a new home

last Thursday tsunami 2 was presented to the new principal of the school in Minami Sanruki that i visited 2 years ago. This school no longer has a school. The buildings have gone… although the GPS in the hire car says it is still there as it does with many locations ghosts hovering in a virtual landscape Instead this school shares the buildings with another school. next year the school itself will be merged with other schools. What makes a school? Its buildings or its teachers and students? anyway…. i presented tsunami 2 to the new principal… explaining that it…

Forest……..

Its been a month (or so) since Forest was installed iIn the Little Red Train at Ceres Environment Park….. All in all it was a success. A friend suggested that the measure of success was… did you like it in the space? Yes and Would you do it again… Yes below are a few of my favourite images For more images and comments go to….. FOREST     Standing in the space and just… listening beautiful Stef!                      (Mischa)         A wonderful travelling journey woven and dense with memory…

Forest

is an installation of nests and Textured Paper Drops that i am currently building in the Little Red Train at CERES Environment Part in East Brunswick , Melbourne. This installation has evolved out of 4 years of gentle development that started in the Solo Residency I undertook at Victoria University. I thought it was going to be a dance piece a textural poem that moved through the seasons telling a story of a tree and the bird woman who weaves nests….. but it seems it is an installation. the tree is woven through the space and will be echoed in…

the meditation of doing

Today my head is full of how to why to what to who to do it with why how what why and this continues as the energy waxes and wanes and confidence grows and dissipates with every success and failure and i finally sit pick up the needle and rope and start sewing tight stitches tighter than usual neat precise stitches that turn a rope found into a nest bound and to each stitch is attached  one of these thoughts and questions and i find some of the whys disappear as i remember why and some of the hows get…

INTO THE LIGHT-The Unfolding Story

was held on the 1st of September at the Whittlesea Showgrounds in Whittlesea,  Victoria. In follow up to last years event…. INTO THE LIGHT-The Unfolding Story was made up of a   lantern parade with 12 primary schools from the Whittlesea, Kinglake, Flowerdale and Nillimbick Communities, a spiral, video projections that filled the side of the cattleshed, a 30 meter shadow play and so much more…….. Here is the video of the night……..

May showing

In January, when i was looking at my year ahead, i made a commitment to show some work in May. Life, and work as it tends to do took me in a slightly different direction, On the day i booked a gallery, i was also offered a tour to the USA with Polyglot Theatre, needless to say i took the job and i leave on Wednesday. I did install the work into the studio one friday night and had a play with a couple of friends and….. and made a short video and here it is my May showing……. into…