@artful_dodgers 20th Birthday Bash is in full swing: a great retrospective of past and present participant's works as well as special guests getting the party started in the @themelbaspiegeltent. If you can't make it down tonight, be sure to drop in tomorrow or over the weekend
A beautiful start to the Authentic Embodiment series this morning! There was laughter, tears, openess and a lot of connection.
So present, loved up and clear after it... And we have the whole day awaits of us now!
I loved seeing people's smiles emerge out of movement... this quote captured a lot of life and movement for me... "Vulnerability is being kind to myself." - Ngoc Anh Hoang
Not trying to impress or express for others- simply moving for the joy of movement and expression. As people shared how safe, expressed and open they felt during and after the work, it made me reflect how stuck and disembodied I had been in my lifeX
I sat in a cafe journaling after this. I remember back in school at a dance, a girl I liked asking me to dance with her, full of nervousness all I could do was shake my head and look away. Shoulders tight. Unmovable.
I wanted to dance with her - but I couldn't do it.
My body wouldn't follow, nor did I have the courage to say yes. I was too afraid of judgement, people laughing at me or ridiculing me. So I stayed there, stuck, feeling sorry for myself.
She asked again, and I rejected her again. The deeper pain was not just in rejecting her - but I was rejecting myself. Saying my own expression isn't good enough.
That's been my journey - from that space to now finding joy and comfort expressing myself publicly. A drive or desire for it burns within me ~ taking joy to the streets. And beyond just doing it myself, it burns to do it with others - creating the work for collective transformation. Watching how open and connected we all were afterwards with very few words spoken between us through the session. It left a sense of wonder.. Like finding a bunch of magic beans. And what would happen if we began to plant the beans more fully into our life - what flowers would blossom from this... how would it affect our friends, Workplace, relationships and strangers who passed us by ... Thank you to all you amazing humans this morning, was such pleasure and delight moving with you all ❤️
It is day 7 of TimePod and time is behaving just as expected outside the pod, but inside the pod time is unknown. There are only three more days until Kat Henry emerges from the pod, completing her epic 240 hour performance artwork- she has been in isolation, no clocks, no natural light, muted sound, no food that can rot. Join us on Friday from 6-7pm when she re-emerges and joins us once again on our time scale. #artartart#time#pod#timepod#performance#phd#melbart#melbourne#art#performanceart#durational#endurance
Hey, you know when you go to a gallery and you watch a video artwork but you are not sure if the video is at the beginning or half way through and you've already missed the best bit? Well, Robert Larsen and Marcus Cook have designed this 'experimental video system' that takes care of that issue. Pick up the headphones to begin the art, put them back down to stop the art. Plus it can collect data on the number of views and duration! If you have a video you think could be kewl to exhibit on this- get in touch and contribute to this research project! Video featured 'complete content' by Benjamin Portas. #art#video#videoart#technology#artartart#testinggrounds#melbart
These spots lead the way to Ayoung Kim's In This Vessel We Shall Be Kept, an eerie and powerful installation brought to us by @melbfestival. Make sure you catch this beautiful work over the next few weeks
I've had such a relaxing long weekend being at home but before I head back to Brisbane I thought I'd capture this pattern that I've decided to finish....unfinished!! 🌵🌿🌻🌾 #inktober @copicmarkerau #pattern#wip
A massive thankyou to @drhomesqld for giving me the opportunity to display my artwork in their beautiful flagstone display home!!! I had the most amazing night at the gallery opening which will be open for viewing over the next month. For further information about their homes or if you would like to purchase this artwork feel free to DM me!!
Also swipe right ▶️▶️ to see more of the artwork in the space!!🎉🎉🎉🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 @posca_aus
The Big HOO-HAA's muso is embracing festival life this weekend. See him in peak form at 4am at The Big HOO-HAA 24 hour show!
Ok. Here's is the next 2 weeks of my life.
@soothplayers Completely Improvised Shakespeare - starts tonight for a few shows here this week then here and there
Then @impromptunes Hamiltunes: An Improvised History opening Saturday for a week
And pulling the graveyard shift at @hoohaamelbourne 24 Hour Show Sunday 24th.
See you on the other side.