Lux Eterna shares on ABC's Lateline

I was asked while I was at work today what I was doing on TV, specifically ABC's Lateline several nights ago. I had the pleasure of being invited to an open rehearsal of Xavier Le Roy's Temporary Title 2015. I was lucky to be in company of performers, some of whom I knew and included in such an warm and open developmental part of this art event, made possible here in Sydney by Kaldor Public Art Projects and Carriageworks. 

Here's the link for the episode on ABC's iView, if you're so inclined to see what I had to share: http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/lateline/NC1571H175S00#playing  (Watch from about 19:00 for the segment on Xavier Le Roy)

I also was encouraged to share a written reflection on my experience, this can be read on Kaldor Public Art Project's Blog here: http://kaldorartprojects.org.au/blog/lux-eterna

Facilitating with Marina Abramović in Sydney

“Art can’t change the world, It can only bring the consciousness and ask the questions. 

Once again feeling most grateful that Kaldor Public Art Projects makes such an awesome event possible, here in my hometown of Sydney, I am additionally joyous that I am one of Marina Abramović's facilitators for the project. 

I invite you all to come down over the next two weeks and experience being the art, being what it's all about through simply being present.  I, alongside several Sydney artists will initiate you through the space and into the experiences

Runs: 24 June - 5 July, 2015  ::  12 - 7pm daily   ::  Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney

Some info on her and her processes here:

http://www.afr.com/lifestyle/arts-and-entertainment/art/marina-abramovic-wonders-whether-shes-even-creating-art-20150612-ghkfpm

#marinainresidence

George Khut and his BrightHe(art)s

Last year I had the pleasure of time off when I stumbled into a pop up exhibition space as part of Sydney Vivid while walking around. I was unconsciously drawn in by a giant pulsating and ever changing shape on a giant screen to which a human being was hooked up. I walked in. I waited my turn. While limbo passed I met and chatted with the artist himself: George Khut.

I can begin to express how much this artwork moved me. Everything is interconnected. This quantified it for me scientifically and more importantly, ethereally and beautifully. I was mesmerised by the visual and audio output of my own heartbeat, pulse and interior landscape. To see oneself is such a way is truly divine. 

It's been used in hospitals for children to get them to self administer calmness and mindfulness. Something most humans can start inculcating into themselves and their lives. 

Enough words, check out his site and should you stumble upon any of his installations - treat yourself. Something truly inspiring and self-engaging unlike any other device or attitude today. 

http://georgekhut.com/


Inspirators // #1: Ben Frost

We all have moments where we cannot produce, we are stifled, we are concerned with the more banal yet vital aspects of life. Presently being deliberately displaced in NYC has prioritised my focus onto finding work, home and friends. The only thing available to me while I find subjects to capture and with whom to collaborate is to receive and experience the work of other artists. 

Ben Frost is a huge inspiration to me, one who bridges the gap, solely himself, between audio-visual media. I Always wondering how my 13 years as a classically trained musician will ever marry with my visual creations, Frost does herald creative designs and possibilities of multi-disciplinary art/creation. 

The latest: The Wasp Factory a stunning exploration into the psychological realms of humanity and the diversity of who we are, our inner workings light and dark, quantified by a beautifully haunting soundscape. Check it here: http://thewaspfactory.is 

More on Ben Frost: http://ethermachines.com

Image from The Wasp Factory

Image from The Wasp Factory