Archive for 'Brag 464 (May 28)'
Seen the film clip for Kirin J Callinan’s new single ‘W II W/Way To War’? Love it as much as we do? That’s the work of Kris Moyes, whose off-the-wall creations have been commissioned by Sia, Beck and The Presets, among many others. We picked his brain about his latest clip, which is as beautiful [...]
Bron Batten is currently in Mexico, eating tacos and getting sunburned. It’s a brief holiday for the busy Melbourne-based artist after a year that has so far included professional development residencies and skills training in improvisation, writing and physical theatre in Chicago and New York, including internships with The Neo-Futurists and Redmoon companies.
This year’s Tiny Stadiums festival is curated by new creative collective Groundwork – aka Amelia Wallin, Maria White and Christopher Hodge; the theme they’ve chosen is ‘centre/margins’. “We wanted to start with the geographies and historical aspects of Erskineville,” Wallin explains, “a suburb very much in the centre of Sydney’s inner city, yet with this kind of small town mentality.”
Posted: June 5th, 2012 under Arts, Arts - Interview, Brag 464 (May 28), Tiny Stadiums 2012.
Tags: Amelia Wallin, Christopher Hodge, Cultural triangle, Erskineville, Groundwork, Live Art, Maria White, Ngoc Nguyen, PACT, Roslyn Helper, Tiny Stadiums
A video plays in front of a curtain; somebody is retelling the stories that recur in their fantasies. Then we are floating on air, or perhaps walking on water, watching a reflective and transparent set – though it’s too abstract for me to properly visualise. “Think of an old-fashioned theatre, but see-through,” explains Alice Williams.
Yoshihiro Tatsumi is the godfather of ‘gekiga’, the adult-oriented strain of alternative manga that salvaged the form from the ghetto of perceived depravity – while still establishing discreteness from children’s comics – in late-1950s Japan. In this splendid animated documentary/showcase, the artist’s biography – mined from his Eisner Award-winning autobiographical manga A Drifting Life – is interweaved with five of his signature stories to create a multifaceted portrait of Tatsumi, the man and the artist.