“The Four Seasons” screening this week

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In 2013, I completed the year-long cycle of four video works that came together as The Four Seasons: suite for turntable. This has only ever been available publicly as a four screen work here (Warren Burt also informs me he shows the work in his Aesthetics class every year – !), but on Thursday 28 February at LongPlay in Melbourne, it gets it’s big screen premiere.

I’m organising another iteration of Music With Intermission around this screening, featuring other performances involving both sound and vision:

Music With Intermission II – Thursday 28 February, 8pm.

At LongPlay, 318 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy.

  • Kota Yamauchi (JPN) & Matsu
  • Clinton Green’s “The Four Seasons: suite for turntable” (2011-2013)
  • Happy Axe (Canberra)
  • DJ Smart Phone Lady & Henri Mills

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Emergence

Emergence was a three hour improvised event centred on a large graphic score by Candice Boyd. Candice organised this event, which took place at Mt Macedon on 21 October 2018. A GAIP event, featuring Candice Boyd, Yan Yang, Ren Walters, Michael McNab and Clinton Green.

Photos by Candice:

The video below is 30 minute section from early in the afternoon.

Emergence (with Graphic Score) from Candice Boyd on Vimeo.

 

 

 

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.