Original Art Works
I initiated, wrote and directed the following works as an independent artist or with my companies Fish & Game (2005-2013) or Reader Performance Group (2001-2005). To see the the work I’ve done for other people click here.
Exhuming Johnny, April 2019
Performance commissioned by City of Chicago for ‘Goat Island: We Discovered A Performance By Making It’ and Chicago Year of Theatre. 4 Performers. Premiere 19 April 2019 Sydney Yeats Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center. A creative response to Goat Island’s 1991 performance ‘Can’t Take Johnny To The Funeral’. Created in part through the Jackman Goldwasser Residency at Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago.
Child of Now, 2018 - ongoing
Public Artwork of Scale in development: Speculative authorship of a radical future created through the contributions of 14,400 citizens of Melbourne. 3D video, Artificial Intelligence, Mixed Reality, Blockchain, Performance, Futures, Participation. Created with Arts Centre Melbourne and University of Melbourne with feasibility funding from City of Melbourne and Creative Victoria.
Vanitas, Version 3.0, February 2018
Transmedia mixed-reality performance for smartphones, apps, and legacy telecommunication infrastructure. Melbourne General Cemetery and Google Play & App Store worldwide. Co-written and performed with Jason Maling.
Vanitas, Version 2.0, May 2017
Vanitas, Version 1.0, March 2016
Alma Mater, 2011 - 2013
‘One-to-one’ immersive film experienced on iPad. ‘The world’s first piece of iPad Theatre’ – The Independent (UK Newspaper) 6 performers. Previous cities: Edinburgh, Glasgow, London UK; Melbourne, Australia; Cologne, Germany. Co-directed with Eilidh MacAskill.
Alma Mater @ Mackintosh’s Scotland Street School, 2010
25 minute film, shown on iPads as a ‘one-to-one’ tour around the archetypal Victorian school building. 13 actors, 8 musicians. Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Scotland Street School Museum. Commissioned by IETM, Glasgow, UK, November 2010. Now held within museum collection.
Two Trillion, 2010
Performance for deconsecrated church, 7 actors, 7 musicians, Forest Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August 2010. Co-created with Eilidh MacAskill & company.
PANFAG: you are you and I am us, 2008-2009
Fish & Game Speak Easy, 2008
Otter Pie, 2006-2008
Studio theatre performance, 6 performers. 2006 – 2008 Scottish Arts Council Touring Fund and Tramway SURGE! Commission. Otter Pie toured Scotland in October 2007 and November – December 2008 to Tramway (Glasgow, UK), Dràma Na h-Alba (Drumnadrochit, UK), Paisley Arts Centre (Paisley, UK), Brunton Theatre (Musselburgh, UK) Eden Court (Inverness, UK), Carnegie Hall Studio (Dunfermline, UK), The Lemon Tree (Aberdeen, UK), Tullynessle & Forbes Village Hall, Wyness Hall (Inverurie, UK), Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh, UK).
Can't you hear me? It's dark in here. Where have you gone anyway? Weathering the storms of human relations : a symposium, 2005
Strangers and Intimacy, 2004-2005
Songs from the Burning Bed: Cock of the Walk, 2004
Songs from the Burning Bed: Selected Songs, 2004
Songs from the Burning Bed: Song One – FIREMASTER, 2004
Warm Welcome Cold Climate, 2003
Base Camp II, 2003
Dumb Bunny, 2003
Base Camp, 2003
A meeting to decide the nature of a new planet and its contents, 2003
Special Relationship, 2002
your hand on my skin and the Earth's still turning, 2002
Studio theatre performance, 5 performers, Boiler House Brunel University (London, UK), Dartington Arts (Totnes, UK), The Arches (Glasgow, UK), October – November 2002.
So Long, 2001
Studio theatre performance, 5 performers, Dartington Arts (Totnes, UK), Boiler House Brunel University (London, UK), Chapter Arts (Cardiff, UK), Wickham Theatre (Bristol, UK), June – September 2001.