profiler may 20, 2015
RT Profiler 10
Profiler 10 addresses the political. Changes to arts funding, an apology to the survivors of immigration detention, environmental art from Queensland, preview of a public lecture on body art, plus more.
Arts Heist: Brandis' daylight robbery
Keith Gallasch charges Arts Minister George Brandis' 2015 Arts Budget decisions with grand larceny.
PREVIEW: Waterwheel FLUIDATA
See video from Brisbane-based Igneous' FLUIDATA, an immersive performance/installation about Queensland waterways, premiering 13 June
Draft Apology to the Survivors of Immigration Detention
Caroline Wake proposes a national apology, to be delivered by a future Prime Minister of Australia, at the time of her choosing.
Cairns-based Bonemap elaborates on its vision for the integration of performance, media, audience and ecology; see excerpts from their 2014 work, Nerve Engine
PREVIEW: Musify and Gamify
Musify+Gamify's combination of performance and exhibition features developments in interactive design with talents as diverse as 7bit hero, David Kanaga and Ensemble Offspring
REVIEW: Castlemaine Festival
Kirsten Krauth is enthralled by choreographer Michelle Heaven's discombobulating In Plan at the Castlemaine State Festival
PREVIEW: Amelia Jones
Leading American body art theorist to deliver a free lecture at the University of Sydney
FEATURE: RealTime Writing Workshop
Writers in an intensive RealTime reviewing workshop in Albury-Wodonga offer 4 perspectives on playwright Vivienne Walsh's powerful and poetic This is where we live.
FEATURE: Totally Huge New Music Festival
Writing and mentoring, Matthew Lorenzon is in Perth for the 2015 Totally Huge New Music Festival; read the reviews as they come in, starting with Johannes Sistermanns' cling wrap installation Space/Pli.
PROFILE: Lawrence English
With Lawrence English's Open Frame to premiere at Sydney's Carriageworks in July, read Gail Priest's 2014 profile of this leading Australian producer of exploratory electronic music.
realtime 126 april-may 2015
gideon obarzanek: after glow
keith gallasch, chunky move’s gideon obarzanek, rt81
garry stewart: dance evolution in the age of robotics
erin brannigan, adt's devolution, rt71
lucy guerin: between temperature & temperament
jonathan marshall, rt52
rosalind crisp: a european future
erin brannigan, rt48
helen herbertson: the place where things slip
philipa rothfield, delirium, rt36
tess de quincey & stuart lynch: dancing the city
keith gallasch, compression 100, de quincey lynch, rt11
Cover image: National Icon
Artist: Sha Sarwari
Sha Sarwari is a multidisciplinary visual artist who came to Australia as a refugee. In 1999 he had to leave his home country Afghanistan. Since then he has called Brisbane home. He has a diploma in Graphic Design and is currently studying for a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.
“The process of creating an artwork feels like a spiritual experience for me. I aim to explore the notion of peace and freedom. It is in the process of art-making that I feel free and I am the most at peace. While there is a premeditative aspect to making art, for me intuition is most dominant. In my recent work, I explore the notion of the found object, reinterpreting it and giving it new meaning. This is to not only tell multilayered poetic narratives, but also to comment on social and political issues such as those concerning asylum seekers and refugees in Australia.”