Explore Projection in Performance

Be amazed as we delve into the dark arts of projection, puppetry and trick film techniques as part of Black Hole Theatre’s innovative Skills Laboratories program.

With the proliferation of screen and image on stage and in daily life, this workshop breaks down the process of crafting the projected image in theatrical space. Participants will explore when, why and how to shift from stage space to screen image and from the analog to the digital.

Learn fun ways to navigate and interact with the screen onstage, explore the possibilities of portable devices such as smartphones and tablets to create interactive live video feeds, and create layers of meaning by combining live performers with screen images. All will be revealed (unless concealed) as puppeteer / performer Lynne Kent and video artist Lisa Hilli take you through a series of exercises exploring simple technologies, film projection, and performing with screen-based images. The laboratory will culminate with each participant creating their own short performance.

For all performing artists, emerging and established, interested in visual media and performance.

6:30pm – 9:30pm Nov. 7
10am – 4pm Nov. 8 & 9

Melbourne Polytechnic
 144 High Street Prahran Victoria 3181 Australia

For more information contact: info@blackholetheatre.com.au

About Lynne Kent

Lynne Kent is a screen based performer, puppeteer and collaborator. Specialising in creating richly layered visual theatre works using sophisticated shadow and digital imagery for live performance, she has worked and trained with various companies around Australia and internationally including: Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Victorian Opera, Erth Physical Theatre, ArtPlay, National Institute of Circus Arts, Queensland Theatre Company, Terrapin Puppet Theatre, Forkbeard Fantasy (UK), and Teatro Gioco Vita (Italy). Lynne is currently a PhD candidate researching the texture of the visual image in performance.

Lynne’s latest work Into The Shadows will be performed at La Mama from November 24 to 25.

Into The Shadows
Using shadow imagery, digital projection and live performance, Lynne Kent animates the forgotten objects found in a deceased estate. An old typewriter spits out the pages of a manuscript. Words jump off the page, turn into images and disappear. A frantic search begins. What is discovered behind the screen will only leave us wondering if what we saw was fact or fiction.

About Lisa Hilli

Artist Lisa Hilli utilises interdisciplinary approaches to explore themes such as identity, race, representation and cultural continuum throughout her arts practice. Lisa has exhibited nationally across Australia and internationally; currently her work Afrophobia 2007 is being presented as part of Where we’re At! Other Voices on Gender, Summer of Photography 2014 program at BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium.

Lisa co founded the Pacific Women’s Weaving Circle in 2010 and has co-directed and produced multiple film projects exploring Pacific identity in Australia and the Solomon Islands. In 2011 and 2012, Lisa was selected as a festival ambassador for the Melbourne Festival and was an advisor for the inaugural Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival, Melbourne, Australia 2013. Currently, Lisa is a Masters of Fine Art by Research candidate at RMIT University, Melbourne.