Why are artists drawn to using blood? Can artists explore blood in a way that scientists cannot?
I was invited to respond to these questions for the catalogue of BLOOD: Attract and Repel
See my full responses here
The inaugural exhibition at The University of Melbourne’s Science Gallery Melbourne, explores our relationship with the sometimes confronting topic of blood. My contribution is on the role of blood in culture, art and performance which appears at the end after the real expert Prof. Sharon Lewin.
First published on in Pursuit
Banner image: You Beaut, Hotham Street Ladies, 2014.
Wednesday 2 – Sunday 6 November
I am joining the Theater and Transmedia working group at the American Society of Theatre Research in Minneapolis this November. Looking forward to making contact with American colleagues. Please get in touch if you are interested in meeting up to discuss research collaborations.
My paper Towards a Transmedia Dramaturgy is my contribution to the group. Please say if you would like to read a copy.
Very excited to be returning to Arts House to meet the following outstanding artists whose practices I have been following for many years. Looking forward to seeing you there.
ILBIJERRI Theatre Company and Jacob Boheme, Blood on the Dance Floor (Thursday 2 June)
Melanie Jame Wolf/Savage Amusement, Mira Fuchs (Thursday 9 June)
Nic Green and Company, Trilogy (Saturday 25 June)
Dalisa Pigram & Rachael Swain of Marrugeku, Cut the Sky (Thursday 7 July)
Download the whole programme here.
I was honoured to receive this award on behalf of Victorian College of the Arts students, alumni and staff who have been part of the amazing series of collaborations we have had with Living Positive Victoria since 2013. It’s been an amazing partnership and it is not over yet. The award is for our whole community of artists in Theatre, Production and beyond.
Stay posted for the release of our new film ENUF in the coming months.
Throughout 2015 Robert Walton and Jason Maling are developing a responsive time-based narrative experience that moves across media, bodies and technologies, between public and private spaces. Dark Telephony is controlled by call-centre technology and will be mediated by an interactive telephone system via individual mobile devices, social media and its human avatars. In this iteration the Dark Telephony system will manifest a live performance for a small group of participants. Part call-centre horror story, part spectral encounter with oneself, the work exploits the uneasy relationship we have with automated disembodied telephone systems. It plays on that vague sense that our mundane communications are not all they seem and an all-pervasive and non-locatable ‘other’ might actually be tracking and directing our movements. Participants will literary ring in to be wrung out.
More information on Performing Mobilities website.