Katarina Grosse: 'The Horse Trotted Another Couple of Metres, Then it Stopped,'Carriageworks, Sydney January 6—April 8 2018 at Carriageworks Sydney 2018
Ongoing inspiration from Grosse comes from Jan Van Eyck's Madonna in the Church (1438-1440) for its non-natural scale.
So I ended up being one of those people neglecting their website and blog during that intensive writing and editing of my dissertation. Since submitting it 17th November 2018, the waiting game has begun, unlike my colleagues in Science and Medicine where 6 week results was their norm. At 3 months and counting, I am busy writing journal articles, working on an adaptation of Hamlet for high school performances, and like Peter Brook, finding 2 hours 20 minutes seen t be the absolute minimum for Shakespeare's longest play (it really has no fat).
After an attitude renewing workshop with Nora Bateson on Liminal Intercontextual thinking, I feel so much less along after doing research which needs at least 4 areas of collaborative knowledge.
Meanwhile.... positive thoughts, and there will undoubtably be some posts reviewing the last two years and going forward, which 2019 is doing in triple time! Cheers!
Back to Oxford to present papers on French theatre and Aboriginal TV at "Adaptations in History" conference.
Looking forward to returning to Oxford to present:
JUST SAY NO! But then again you have to help those invaluable folks that are always there when I need them so on the Scenography front, popped in to help (very little but every little bit helps) Maureen Cartledge with her beautiful set at The Pavilion Theatre for On Golden Pond, and presented model for my set design for Hunter's Hill Theatre's production of Moonlight and Magnolias (directed by Maggie Scott) in November. Too busy to do much more than design and a bit of consulting, but the awesome and oh so capable Leigh Scanlan will take the reins with the M&M team to make this hint of a set model below happen.
Presenting at this years conference: "Medieval Pop: Warhol's Secular-Religio Iconography.
Arrrrrrrrrrrr. With a passionate cast of 17 and a generous production team Jeremy Johnson's production of Stephenson's Treasure Island, adapted by Ken Ludwig is well on its way. Bump in begins Sunday, none too smoothly around Tag & Test. With able assistance I have until Dec 30 to knock this massive 8 location set out of the script and onto the boards. Let's hope I can get my UK paper and PPT out of the way before then. A miracle is needed but then, its a miracle that's even happening! Ahoy- plan now. Opening night is Feb 5th. More as we progress.
Just around the corner and the research and writing is at fever pitch. Heading out January 2 for a massive 2-weeks of London theatre, galleries and museums, research in the libraries bookending my talk at Oxford. "MEDIEVAL POP: WARHOL’S BYZANTINE ICONOGRAPHY" Though escaping Sydney summer for European winter could just be the best thing about this trip for cold loving me. It won't be spring, but here's of pic of where I'll be.
Once again Red Stitch offers an amazing production, which captures an American play just right, has astonishing performances, and a crazy perfect set. BOOK NOW. You have a little over a week to catch this one. Seriously do not miss it- not Christmas party is better.