘performative frame’.
In circumnavigating this space, our attentive presence and movement will charge an energetic field in the vicinity.
If for some reason you become diverted from this prescribed activity (by engaging in conversation, missing the green light because you were staring at the sky, taking a tourist to the nearest bus stop, etc.), this can be considered fortuitous. Then just return to your activity.
As documented in the video, Barnaby and I performed 30 short improvisations throughout the evening, scheduled via silent alarms on our phones, to catch both us and the audience unawares.
I’ve developed this concept further for multiple performers into Discretions For Ensemble, which will premiere this Saturday at Tilde New Music Festival. I hope you’ll join me there to see how it all comes together/falls apart.