Video still from The Nullaqaeria Variations, Cockatoo Island
The Nullaquaeria Variations presents an elusive series of choreographical acts, in which the boundaries between author, audience and documenter are increasingly blurred or brought into question. The transgressions of these boundaries, and the subsequent embedment of participants themselves into the work will open up discourses, both personal and collective, into the nature of performance and its dissemination. In particular, it is expected the “opening up” of the conceptual spaces in which the work is made leads to works that resist codification and allow new methods of delivery, representation and, ultimately, interpretation.
The Conductors, SEAM 2013 Catalogue
Video installation at Critical Path Choreographic Research Centre, November 2013
Michael Lewarne, Lian Loke, Linda Luke, Thomas Rivard and Paul Warren
Installation at SEAM2013 Critical Path
Chapter essay by Dagmar Reinhardt and Lian Loke, “Entangled: Complex Bodies and Sensate Machines”
Ecologies of Invention
Edited by Andy Dong, John Conomos and Brad Buckley
Sydney University Press
Three days of sharing, improvising and observing movement with Peter Fraser, at Critical Path Choreographic Dance Centre. Lots of new strategies for generating movement and breaking the habit-body. ‘Noticing’ is a key pivot for shifting awareness and creating receptivity to what is arising in the moment.
6 Women Dance, Casula Powerhouse
Collaboration with rope artist Garth Knight. Mentored by choreographer Tess de Quincey, as part of 6 Women Dance at Casula Powerhouse, March 2013.
New projects for 2012 include My Mind Y/Our Body with Michaela Davies. See http://daviesandloke.wordpress.com. Leading into this project is a 10 day workshop on Butoh image work with Tess de Quincey and Frank van de Ven. http://dequinceyco.net/bodyweather/calendar/
Ghost[s] and the[ir] machine[s], an exhibition of interactive installations from the MIDEA Studio USyd, co-curated by Deb Turnbull and Lian Loke, Darlington Old School, June 2012. http://www.newmediacuration.com/gatm/
Biome Symposium and Digital Interdisciplinations Exhibition, August 2012 http://biome.cc/
Black Spring interactive installation, Dagmar Reinhardt and Lian Loke.
I Love Todd Sampson, The Living Room Theatre Company – part of team responsible for the Spence Room. Immersive image-based theatre to be shown at Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay, March 2013 http://www.abaf.org.au/donors/artist-projects/living-room-theatre-company.html
DisSentience is an exhibition of a dystopic Home of the Future, blending immersive performance with embedding of digital/electronic technologies into domestic rituals. It will have an experimental showing in June 2013.
A CARRIAGE(WORK) – THE CONDUCTORS
Expanded Architecture, Carriageworks http://expandedarchitecture.blogspot.com
Performer with Linda Luke, devised by Tom Rivard, Michael Lewarne, Paul Warren, costumes by Francesca Veronesi, photo Baki Kocaballi
URBAN DISORDERS CLINIC
Urban Realities Landscape Urbanism 3 Day Design Challenge,
Melbourne Docklands http://cargocollective.com/urbanreality
Team: Tom Rivard, Michael Lewarne with Francesco Amendola, Chris Bickerton, Tega Brain, Lian Loke, Sergai Netchaef, Maz Salt, Hiroyasu Tsuri and Dario Vacirca.
Lull Studios 2011
Performer in Elena Knox’s 5 channel video work
Videographer: Paul Warren, Photographer: Matt Fatches, Makeup/wig/body art: Glitta Supernova
THE BREATH TEMPLE
with George Khut
SEAM Symposium, Critical Path http://seam11.blogspot.com
Critical Path Residency
with Tess de Quincey, George Khut, Justin Shoulder and Baki Kocaballi
Development of a participatory live-art installation comprising ritual interactions focused on breath, heartbeat, constriction and compression.