Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Good Improv/Bad Improv returns to Musikunst - Edinburgh Castle - 29 Nov 2014

"Good Improv/Bad Improv" explores both negative and positive behaviours in group improvisation. Performers are arranged into trios, then each musician draws an instruction from a hat, which they then follow in the subsequent improvisation, without revealing the instruction to their fellow performers or audience until afterwards. Instructions include:

- Play softer than everyone else
- Completely disregard what the others play
- Be the star of the trio

Can you pick which are the good or bad behaviours?

"Good Improv/Bad Improv" premiered at MUSIKUNST earlier in 2014, and returns for an encore performance with a new half dozen of skilled, brave (and slightly nervous) improvisers:

Jim Denley
Jenny Barnes
Mat Blackwell
Llara Goodall
Carmen Gar Man Chan
David Prescott-Stead

Performers will mix-and-match into 4 different trios throughout the afternoon, with multiple 'rounds' of the game.
Good Improv/Bad Improv @ Musikunst
Saturday, 29 November 2014 - 2:30pm
Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 681 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056

Saturday, 8 November 2014

SLV Wake - Melbourne CBD - 13 Nov 2014

Chun-liang Liu and Clinton Green return to the recent scene of the crime/triumph for another public place performance/action, this time joined by Shani Holmes.

Chun-liang Liu - dance, movement
Clinton Green - Finnegans Wake, noise
Shani Holmes - Finnegans Wake, song

Venue - Steps/lawns in front of State Library Victoria, cnr Swanston and La Trobe Streets, Melbourne.

Thursday 13 November 2014, 7:30pm

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

OpenLAB November - Sunday 2nd

We're back!! This Sunday!!
FREE 2nd November Sunday 2pm at the Docklands Library Performance Space (3rd Floor) we have special guests Jesse Stevens from Cake Industries and Alex Gibson from Artbox.
ArtBox- Alex Gibson

Alex has exhibited independently in Asia and Australia, exhibitions include The Tokyo International Exhibition Center: Bigsite (2005), Next Wave Festival (2008 and 2010), and The Melbourne International Arts Festival (2008). He was nominated for a Green Room Award in the category of Outstanding Video Scenography - New Form (2007). He has also received the Stoll Trust Award (2001), Friends of the VCA Award (2003), George Hicks Prize (2004), LWL Award (2006), Orloff Family Trust Award (2006) and the Australian Postgraduate Award (2007-2008). He has lectured at the The University of Melbourne Faculty of Science (2007-2008), Education (2007-2008) and at The Victorian College of the Arts (2006-2008) on Art and Technology subjects. Alex has received residencies in Tokyo, Koenji (2005), Beijing, Red Gate Studios (2010-2011) and Blender Studios (2010-2012). He is currently working on Artbox Video Art Player ( and making drawings for his own private collection.
Cake Industries - Jesse Stevens
Media Artists Jesse Stevens & Dean Petersen have worked under the collaborative pseudonym of Cake Industries since 2006. They are artists, tinkerers and futuristic dreamers. Their practice uses electromechanics, handmade electronics, and robotics to create anthropomorphic and autonomous objects that embrace retro-futurism. Heavily influenced by 1950s science fiction dystopia, Cake Industries’ installations, performances, and sculptural objects anachronistically portray society in order to investigate narratives, culture, reality, and future.

Open LABs is here to share and explore the wonderful world of creative makers. Each talk allows artists, musicians, engineers, performers, and designers to come together and share their work and creative passions with the public and other creatives.

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The Birds Conference - La Mama 7-9 Nov 2014

Perhaps this story starts from this phrase: “I am the Truth”

A faith that embraces nothing more than the one Living Truth, animating the hearts of mystics through the ages and across the world.
The story of this performance is based on the 4500-line Iranian epic poem The Conference of the Birds; its captivating poetic style explores the fundamental nature of truth (God, wisdom). The birds of the world, each of which holds special significance, seek out the Simorgh - a mythical Persian bird much like the phoenix. 

Brook’s stage adaptation of this 12th-century Persian poem first came on stage in 1979.

Performer, advisor, puppeteer and puppet maker:
Elnaz Sheshgelani

Directors: Lloyd Jones, Scott Mostafa Welsh,
Ren Walters, Rick Evertsz and Kerry Davies

Music and sound by Clinton Green

Vocal: Shani Holmes

Part of La Mama’s 2014 EXPLORATIONS Season | 03 9347 6142

Fri 6.30pm | Sat 8.30pm | Sun 6.30pm @ La Mama Theatre, 205 Faraday Street, Carlton
All tickets $15

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Library Dreams - Melbourne CBD - 2 Nov 2014

Dual, simultaneous, parallel and intersecting performances/actions from:

Hi-God People
Clinton Green & Chun-liang Liu

Sunday 2 November, 1pm.

State Library of Victoria - front lawn/steps, cnr La Trobe and Swanston Streets, City.
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re::set your halloween - 8 sites, 10 artists, bikes, tacos, beers and you!

This Friday night 6:30-10pm take a spangly halloween art trip with the re::set Trainspotters INC along the Upfield bike path.

8 sites, 10 artists, bikes, tacos, beers and you!

Fri 31 Oct 6:30-10pm free