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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
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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

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
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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