SKILLS LABORATORIES: Shifting Reality
Part of the Fermenting Change Skills Laboratories program.
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. Be devious. Outrageous. All will be revealed (unless concealed) as media artist / 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.
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.
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.
WHEN: 6:30pm – 9:30pm 7 November 2014 | 10am – 4pm 8 & 9 November 2014
WHERE: Melbourne Polytechnic, 144 High Street Prahran Victoria 3181 Australia
COST: $250 Full / $125 Students
The Sum of the Whole is part of Fermenting Change, proudly supported by the Australia Council.