The 2010 Blue Oyster Performance Series | Katrina Thompson and Max Bellamy: Core | Aerolineas: In Mono
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Blue Oyster Performance Series
Encompassing everything from body art to sound, video to installation; definitions of what performance means and what it can be are constantly shifting. The Blue Oyster Performance Series, a part of the 2010 Dunedin Fringe Festival, aims to showcase this diversity, proﬁling the work of a number of emerging Australasian practitioners alongside ﬁlmic documentation, historic works and discussions. From post-punk to postmodernism, this series is sure to intrigue and provoke.
Red River | Core
Aerolineas | In Mono
Full Fucking Moon | I am a Strange Loop
Alex Bennett | Stagpipes and Wheeze Box
Joshua Rutter, Motoko Kikkawa and Kimberly What | Unacceptable Archaeologies
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Talks: Catherine Dale | Antonin Artaud and Dr Suzanne Little | Performance and Representation
Film programmes: hosted by Havanah Club and Cinema.
Katrina Thompson and Max Bellamy: Core
This exhibition follows on from the performance Core, held on the first evening of the Dunedin Fringe Festival. The performance was like an installation, with moving parts and a driving rhythm. The short vignettes at first seemed disparate but it is in piecing them together, which this exhibition allows, that new ideas can form in the imaginary and emotive realms.
Central to the performance and exhibition are questions of the possibility of a shared yearning for a primal connection between ourselves and nature. Each exposure sought to explore feelings of deep loss, estrangement, a collective feeling of alienation from our natural environment and the subsequent isolation of the modern individual.
Involving people from various backgrounds from music to theatre and visual arts Core was a performance by Katrina Thomson with Forbes Williams and Holly Atchison, Vincent Batt, Rachel Blackburn, Kimberly Buchan, Anna Chinn, Ryan Henry, Stephen Kilroy, Jasmin Lamorie, Leyton, Damien Mcgregor, Tim Medlicott, Tania Robinson, Jim Rosegarden, Justin Tulu, Laura Wells, Pip Wills and Tokerau Wilson, photographed by Max Bellamy.
Aerolineas: In Mono
Aerolineas is a multi-media sound and installation based collective, the nucleus of which are the Melbourne based artists Storm Gold and Julian Holcroft. Storm Gold works within the disciplines of sound, painting, sculpture and drawing, while Julian Holcroft produces multi media installations that combine old and new formats, materials and technology. Their collaboration has developed out of a mutual interest in 16mm experimental film projections, improvisational performance and the proto-milieu of the ‘happening’.
As a part of the Blue Oyster Performance Series, Aerolineas are presenting a new segment of their project that explores the abstract possibilities of the monolithic. In Mono is a further distillation of the collectives performative, immersive environments which are both a sonic and physical exploration of the volume and presence of projected light and film and a metaphorical synthesis of natural phenomena with industrialised environment such as fog, smog, smoke and steam.