Mats Ek’s Goodbye

As we recover from emotions the New Year stirs up, and while we gather ourselves after seeing Sylvie Guillem’s last «Bolero», we receive the news of two other great artists leaving the stage — Mats Ek and his muse, Ana Laguna. What does it mean for a choreographer to bid farewell to the stage? Most…

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Ulf Langheinrich – The Aesthetics of Sensory Overload

These DVDs are a unique compilation of the works conceived and created by Ulf Langheinrich between 2002 – 2010. His projects utilise photography, sound and video, light, and technology, to create sensory environments that seek to question the conventions of multimedia. The videos in this compilation are based on original HD videos that often have…

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Raga Revelry: A Journey Through North Indian Classical Music

A 2-DVD documentary and companion study tracks, in English, Raga Revelry is a fun, accessible introduction to the centuries-old tradition of North Indian Classical Music, colloquially referred to as Raga music. Listeners and music practitioners benefit by having the structures of Raga (melody) and Tala (rhythm) exposed, making this eternal sound accessible to any ear.…

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Visionaries 21 : The Music Machines by Bosch&Simons, 1989-2012

The DVD set is a unique compilation of the works conceived and created by Peter Bosh and Simone Simons between 1989 – 2012. Inspired by the physicist Nikola Tesla’s legendary experiments in 1896, Bosch & Simons have produced a large series of works based on vibration and resonance. They created installations in museums, at International…

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An Interview with Albie Thoms

by Kriszta Doczy This precious interview had been planned by Albie Thoms and Kriszta Doczy since the beginning of 2012. During that year Albie was battling with his illness and using every drop of his energy to finish his book “My Gen” about the Sixties alternative underground film makers and artists in Sydney. Finally, just…

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Visionaries 21 : Blurring the boundaries

Craig Walsh is primarily interested in hybrid and  site-specific projects and the exploration of alternative contexts for  contemporary art. He often utilises projection in response to existing  environments and landscapes. He has worked across a range of art forms  including theatre, architecture, public works, gallery exhibitions,  natural environments and festivals. His work has been shown…

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Kit Guyatt Films: President Johnson’s Visit, Balmain and The Phallic Forest

1. President Johnson’s Visit: A comment on U.S. President Lyndon Johnson’s 1966 Australian tour, while Australian and American troops fought in Vietnam. 2. Balmain: “An enquiry, at once lyrical and tragic, into the reality of (the inner Sydney suburb of) Balmain in 1969 – an historic, beautiful and ideally located residential suburb threatened with partial…

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Visionaries 21 : Holographic Perspective

Artist Martina Mrongovius takes us through her work with holography. Using a medium that is often associated with security imaging and science fiction Martina describes how holograms influence her creative practice. Unlike conventional still-life holography, Martina’s holographic compositions experiment with optically stenciling together multiple recordings to create spatially animated scenes. See more

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The Stanislavski Century

Konstantin Stanislavski has been named alongside Freud and Einstein as one of the three greatest visionaries of the 20th Century. Stanislavski was the greatest actor of his age – founder of the celebrated Moscow Art Theater. He introduced the plays of Chekhov and Gorki to the world. He invented stage direction, laid the foundations of…

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Experiments

Projected on two screens, with two separate soundtracks, the always exceptional, and occasionally brilliant, photographic images are enhanced by de Bruyn’s rigorous control over a wide variety of experimental techniques. Without overindulging in any of them, de Bruyn uses animation, optical illusions, time lapse, solarization, hand tinting, flash frames, refilming and flicker effects, accompanied by…

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Conversations with my Mother

An intense and sometimes disturbing series of encounters between the filmmaker and his mother as they relive the traumatic years of his childhood and adolescence. Following the migration of the family to Australia from Holland in the difficult postwar years they had to grapple with problems of housing, social injustice and adjustment made more difficult…

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Working Forensically: Collaborative Directing in Contemporary Theatre

NEW! A discussion between Richard Murphet (Director/Writer) and Leisa Shelton  (Director/Performer) about their years of collaboration in directing,  during which they have produced 5 new theatre works. The discussion  makes a clear distinction between collaboration and group devising, and  outlines 4 modes of collaboration that the two artists have undertaken  in their working process. The…

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