GOING DOWN on Millennial Life: From Sex to Stereotypes
Entertainment / Theatre and Stage shows

GOING DOWN on Millennial Life: From Sex to Stereotypes

Millennial life’s sex, lies and stereotypes come up on stage in ‘Going Down’. Temptation and cheating are rife, but it’s not all driven by sex. The true climax this writer seeks is success. Nat, played by the relentlessly energetic Catherine Davies, is author of ‘Banana Girl’ a memoir which despite it’s sexually explicit story, is … Continue reading

How to HOTDESK…. #LIKEABOSS
Art / Design

How to HOTDESK…. #LIKEABOSS

Prepare to work #LIKEABOSS HOTDESKING seriously got a whole new meaning. Woolloomooloo is one of Sydney’s ultimate spots for hot property. If you dream of an office with million dollar views to Woolloomooloo’s Finger Wharf, amongst glamorous people and glistening yachts, perhaps you are the anonymous chair donor who transformed James McCallum’s sculpture ‘The Library’ … Continue reading

SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER Heats up with violet Femmes
Entertainment / Film / Theatre and Stage shows

SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER Heats up with violet Femmes

“A poet’s work is his life, and his life is his work”. When I first discovered the legendary Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer, I was captivated by Violet and how she understood the symbiotic relationship between her son’s life and his poetic creations. Perhaps this was because it mirrors the interdependence of a child in … Continue reading

SEMICONDUCTOR ~ Human Equation of Digital Creation
Art

SEMICONDUCTOR ~ Human Equation of Digital Creation

RUTH JARMAN + JOE GERHARDT = SEMICONDUCTOR. That’s a simple equation. And Semiconductor are now part of the 21st Biennale of Sydney. Rather timely. They came together as Semiconductor in 1997, so it’s their 21st too. More timely: their practice parallels the theme of Sydney Biennale 2018: ‘SUPERPOSITION’. It’s as if Biennale Sydney “Superposition” could not … Continue reading

The SPELLBINDING SEMICONDUCTOR
Art

The SPELLBINDING SEMICONDUCTOR

I’m spellbound by Semiconductor’s Where Shapes Come From 2016, their hypnotic Two-channel HD video. Raw seismic data becomes sound controlled animation, combined with narration as a lab tech prepares samples, filmed in a lab at Washington’s Smithsonian It was showing for Biennale of Sydney at The Art Gallery of NSW. It’s possible to watch this 8 minute … Continue reading

SCULPTUUR by RIET WIJNEN
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SCULPTUUR by RIET WIJNEN

Do your daily encounters already deliver a dose of about Sixteen Conversations in Abstraction? If Yes: Then Riet Wijnen’s artworks may be too complex. …… or exactly how your mind is wired. At first sight, Wijnen’s Sculptuur Sixteen Conversations on Abstraction is constructed with elegant simplicity that recalls Modernist architecture, and is quite meditative to … Continue reading

CONVERSATIONS in ABSTRACTION
Art

CONVERSATIONS in ABSTRACTION

Lost in the layered, labyrinthine story behind Riet Wijnen’s Sculptuur Sixteen Conversations on Abstraction? Let’s attempt to uncode it’s connected concept: a conversation. The conversation’s script is imagined. Fiction. But it’s existence is very real. You’d have discovered this by attending a related event, a Performative Reading at the Art Gallery of NSW. The Performative … Continue reading

The CONFUSED MUSE
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The CONFUSED MUSE

Without inspiration lit by a trailblazing muse, one’s heart’d be a cold and artless place. So I was horrified as I read Nikki Gemmell’s ‘We are not a muse’ column in Australian Life magazine this weekend, as she proclaimed the word muse: ‘implies, let’s be clear: passivity, naivety, a silenced voice; objectification of the body’….a … Continue reading