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

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.