in-Stability: Michael McNab

 

 

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.

Michael McNab is a percussionist and interdisciplinary sound/performance artist. Listening with an unfixed body and open eyes, his kinetic interactions with objects, collaborators and site form the material of his work. He is interested in states of play, human and non-human presence as impetuses for sound making, and spatiality and anti-virtuosity as ways to shake up audience-performer relationships.

in-Stability: Michael McNab

Thursday 05 September, 2019 – 7:30pm sharp

Sunshine Art Spaces, 2 City Place, Sunshine (near Sunshine Station).

Free.

Facebook event

Coming up:

12 Sep – Ernie Althoff

19 Sep – Emma Riches & Sheridan Gerrard

26 Sep – Clinton Green

Winter Railyard Event II

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Photo: Jennifer Callaway

Winter Railyard Event II – Monday 10 June 2019 (evening)

Winter Railyard Event is a site-specific exploration featuring performances that engage with place. The event occurs at a secret location, audience numbers are limited and bookings are essential.

I think it’s fair to say that last year’s event was memorable for all who attended.

This year’s event will take place on the evening of Monday 10th June (Queens Birthday public holiday) in the vicinity of Tottenham Station (details will be provided to attendees prior).

Featuring:

  • Jim Denley
  • Clinton Green
  • radio cegeste
  • Michael McNab

Email cdgsham@gmail.com to secure your spot.

 

This Will Be My Last Test (a film)

This is the edited film I projected on a loop as part of last month’s This Will Be My Last Test installation/performance with Carolyn Connors.

This film had an interesting evolution, and was the first part of the project I started working on. I began by asking some trusted improvisers I knew who were skilled in intuitive movement to improvise in the space. After each filmed session, what I wanted the footage to be evolved more and more in my mind, alongside the evolving performance and sound aspect I was working on with Carolyn (although I gave no further instructions to each performer for the filming sessions). By the time the third session was complete (with Emma Riches), an idea was forming in my mind for how the footage might be edited together in a way that reflected in subtle ways upon the themes that were developing in the performance part of the project.

I was very happy with how all the aspects of the work came together. And I have found that this silent film stands up well on its own. The process has also made me curious about filming dancers in other settings for projections and other purposes…future projects beckon…

My thanks to performers Chun-liang Liu, Michael McNab and Emma Riches, and to Carolyn Connors whose work in other aspects of the project influenced the making of the film.

Winter Railyard Event, 28 June 2018 (RSVP required)

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(photo – Jennifer Callaway)

Winter Railyard Event – Thursday 28 June 2018 (meet at 7:20pm, at a location to be advised)

Performers: Clinton Green, Radio Cegeste, Michael McNab

Bookings – cdgsham@gmail.com (places are limited, bookings are essential)

Winter Railyard Event is a site-specific, invite-only performance with limited audience numbers. It follows on from the sound and projection performance I gave at Quiet Noise VII in March. This performance will take place in restricted areas without permission. Audience members will meet at a location near Tottenham station (details given closer to the event) before moving through various performance locations.

The event will go for approximately 60-70 minutes

We would appreciate a donation for our efforts on the night (recommended: $5-$10).

CURRENT 2017/18

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CURRENT 2017/18

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 February 2018, 1:30-10:30pm

Aeso Studio, 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy (enter through laneway at rear via Palmer St)

$10 per day, or $15 for both days.

Facebook event.

CURRENT has been a significant event in the Melbourne improvised music and performance calendar for several years now, and this year I’ve been humbled in being asked by founder Ren Walters to guest curate it along with Michael McNab.

Michael and I have spent that past few months planning a two day structure that will see a ragtag bunch of 30 performers (musicians, poets, dancers, visual artists, performance artists, and ‘in-betweeners’) divided up into new ensembles to improvise. Each performer will perform twice, once on Saturday and then again on Sunday in a completely different ensemble. We were on PBS-FM’s The Sound Barrier last night discussing it – listen here.

Performers:

Juana Beltran
Georgia Bettens
Jennifer Callaway
Mick Douglas
Matt Faisander
Simon Fisher
Susan Frykberg
Cor Fuhler
Llara Goodall
Dale Gorfinkel
Clinton Green
Martin Kay
Kim Kerze
Cam Love
Scott McConnachie
Derek McCormack
Siobhan McKenna
Michael McNab
Sage Pbbbt
Amaara Raheem
Emma Riches
Allanah Stewart
Erin K Taylor
Josh Twee
Ren Walters
Giles Warren
Mitchell Welch
Samuel Harnett Welk

Schedule