PREMIERE - GASWORKS ARTS PARK / 30 MAY - 1 JUNE 2024
This new dance installation is an impressive kaleidoscope of sculpture, light, sound and the moving body.
Impressive light states appear and shift as the sculpture and the body find balance; while the work features a live collaboration with sound artist Isadore, whose haunting vocals and instrumentation are guided by the often unpredictable interplay between body and form.
Access Memory is a new performance installation exploring precariousness and how we sustain ourselves during times of socio-political upheaval/uncertainty, domestically and globally. Is this a process of internal ‘industrial work or scaffolding’, drawing on everything we know and experience in life - good and bad. Through the manipulation of structural forms (large cylinders), this new work continues my interest in using sculpture, light, sound and movement to create environments that ask audiences to consider their response to current experiences.
The forms are nondescript and the process of defining them is an act of choreography. Movement is developed via the manipulation of the forms – a physical response to something structural - and the forms are given meaning by the presence of the body with them. This creates imagery that mimics moments, memories and emotions present in the process of finding stability in precarious situations. The forms are used to build structures to sustain, house and fall unexpectedly.
Access Memory has been developed via residencies with Guts Dance Alice Springs, Goods Shed Arts (Castlemaine) and Lucy Guerin Inc (Melbourne).
This project was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.
Video Documentation: Cobie Orger
Images: (Above) Jeff Busby (Below) Cam Matheson Courtesy of Shepparton