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Performature : Performateur #3

06 May 2021 14:00

A temporary artists’ collective based around WeiZen Ho’s thematic including:

Chris Caines, sound

Damian Castaldi, audiovisual percussive installation 

WeiZen Ho, concept initiator and performance deviser

Naomi Oliver, digital video, animation, sound and performance

Michael Petchkovsky, electronic media

Alan Schacher, installation and performance/activation

PLUS Laura Altman (clarinet) with guest artists

Performature:Performateur #2 (2019)  photo: Marie Ngai-King

Performature:Performateur #2 (2019) photo: Marie Ngai-King

Venue: Steep St. 84 Bathurst Road, Katoomba

Open Studio (visit and chat and view the installations) Thurs, Fri, Sat 6, 7, 8 May 2-5pm

Installation Activation, Performance and Action Events: Friday 7 May 8pm Saturday 8 May 10pm

$15 entry [https://performature-performateur-3.eventbrite.com.au]

Archiving Project:Our Unspoken

01 January 2021 00:00

In 2019 Critical Path invited me to join the 2nd year of the Dancing Sydney Archiving Project. I called for “unspoken” contributions and am still assembling them into an audio/video work for online presentation. This research project seeks to address ephemerality – its potentials and its problems – by finding, creating and reinvigorating old and new, public and private dance archives: not only the kind that exist in ephemera, text and objects, but also those that are produced and maintained within/through the body dancing. I attempted to find a common thread in the unspoken spaces that connect and differentiate us.

A silent rendering.

A silent rendering.

Supported by Critical Path, Sydney. Collaborating sound artist: Ash Baker.

Recalling the Picnics of Old

31 December 2020 00:00

This video project celebrates the picnic heydays of Blue Mountains tourism. The scenes are staged inside some of the historical faux rock shelters of Katoomba and Leura, built around 1935 by Tom Adam.

A staged scene at Katoomba Falls.

A staged scene at Katoomba Falls.

Initiated by Alan Schacher with video by Sam James. Performers: WeiZen Ho, Phillip Mills, Katia Molino, Phillip Mar, Nathan Robinson, Alan Schacher. This project is supported by the Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust.