Leah Landau

“sometimes i dream of having a car… and then i borrow my housemates car” LL

Ep 40:

Leah Landau is a dance artist who creates her own solo work, and choreographs with and on others, following a particular interest in improvisation, writing and sculpture.
We met just before her Sydney premiere of Summer Bone and spoke about:

-being unknowable, indistinguishable, inextinguishable
Tere O’Connor and his show baby
Deborah Hay and impossibility (books)
Ros Crisp and the access to play
Ros Warby
-nursing the dance
-accounting for (viewers) expectation
-being shifted by a piece
-the film Leah mentions – Gerry
Reality is Broken – Jane McGonigal
Whelping Box – Branch Nebula
-being punished and sent to your room as similar to a solo studio practice
-hitting ones stride
-the privilege of having an interest

More info:
http://leahlandau.com.au/about/

Lizzie Thomson

“My work’s happening in the future” LT
“I don’t know how to not think in language” LT
“The exciting part of the process for me is when the words start arriving in response to the movement, they’re the exciting words” LT

Ep 39:

Lizzie Thomson is an independent artist working across dance, visual arts and contemporary performance practices. We met in the morning sun at Rushcutters Bay (near Critical Path) and spoke about:

-the process getting from an idea to a thing
-thinking in language
-having a “texta practice”
-being excited by words
-synesthesia as a super power
-doing as a form of thinking
-”its expected we begin with the word and then we realize the world” LT
-words as help to know what you’re doing
-the body exhibited as an object
-dance is super powerful

More info:

http://realtimearts.net/article/105/10446

Gail Priest

“I want to think about what it is to listen” GP

Ep 38:

Gail Priest is a sound artist, writer and curator, her practice positions sound as the key material of communication and investigation. We met in the afternoon sun in front of Carriageworks and spoke about:

-hypertext and sci-fi
-the sound of the future
-the impact of electricity on experimental music
-”we embrace a particular section of things that don’t fit into other things well”
-Enya
-the shift in who makes experimental music from visual artists to musically trained artists
-the pressure of Sydney
-delay-core
-experimental music as outsourced-meditation
-being responsive as a measure of performing
-I refer to this song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I5TC74zQCg
-covers of experimental musicians
-the sound that comes from bodies and the sounds that bodies need
-”eye-glaze” as an alternate name for experimental music

More info:
http://gailpriest.net/
http://www.audiblewomen.com/
https://twitter.com/gailpriestess

Chris Gaul (part 2)

“the biggest design challenge in the whole world is redesigning how the economy works” – CG

Ep 37:

Chris Gaul’s work integrates philosophies and methods from art and design to explore the potential for creating moments of contemplation and curiosity in everyday life. He shares a passion for using design to protect human rights, cure disease, fight climate change, encourage young artists, and build local communities.
In part 2 we speak about:

-what is your hope for the world?
-making changes in the world
-Takeru Kobayashi – world hotdog champion
-iterations
-the economy as a design challenge
-the responsibility of the designer
Tom Burrell
-design hangovers/artifacts
-clusterfuck
-distribution systems

More info:
https://twitter.com/mrchrisgaul
http://www.chrisgaul.net/utslibrary/introduction
http://www.libraryasincubatorproject.org/?p=5048
http://www.urbanwalkabout.com/sydney/blog/post/1274/
http://art.uts.edu.au/index.php/exhibitions/incidental-data/

Chris Gaul (part 1)

Ep 37:

Chris Gaul’s work integrates philosophies and methods from art and design to explore the potential for creating moments of contemplation and curiosity in everyday life. He shares a passion for using design to protect human rights, cure disease, fight climate change, encourage young artists, and build local communities.
We met on his couch and spoke about:

-cricket teams and learnt behaviour
-tweaking your world
-interactive design for static objects
-k e r n i n g
-indigenous australian design
-invisible technology
-impotence and potential for evil
sail remix
-christianity and buddhism
-planting an oak tree next to a building built of oak so that the replacement oak is onsite when needed
-brain bandwidth
-evil vs invasive
-lack of direct experience disintegrates empathy
-not having a TV in your home
-sharing publicly designed spaces with ads

More info:
https://twitter.com/mrchrisgaul
http://www.chrisgaul.net/utslibrary/introduction
http://www.libraryasincubatorproject.org/?p=5048
http://www.urbanwalkabout.com/sydney/blog/post/1274/
http://art.uts.edu.au/index.php/exhibitions/incidental-data/

Ivey Wawn

“life action practice” – IW
“something will happen” IW

Ep 36:

Ivey Wawn is a dancer based in Sydney. She has a practice deep with egalitarian structures and questions. We spoke about:

-What is the dance when the body’s not in it?
-the body meeting the dance after the dance exists
-further training vs “un-training”
-definition without exclusion
-equalizing ownership of the event
-wisdom of the crowd (by putting ego aside)
-the practice of everyday life and being disinterested
-virtual reality to supersede performers as the facilitator of vicarious experience
-”gurfing” = Girl Surfing

More info:
https://vimeo.com/search?q=ivey+wawn
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ivey%20wawn
https://www.facebook.com/ivey.wawn

Tim Roxburgh

“who pays for what? and why?” – TR

Ep 35:

Tim Roxburgh is interested in radio and interested in economy. He is currently producing for breakfast radio at the ABC. We met briefly after work to talk about:

-how people can live together
-the lay of the land regarding economic frameworks and political agenda
-the test tube is just too big
-listening to the experts & looking at the evidence and having informed economic opinion
-the flow of capitol vs people between nations
-theories that can not be resolved

More info:
https://twitter.com/timrox