Abstain

This was another of the pieces that I, unfortunately, despite the best-laid plans, wasn’t able to attend.

However, I passed on my ticket to another and they had some interesting things to say about it. Paraphrased and run through my interpretation-machine:

Interesting. Minimal. No fires. Open field near water. Dark but could make out mountains on the horizon in the moonlight

Was Mike Parr there? Someone saying 1 2 3 4 at beginning and the end. Seated performers.

Audience had an interesting take on quiet. Whispering at the performance border or moving off a bit to talk. Turned around later and saw people/bodies scattered around the field – some laying down. Was reaching my cold limit. Saw people in hoodies and shorts…

I’m still sorry I missed it. Though I’m not sure how I would have responded to the endurance challenge. Hopefully, I would have rugged up and just given myself over to it. It all sounds quite ‘spare’.

Crossing: Launceston (13 June 2017)

My best-laid plans to be in Hobart for Dark Mofo this year fell apart. Happily, I was still able to experience a little of the festival elsewhere in Tasmania courtesy of The Crossing, a project by the unconscious collective.  I’m even in the little video snippet below 🙂

Open!

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Highlights:

  • Wondering what testing, if any, you need to do before playing big, dense music in a ‘found’ venue such as this. My ear drums were crackling – I wonder if all those stained glass windows were too…
  • Amusing myself waiting for the show to begin:

Preshow entertainment

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Aside

Earlier this week I read this: ‘David Lynch decries ‘pathetic’ arts funding cuts – and graffiti’

And then the front page of the local newspaper on Wednesday:

Headline: War on Graffiti

The obvious conclusion? David Lynch is coming to Hobart. Probably as part of DARK MOFO. Yep, happy to add fuel to that fire.

‘Fellas, coincidence and fate figure largely in our lives.’