auroral anomaly

Hand-made colour slides, mixed media and audio performance.
6 minutes.
projection approximately 5 x 3m
performed for the Ascension Cinema Festival, St Kevin’s Arcade, Auckland, New Zealand.
December 2006

The culmination of a series of three projector works, combining direct colour slide techniques and an audio piece with performance. Auroral Anomaly recreates the magical atmospheric field of an aurora. The audio evokes an environment that is warm and enchanting yet also detailed, blustery and crystalline.

analog part two

Mixed media/digital video.
13s
first published in The Pander, August 2000
shown in Viewfinder, Auckland Public Library/New Zealand Film Archive.
April – May 2006
now in the collection of the New Zealand Film Archive.

The first really good thing I ever made. Its 13 second duration the result of two intense weeks; learning digital modelling and animation software, rendering, planning, filming and re-editing. The project interrogates authorship, minimalism and decay in relation to architectural and moving image production.

platform 2006

Experimental performance series.
Curated with Jemma Nissen.
held at the Wine Cellar, Auckland, New Zealand.
September 2005 – April 2006

Platform was a series of performance nights showcasing diverse approaches to experimental performance, regularly drawing audiences of 50-70 people. Over its eight-month duration it featured dance, film, slide shows, storytelling, live installation, sound, drawing, shadow puppetry and video art. The event grew by word-of-mouth and provided an informal but public opportunity for performance.

I co-initiated, organized, hosted and documented the event as well as performing on two occasions. My first performance was a three slide-projector piece called “slide juggling”. The second was a drawing performance that made use of chance selections to direct drawing operations.

platform 2005

Experimental performance series.
Curated with Jemma Nissen.
held at the Wine Cellar, Auckland, New Zealand.
September 2005 – April 2006

Platform was a series of performance nights showcasing diverse approaches to experimental performance, regularly drawing audiences of 50-70 people. Over its eight-month duration it featured dance, film, slide shows, storytelling, live installation, sound, drawing, shadow puppetry and video art. The event grew by word-of-mouth and provided an informal but public opportunity for performance.

I co-initiated, organized, hosted and documented the event as well as performing on two occasions. My first performance was a three slide-projector piece called “slide juggling”. The second was a drawing performance that made use of chance selections to direct drawing operations.

10n

Constructed computer gaming environment with dolby 5.1 sound.
digital documentation 2 minutes
performance duration 11 minutes
performed using two computers, video and audio mixers as part of the Version experimental media festival, Auckland, New Zealand.
December 2004.
Performance assisted by Ben Stevens.

Points of reference include string theory, the music of the spheres and the Eames’ film, Powers of Ten for this digital environmental work. Originally completed using a modified computer gaming engine to create an environment that treated sound in the manner of architectural detail, this project was re-worked as a performance piece allowing for a real-time filmic experience of the project.