profiler jul 20, 2016
Change and transformation are pivotal to this E-dition. In Unseen, performance artist Lauren Simmonds uses illusion to reveal an unseen world behind the everyday, uniting us all. An injury compels circus artist Emma Serjeant to reinvent her practice for a new work, Grace. Actor Raoul Craemer becomes both troubled grandson and fascist grandfather in his play Pigman’s Lament. To duel with his animated self as The Ramayana’s Jatayu, Raghav Handa transforms into Ravana in Mens rea: The Shifter’s Intent. On seeing Ranters’ Come Away with Me to the End of the World and Anni and Maude Davey’s Retro Futurismus, John Bailey reflects on how we render others, the past and future as eccentric. PACT, Sydney’s Centre for Emerging Artists, runs programs that turn eager young practitioners into confident artists, but Australia Council defunding threatens to defuse that transformative power. Director Katrina Douglas and supporters are determined to push on: continuity is the foundation for transformation. Keith & Virginia
Kathryn Kelly is impressed by Raghav Handa’s superb dancing and Deakin Motion Lab’s arresting digital art In Mens rea: The Shifter’s Intent, but sees room for their improved interaction.
Malcolm Whittaker’s interview with Director Katrina Douglas reveals the value of the organisation’s nurturing of emerging artists through 50 years of vibrant programming and the need to support its fight to survive.
THE POWER OF ILLUSION
In Unseen, Elyssia Bugg sees performance artist Lauren Simmonds magically transform the everyday, revealing in her refractions an uplifting unity.
ANGLES ON ECCENTRICITY
In Ranters’ Come Away with Me to the End of the World and Anni and Maude Davey’s Retro Futurismus, John Bailey senses our uneasy dealings with eccentricity.
DAMAGE MAKES ART
Circus artist Emma Serjeant (Circa, Casus) tells Kathryn Kelly how an injury has transformed her practice in a new work, Grace, directed by John Britton.
A man who embodies self, pig and fascist grandfather faces his doom in Pigman’s Lament, a solo performance by Canberra actor-writer Raoul Craemer, directed by Paolo Castro.
Nicole Ma’s award-winning feature-length documentary, Putuparri and the Rainmakers, now on DVD, offers profound insights into the lives and beliefs of the people of the Great Sandy Desert, forced to live in Fitzroy Crossing and other towns, but maintaining their connections to country.
BIFEM MUSIC WRITERS’ WORKSHOP
Apply now to be mentored by the Editors of RealTime and Partial Durations in an intensive writing workshop at the wonderful three-day Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music.
realtime 133 june-july 2016
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 (detail): Teresa Blake, Futurismus, photo Ponch Hawkes