In late 2006 early 2007 I had a chunk of Australia Council funding to research and develop a new performance installation called Crevice. The project was with Cormac Lally (video), David Corbet (sound), Shannon Bott (dramaturgy) and Kristin Green (architect). It was ambitious for sure, and I was never able to get the money together to do any more development beyond stage 1 (or perhaps I never tried).
The design looked like this (and we built and tested this design):
And here’s a little snippet of video (that I don’t think was ever used) that Cormac Lally shot and edited, and that I stumbled across the other day as I went through some old files. The filename was crevice16_viola sunrise_25%.mov.
Last month I performed a ‘desktop presentation’ as part of Light Moves Festival of Screendance in Limerick. Over the years I’ve played a lot with ways of presenting ideas to audiences, and this is a first attempt to use the computer desktop as a live site of performance.
The presentation explores the ways in which mobile phones are changing choreographic thinking and practice.
In May this year, Paul Hughes, Hamish MacPherson and I had a residency at S’ALA in Sassari, Italy. There were no planned outcomes from the work we did together but we ended up writing a document in which we reflect on our experiences.
The document is a PDF and is called We Took Photographs:
Back in February I self-published an e-book through LeanPub called Some Things About Dance. At the time, the co-founder of LeanPub – Len Epp – asked if I was interested in recording a conversation with him for their FrontMatter podcast.
A couple of weeks ago it was published and it’s available as audio and transcript here:
Matt Cornell is a dance artist based in Sydney. For some time now he has been producing a podcast called Wombat Radio. The interviews – most often with choreographers – are a fantastic ramble through choreographic ideas and practices, and what matters to the artists. The website is http://wombatradio.com.au.