Report for the Australia Council.
Investigates critical approaches to performance, ultimately aiming to stimulate new discussion between theorists and practitioners.
All appointment negatives and notes from the first year of the Vorticist project (Oct 2007 – Dec 2008) printed in a cloth bound and embossed book.
Signed and numbered edition of 100 (77/100).
Includes original footage of The American Moon (1960) and Flower (1963), a recent performance of Prune Flat (1965), and Ghost, Whitman’s recent theater work, as well as short documentaries about the works.
Presents images of a theatre struggling to move beyond the exchange of desires, beyond even the carnal itself. The performers attempt to break the endless cycle of impersonation and to submit themselves to the supreme gaze. In the glass cabinet.
Against the background of the disembodied voice a visceral and sado-masochistic exchange between bodies makes voyeurs of its audience. In the glass cabinet.
The audience mingle with the performers on the performance floor, which might be a kind of soirée or Don Giovanni’s ball. In the glass cabinet.
Pulls together rich elements of music, physical space, visual arts, text and movement; contemplates violence, without relying on sensational anecdote.
A frenzied meditation on theatrical obsession, a festive overture of histrionic suffering and flapping genitalia. In the glass cabinet.
Passion takes up the theme of sacrifice that plays through all the work of the company, leading its audience into a re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross.
In the glass cabinet.
The audience is divided. Those who can afford it are escorted to their private viewing area, to be served champagne and smoked salmon throughout the show. The rest risk the edges of the performance space, clad only in black lingerie. In the glass cabinet.
Exhibition catalogue. Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, June-July 1994; Institute of Modern Art, August 1994, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, November-December 1995, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, February-March 1995, ACCA, April May 1995.