A live performance installation for YOU’RE HISTORY!
Inviting audiences deep within the nooks and crannies of Carriageworks’ grand industrial passageways, Box of Birds invades YOU’RE HISTORY! for a mythic late-night journey through the shadows of the human psyche – probing the power of the past, life on the outskirts, and distorted memories in an immersive melting pot of large-scale photography, improvised dance and live music.
Fusing Anne Ferran’s acclaimed photographic trilogy of 1940′s psychiatric patients (INSULA, 1-38, Box of Birds – exhibition) with the unpredictable swing of Australia’s BodyWeather dance collective, De Quincey Co’sBox of Birds conjures a labyrinth-like domain where other-worldly fashion and immersive sound design intertwines with select readings of the legendary German philosopher, Frederich Nietzsche.
performance direction Tess de Quincey
choreography & dance Linda Luke, Kathryn Puie, Ellen Rijs & Kirsten Packham
totemic beings Ryuichi Fujimura, Krisztina Joos, Lian Loke, Monique Lyle & Anita Maritz
kuroko Gideon Payten-Griffiths
photographic projections Mireille Astore & Anne Ferran
vocals/text Mireille Astore
felt objects & costumes Anne Ferran & Katja Handt
lighting Sian James-Holland
sound Vic McEwan
November 2013 Performance Space @ Carriageworks
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
Michael Lewarne, Lian Loke, Linda Luke, Thomas Rivard and Paul Warren
Video installation at Critical Path Choreographic Research Centre, November 2013
6 day workshop led by Frank van de Ven and Tess de Quincey. They will share and explore the legacy of images that were an integral part of their BodyWeather training and performances within Min Tanaka’s MAI-JUKU performance group in Japan from 1984 until 1991. They will also explore a new format for exchange between practitioners and writers, with the latter effectively ‘embedded’ or integrated within the image practice and research.4 – 9 NOVEMBER 2013
Rex Cramphorn Studio, The University of Sydney
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.
Collaboration with rope artist Garth Knight. Mentored by choreographer Tess de Quincey, as part of 6 Women Dance at Casula Powerhouse, March 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.